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Waiting on Wednesday (4/19/2018)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…


Title:  White Rabbit

Author: Caleb Roehrig (Goodreads Author

Expected Publication: April 24th 2018

Publisher: Feiwel Friends

Goodreads Summary:

Rufus Holt is having the worst night of his life. It begins with the reappearance of his ex-boyfriend, Sebastian—the guy who stomped his heart out like a spent cigarette. Just as Rufus is getting ready to move on, Sebastian turns up out of the blue, saying they need to “talk.” Things couldn’t get much worse, right?

But then Rufus gets a call from his sister April, begging for help. And then he and Sebastian find her, drenched in blood and holding a knife, beside the dead body of her boyfriend, Fox Whitney.

April swears she didn’t kill Fox—but Rufus knows her too well to believe she’s telling him the whole truth. April has something he needs, though, and her price is his help. Now, with no one to trust but the boy he wants to hate yet can’t stop loving, Rufus has one night to prove his sister’s innocence…or die trying.

I read Roehrig’s first book Last Seen Leaving and really loved his writing style. I really enjoyed all of the plot twists that he wove into his story, mainly because I didn’t see them coming and these days that’s a little rare to find. His second book sounds like it will be on par with plot twists and excellent writing so I will definitely be picking this book up next week!

What are you waiting for this week?

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Top Ten LGBT Books

In honor of Pride month, I decided to do a Top Ten LGBT Books that I have read. These books have either an LGBT theme or character/s. The books I have chosen are not in any type of order on preference, really I just put them on the list as I remembered them.


Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I just love this duology (and I loved meeting the author last October). I really enjoyed that the two characters weren’t treated any differently because they were gay and was just accepted as the norm in their group.


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Last Seen Leaving by Calen Roehrig

This was a mystery that centered around the main character trying to figure out why his girlfriend disappeared, and coming to terms with his own secrets about himself.




City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Really I could only get through the first 2 1/2 books in this series, but I really enjoyed Alec and Banes relationship.



theravenboysThe Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

I’ve only read this book and it was a couple of years ago, so I don’t really remember much of it. I do need to reread this book so that I can finish the series, I’ve heard nothing but good things about it!




Eon by Alison Goodman

This one has a transgender character, who contributed a lot to the story and helped Eon for the majority of the book.



And I Darken by Kiersten White

This was such an interesting book, as it is based on a gender bending of Vlad the Impaler. It follows the story of Lada and her brother as they both fall in love with the prince.



Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

I didn’t really see any LGBT themes/or characters in the book, but it was definitely shown in the Netflix show. I didn’t really enjoy this book that much, but that’s mainly because of Hannah. You can check out my review of it if  you would like to know more.



Maybe, I should rename my list to The Books That I Can Remember That I’ve Read that Have a LGBT Theme/Character. I can only think of seven right now (and after going through my Goodreads list) eight if I include Crooked Kingdom ;). I obviously need to branch out more, and read books that are more diverse. So drop a comment below with some of your favorite books so that I can check them out!




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Pride Month: Top Ten LGBT Characters — Books and Smizmars

One of my really good friends wrote a blog post on some of his favorite LGBT characters. I definitely suggest you check it out!!

For the second(ish) week of Pride Month I will be counting down my top ten LGBT characters. The conditions for this top ten list is that I will only select one lgbt character per book/show/franchise because I could easily fill up the list with just characters from one franchise, this doesn’t that mean that a […]

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