Day 12 of #PrideLibrary20.
I thought for today’s blog post, I’d switch things up a little bit and do a book tag as I haven’t done a book tag yet after redesigning my blog. So my first book tag will be The OsemanVerse book tag created by Layla @ readablelife using characters from Alice Oseman’s books and graphic novels. As this is part of #PrideLibrary20 I will only be choosing queer books and characters, so let’s give it a go:
A character you love that overcame something huge.
Lei from Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan definitely overcomes a lot of by the end of the novel, be aware that abuse features heavily in this series.
Favourite protective character.
Maren from The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Maren is definitely a very protective character, she sees others struggling and instantly decides to help them out.
Character that oozes charm.
Could this be anyone but Hudson Aaronson-Lim from Camp by L. C. Rosen? Camp is all about main character Randy desperately trying to be noticed and romanced by ultimate charmer, Hudson.
Book you’re most passionate about.
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi, this book completely blew my mind! Pet is amazing, it is honestly out of this world amazing and I would urge anyone and everyone to read it as soon as possible. This novel is about a trans girl who’s on a mission to find the monster in her town, trigger warning for child abuse though!
Favourite bookish OTP.
Nishat and Flávia from The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar, I absolutely adore the f/f romance between a Muslim girl and a Black girl. The cover of The Henna Wars is definitely my favourite cover of all time too!
Most mysterious book you’ve read.
Ooh I don’t read many mysterious books but one that definitely comes to mind due to the very mysterious main character (much like Tori Spring) is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, I definitely didn’t see the various twists and turns in this novel coming at all!
Favourite book that brings you joy.
The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta, it is such a beautiful book and ever since reading it last year I’ve been recommending it almost every week! I adore The Black Flamingo so much, I have three copies so far, two of them signed, but I would really loved to add the US edition to my collection.
Favourite book to snuggle up with.
Graphic novel, Bloom written by Kevin Panetta and illustrated by Savanna Ganucheau is the perfect book to snuggle with, the art is amazing and the m/m romance is just so cute! (If this wasn’t an Alice Oseman themed tag I would totally have said Heartstopper!)
A book that helped you get through a rough time.
Sadly I didn’t read queer books when I needed them most as a teen/university student as I was dependant on whatever books my library had in stock. But if I had any of the queer books I own now, readily available then, I think Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann would have been an amazing book to read at that time.
A character with tons of determination.
Melissa from George by Alice Oseman, her determination to be recognised as trans ensures a happy ending for her. Melissa may seem young but she has enough determination to rival anyone!
And that’s the end of The OsemanVerse Book Tag, a huge thank you to Layla for creating this tag.
All art created by Alice Oseman, used with permission.
If you fancy giving this tag a go, I tag you!
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