* The book discussed in this post has been gifted by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
David Levithan…not a book goes by when i do not love your writing more and more. One of my favourite authors, i cannot help put pick up absolutely everything that David has published. More so, when he co-authors. I admittedly have never read a Jennifer Niven, and i think Take Me With You When You Go has pursuaded me to pick up her previous books.
We were asked by Charlie at Stripes Publishing to be a part of the blog tour for Proud. Blog Tours are not something we get involved with a whole bunch anymore, but how could we pass up the opportunity to talk about one of our favourite books of the last year?
As most of you know we announced our LGBTQ+ Book Club a few months ago, and that it will now be held once a month in a cafe in Manchester. In March we had our first book club night (after a lot of snow fuss) and it went really well – you can see the post HERE. on the 4th of April we had our second evening after setting Every Day by David Levithan to read.
*I received a copy of Sam and Ilsa’s Last Hurrah in exchange for an honest review*
I’ve been excited for this book to be released for a while, as many of you may know, i absolutely adore David Levithan and his co-written books with Rachel Cohn are always an easy read with wonderful characters. I’m very happy to say that this one was no different.
In the last few years my goal has been to read the entirety of David Levithan’s work. As an author that i’ve been fond of for quite some time, i’d like to read everything he’s done to be firm in my love for him. Last year i read Dash and Lily’s Book Of Dares, co-written by Rachel Cohn in order to add to ,my read list.
After my absolutely shocking September reading month, i figured i should probably get my act together in October if i wanted to complete my end of year challenge. As it stands, i still have twelve books to read in the next two months, which is definitely do-able if i actually sit down and focus. Here’s what i read in October.
Our LGBTQ+ book club pick of the month has been David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing, a novel in which i picked up a number of years ago and couldn’t really get my head around enough to be invested in reading it. I knew choosing it as a book club pick meant that i’d have to read it, which was great for my progress in reading everything David Levithan has ever written.