By now you must know that we are the hosts of the LGBTQ+ book club! We started this back in March and have chosen some LGBTQ+ picks for the whole of 2017 for you to get involved with reading. Every two months we have a new book for you to read-along with us.
March 1st – April 30th brought us the latest novel from Nina LaCour, We Are Okay. I absolutely adore LaCour’s work and the new release had me very excited for a long time. Throughout March and April we’ve been updating you with reading updates, reviews and more about our LGBTQ+ book club. I’ve really enjoyed reading more diversely, especially when the topic is something so very close to home to most of the writers for the blog.
I really loved We Are Okay. It was a very raw representation of a teenage romance that effected me very personally. I really enjoyed reading such a passionate piece of work that was centered around characters and feelings. It’s my favourite LaCour book so far and i cannot wait to check out the rest of her novels (three down, two to go!). If you want to read my full review of the novel, it’s HERE.
Also you can check out the previous book club posts, they’re all listed HERE for your ease. Similarly check out our ‘LGBTQ+ Book Club’ page on the drop down menu!
April has come to an end, so obviously that means there’s a new book to be read and loved by us. The pick that will run from May 1st to June 30th is (if you haven’t guessed by the title)…
Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe
Once again this is an LGBTQ+ story brought to us by a member of the LGBTQ+ community. I really hope it lives up to the standard that LaCour brought us with the last novel, and i connect with it just as much.
I know absolutely nothing about this story going in to it, and i would like to keep it that way i think. I love going in to LGBTQ+ contemporaries without any clue of characters or plot. However for some reason this one seems a little more childish to me. Something that i might not like as much as the previous read.
I’ll give it a go and keep you all updated as to what i think about it. Don’t forget to join in and use the hashtag #TLCCBookClub on Twitter (@TLCCBlog) to talk with fellow book club members about this book.
I’m still just as excited about this club as the day it started. It’s given me and Sophie a nice excuse to compare notes on the same books and read them at a similar time. I cannot wait to dive in to this one.
Happy reading! Let us know in the comments and on Twitter how you’re getting on with Girl Hearts Girl!