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nebrinkley
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Today's #PrideRec prompt is for queer comics and graphic novels and I'll be honest: there are very few I read that don't involve queer characters. RAVEN: THE PIRATE PRINCESS is currently my favorite (all lady pirate ship! so many ladies! all the ladies!!!), but I love SAGA and #wicdiv and BOMBSHELLS and JUGHEAD and LUMBERJANES and NIMONA and PRINCESS PRINCESS EVER AFTER and THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY and BACKSTAGERS. What are some of your favorites?

cephareads Adding all to my TBR 😍 5y
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nebrinkley
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Today's #PrideRec prompt is #toread. My to-be-read is teetering, and despite doing a purge of some of the books yesterday, my queer stack stayed about the same. Here's a handful of recent and upcoming releases with queer characters that I really need to get around to reading. What's on your queer to-read pile?

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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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Today's #PrideRec prompt is "asexual character," and since I already highlighted Jughead, I want to highlight Nancy from EVERY HEART A DOORWAY. The way Nancy talks about her asexuality made me cry at work the first time I read it; I'd never seen anybody discuss the way I felt about flirting and sex in a way that wasn't dismissive, but inclusive. She, and this excellent little novella, will always hold a special place in my heart for that reason.

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The Backstagers #1 | James Tynion IV
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Today's #PrideRec prompt is "gay characters," and I read about dudes so infrequently that it stumped me for a good long minute. Then it hit me: @jamesthefourth's totally adorable all-ages comic THE BACKSTAGERS. At an all-boys school, the stage crew discover that the area backstage is a little - well, paranormal. This comic run - now completed - is an absolute goddamn delight and I can't wait for it to come out in trade paperback.

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Mask of Shadows | Linsey Miller
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Today's #PrideRec prompt is "nonbinary character." I wanted to recommend SHADOW RUN - one of the side characters is genderfluid, and is written by a genderfluid author - but I appear to have lent out *both* of the copies that I own. Instead, I'll highlight MASK OF SHADOWS, a fantasy book coming from Sourcebooks with a genderfluid assassin protagonist. I love magic and murder and can't wait to see how MASK OF SHADOWS twines them together.

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Dreadnought | April Daniels
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Today's #PrideRec prompt is "trans character," and I wanted to highlight a book that's been on my to-read list a while: April Daniels' DREADNOUGHT. This superhero novel looks completely fun and inclusive, and the main character is a trans girl who inherits her superpowers after a collision with the previous superhero. I've been in a fiction reading slump for months, but I'm hoping to get to this soon. Have you read it?

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Labyrinth Lost | Zoraida Cordova
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Today's #PrideRec prompt is "bisexual character," and I'm going with @zoraidasolo's LABYRINTH LOST. Throughout the book, you discover Alex is attracted to both boys and girls, and gender aside, I absolutely loved who she ended up with at the end, because that's not a choice many YA books make in terms of character type. LABYRINTH LOST is a great summer read, so is you haven't read it yet, now is the perfect time.

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Jughead Vol. 1 | Chip Zdarsky
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Today's #PrideRec is "favorite queer character," and my brain jumped to a dozen characters from graphic novels. There's something special about seeing queer characters illustrated on the page. I settled on the (implied aromantic, touch-averse, but on-page) asexual king-of-my-heart Jughead. He loves his dog, spends half the book daydreaming about sci-fi and fantasy scenarios he could be living, and is an utter blast to read about.