Today marks the last day of Pride Month 2017. Which is sad. But also not because every month should be Pride Month! Everyone should be proud of who they are and who they love (or not). So to say goodbye (sort of) to Pride Month, I decided to share my 5 favorite m/m romances. Because those are my life, to be honest. Give me a fantastic, adorable gay romance in a book and I will love it immediately. Seriously. All my own writing projects have squishy adorable gay romances between all the heartbreak and death and sadness. It’s my aesthetic, really.
But on to the top 5, shall we? This was VERY hard to decide. Mainly the top 2. Because both are SO SO SO good and so close to my heart that it nearly broke me to choose. SO I CHEATED. I let them share the number 1 spot so it’s actually a top 4. IT’S MY LIST I CAN DO WHAT I WANT.
Ahem. Let’s start with number 5/4, shall we?
4. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl is my favorite book by this author and you can imagine my delight when I discovered this book was coming out. Because IT’S SO DARN GOOD. The romance was perfectly shippable and cute and I wanted to squish them. Basically it’s the Harry/Draco romance we never got in Harry Potter. SHUSH YOU. I WILL GO DOWN WITH THAT SHIP. And with this one too. Simon/Baz forever.
3. Timekeeper by Tara Sim
LOOK. I am not big on a) historical fiction or b) steampunk but this book just stole my heart because the romance is so amazingly adorable and just… GAH. It totally surprised me in the best way and I ship it and I need the sequel now.
2. How To Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis
This one is criminally underrated to be honest. Why haven’t more people read this book? It’s fantastic. It has fandoms, and fanfic and vlogging and an adorably shippy romance between two nerds and GAHHHH. Read it. Pretty please?
OKAY WHO IS SURPRISED?? Nobody? Good. Because I am entirely predictable. But also, I am a little bit?? Because I mentioned before that I am not big on Historical Fiction?? And yet… Gentleman’s Guide just totally took my heart. Just like Simon VS did when I read it and honestly those two have been fighting for the “favorite book of ever spot” in my heart ever since I read Gentleman’s Guide for the first time. But you know what? They both nice and can share the spot. I mean… I didn’t know until later that Gentleman’s Guide was pitched as “Simon vs meets the 1700s” so really I was doomed to love it. Both have super adorable romances that I will ship forever and ever and can I love these books more? WHO KNOWS. I certainly don’t. But I have no qualms re-reading these books about a million times to find out. And please, do not let Gentleman’s Guide’s cover put you off because IT’S SO GOOOOOOOD. Please read it??? You will thank me later. Also is it a coincidence both of these books have long titles? I THINK NOT.
Actual gif of me with these books.