Hi everyone! Today your neighbourhood queer will recommend another set of amazing books. Pride Month is almost over and I really hope everyone will have a list of awesome books they are going to read, and maybe some of them will be the ones I’ve recommended *crosses fingers really hard*
Anyways, todays PrideLibrary19 prompt is the pansexual flag. If you don’t know, the pansexual flag consists of three colours, pink, yellow and blue (top to bottom). I’ll be recommending books with those coloured covers that feature pansexual charcters! Here goes:
The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde
As a rock star drummer in the hit band The Brightsiders, Emmy King’s life should be perfect. But there’s nothing the paparazzi love more than watching a celebrity crash and burn. When a night of partying lands Emmy in hospital and her girlfriend in jail, she’s branded the latest tabloid train wreck.
Luckily, Emmy has her friends and bandmates, including the super-swoonworthy Alfie, to help her pick up the pieces of her life. She knows hooking up with a band member is exactly the kind of trouble she should be avoiding, and yet Emmy and Alfie Just. Keep. Kissing.
Will the inevitable fallout turn her into a clickbait scandal (again)? Or will she find the strength to stand on her own?
Soft on Soft by Mina Waheed
June Bana might post nearly daily makeup looks that gain thousands of likes but Real Life June has built a wall behind which she exists with her two cats.
But with messy feelings getting in a way of early hermit life, June begins to realize that she wants more. She wants model/actress, Sunshine Reincarnated Selena Clarke. It doesn’t hurt that Selena is amazing with cats and quiets down June’s anxiety to bearable levels.
June is given the choice of facing her anxieties about relationships to gain not only a girlfriend but also a better understanding of how far she’d go for love.
But would she take it? Would she leave her comfort zone for something softer?
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.
Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.
There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?
I absolutely loved these books. I read them without knowing there were pansexual characters, but to me it didn’t make a difference, I loved the books regardless of the characters sexulity, but I’m very happy the representation is there (this might be important for the people who are hesistant to read these books bc the ‘default’ sexuality might not be as present). As much as I want to tell people who say there’s too much queer rep to grow up, I’m happy more and more are trying it. I’m just going to block people who are against queer rep out of my life 🙂
Anyway! I hope you’ll pick this up and enjoy them. If you want more bookrecommendations with queer rep, just look at my other PrideLibrary19 posts 🙂