Reading Highlights – November 2018

I can’t believe Christmas is almost here, when did that happen?! Since we are already a few days into December, it’s time for me to share with you what I read and loved last month. I’m bringing you four books this time, two of them by the same author and another one in Spanish.

Bump, by Matthew J Metzger

It’s not a secret that I love Matthew’s writing, and Bump was no exception. I knew it was going to be a hard read, but I didn’t anticipate it making me melt. It was gorgeous, and it broke my heart only to put it together again afterwards. I recommend it with all my heart, especially if you’re looking for authentic trans representation in mpreg.

El Príncipe the los Prodigios, by Victoria Álvarez

Victoria Álvarez is my favourite Spanish writer, and she gets better which each book she publishes. This is the second book in a trilogy and I think I loved it even better than the first. Helena Lennox, the main character, is a super engaging teenage girl, and I adore her. And honestly I love how this is a spin off of a previous trilogy I loved by the same author, the trilogy that made me fall in love with her writing. This book is a mix of historical, adventure, romance and mystery, and I simply couldn’t stop reading it.

Falling For His Convenient Queen, by Therese Beharrie

I finished this story in a day and moved it directly into my comfort reads collection. It was a great love story that made me feel warm all over, and it made me go and check out more of Therese books. I loved both characters, and they fit together so well, they seemed to be the only ones who weren’t seeing it.

A Wedding One Christmas, by Therese Beharrie

Have you ever wondered if a romance story can take place in only one day? Well wonder no more, because Therese has done it! This was a great love story about two people finding each other in the most unexpected circumstances. I thought it was clever, funny, and romantic.

Reading Highlights – October 2018

I know this post is a bit late, but I’ve been busy the first few days of November. Still, books are books, so I hope you enjoy it anyway!

First, I want to correct a mistake I made in September’s post: I forgot a book I’d really loved. Alyssa Cole’s A Duke by Default was an amazing romance set in Scotland with a grumpy hero and a very relatable heroine.

Now it’s time for the books I read in October. I read a lot of books for review over on Trans Book Reviews, and sadly most of those are not making it to this list. Trans people deserve better than that. But I did read a few books that I want to mention, so fasten your seatbelts and get your wallets ready!

Life Underwater, by Matthew J Metzger

This book gave me life. I adored it. It made me feel seen as an asexual and aromantic person, and I loved Ashraf so much I can’t even put it into words. It’s a quiet romance, but it’s the kind of relationship I love Reading about. Two characters who clearly love each other, who talk to each other, and who support each other through everything. If you’re looking for a good story with trans, agender, asexual and/or aromantic rep, pick this one up.

The Craft of Love, by EE Ottoman

The best Word I can think of to describe this romance is gentle. Because that’s exactly what it was. It’s a historical romance that doesn’t swipe trans people under the rug as if they didn’t exist before modern times. It’s a story of friendship, courtship and love. Love for each other, love for family members, love for their craft. It’s a gentle love story and I recommend to anyone looking for that.

Run in the Blood, by AE Ross

This was such a great fantasy! It was action packed, and I loved the worldbuilding. And it has dragons! It’s one of those books that leaves me hoping for a sequel, and AE Ross is working on one! So if you’re looking for a queer fantasy with lots of action and character developmetn, give this one a chance!

And that’s all for this month! What have you read that you’ve loved? And are you picking up any of these?

 

Reading Highlights – September 2018

A few days ago, I asked my followers on Twitter if they would be interested in me doing a monthly blog post about what I’ve read and liked each month. Not surprisingly, since most of them are bookish people, they were interested, so here I am!

I haven’t read that many books this month, but what I’ve read I’ve really liked! So here you have some recommendations:

Erik the Pink, by Matthew J Metzger

It wasn’t the first time I read this, since I’d done sensitivity reading for its Spanish main character. I’d already liked the story then, but I LOVED the final version. It’s fluffy, it’s lovely, and it’s full of amazing characters. If you’re looking to read more fiction with trans characters, go pick this one up! Also, Erik is my book husband and I’ll fight you for him if necessary.

Practice Perfect series, by Ruby Lang

This series is just great! I liked the first book, Acute Reactions, then loved the second one, Hard Knocks, but my absolute favourite was the last one, Clean Breaks. The female main characters are all strong, Asian American doctors. I have a soft spot for doctors, nurses and such in my romances, so I was looking forward to reading this series. And it didn’t disappoint!

Eidolon, by E.S. Yu

I finished this book just this morning. One of the main characters is asexual, so I was really excited to read it. And I liked it a lot! It was very engaging, and I just couldn’t stop reading once I was completely involved in the story. So if you’re looking for more reads with asexual characters, pick this one up!

What about you? What have you read and loved this month?