Wrap-up: August 2019

August seems like it’s lasted forever, to be quite honest (though that may in part be because of my research project, and now the final two weeks are gonna go by like nothing, but okay). We have a lot of things in this post (mostly because I read a lot and Anna watched – comparatively – a lot).

And there were some great posts we saw as well! So, without further ado, here’s our wrap-up!


What we read


How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters (Black gay mc, Korean-American gay li, LGBT & poc side characters) – 3 ðŸŒˆ
Crush by Richard Siken (poetry; gay author) – 5 🌈
Crowded, Vol. 1 by Christopher Sebela (writer), Ro Stein & Ted Brandt (artists) (poc lesbian mc, bi/pan mc) – 4 🌈
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker (writer) & Wendy Xu (artist) (bi/pan Chinese-American mc using a hearing-aid, non-binary Chinese-American li) – 3 🌈
Love Under Glasse by Kristina Meister (lesbian mc, Mexican lesbian mc) – 3 🌈


A House of Rage and Sorrow by Sangu Mandanna (lesbian side characters, bi side character) – 5 🌈
by Kristin Cashore (bi mc) – 1 🌈
Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee (nonbinary side character) – 4 🌈
All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle (lesbian mc, bi side character) – 3.5 🌈
Twisted at the Root by Ellen Hart (lesbian mc) – 2 🌈 [review]

 Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger (lesbian mc, bi mcs, gay side character, mlm trans side character) – 5 🌈 [review]
The Darkest Bloom by P. M. Freestone (bi mc) – 3.5 🌈
Guarding the Countess by Jess Michaels (bi mcs, polyamory) – 4 🌈 [review]
An Unseen Attraction by K. J. Charles (gay mcs) – 2 🌈
The Heart of the Circle by Keren Landsman (gay mc) – 1 🌈 [review]

Pretty Pretty Boys by Gregory Ashe (gay mc, bi mc) – 3.5 🌈
Transposition by Gregory Ashe (gay mc, bi mc) – 3.5 🌈
Paternity Case by Gregory Ashe (gay mc, bi mc) – 3.5 🌈
Guilt by Association by Gregory Ashe (gay mc, bi mc) – 3.5 🌈
Reasonable Doubt by Gregory Ashe (gay mc, bi mc) – 3.5 🌈

Sing the Four Quarters by Tanya Huff (bi mc, lesbian li) – 4 🌈 [review]
Ocnos by Luis Cernuda (poetry; gay author) – 3.5 🌈
Romancing the Werewolf by Gail Carriger (gay mcs) – 3 🌈
Sunsets and Shades by Erica Lee (lesbian mcs) – 2 🌈
Unprincely by Eden Finley (bi mcs, polyamory) – 3 🌈

Lovestruck by Allie Keane (lesbian mc, bi mc) – 2 🌈
On the Outside by Siera Maley (bi mc, lesbian li) – 3 🌈
200 Hours by Natasha West (lesbian mcs) – 2 🌈
The Plus One by Natasha West (lesbian mcs) – 2.5 🌈
Say You’ll Love Me Again by Kiki Archer (lesbian mc, bi mc) – 3 🌈

Lock & West by Alexander C. Eberhart (gay mcs) – 4 🌈
Lie With Me by Philippe Besson (gay mc) – 4 🌈 [review]
The Hate You Drink by N. R. Walker (gay mcs) – 3 🌈
Criminal Past by Gregory Ashes (gay mc, bi mc) – 3.5 🌈
The Songbird’s Refrain by Jillian Maria (lesbian mc) – 2 🌈 [review]

Lord of Secrets by Breanna Teintze (gay character, bi side character) – 5 🌈
The Fire by May Archer (gay mcs) – 3 🌈
The Gift by May Archer (gay mc, bi mc) – 3 🌈
The Secret by May Archer (gay mc, bi mc) – 3 🌈
Hell and Gone by Tal Bauer (gay mc) – 2.5 🌈


What we watched


Gentleman Jack (ep 2) dir. Sally Wainwright (lesbian mc)
Muerte en Buenos Aires
dir. Natalia Meta (mlm mcs) – 2.5 🌈


Professor Marston and the Wonder Women dir. Angela Robinson (bi/pan mcs, polyam relationship) – 4 ðŸŒˆ
Tell It to the Bees dir. Annabel Jankel (lesbian mc & li) – 2 ðŸŒˆ
Maurice dir. James Ivory (gay mc & li) – 3 🌈
Simon Amstell: Set Free dir. Julia Knowles (gay author) – 3 🌈
The Perfect Wedding dir. Scott Gabriel (gay mcs) – 3 🌈

Rafiki dir. Wanuri Kahiu (Kenyan lesbian mc & li) – 4 ðŸŒˆ
Derry Girls (S1) cr. Lisa McGee (lesbian mc) – 3 🌈
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (S2) cr. Noelle Stevenson (sapphic side characters, gay side characters) – 4 ðŸŒˆ
Anne with an E (S2) cr. Moira Walley-Beckett (lesbian side character, gay side character) – 3.5 ðŸŒˆ
The Halcyon (S1) cr. Charlotte Jones (gay mc, gay poc li) – 4 ðŸŒˆ

Dear White People (S1) cr. Justin Simien (Black gay mc) – 3.5 ðŸŒˆ
Schitt’s Creek (S2-3) cr. Dan Levy & Eugene Levy (pan mc, gay li) – 5 ðŸŒˆ


On the blog


On other blogs


So, what did you read/watch this month?

10 Replies to “Wrap-up: August 2019”

  1. I have so many more books and shows on my tbr and watchlist omg. gentleman jack looks especially brilliant and I need to watch season 2 of Derry girls! all the bad apples is GAY? no one told me that rip. also thank you so much for the tag eee

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    1. gentleman jack is absolutely amazing, i watched it as it was airing on hbo & haven’t stopped thinking abt it since :>>>

      yeah! that’s why we spend so much time putting together monthly lists of upcoming lgbt books: there r so many ppl miss out on bc no one talks abt them!

      and of course!! :>>

      – anna

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  2. Thanks so much for including my post! And ahh, I need How to Be Remy Cameron in my hands right now I can’t wait for it! And good luck with your research project!


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