Wrap-up: March 2020

March sure was a very weird month for all us, not just readers and bloggers. We all deal with the current situation in different ways; some of us (like Charlotte) used the lockdown to read a ridiculous amount of books, others (like me) found it kinda difficult to actually do anything productive at all. Whatever was the case for you, if you’re looking for some recs, here’s all the LGBT media we managed to consume last month!


What we read


The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski (poc lesbian mc, lesbian li, wlw & mlm side characters) – 5 🌈 (tw physical & emotional abuse)
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar (Bengali Muslim lesbian mc, Afro-Brazilian Irish bi li, Bengali side characters, Korean side character) – 3 🌈 [review]
The Lost Future of Pepperharrow by Natasha Pulley (gay mc, mlm Japanese li, Japanese characters & setting) – 5 🌈
Drowned Country by Emily Tesh (gay mc & li) – 4 🌈 [review]
πŸ”₯ Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales (gay mc, bi Venezuelan li, bi side character, plus-sized poc side character, poc side characters) – 4 🌈 [review] (tw cancer, off-page death, homophobia, biphobia, fatphobia)

πŸ”₯ Superior by Jessica Lack (bi half-Japanese mc, mlm li) – 3 🌈
Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria (poc bi mc, mlm mc, poc ace mc, poc characters) – 3 🌈 (tw death, violence)
The Afterward by E.K. Johnston (Black bi mc, poc lesbian mc, poc side characters, trans side character) – 2 🌈
Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran (lesbian mc, poc lesbian mc, lesbian, gay & bi side characters, poc side characters) – 2.5 🌈 [review]
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (Persian cast & settings, bi mc, sapphic li) – 4 🌈 [review]
Finna by Nino Cipri (bi/pan mc with depression and anxiety, Guaian American nonbinary li, poc side characters) – 2.5 🌈 [review]


Enter the Aardvark by Jessica Anthony (gay mcs) – 4 🌈 [review]
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho (nonbinary mc) – 4 🌈 [review]
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper (mlm mc, Black mlm li with depression) – 2.5 🌈 [review]
The Magnificent Sons by Justin Myers (bi mc, gay & trans side characters) – 4 🌈 [review]
Panic Signs by Cristina Peri Rossi (sapphic poet) – 3 🌈

Firewatching by Russ Thomas (gay mc) – 4 🌈
When You Get the Chance by Tom Ryan & Robin Stevenson (gay mc, wlw mc, nonbinary li) – 3 🌈 [review]
Drowned Country by Emily Tesh (gay mcs) – 4 🌈 [review]
Night Owls and Summer Skies by Rebecca Sullivan (lesbian mc, wlw li) – 2 🌈 [review]
My Lord, Lady, and Gentleman by Nicola Davidson (bi mcs, polyamory) – 3 🌈

If We Were Us by K. L. Walther (gay mc & li) – 1 🌈 [review]
My Lady’s Lover by Nicola Davidson (lesbian mcs) – 3 🌈
Death of a Mermaid by Lesley Thomson (lesbian mc) – 1.5 🌈 [review]
Fragile Remedy by Maria Ingrande Mora (gay mc & li) – 4 🌈 [review]
The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey (wlw mcs) – 4 🌈

In Midnight’s Silence by T. Frohock (mlm mc) – 2 🌈
The Devil’s Blade by Mark Alder (bi mc, nonbinary side character) – 3 🌈 [review]
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (bi mc) – 5 🌈 [review]
The Intoxicating Mr. Lavelle by Neil Blackmore (gay mc & li) – 3 🌈 [review]
You’re Next by Kylie Schachte (bi mc) – 3 🌈 [review]

Finna by Nino Cipri (bi/pan mc, nonbinary li) – 2 🌈 [review]
Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee (nonbinary mc) – 4 🌈 [review]


What we watched


9-1-1: Lone Star (S1) cr. Brad Falchuk, Tim Minnear, Ryan Murphy (Black trans mc, gay mc, Latino gay mc) – 3.5 🌈
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) dir. CΓ©line Sciamma (lesbian mcs) – 3.5 🌈
McDonald & Dodds (ep 1) cr. Robert Murphy (lesbian characters) – 3 🌈


Mary Queen of Scots, dir. Josie Rourke (side mlm character, side poc genderfluid mlm character) – 3.5 🌈


On the blog


On other blogs


So, how was March for you? Did you read or watch anything great?

10 Replies to “Wrap-up: March 2020”

  1. Omg Charlotte, I envy your productivity! Alas I’m with Anna. Stuck at home, suddenly saddled with a lot of free time, but I just…..couldn’t get anything done? I did read Pepperharrow, though! And so so SO loved it. It was such a rollercoaster of emotions.

    Hope you’re both doing okay! ❀

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    1. in anna’s defence, i was only doing casual work up until lockdown started, so since then i have had nothing to do at all, while anna still has to go to work most days

      & yes!!! pepperharrow is SO good and it leaves you with so many thoughts

      hope you’re also doing well!


  2. You guys were both so productive despite all that’s been happening in the world! So glad to hear you loved The Midnight Lie, Anna! It’s very high on my TBR! Charlotte, The Animals at Lockwood Manor has such a pretty cover! I’m glad you liked it! Hope the two of you are staying healthy and safe ❀ Wonderful wrap-up (so happy I stumbled across your blog)!

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