Books I Want to Read in Summer 2021

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Summer is the perfect time for reading happy, sunshiny books. I even love to find books with happy, yellow-hued covers.

So, I’ve got my eye on some happy books to get me to beach, even when I can’t really go there. Seven books to read, three months to get to them. Which should I start with?

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LGBT Book Recommendations

This post is part of Six For Sunday run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

I admit, my queer reading has been a little lax recently. There are a few books I’ve read recently with characters across the LGBT+ sphere, but I definitely do need to up my game.

These are just some of the books I’ve loved from which feature LGBT+ characters, either as the main character or one of the side characters. If you have read any of these, I would love to hear your thoughts.

I’m also more than open to suggestions, I would love to find more LGBT stories from right across the spectrum. What recommendations do you have for me?

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Ten to Talk Through: Lucy Vine

One of my favourite new discoveries of the last few years is Lucy Vine. Her books are hilarious, realistic, and the perfect escapism fiction.

So, when Lucy’s new book Bad Choices was announced, I knew sitting for a coffee together and having a chat about books would never be a bad choice.

Come take a look at Lucy’s procrastination merch, and the interesting place she’s found inspiration for her latest book.

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Review: Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth

This book did not fit any of my challenge prompts.

Disclaimer: This review is part of a blog tour run by the publisher, Andersen Press. This has in no way affected my opinion of this book, nor the outcome of this review.


Sex Education with an Irish LGBT heroine: Aideen can fix anyone’s problem – just not her own

When Aideen agrees to help ambitious class swot Maebh Kowalska deal with her crazy workload, she doesn’t expect to end up reluctantly pushing Maebh down the stairs. With this, Aideen becomes the school ‘fixer’: any problem a student has, Aideen will sort it out, from stealing confiscated mobiles to breaking into parties.

All she asks for is a favour in return.

But Aideen’s own life is a mess – her mam’s drinking again, her BFF Holly is avoiding her and she’s skipping school. Spending more time with the uptight (but annoyingly cute) Maebh and chatterbox Kavi, Aideen starts to wonder: can every problem be solved?

Image via Netgalley
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Books I Want To See More Books Like

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

When you find The Book, it’s always on your mind to find something else like it. I’ve had so many times recently where I’ve read a book and loved it so much, then struggled to find something similar to it.

So, I’ve put together below a list of the books I’ve really loved recently. If there’s anything you’ve read that’s somewhat like them, I’d really appreciate some recommendations.

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