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  • Writer's pictureHannah Zunic

Drunk Person Explains LGBT Reads

Hello, Book Nerds! Welcome back to Reading Has Ruined My Life or welcome if you are new. As always, my name is Hannah and I am your captain on this journey into my bookcases.

I hope all my LGBTQIA+ readers are still having a wonderful safe and happy Pride month.

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Now I have a game for you all today. I do apologize for the lack of reviews this month, but I have a huge post scheduled for next week. Without giving too much away it is a research heavy topic and not something I normally do here on RHRML. I wanted to challenge myself a little bit and do something I haven’t done in a long time. As I said, it’s a big piece and I need to give it the time and love it deserves. So we’re going to do a fan favorite post today. We’re going to do some Drunk Literature!

I’ve picked five books and have poorly explained them. Your job is to guess what the hell I’m talking about. Much like the last two time I’ve done this, I am not drunk. Sorry not sorry for the clickbait. I have still poorly explained these books though. This time around I’ve picked books that have LGBTQIA+ aspects to them. As always, character names and major plot points have been changed and/or eliminated so you can’t guess these books on names and events alone. The answers are below the Jeopardy gifs so scroll slowly. Also, let me know your score in the comments below. I want to know what everyone gets right. And with that, let’s get to it!

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1. Woman comes to the realization that women > men and pants rock. What’s that book!?


It’s the one and only The Color Purple by Alice Walker! Love this book. Give it a read if you haven’t done so. You won’t be disappointed, I promise.

Book cover of The Color Purple by Alice Walker.

2. There was once a woman so beautiful that she was told she should be in movies. So that’s what she did. She starred in many, many movies but as she grew older she became a has-been. The only way she got attention was by marrying. So she married almost as many times as Elizabeth Taylor. Plot twist though, she’s gay! Guess that book!


I can only be talking about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Here’s another book you should all read cause it’s phenomenal. Also, Netflix, movie adaptation when? Hurry up, please.

Book cover of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

3. Bisexual icon travels from eastern Europe to western Europe and back again causing drama and misfortune to befall everyone he comes across. The supporting cast may or may not include a cowboy.


It’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula, duh! How you doing so far? Are you three for three? Two for three? Only got one? If so, that’s ok. Let me know your score.

Book cover of Dracula by Bram Stoker.

4. A young trans boy wants to prove to his family that he’s capable of working in the family business so he asks one of his classmates for help. This classmate agrees and our main character slowly develops a crush on his attractive, bad boy classmate. Also this classmate is dead. Now he’s an attractive, bad boy, ghost classmate! Oh, very important extra clue: there are two certified Good Boys. Guess the book.


It’s Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas! I love this book. I just reread it and I’m anxiously awaiting its sequel.

Book cover of Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas.

5. Ok, last book! At the turn of the 19th century, two men become lifelong companions and adopt a five-year-old girl. The sad thing is the main character’s life partner is abusive. Eventually the main character takes his daughter and the two leave for Europe after he may or may not have killed the other man. Things get worse from here as the child dies and our main character is ultimately forced to live alone for the rest of his life. V sad. What am I talking about?


Our final book is none other than Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice! One day I will read the rest of this series. Today is not the day. But that day will come eventually!

Book cover of Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice.

So how’d you do? Did you get them all right? Like half right? Did I stump you? Let me know. I hope you all had fun today. I have lots of fun writing these posts.

With that, I must bid you all adieu. I shall see you next week with a big post that I hope you all enjoy.

Until then, stay safe, wash your hands, and read some good books for me.

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See y'all then, bye!

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