Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan – Review

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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.

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BEDM: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn – Review

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I don’t know why it took me so long to read Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist because it’s been one of my favourite movies for a long time, and David Levithan is one of my favourite authors. Everything about it screamed ‘read me now,’ however it’s been sat on my shelf for a few years. I picked it up on whim, figuring i could use a refresher of the story i love so much.

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The Drowning of Arthur Braxton by Caroline Smailes

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I first came across this novel a few years ago with influence from Carrie Hope Fletcher. She proved herself to be a massive fan, spreading word of this story over her social media. It wasn’t until two or three years later that i took the plunge in to buying it (and quite some time after that) then reading it. I would say i regret reading it sooner, however i think my age now is absolutely perfect for this story.

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Asking For It By Louise O’Neill

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Asking For It has been on my radar since it’s release in 2015. My excitement for this novel only heightened when i had read that it had won Book Of The Year 2015 for The Irish Book Awards. It’s been highly commented on and highly acclaimed due to it’s risky topic of rape, feminism and to be completely honest, ‘lad culture’.

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Highly Illogical Behaviour by John Corey Whaley

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There has been a lot of hype around Highly Illogical Behaviour in the last few months on the internet. With the amount of videos i watched and book hauls that mentioned John Corey Whaley’s new novel, it was quite hard not to pick it up. It took me a little while to find a decently priced copy (for some reason, the release in the UK was very strange) but i found one, and i read it almost straight away.

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Top 5 Inaccurate Book Covers

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One of the worst things that a book lover can come across is the extremely inaccurate book covers. By this, I mean the book covers that just don’t match up to the story inside them. This usually works two ways. One being that the cover is god awful, you don’t want to pick it up but find out that the story inside is incredible. And the second being that the cover of the book is so intriguing and  beautiful that you have to pick the book up, and it’s absolutely shocking inside. Here are my top 5 very inaccurate book covers.

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