It’s June and it’s pride month and I would like to recommend some of my favorite LGBT Books I have read, and why they are worth reading.
LGBT Books have become such a wide genre over the years, with books that deal with sexuality as the focus of the story, or merely a representation in the book creating a less homophobic atmosphere in the literary world .
Here are 5 books I cherish and recommend in this genre!
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
“History and experience have proven to me that it’s very hard for people to understand, and all too easy for them to judge.”
Queens Of Geek is a own voices bi-representation story, where the main character confronts bio-phobia, anxiety and fat shaming, all with a geeky convention setting.
Also, the cover totally appeals to me, yet!
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
this book made me cry… 🙁 and also dumb for crying over fiction..
I am really devastated about this.. it created this dull ache of how my life is not figured out..and i need to learn to be patient with myself.. and deal with all the loss..
I loved how it intricately weaves the importance of a close knit family in your life, and while dealing with homophobia, also explores themes like death, violence and ethnic identity.
George by Alex Gino
A story about a little boy who connects more towards his feminine side, and the painful and heartbreaking struggle he endures while identifying his sexuality. I was moved by this journey of acceptance and the reactions of people around her and how it affected “him”
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
This book has so much diversity with Frances being bisexual, Daniel and Carys being gay and Aled being either asexual or demisexual.
Apart from that this story also focuses on academic pressure and internet hate.
I love how the characters are so realistic.
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
What I really love about this book is the LGBT representation in this book, in a totally non-homophobic setting . The love story is super fluffy, cute and adorable.
Also, such realistic teen characters!
Have you read any of these books? Do you have any LGBT recommendations for me?