If you didn’t know, the 17th May is International Day Against Homophobia (or IDAHO). On this day in 1993 the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its mental illnesses register. IDAHO aims to raise awareness of homophobia and campaign against it. Due to a push on Equality and Diversity at work, I did a promotional display for IDAHO in the college library where I work , it turns out it’s a big deal where I work, we make a day of it with BBQ’s and DJ’s . Here are my display piccies:
I figure it’s also a fab time to showcase some of the popular LGBT books out there.
From left to right:
The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger
Holes – Louis Sachar
Child 44 – Tom Rob Smith
Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein
The Uncommon Reader – Alan Bennet
Behind the Scenes at the Museum – Kate Atkinson
Let it Snow – John Green
This Song Will Save Your Life – Leila Sales
She is Not Invisible – Markus Sedgewick
Just One Year – Gayle Forman
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
Siege and Storm – Leigh Bardugo
Severed Heads, Broken Hearts – Robyn Schneider
I just had to share this photo with you guys, whoever you are. I ended up carrying all six of these books home from work tonight. Working in a library is a seriously dangerous occupation!
The Books I Hauled Home:
Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
The Invention of Wings – Sue Monk Kidd
The Library of Unrequited Love – Sophie Divry
Liesel & Po – Lauren Oliver
An Abundance of Katherine’s – John Green
Love & Misadventure – Lang Leav
We all do it. We all crush over books. We’re bibliophiles, we can’t help it. The temptation to buy a book, just because it has a super pretty cover, is often too great for us to stand. Before we even know what the book is about, we go weak at the knees, put hand to pocket and before we know it, we’re purchasing said pretty book. We can’t handle our cover crushes. It’s that simple.
Here’s my current cover crush:
How pretty is this cover? I read this book last year and can remember really liking the book and really hating the cover. If only I’d waited! I MUST HAVE IT!!
The fabulous John Green talking about his adoration for Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. I’ve just started reading it and I’ve already got a serious case of book crush!
So true. I love John Green and if you haven’t heard of this guy where have you been for the last twelve months?!!!!