It’s time for another Calendar Girls Books post, and this month our prompt is Pride: Favorite Book with LGBTQ+ Representation. I’ve been reading LGBTQ+ books since I was in high school, so I’ve read quite a few but I think it’s still not enough. It doesn’t help that my high school library didn’t have any LGBTQ+ fiction at all and that I had to take the bus to the next town over to borrow and return LGBTQ+ books. They’re definitely more common now, but we still need more diverse books, so I’m always happy to find and recommend them! Keep reading to see my pick! 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈
Hosted by Katie @ Never Not Reading and Darque Reader Reads, “Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, and will now be hosted by me, Katie. It is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers, and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. Just like the song, each month has a different theme. Each blogger picks their favorite book from the theme, and on the first Monday of the month reveals their pick in a Calendar Girls post. Make sure to post back to the hostess’s post, and I will make a master list for the month. The master lists allow everyone to see the other Calendar Girls’ picks and to pop on over to their blogs. Thus, we all get to chat about books and even make some new friends!” — Katie
Title: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Genre: YA, Historical, Fantasy, GLBT
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins)
Published: June 27, 2017
Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.
But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.
Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.
You can read my raving review for this book here!
|Adrienne @ Darque Dreamer Reads – Chasing Nirvanaby Ellyn Oaksmith||Katie @ Never Not Reading – The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers|
|Deanna @ Deanna Writes About It – The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee||Sam @ Modern Witch’s Bookshelf – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid|
|Ashley @ Inside My Minds – History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera||Sophie @ Beware the Reader – Stop! by Alison G. Bailey|
|Lucinda @ Lucinda is Reading – Women by Chloe Caldwell||Dani @ Mousai Books – Seven Blades in Black by Sam Sykes|
|Clarissa @ Clarissa Read It All – Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan||TBA|
THANK YOU FOR READING MY CALENDAR GIRLS POST! HAVE YOU EVER READ ANY OF THE BOOKS THAT I HAVE SELECTED FOR THIS MONTH’S PROMPT? IF SO, WHAT DID YOU THINK? AND IF YOU HAVEN’T READ ANY YET, ARE THEY ON YOUR TBR LIST? PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW, WHETHER YOU’RE A CALENDAR GIRLS BOOKS PARTICIPANT OR NOT!