Hi there! Since it’s pride month, I decided to recommend some books that have queer and lgbtq+ representation for you guys, because why not adding on more book in your already tumbling TBR pile? You’re welcome!
So, this post is going to have 2 sections. The first would be the the books that I have read and highly recommend and the second section would be the unread books on my shelves that people have been saying good stuffs about them. Psst, if you do not enjoy the second half of the books, don’t blame me.
The books with LGBTQ+ rep that I have read
- Of course we have the famous Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.
This book is about coming out, coming of age and it’s all cute and emotional at the same time. And Becky Albertalli’s writing style is so captivating. It was engaging, I mean what not to love?
Click HERE for my full review 🙂
- They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera is a very simple book about two boys whom met and decided to spend their last day together, thus this story only takes place in the span of only 24 hours. In that one day, things happened and I just felt this book is really cute and taught me a lot about appreciating the life we have.
Click HERE for the full review 🙂
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky has always been THE book that everyone talks about. I’m not a huge fan of this book, I preferred the movie as the cast really nailed it! But I loveeee Patrick. I think his character in both the book and film was brilliant, hence why I’m recommending this book!
- Radio Silence by Alice Osman, again, is another popular book when it comes to queer rep. This is again a book I rated 3.5-4 star. I enjoyed it but to me, not like the best. However, the issues this book highlights are very crucial and close to some readers. If you’re interested, click HERE for my review. 🙂
- Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green is appearing in this list not because the story is the best. It was enjoyable and overall for me was okay. What makes it appear in this list of books is TINY! Tiny is a character I adored so so much wholeheartedly. He’s so relatable and you just wanna protect him with all you got. Click HERE for my full review. 🙂
- Every Day by David Levithan is one of the books that brings out the lgbtq+ rep really well. This book is different and I think the idea is fresh and unique as we have A, the main character shift/s to different bodies every day and make/s the effort to meet the girl he/she/they like/s every single day. The story, for me, develops really well and I loved every second of it!
- Another cute one by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, What If It’s Us is about two guys who met each other and they just fell in love. It may sound simple, but you need to read it in order to know it. I loved Ben more than Arthur because sometimes he annoyed me. Full review? Click HERE.
- Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn is a light read, focusing on friendship and I love the characters. It’s a very easy to read book and the writing style is smooth. This book helped me to get out of a reading slump last time I read it, so I’d definitely recommend it!
- Of course the list won’t be complete without Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. This book is everything you need. Everybody says so. Ask everybody else if you don’t trust me. Go ahead!
The LGBTQ+ rep books that are on my shelf that I will be reading (Hopefully)
- We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
- Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
- Delayed Rays of a Star by Amanda Lee Koe
- On The Come Up by Angie Thomas (Currently reading as I am writing this blog post and I think IT WILL BE GREAT!)
- I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
- The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz
- Aku by Shaz Johar (A Malay title)
I guess that’s pretty much it, though I’m not sure how many out of the rest of the unread (
150) books on my shelves actually have lgbtq+ rep. I only identified 7 of them, maybe there’s more, who knows? 🙂