The Feeling of Forever by Jamie Howard
Books from the past (pre-2017) and books from the present (post-2016) are filled with wonderful, delightful things. One of the topics that the world is becoming more aware of is the necessity of diversity and the value of seeing your face in a book. Everyone’s face is a little different: some are brown and queer, others are trans, while other’s still are disabled and in love and happy. I think tragedy is fine, but I think those who don’t see themselves quite as often also want a happily every after.
I want a happily ever after.
Granted, that may look more like this:
The following listicle showcases folks from the bisexual community. Some are even intersectional, which is actually the greatest. Some, still, are #OwnVoices. Read them all, babes. Read them all.
If you see a book you want added to my list (because it’s S U P E R short at this moment in time!), leave a comment and I’ll post it!
Disclaimer: I def found these gifs on Google
I went into this book with just about zero expectation. I tend to not enjoy books where there are kids involved. (what in the world is going on with all these readers hoping that Feyre is going to end up preg in A Court of Wings and Ruin???)
I stumbled upon Dare to Love by C. P. Santi on twitter. I’ve gotten SO MANY good recs on that social platform, but this one is one for the record books. The premise is this: a single mother who lives at a convent with her religious family finds this tatted up male sleeping in her bed. What follows is a want to love tug-of-war with herself, and ultimately, deciding if she is able to open her heart.
The name of this main girl is Gia, and she is strong as hell. She’s also got this great gig restoring architecture, and her passion is old churches. Which is just, so freaking cool. I didn’t really know all that went into that, but then I started researching and was like wow. Woah. Not my thing, I like writing more than numbers, but what a cool opportunity.
I’ve decided to compile a list of all the places I’d like to work on if I were in the restoration business. Enjoy, lovelies.
Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz
Plaza L. Ruiz, Binondo, Manila
Cathedral Parish of St. Andrew
Quirino Ave., La Huerta, Parañaque City
Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia
So let’s chat about wanderlust a bit. If you could go anywhere (outer space included!) where would you go?
WHO WILL WRITE THE BOOK OF LOVE?
When scholarly Miss Ivy Wareham receives word that she’s one of four young ladies who have inherited Lady Celeste Beauchamp’s estate with a magnificent private library, she packs her trunks straightaway. Unfortunately, Lady Celeste’s nephew, the rakish Quill Beauchamp, Marquess of Kerr, is determined to interrupt her studies one way or another…
Bequeathing Beauchamp House to four bluestockings—no matter how lovely they are to look at—is a travesty, and Quill simply won’t have it. But Lady Celeste’s death is not quite as straightforward as it first seemed…and if Quill hopes to solve the mystery behind her demise, he’ll need Ivy’s help. Along the way, he is surprised to learn that bookish Ivy stirs a passion and longing that he has never known. This rogue believes he’s finally met his match—but can Quill convince clever, skeptical Ivy that his love is no fiction?