Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, and it’s now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their wonderful blog to get the details and the prompts for each week!
This week’s Top 5 Tuesday topic is Books with Rainbow, but unfortunately, I can’t find any books with rainbows on them. Instead, I decided to twist the topic and make a rainbow of books for this week’s prompt.
Also, apologies for the poorly formatted posts lately. My computer hasn’t been cooperating lately and I’ll have to go through this post later to add in links and graphics.
Red – May Day by Josie Jaffrey – This mystery novel is full of vampires and it is so much fun. The crime itself is full of twists and turns, and the characters are amazing and memorable. As far as rep goes, the main character is bisexual and if I remember correctly, at least one member of the team is gay.
Orange – The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun – This romance novel takes place on the set of a reality dating show, which leads to a bunch of drama. This book also tackles some serious issues, like mental health. As far as rep goes, the one male main character is gay, and the other main male character is still trying to figure everything out. A lot of the side characters are also part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Yellow – Heartstopper by Alice Oseman – I love the Heartstopper graphic novels. Nick and Charlie are a very cute couple and I also love that these books touch upon some other heavy topics, especially mental health and self-harm. This book is also full of wonderful characters, a lot of which are part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Green – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – This historical fiction novel is very captivating. I’ve read it twice and both times I’ve been drawn into Evelyn Hugo’s world and hooked on her story. As far as rep goes, the main character in this book is bisexual.
Blue – Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson – Truly Devious is one of my favourite books. I love the mystery that spans the trilogy, I love the setting of Ellingham academy, and the characters are some of my favourites. As far as rep goes, there’s one character, Vi, who uses they/them pronouns and Janelle is in a relationship with Vi.
Purple – Twelfth by Janet Key – This is a middle-grade mystery that is a lot of fun. It takes place at theatre camp and it switches back and forth from the present to the past. The story is inspired by Twelfth Night which brought me back to sitting in high school English class. As far as rep goes, I remember that there was a character who used they/them pronouns and a sapphic relationship in the past chapters. I believe there were some other rep in this book, but I can’t remember the specific details.