Hello and welcome back to another book recommendation post. I have been loving writing these for some reason, and you all have been loving reading them! Today I am going to be sharing some of my favorite books that feature or center around LGBTQ characters and topics. I love reading LGBTQ+ books and media and general, and recommending underrated LGTBQ+ books!
Let's get into the recommendations :)
The Sky Blues - Robbi Couch - Gay main character, trans side character
I can not express how much I love this book, in my humble opinion I think it is truly a perfect book...and I need more people to read it !!
Openly gay Sky Baker has thirty days to prepare an extravagant promposal to his crush, Ali Rashid. When a hacker releases his plans to hundreds of students in a homophobic e-blast, however, he feels defeated and contemplates dropping out. It isn’t long before Sky discovers that his high school is actually really supportive of him, and willing to spend the days leading up to prom fighting to expose the perpetrator of the e-blast.
Last Night at The Telegraphh Club - Malinda Lo - Lesbian main character, lesbian love interest, sapphic romance
A historical fiction set in 1950's San Francisco, focusing on lesbian culture and the coming of age of a Chinese American that I promise you will love!
Our main character Lily Hu, is a Chinese American who starts to ask herself some questions: what does she want to be when she grows up, and who she wants to be with. Lily's classmate, Kath, takes them to The Telegraph Club; a lesbian bar--in secret. Along with the problems of falling in love with a woman, deportation threatens her family amidst the Red-Scare paranoia.
Red, White & Royal Blue - Casey McQuinston - Bisexual main character, gay love interest, gay romance
You weren't actually expecting to read a LTBTQ+ book recommendation post without this book being featured, right? Cause that would just be embarrassing...
Our main character is Alex Claremont-Diaz and he is the son of the president of the United States. But when his sworn enemy, Henry, taunts him at the Royal wedding on the other side of the Atlantic, he messes up and has to fake a friendship with him. By the way, his sworn enemy, Henry, is one of the Royal princes and he is so irritating with his perfect hair and perfect manners, Alex doesn't know how he's going to manage spending time with him.
Girls of Paper & Fire - Natasha Ngan - Sapphic romance
This book will always have a special place in my heart and I desperately need more people to read it !!
Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. The decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards for an unknown fate still haunts her. Now, the guards are back and this time it's Lei they're after. Over weeks of training in the palace, Lei and eight other girls learns the skills and charm that befit a king's consort. There, she does the unthinkable, she falls in love. Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide how far she's willing to go for justice and revenge.
What are some of your favorite LGBTQ books? Have you read any of these recommendations? Make sure to share in the comments!