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Happy (almost end of) Pride Month! To celebrate pride, I wanted to share a few of my favourite reads that have some great LGBTQ+ characters! I’ll admit, I didn’t always read a ton of LGBTQ+ books, but I love that it’s a lot easier to find LGBTQ+ themed books and making it easier for me to diverse my reading collection more (:
If you like contemporary YA books, there’s a few pretty good reads! So I know I was pretty late getting to reading Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, but I gladly jumped onto this bandwagon! This was such a fun book and I loved seeing Simon figure out his crush on Blue and suddenly coming out at his school. Another great Albertalli read is The Upside of Unrequited! Even though our main character Molly isn’t LGBTQ, the story was chalked full of great LGBTQ characters including her sister and her super awesome moms, and was a cute coming of age story! Queen of Geeks is for the geeky at heart, set at a comic-con about three best friends, not only is there a bisexual Asian heroine who’s trying to balance fame and privacy, we also get to explore issues surrounding mental health, too.
If you rather read some non-contemporary here’s super awesome fantasy and historical reads! Both The Shades of Magic and Six of Crows series are fantastic fantasy reads (seriously, these are easily top5 favourite series of all time for me) that boost some pretty amazing LGBTQ+ characters that you will fall in love with. Seriously the OTPs of Rhys & Alucard and Jesper & Wylan had me grinning like a fool, their so freak’n cute. Speaking of freak’n cute couples, let me introduce to Monty & Percy of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. This was pretty rompy historical YA adventure featuring Monty, our bisexual lord, who’s going on a Grand Tour when all hell breaks loose, including his feelings for Percy, his best friend.
The Him series is a great M/M meets sports romance. There’s a big dose of sexy and adorable, and a dash of hockey love to top it off. There’s Wes, who was a gay professional athlete who was quite comfortable with sexuality, but who hadn’t yet come out in the sports world. And then there’s Jamie who’s still figuring out his sexuality has he starts developing feelings for Wes.
I unfortunately didn’t get to go to my local Pride Parade this year because I had to work, but they’re always so fun! I hope anyone celebrating Pride Month had a awesome time doing it!
Have you read any of these books? Did you enjoy them too?
Any LGBTQ+ recommendations for me? I’ve heard amazing things about Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe but still haven’t gotten to it, eep!
Did you celebrate Pride Month? What fun stuff did you do?
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