Wrap-up: July 2019

Personally, I don’t know when this whole month went past. If you asked me what day it is and didn’t show me a calendar, I would say it’s like… maybe… July 17th?? But here we are, already in August.

Neither of us really read A Lot in July, which I will gladly blame on it being the summer holidays (even though I didn’t get time off from work at all). And yes, I am aware that Charlotte’s list is 23 books long, but believe me – for her? That’s nothing. On my part, I was doing pretty well, until I read struggled with this one Polish book that was so awful, it actually put me off reading for the rest of the month…

Hopefully, August will be amazing for both of us! And for all of you, too! And now, let’s dive into the past.


What we read


Crush by Richard Siken (poetry; gay author) – 5 ๐ŸŒˆ
 Cinderella Boy by Kristina Meister (genderfluid mc, bi li) – 4 ๐ŸŒˆ
Lie With Me by Philippe Besson (gay mc & li) – 4 ๐ŸŒˆ
IRL by Tommy Picco (poetry; gay Native American author) – 4 ๐ŸŒˆ
Tommy’s Tale by Alan Cumming (bi mc, gay li, gay side characters) – 4 ๐ŸŒˆ

Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence by Adrienne Rich (essay) – 5 ๐ŸŒˆ
Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron (gay mc, gay/lesbian/pan side characters) – 4 ๐ŸŒˆ
Niebo 1989 by Marcin Teodorczyk (gay mc) – 1 ๐ŸŒˆ


Patsy by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn (wlw mc, nonbinary lesbian mc) – 2.5 ๐ŸŒˆ [review]
 The Avant-Guards, Vol. 1 by Carly Usdin (author) & Noah Hayes (artist) (wlw mcs, nonbinary mc) – 4 ๐ŸŒˆ
The Pursuit Of… by Courtney Milan (gay mcs) – 4.5 ๐ŸŒˆ
The Monuments Men Murders by Josh Lanyon (gay mcs) – 4 ๐ŸŒˆ
Call Him Mine by Tim MacGabhann (gay mc) – 4 ๐ŸŒˆ [review]

 The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (lesbian mcs) – 4 ๐ŸŒˆ
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy (wlw Arab mc, bi li, gay mc, black nonbinary side character, black gay side character) – 1 ๐ŸŒˆ
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin (gay side character, bi side character, polyamory, trans woman side character) – 3 ๐ŸŒˆ
The Key by Mats Strandberg & Sara B. Elfgren (lesbian mc, bi mc) – 3 ๐ŸŒˆ
She Rises by Kate Worsley (unclear) – 1 ๐ŸŒˆ

Goalie Interference by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn (gay mc, bi mc) – 3 ๐ŸŒˆ [review]
The Impossible Contract by K. A. Doore (lesbian mcs) – 5 ๐ŸŒˆ
Empty Net by Avon Gale (gay mcs) – 3 ๐ŸŒˆ
The Matchmaker by Natasha West (lesbian mc, bi mc) – 3.5 ๐ŸŒˆ
Unspoken Vow by Eden Finley (gay mcs) – 2.5 ๐ŸŒˆ

A Little Light Mischief by Cat Sebastian (lesbian mcs) – 2 ๐ŸŒˆ [review]
Jade War by Fonda Lee (gay mc) – 5 ๐ŸŒˆ [review]
The Lie by William Dameron (memoir) – 4 ๐ŸŒˆ
Bad Company by K. A. Mitchell (gay mc, bi mc) – 1.5 ๐ŸŒˆ
The Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich (poetry; lesbian poet) – 4 ๐ŸŒˆ

The Marriage Recital by Katharine Grant (wlw mcs) – DNF
When She Thaws by Lily Craig (lesbian mc, bi mc) – 3 ๐ŸŒˆ
Three Way Split by Elia Winters (bi mcs) – 3.5 ๐ŸŒˆ


What we watched


The Magicians cr. Sera Gamble & John McNamara (bi mc, lesbian characters) – 4 ๐ŸŒˆ
Euphoria cr. Sam Levinson (Black wlw mc with depression, wlw trans li) – 3.5 ๐ŸŒˆ
Someone Greatย (2019) dir. Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Black lesbian character) – 2 ๐ŸŒˆ


On the blog


On other blogs


So, what did you read/watch this month?

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