Today marks the end of Pride Month 2018 and the end of my 18 LGBT+ Book Recommendations and, in case you missed the five other parts, here’s Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5. I’ve saved some of my absolute favourite until last, so let’s get started.
3 LGBT+ Books You Need To Read
16. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde (bisexual protagonist, autistic character, social anxious character, BAME characters and plus size character)
This book captured my heart. It was just so cute, with all these adorable romances, but it wasn’t too fluffy as it discussed bi-phobia, toxic relationships and fat-shaming. Wilde included this brilliant passages on autism, bisexuality and anxiety that just resonated with me completely. The intersectional feminism was just gorgeous and I felt really invested in the book, as I wanted to see how these relationships would blossom. A diverse, quirky and heart-warming lighter read.
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17. The Gender Games by Juno Dawson (transgender representation, ownvoices writer and discussions around gender, feminism and sexuality)
Juno is a force to be reckoned with in YA, with her superb novel Clean being one of the most talked-about books of the year and she always includes diverse characters in her books. I chose The Gender Games for this list, her non-fiction autobiography/gender critique, as I think the themes in this relate so well to other books I’ve included in this list. She discusses how feminism must become intersectional and brilliantly destroys society’s ideas of gender. It’s easily one of my favourite non-fiction books I’ve read this year and I think it’s a feminist, witty and insightful book that everyone should read.
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18. They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera (BAME characters, ownvoices author, gay and bisexual representation)
Maybe I shouldn’t have put this book last. Very few books have made me cry as much as this one did. Silvera is a fantastic writer and every one of his books are phenomenal, but TBATE is my personal favourite. You know what’s going to happen, but you become so emotionally invested in the characters that you just forget. It’s a real celebration of life and love, which is what I think Pride is all about.
Find out more about They Both Die At The End
That brings my Pride Celebration to an end for now, but I always want to promote diverse books and share them on this blog. Which books would you add to this list?
Let me know in the comments down below.
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