Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we get a freebie and since it is Pride month, it is simply not acceptable that I haven’t done anything on the topic yet. So, here we are with a little list (in no particular order) of my favourite LGBT+ books and/or books that feature LGBT+ characters.
1. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
The main character from this book works in film and that totally spoke to me! Also, I think I didn’t even knew that she was lesbian when I bought the book, so that was a nice change for once, because I actually think I have more books with gay characters.
2. Wide Awake by David Levithan
This is such an idealistic story, it sends a great message. It is about all kinds of diversity (skin colour, religion, sexuality) and even though it is not my favourite Levithan book, it is still one that inspires.
3. Blue is the Warmest Colour by Julie Maroh
Blue is the Warmest Colour always makes me kind of sad. It’s a movie and because of that I was lucky and got a free graphic novel of the story at work. It’s in German but still a beautiful story.
4. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
We already talked about all the cuteness that is Simon and Blue, right?
5. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Another great Simon character! But I always loved Baz more. He showed up and the story instantly became even better!
6. Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn
I might be impartial about this one, because the movie has erased my memory of the book … which was confusing because of the use of many emojis as far as I can remember.
7. Any Shadowhunter book by Cassandra Clare
The Bane Chronicles are probably the most obvious example, but you can really pick up almost any book from the Shadowhunter series and find a member of the LGBT+ community there.
8. Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate
I think this was the first book with a pansexual main character … he was one of seven, but still! That was definitely interesting.
9. This Song Is (Not) For You by Laura Nowlin
This book featured an asexual character in a relationship, so that was definitely something new to read about as well and I really enjoyed it.
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
There was definitely a lot of sexual exploration featured here, even if it wasn’t the main theme of the book.
Which topic did you choose for your freebie? Any LGBT+ book recommendations? (And don’t say You Know Me Well, because that’s already on my physical TBR!)