TTT | Valentine‚Äôs Day/Love Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

Love is in the air, at it is for these characters! All of the books have a romantic relationship with one LGBTQ for the main pairing. The first five are ones I’ve read and the last five are the ones I want to read.

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

The Heiress by Molly Greeley

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz


The Bright Lands by John Fram

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Happy Reading Lovelies!

#FridayFavorites | Desert Island Books

I started #FridayFavorites back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it, especially since I have the whole year planned out. If anyone wants to join me, the list for future topics can be found here.

NOTE: This will soon be changing to #FridayFives instead of #FridayFavorites.

Today’s topic is about books I’d take with me if I was stranded on a desert island…or if I decided to runaway to a desert island.

Happy Reading Lovelies!

#FridayFavorites | Endings

I love a good ending. An ending you didn’t see coming is even better. When everything falls into place and the fog lifts, is one of the best part of a story. So, here are some of my favorite endings. Please note, I’ve tried to write the blurbs and my thoughts to not have any spoilers.

Yes, I’ve read all the Robert Langdon books. I was actually shocked by this ending and slightly terrifying.

Gosh, this whole book was absolutely amazing! That ending, gah, I desperately needed the second book. Still haven’t read it cause life, but I’m planning on it soon.

I didn’t expect the ending for this book. I was surprised and saddened by what had happened.

I’m completely obsessed with Sarah Waters! This masterpiece follows the stragely linked lives of two women, Sue and Maud. I was surprised by not only the ending but the midpoint twist as well! But finding out how tightly wound Sue and Maud’s lives are was so deftly written and surprisingly satisfying.

I finished this book with so many feelings! Such an amazing book, that not only has a great twist ending but also has an interesting theme(s) as well.

Happy Reading, Lovelies!

#FridayFavorites | LGBTQ+ Books

I started #FridayFavorites back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it, especially since I have the whole year planned out.

Because LGBTQ+ people exist outside of June, here are some books that feature someone from the community.

I absolutely love this book. Not only for the transgender representation, but the focus is on the transgender feelings of a young child, as well as how a family navigates this new normal for them. So well-told and beautiful and real!!

Yes, it’s a young adult romance, but that’s the reason I love it. There is no coming out story, Emi’s family all know and it doesn’t mater, there’s no trauma or homophobia present in this book. It’s a love story, the love story just happens to be between two girls. It’s completely adorable!

This book is a mix of Charles Dickens but with lesbians! There’s mystery, thieves, romance, betrayal. Oh, Sarah Waters is not only an amazing writer, but the detail of research in her books is above and beyond.

What do you do when you have troubles figuring out your identity? When you find yourself falling in love with a girl? Well, Astrid Jones sends her questions and concerns up to the planes that fly overhead. They become her confidant. Yet, when things become more complicated and in trenched, can she keep her secrets to the people high above.

“Call me by your name, and I’ll call you by mine.” Gosh, I’m sure everyone knows about this book, but I don’t care! I absolutely love this book and the ending breaks my heart each time.

Happy Reading, Lovelies!