Happy Thursday, everyone!
ICYMI: I’ve rebranded Thursday’s Top 4 to be Thursday Discussion. TBH, I never liked the name TT4 and I didn’t like how it was so similar to T5W or T5T, but I could never figure out what to do differently. But recently, I was having issues coming up with four things for each post. Sometimes I’d have 9 books I wanted to talk about, sometimes I’d only have one. SO it’s been rebranded to a discussion post instead!
Essentially, just write a post based on the prompt for that week. The post can be as long or as short as you want, and you can talk about as much or as little as you want. Visit this page for the upcoming topics! It happens every other week, and I generally post the topics a month(ish) in advance.
This week the topic is books with LGBTQ+ representation, in preparation of pride next month! These are all books I’ve read and loved and highly recommend.
Sawkill Girls by Claire LeGrand: this book is an older YA fantasy/magical realism/thriller, and features a f/f romance and an asexual main character. It’s super interesting, the mystery is really cool, the characters are great. I highly recommend it.
Broken Things by Lauren Oliver: this is a YA mystery that features a f/f romance. This book is perfect if you need something quick and easy to read.
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan: Boy Meets Boy features a m/m romance (and is #ownvoices) and is really sweet. I highly recommend it if you want a light, fluffy, YA, m/m novel that also has great friendship.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan: WGWG features a m/m romance. It’s not the greatest, and it’s definitely a product of its time (and a typical John Green novel), but it’s one of my favourite John Green novels.
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne: this book follows a gay man throughout his life in Ireland. It’s super interesting, and the exploration of his sexuality and relationship with Ireland is really interesting.
Ash by Malinda Lo: Ash is a f/f Cinderella retelling. It’s actually the first f/f book I ever read, so it has a soft spot in my heart because of that.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire: this book has a trans character and an ace character, and all the shitty stereotypes are challenged on-page and it’s fantastic!
So those are some of my favourite LGBTQ+ books that I’ve read! Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? Do you have any LGBTQ+ books I should read? Let me know!