I’ve often considered writing a set of reviews specifically about LGBTQ+ books, but thought no one would be interested. However, when I asked for suggestions for future LGBTQ+ posts, several readers requested more content about books.
Welcome to Reading The Rainbow. I chose that name because, you know, rainbow Pride flags. Also, I couldn’t call it just “Reading Rainbow” because that’s actually the title of a children’s TV show about books. (Did anyone else watch that when they were little? I did.)
Reading The Rainbow will be a regular feature in the sense that I’ll try to write such posts often but won’t post, say, every Friday. It’s like the A B See Photo Challenge, really. I’ll try to add to it as much as possible but there’s not a definite schedule or anything for it. Posts will turn up willy-nilly. I like writing that way.
I intend for Reading The Rainbow to feature all sorts of LGBTQ+ books – children’s, middle grade, YA, and adult; fiction and nonfiction; long books and short books; and all genres. I will probably focus on YA more than any other group, however, because I think queer teens need all the support they can get. And that kind of help can come from books, right? Books definitely helped me.
Book recommendations / requests for particular reviews are, of course, welcome at any time. And before a lovely commenter by the name of Mo asks for thoughts on The Miseducation of Cameron Post: YES, I will review that. Definitely. But not right away – I already have the first book chosen, although its review is not yet written.
I’m really excited about Reading The Rainbow, and I hope all my readers enjoy it as well. Books mean A LOT to me – they have ever since I was little – and combined with awesome queer characters/themes, well, they’re just even better. And I look forward to sharing them with you!
P.S. This is unrelated to LGBTQ+ stuff, but my blog recently surpassed one hundred thousand views! Needless to say, that made my day. Thanks so much for reading and following Musings From Neville’s Navel! When I started my blog, I never dreamed that it would grow so much. You guys are the best.