August 8: Top Ten LGBT Books On My TBR List
I’ve read some truly wonderful LGBT novels in the past few years – they are honestly amongst my favourite books of all time – and I’m constantly adding new releases to my ever growing TBR pile. If you have any other recommendations, please let me know as I’m always keen to discover new voices.
1. We Are Okay by Nina Lacour
I don’t know much about this contemporary other than the LGBT element, and that it has been recommended by a huge number of BookTubers. I’m intrigued to dive in without too many expectations.
2. Release by Patrick Ness
Having heard Patrick speak at the last two YALC’s, I think it’s about time I delve into his catalogue (I loved A Monster Calls).
3. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Despite the fanfiction chapters being my least favourite part of Fangirl, I am curious to read an entire novel about Simon and Baz.
4. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
A fantasy series with a LGBT main character? I’m sold. (Assuming that my fantasy reading slump ends soon, anyway).
5. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Adam Silvera has been on my TBR for what feels like years: I’ve heard wonderful things about his novels, so it’s time to get in on the hype.
6. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
This novel came out *pun intended* recently in the UK (it’s a relatively old US release), and has been likened to Keeping You A Secret and Ask the Passengers, both of which I enjoyed.
7. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
I read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda last year and absolutely adored it, so I have no doubt that I will equally enjoy Becky’s second novel.
8. None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
This is a novel about an intersex teenage girl, and on that basis alone I have never (to my knowledge) read a similar book.
9. The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
My friend Lucy told me about this book last month and suddenly it seems like everyone is reading it. It features a bisexual aristocrat, which sounds marvellous.
10. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
This novel seems to top almost every LGBTQ list on Goodreads, and there must be a reason why it is so highly revered.
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