Sunday, December 22, 2019

Reading Challenge: 20 LGBTQ+ Books in 2020@Enthralled Bookworm

I decided not to do one of the challenges I had signed up for, though I liked the Diverse prompts (many of which can be found on other challenges I will be doing), and that some were LGBTQ-themed. I decided this after coming across this one that is LGBTQ-themed and a Bingo card.

The challenge is to read 20 LGBTQ+ books this 2020 (but if we can push for more, why not? That’s even better!). It doesn’t matter if it’s a 2020 release or a book that’s been published a few years back. The main goal is to read books that feature LGBTQ+ characters and stories, and to share these with others!
I also encourage everyone to strive for a meaningful and diverse reading challenge, so go and try to read queer books with various kinds of LGBTQ+ representations in all sorts of genres you can get your hands on.
And to keep us motivated, here’s a book bingo to go with the reading challenge! (Plus a progress template!)
20 LGBTQ+ Books in 2020 Book Bingo

Here is what I am reading:
  1. Young Adult: Wayward Son--Rainbow Rowell
  2. Science Fiction: I'm a Gay Wizard--V.S. Santoni
  3. Contemporary: The Anxiety of Everyday Objects--Aurelie Sheehan
  4. POC Lead: Infants of the Spring--Wallace Thurman
  5. Lesbian Rep: Ordinary Girls--Jaquira Diaz
  6. Trans Rep: A Queer and Pleasant Danger--Kate Bornstein
  7. Best Friends to Lovers Trope: If You Could Be Mine--Sara Farizan
  8. Historical Fiction: The Swans of Fifth Avenue--Melanie Benjamin
  9. Fake Dating Trope: Honor Girl--Maggie Thrash
  10. Free Space: The Green Carnation--Robert Smythe Hitchens
  11. Gay Rep: Red, White & Royal Blue--Casey McQuiston
  12. Insta Love: The Gap of Time--Jeanette Winterson
  13. Sports Fiction: Spinning--Tillie Walden
  14. Fantasy: Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy--Noelle Stevenson
  15. Out & Proud Lead: Boy Meets Boy--David Levithan
  16. Rom Com: 28 Summers--Elin Hilderbrand
  17. Non-Binary Rep: Blanca & Roja--Anna-Marie McLemore
  18. New Adult: Such a Fun Age--Kiley Reid
  19. Coming Out Story: Juliet Takes a Breath--Gabby Rivera
  20. Enemies to Lovers Trope: You Should See Me in a Crown--Leah Johnson
  21. Genderfluid Rep: Trans Like Me--CN Lester
  22. Bisexual Rep: Pumpkinheads--Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks
  23. Pansexual Rep: Autoboyography--Christina Lauren
  24. Asexual Rep: Let's Talk About Love--Claire Kann
  25. Intersex Rep: Passing--Nella Larsen

Challenge completed on December 11