Book Tour: Zyla & Kai by Kristina Forest | Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Zyla & Kai by Kristina Forest. Before I found out about this tour I was curious about this romance – look at that cover and say no to that sweetness!! I dare you! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule and links to other content creators and their thougthts.

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Recommendations: Nine 2022 LGBTQIA+ Reads

I find myself wanting to make recommendations lists from time to time, but don’t always have a specific post or reason in mind. With that thought in mind, I’d thought from time to time I’d do random recommendations. These recommendations could fit a theme of the month or genre’s I’ve been gravitating towards. This is only my second one, first one was Five Adult RomComs all the way back in February (but I think I have another one coming a lot sooner!).

I’ve read so many amazing LGBTQIA+ books this year already that I wanted to share some. I decided to be super specific this time a pick only 2022 releases! I may have to do a Part 2 near the end of the year the way things are going because I had originally planned only 5 but couldn’t cute enough lol! So without further adieu, let’s get into it!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Worth the Hype

It’s been a little while since I’ve done one of these! Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme created by Samantha and Lainey. Each Wednesday there is a new topic where you can discuss your Top 5 in relation to that topic.

Want to be a part of T5W? You can join the group on Goodreads and see each weekly topic here.

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Book Tour: The Edge of Summer by Erica George | Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for The Edge of Summer by Erica George. This cover screams my summery aesthetic and it sounds like the perfect summer read! This also sounds like it might have some heartbreaking moments, so one I’ll need to prepare myself for – likely in August when I read it. If you’re curious about others thoughts before I can get a review up, then be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators.

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Review: TJ Powar Has Something to Prove by Jesmeen Kaur Deo

Title: TJ Powar Has Something to Prove
Author: Jesmeen Kaur Deo
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Release Date: June 7th, 2022
Page Length: 368
Genre: Contemporary | Romance
Age Range: YA
Rep: South East Asian (Desi), Punjabi & Sikh, Speech Disorder, Plus-size, Asian Transgender
Rating: 4⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis:

A charming rom-com about high school debater TJ Powar who—after becoming the subject of an ugly meme—makes a resolution to stop shaving, plucking, and waxing, and prove that she can be her hairy self and still be beautiful…but soon finds this may be her most difficult debate yet. Perfect for fans of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever.

When TJ Powar—a pretty, popular debater—and her cousin Simran become the subject of a meme: with TJ being the “expectation” of dating an Indian girl and her Sikh cousin who does not remove her body hair being the “reality”—TJ decides to take a stand.

She ditches her razors, cancels her waxing appointments, and sets a debate resolution for herself: “This House Believes That TJ Powar can be her hairy self, and still be beautiful.” Only, as she sets about proving her point, she starts to seriously doubt anyone could care about her just the way she is—even when the infuriating boy from a rival debate team seems determined to prove otherwise.

As her carefully crafted sense of self begins to crumble, TJ realizes that winning this debate may cost her far more than the space between her eyebrows. And that the hardest judge to convince of her arguments might just be herself.

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Book Tour: Before Takeoff by Adi Alsaid | Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Before Takeoff by Adi Alsaid. When I first found out about this book, I knew it was one I would want to read. And don’t get me started on how much I love that cover! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators and their thoughts.

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Book Tour: Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler | Author Interview

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler. I was lucky enough to get an interview with Dahlia and she had some great answers! I can’t wait to pick this up in the upcoming days/months (let’s be honest I’m cramming my June full of queer reads and this is one of them 🤞). Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators and their thoughts.

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Book Tour: Places We’ve Never Been by Kasie West | Author Interview

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for Places We’ve Never Been by Kasie West. I must admit, I am a big fan of Kasie West! I’ve loved every book that I’ve read of hers and they are definitely what I reach for over the summer. When I found out I got the opportunity to interview Kasie, I was beyond excited! You can find that near the bottom of the post right before the tour schedule where you can find links to other content creators who are participating.

Thank you to Kasie West for taking the time to answer my questions!

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Book Tour:  The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes | Author Interview

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for  The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes. This cover popped and I was so excited to read another queer Latinx story and I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this! Want to find out exactly what everyone thought? Scroll to the bottom where you can find the tour schedule and links to other content creators.

Thank you to Sonora Reyes for taking the time to answer my questions. You can find the interview after meet the author and book info.

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