Proud Review

41553972Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 320
Publisher: Stripes Publishing
Source: Publisher
Format: E-book
Rating: 5 stars
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Blurb:

A stirring, bold and moving anthology of stories and poetry by top LGBTQ+ YA authors and new talent, giving their unique responses to the broad theme of pride. Each story has an illustration by an artist identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Compiled by Juno Dawson, author of THIS BOOK IS GAY and CLEAN.

A celebration of LGBTQ+ talent, PROUD is a thought-provoking, funny, emotional read.

Contributors: Steve Antony, Dean Atta, Kate Alizadeh, Fox Benwell, Alex Bertie, Caroline Bird, Fatti Burke, Tanya Byrne, Moïra Fowley-Doyle, Frank Duffy, Simon James Green, Leo Greenfield, Saffa Khan, Karen Lawler, David Levithan, Priyanka Meenakshi, Alice Oseman, Michael Lee Richardson, David Roberts, Cynthia So, Kay Staples, Jessica Vallance, Kristen Van Dam and Kameron White.

Following A CHANGE IS GONNA COME, winner of the YA BOOK PRIZE SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2018

Planned 2019 Re-Reads

2018 was the year of re-reads for me. I stopped focusing on only reading new books and decided to pick up some of my favourite books again. I loved it. Therefore, I plan on continuing this trend in 2019. Today, I’m going to be discussing with you some of my planned re-reads in 2019.

Top 18 Books of 2018

So it’s the end of the year which means it’s time for the end of the year posts. I love writing these kinda posts. This year, there are going to be less than normal. At the moment, I am planning on only doing 3 in total and they’re all going to be book related as it has not been a good year for movies for me – especially Bollywood movies. But anyway, it’s time to talk about my top 18 books of 2018. As always, it was a hard list to make. I re-read a lot this year so none of those books are counted on this.

End of 2018 Book Survey

I’ve been doing this little book survey created by the Perpetual Page Turner every year ever since I started my blog so obviously, I had to redo it this year. This is sort of a mini wrap up of all of my reads of 2018.

Top Ten Books On My Winter 2018 TBR

I am awful at TBRs. I can never stick to them because I’m such a big mood reader. However, I always like to set myself a TBR goal, especially during the holidays. As I have just broken up from university for Christmas break and I don’t go back until the end of January, this holiday is the perfect time for me to get a lot of reading done. I have big ambitions for my reading this holiday period. I really want to get my physical TBR down so that is what I will be focusing on.

Top Five Books I Could Always Re-Read

This week, Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie week for us to choose whatever we want. I decided to pick the topic of the books that I will always want to re-read. There aren’t many books that I’m constantly re-reading so I’ve decided to shorten it down to 5 rather than 10.

Top Ten Cozy Reads

I am not the sort of person who changes her reads based on the season. I’m a big mood reader but it’s always dependent on my personal mood, not the weather. However, I do have some favourite cozy reads that I’m going to recommend to you today.

Top Ten Platonic Relationships in Books

I love a good romance so most of my favourite relationships in books are romantic relationships. However, I do appreciate a good friendship so today, I’m sharing with you the best platonic relationships in books.

Top Ten Books I Liked But Can’t Remember

This is a very big issue for me. I read a lot of books. I also have an awful memory. A few months after I’ve read a book, I tend to forget everything about it. It’s incredibly annoying and it’s the reason I’ve started re-reading a lot. Today, I’m going to be sharing with you ten books that I liked but I can’t remember at all.

Top Ten Bookish Items I’d Like to Own

I love bookish merchandise. I buy a lot of it. I have a lot of merchandise that I want. This week’s prompt for Top Ten Tuesday was top ten bookish items that we want to own. My list is way too long though so I thought I would narrow this down and relate it specifically to my favourite books of all time, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowel and the Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. I will also provide you with some links to buy them for yourself because you know you want them too.