Rainbow Reading: April 7

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

Between March 31st and April 6th, I read:

cover images of TRANS NEW YORK, A DECEPTIVE ALLIANCE, RED HEIR, LITTLE PEOPLE BIG DREAMS: MEGAN RAPINOE, IN THE PROVINCE OF THE GODS, LADY RUTH CONSTANCE CHAPELSTONE AND THE CLOCKWORK SUITOR, and FROM ARCHIE TO ZACK, arranged in a grid

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Best of Rainbow Reading 2020

It’s time to look back at 2020 and highlight my favorite LGBTQ reads of the year! I read a total of 332 LGBTQ books and I enjoyed the vast majority of them, which made narrowing down my favorites a struggle (as evidenced by the sheer number of books in this post).

I changed up the format a bit this year, but as always, these selections are based on my personal enjoyment of the books, not necessarily their literary quality or critical merit.

Without further ado…here are my favorite LGBTQ reads of 2020!

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ARC Review: Mom Marries Mum!

Mom Marries Mum!I received a copy of Mom Marries Mum! from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Mom Marries Mum! by Alice Priestley and Ken Setterington is a board book celebrating the wedding of two young children’s mothers.

The illustrations are lovely and cheerful and the story itself is cute and to the point; board books are designed for very young children and as such are short and simple with little text. There are fewer than a dozen sentences moving from the announcement of the wedding, through a few questions from the children (Will Nana and Pop be there? Can I be the flower girl?), to the big day, where all their questions are answered with a resounding “yes!”

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ARC Review: Princess Kevin

Princess KevinI received a copy of Princess Kevin from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Princess Kevin by Michaël Escoffier, illustrated by Roland Garrigue, is a picture book centering around Costume Day at Kevin’s school.

Kevin is a self-confident kid, and he knows exactly what he wants to dress up as: a princess. He goes all out, with a dress, heels, jewelry, lipstick, and of course a crown. He knows people are not expecting that costume, but “The girls in his class can dress up as knights and cowboys. If they can do what they want, so can Kevin”. 

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