TTT: Favourite LGBT+ Books!


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created byΒ 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!)

33 thoughts on “TTT: Favourite LGBT+ Books!

  1. We all loved Baz. I’m pretty sure every person who has read Carry On adores him.

    Oh, and I loved Perks of Being a Wallflower. It was The Gospel Book during my highschool, specifically because it had adult themes that any fourteen year old would grab on. We used to share it around during breaks and read it aloud. Sometimes, we snuck it in between classes. Everyone took turns bringing it at home and we tried our best to keep the book hidden from any adult lol

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  2. Right now I’m reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets to the Universe (whoo is there any way to abbreviate that?) ADDSU? Anyway, the two main characters are guys and the book is about their relationship and how its growing into more (love). It’s really good so far.

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  3. Wow, This Song Is (Not) For You sounds so good! I also want to finish Carry On, but the info-dumps made me DNF it! :’) For Naomi & Eli’s No Kiss List, I loved the movie (ok that was my first knowledge of the glory that is Matthew Daddario as well as LOTS OF OTHER SUPER HOT PEOPLE OK) and I think i read Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist! SIMON AND BLUE ARE THE CUTEST

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  4. Perks is the only one I’ve read from the list and I loved it. So many of these books are on my tbr pile and I can’t wait to read them. Carry On and Simon vs are the two priorities but I like the sound of Everything Leads to You so I’ll have to add that to the mix.

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