So, without further ado, let’s get into today’s recommendations:
3 LGBT+ Books You Need To Read
13. Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust (f/f relationship)
The feminist, queer fantasy you need in your life. This is a re-imagining of the classic Snow White fairy-tale, but with so much more bite. You expect these two protagonists to live up to their tropes, but they subvert them in so many different and unexpected ways. The writing style is just sublime and I’m just so glad that this book exists. It’s dark, complex and utterly compelling.
14. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan (several gay relationships)
David Levithan is one of my favourite LGBT+ authors. He just writes such adorable love stories that have an important message behind them or simply just provide great representation alongside beautiful romances. Two Boys Kissing is one such book. The addition of the Greek chorus of narrators that tie all the different stories together being the men that have died from AIDS adds another layer of meaning to the story and reminds us of the tragedies of the past. A brilliant, thought-provoking book.
15. The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle (bisexual representation and f/f romance)
Yes, I enjoy magical realism and I’m going to warn you now that if you don’t, then this isn’t the book for you. The only part of it that I wasn’t sure about was the controversial relationship, but I did love the dreamy fairy-tale sequences that blurred between fantasy and reality; they just added this sense of magic to the dark plot. Fowley-Doyle’s writing style is just so beautiful and lyrical that I physically couldn’t put the book down. It’s dark tale with an ethereal tone, strong narrative and twists that leave you breathless.
Those are my three picks for today, but check back tomorrow for my final three choices (I promise they’re good). Please comment down below which books you’d add to my list.