Rainbow Reading: January 15

Bite-sized reviews of the LGBTQ books I’ve read in the past week. All titles are linked to their Goodreads page.

Between January 8th and 14th, I read:

covers of MUSIC OF THE KNIGHT, THROWN TO THE WOLVES, THE AVANT-GUARDS VOL. 1, and COSMOKNIGHTS, VOL 1 arranged in a grid

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Best of Rainbow Reading 2019

My favorites of the 347 LGBTQ books I read this year! To squeeze in as many of them as possible, I’ve organized them into favorites by LGBTQ identity and favorites by genre, and I also broke down some categories by audience to get a couple more books in there… and yes, I still had to throw in some honorable mentions as well.

Finally, these lists are based on my own personal enjoyment of the book – not necessarily the book’s literary quality or critical merit. Without further ado (since this is several days late already!)… my favorite LGBTQ reads of 2019!

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ARC Review: Iron & Velvet

IIron & Velvet (Kate Kane, Paranormal Investigator #1) received a copy of Iron & Velvet from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Iron & Velvet by Alexis Hall is an adult urban fantasy/mystery, the first in the Kate Kane series. This edition is “newly refreshed by the author”; I haven’t read it previously, so I’m not sure how much of a difference there is between this and the older editions.

Iron & Velvet is written like a hardboiled detective novel, with a hard-drinking, sarcastic private eye, who quips “I like my women like I like my whiskey: more than is good for me.” This is PI fiction with a twist, though, since Kate differs from the typical PI in several ways: she’s a woman; she’s a lesbian; and, oh yeah, she’s half-fae and her private eye practice focuses on the paranormal. 

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