Pride Month Book Pairs: Part I

Pride Month Book Pairs: Part I

Hi all! Queerly Reads didn't plan anything too ~crazy~ for Pride Month because we're here and queer all year round, always talking books. But we thought it would be fun to do a little literary pairing.

These books go together like certain wines with certain foods—a comparison that could be much more specific if I were a more sophisticated person. Regardless, here's a bunch of queer/queer-authored lit that might be nice to read back-to-back, or if you've already read one title and enjoyed it, you might enjoy its pair, too. 

Dig in! 

 Description of graphic: The heading reads, "Queerly Reads Presents: Book Pairs.   Mary Renault’s  The King Must Die  is paired with Madeline Miller’s  The Song of Achilles.  Their key words are: Ancient Greece, Myth of Theseus, Myth of Achilles, Gaaaaay.  Sarah Waters’s  Fingersmith  is paired with Laura Carlin’s  The Wicked Cometh.  Their key words are: Gritty, Victorian London, Sexual tension.  Alexis Halls’  Glitterland  is paired with Alan Hollinghurst’s  The Spell.  Their key words are: Gay clubbing, comedy gold, lush and descriptive prose.  Octavia Butler’s  Lilith’s Brood  is paired with Rivers Solomon’s  An Unkindness of Ghosts.  Their key words are: Spaceships, gender-bendy queerness, hard scifi, social issues.  Saleem Haddad’s  Guapa  is paired with Hudson Lin’s  Inside Darkness.  Their key words are: journalism, coping with homophobia, politics.

Description of graphic: The heading reads, "Queerly Reads Presents: Book Pairs. 

Mary Renault’s The King Must Die is paired with Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles. Their key words are: Ancient Greece, Myth of Theseus, Myth of Achilles, Gaaaaay.

Sarah Waters’s Fingersmith is paired with Laura Carlin’s The Wicked Cometh. Their key words are: Gritty, Victorian London, Sexual tension.

Alexis Halls’ Glitterland is paired with Alan Hollinghurst’s The Spell. Their key words are: Gay clubbing, comedy gold, lush and descriptive prose.

Octavia Butler’s Lilith’s Brood is paired with Rivers Solomon’s An Unkindness of Ghosts. Their key words are: Spaceships, gender-bendy queerness, hard scifi, social issues.

Saleem Haddad’s Guapa is paired with Hudson Lin’s Inside Darkness. Their key words are: journalism, coping with homophobia, politics.

Thank you to Avery and Robin for brainstorming book pairs with me. Thank you to Robin for coming up with the idea and for making the graphic!

-Hannah

 

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