This tag was created by Common Spence. With it being Pride month I felt like it was perfect timing for me to complete this tag. Going through these questions really showed me that I need to read more LGBT+ novels. So, if you could recommend some more to me I would appreciate it!
1. Red (Life) – A book with a spirited protagonist totally proud of who they are. Someone who gives you LIFE!
Leah from Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli. She was so herself and unapologetic about it. I loved her. She was still discovering who she was, but she was unafraid to show herself. I loved this book.
2. Orange (Healing) – A book that made you, as the reader, find a deeper meaning or catharsis in your own life.
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. This was a beautiful story that was heart wrenching and really put DACA and the idea of deportation more prevalent. It was a heartbreaking story.
3. Yellow (Sunshine) – A book that fills you with so much joy it could brighten even your darkest day.
I would probably have to choose To All the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han. This entire series gives me all kinds of joy.
4. Green (Nature) – A book that is set out of this world — a reality different to our own.
Carry On By Rainbow Rowell. I loved that I could dive into the fictional world originally created by Rowell. The story was deep and the character relationships were meaningful and beautifu.
5. Blue (Peace) – A book where one of the characters finds peace with a difficult truth.
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. In this novel Will discovers the problems with following traditions. The “rules” he was taught are analyzed and Will discovers the issues with them in this novel.
6. Purple (Spirit) – A book that deals with LGBT+ themes and religion.
Honestly, I can’t think of many books that deal with these topics which is unfortunate and shows me just how much I need to read more diverse novels.