If you're a books enthusiast, you'll probably agree that the act of book buying is just as fulfilling as the practise of reading itself.
I personally love physical books and nurture fantasies of one day having my own personal library or boon of escapism from the world, but routinely switching between different reading formats keeps the practice stimulating and engaging.
In my attempts to read more inclusively, I too have enjoyed reading more LGBTQIA+ fiction and so in today's post, I would like to share with you 6 LBGTQIA+ Fiction Books Worth Reading;
The Bi-ble is a collection of essays written by an extremely diverse cast of bi/pan and queer individuals...their experiences all reflect a larger issue of having one's sexual identity diminished, marginalised or written off as just a stepping stone to being gay and therefore not valid.
July might be drawing to a close but I still wanted to highlight the importance of this month. July is the anniversary month of the Black Lives Matter movement, it is also Disability Pride month and it's the month that I almost reached my Goodreads goal
Partway through the month, I decided to switch gears and focus on reading books with more black and LGBTQX+ representation, as I realize that this is still a very niche part of fiction and literature that I myself have been neglecting.
The Secret She Kept possesses a compelling sense of urgency that from the very beginning kept my focus invested in the story throughout and also added an alluring layer of mystery.
I thought it was a brilliant initiative to incite conversations that eliminate stigma unfairly being levelled towards Asians, particularly individuals of Chinese descent, in light of the global spread of coronavirus. But also how those at the very center of such gross discrimination are themselves espousing the same level of intolerance towards Africans in parts of China.
I largely enjoyed listening to this book and felt absolutely bereft when it ended, as I feel like the book did an excellent job of taking the reader on the narrator's journey.