This week, Kyrie and Cori discuss LGBTQ+ books they selected, as well as some history on Pride month.
What We Are Drinking
During their discussion, Kyrie and Cori, and their special guest Sydney drink Rosa De Jamaica, and it is a Hibiscus and Pineapple ice tea from Two Sisters Tea. As you can see by the photo below, it’s this beautiful merlot colour and has sweet and bitter tastes of hibiscus. This tea came in Cori’s June Sips by box. Want to try this awesome monthly subscription box? Head over to Sips by to fill out a profile and try it out yourself AND get $5 off your first box!
What We Are Talking About
Kyrie’s pick, Simon vs. The Homosapien Agenda follows young Simon around in high school, as he goes from having a internet crush with a mysterious classmate called Blue, to the difficulties of being blackmailed by someone who knows his secret, to finally coming out to his friends, family, and realizing who Blue actually is. A teenage perspective on the difficulties of being gay in high school.
Cori’s selection, This is How it Always follows the family of five year old Claude, who loves his five brothers and peanut butter sandwiches, but also loves wearing dresses and wants to be a princess when he grows up. As his family encourages him to become who he wants, Pepper, the family keeps a secret of who she really is, until it explodes. This novel of family shows the strength, courage, struggles, and sacrifices everyone makes to keep a secret, but eventually the love of acceptance.
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What We Are Reading Next
Kyrie and Cori explore Summer reading!
Kyrie’s Pick: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Cori’s Pick: Hey Ladies! The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails by Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss
Cori’s Pick is also for the Modern Mrs Darcy 2018 Reading Challenge. This is a book recommended by a librarian or indie bookseller. Cori heard about this book from Annie Jones the owner of the The Bookshelf in Thomasville Georgia while while listening to their podcasts: From The Front Porch.
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