LGBTQ+ Book Recs!
|I'm pretty sure this series gets gay in the next couple of books *fingers crossed*|
Ask The Passengers : Lesbians
Nawh this was pretty cute. I think this is my second (?) contemporary book which deals with LGBT lifestyles. Now that doesn't sound like very much but considering I've only really read six contemporary books that I can recall . . . it's really not that bad! I should probably start reading more contemporary though. It's not something I usually pick up, but when I do I generally really enjoy them.
The passenger stories were such an adorable add on. It was nice to jump from Astrid's point of view for a while and read a different story, all the while continuing the plot. They all kept to the theme of love, or lost love which meshed it all together quite nicely. I found it really relatable. I've come across 99% of the people in this book, and this is exactly how I think they would act in these situations. They may not do nice things, or be the best of friends, but the author doesn't beautify everything and make everything seem okay. People have to work at being good, at being introduced to a new lifestyle, it doesn't happen overnight.
The Lie Tree : Lesbians
This was such an empowering book for both young girls and grown women. It sends a beautiful message in amongst all of the murder, mayhem and mystery. It shows us the dreadful unfairness of how women were treated, even by other women, but then compares it to how clever the main character is and lets us draw our own conclusions. I would recommend this to ANYONE AND EVERYONE. Seriously, if you have the chance, pick it up.
The Darkest Part of the Forest : Gay Guys
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and would definitely recommend it to fantasy and fairy tale lovers. If you're already a fan of faerie books or if you're looking for a quick but fun read, I definitely recommend this book. The reason I say 'already a fan' is because explantations of certain mannerisms are skipped over. This doesn't make the book unreadable but you might find it helpful to have some background info.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda : Gay Guys
This book was one of the most adorable things I've read this (2016) year. Seriously. I spent the next few hours with a smile on my face due to the fluffy ending of this book (if that's not normal, then please ignore the last sentence). But yeah, it was cute asf.
Midwinterblood : Lesbians
It's not focused around relationships, but there is mention of lesbians. True it's only a couple of lines, but it's super casual which is great, as opposed to making a huge deal about them being LGBTQ+.