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  • Writer's pictureKhushi Giri

Thedocreadstoomuch || Red,White, and Royal Blue


Student || Doctor-in-the-making || Queer

It is always so great to find people who love books as much you as you do, being on Bookstagram is heaven and when I pressed the message button to message @Nachiketh cause I love his feed. I was hoping he'd say yes to let me feature him on my blog.

Nachiketh, a cisgender gay male, living in Bangalore who breathes books (quite literally sniffs them when he gets new copies!) and can’t seem to put his books down even to study for his exams. Lol! I can imagine his parents glaring at him. Haha

Reading played a vital role in his coming out journey, helped him figure out his sexuality and his orientation. He thanks his stars to have found queer lit and can’t seem to stop reading them! His absolute favorite is The carper weaver by Nemat Sadat (a book he recommended to me but it is too expensive on amazon Canada, going to wait for it to go on sale) which is about a closeted Muslim gay man. Go, read the review of the book on his bookstagram.

He suggests people read more and watch more queer shows and follow Instagram pages that talk about everything LGBTQ+ to educate and spread awareness. 

This message is from him to everyone who is trying to figure things out ‘take your time. Come out to the ones you love. The ones you care about. The ones who matter. Coming out doesn't have to be a public thing. Coming out is all about being accepted the way you are without any judgment! And I believe, that is ALL that matters!’

Books he recommends:

  • Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

  • The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

  • Heartstopper series by Alice Oseman

  • Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Some shows he recommends:

  • Sense8

  • Queer Eye

  • Love, Simon

  • Pose, 

  • Glee, 

  • Hollywood! 

‘Basically, all the Ryan Murphy shows! They are the best and have a ton of queer rep!’ He quotes.

About the book:

Red, White, and Royal Blue By

when @thedoc suggested it to me, I was contemplating if I should read it cause it seemed like a YA novel and thought it would be too kiddish for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love YA but lately, I want to read adult fictional books.

I was listening to it on Scribd but then started reading an ebook cause I needed to read, it almost feels like I’m cheating on books when I’m listening to audiobooks.

LGBTQ+ books have stories about the characters coming out of the closet and I know it is tough and coming out shouldn’t be a thing. The world soon should reach a point where it is okay to love anyone and identify as anyone. This book did have a coming out story but made sure to pick up the happy tone soon and went on with the cutesy stuff.

Alex, the son of the US president and Henry, the prince of England falls head over heels after a small fight a royal wedding. In this version of the story, the mother of the first son is the president and how America would do anything for that to be true at the moment. Lol.

The book has an insane amount of romance and steamy moments. The scenes don’t make you cringe but make you go aww!



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