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carrot-boi · 14 days ago
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I glow pink in the night
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theartofangirling · 2 years ago
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no one: me: here’s a flow chart of 41 lgbtq+ book recommendations, have fun! disclaimer: this is a very non-comprehensive list since I’m only including books that I’ve read
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batboyblog · a year ago
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If you like these popular gay books, try these ones out
So I’ve noticed a large and growing fandom/interest in Carry On/Wayward Son, Red White & Royal Blue, The Raven Cycle, The Song of Achilles, Simon Vs, The Gentleman’s Guide to Virtue and Vice, and Six of Crows, and the gay storylines in them, this is GREAT! it’s lovely! not all that long ago the idea of a gay book becoming popular on it’s own, mind blowing. However there are other books out there that need your love, your fandom art talent, etc so please think about cracking open these high quality novels and enjoying any of the following 
Peter Darling
The Lightning-Struck Heart
How to Repair a Mechanical Heart
They Both Die at the End
Alan Cole Is Not a Coward
When Ryan Came Back
Wonders of the Invisible World
Wild and Crooked
More Happy Than Not
Last Bus to Everland
We Contain Multitudes
Love & Other Curses
Jack of Hearts
The Darkest Part of the Forest
The Love Interest
Boy Meets Boy
okay so I have many many more good books, but if you like any of the books I listed in my opening I feel like you’ll love at least some of these, all of these books deserve your love, time, readership, come on, new world’s await 
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batboyblog · 2 years ago
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Gay Book you NEED! to READ!
you over there! you want to read gay books? YA gay books? good, here’s the must must MUST read books, AND MOST IMPORTANT! when you pick one up and read it TELL ME!
Earth to Charlie Boy Meets Boy Jack of Hearts Openly Straight One Man Guy Love & Other Curses The House of Impossible Beauties Totally Joe Hero Freak Show So Hard to Say Gives Light Alan Cole Is Not a Coward Alan Cole Doesn't Dance How to Repair a Mechanical Heart Silent Tales from Foster High The Lightning-Struck Heart A Destiny of Dragons The Consumption of Magic A Wish Upon the Stars The Boy Who Couldn't Fly Straight The Boy Who Couldn’t Fly Home The Dangerous Art of Blending In Social Intercourse Play Me, I'm Yours Peter Darling More Than This The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley Life as a Teenage Vampire Felix Yz Autoboyography Junior Hero Blues They Both Die at the End The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue Stranger Than Fanfiction History Is All You Left Me 366 Days The Red Sheet When Everything Feels Like the Movies Half Bad Half Wild Half Lost Here's to You, Zeb Pike When Ryan Came Back Because You'll Never Meet Me Wonders of the Invisible World Haffling The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second I'll Give You the Sun Carry On Suicide Watch Ray of Sunlight More Happy Than Not Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (In)visible After School Activities Two Boys Kissing Rainbow Boys There Goes Sunday School The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried The Darkest Part of the Forest We Are the Ants Marco Impossible Fan Art My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan Grasshopper Jungle Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Social Skills At the Edge of the Universe The Art of Starving The Song of Achilles The Love Interest Carry the Ocean How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom
if you have any questions need help picking something else, want to tell me about a book, really anything send me an ask I’m open 24/7 don’t be shy
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queerbookcorner · 2 years ago
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AND YOU SHOULD READ IT BECAUSE:
Who doesn’t want an 18th century gay European roadtrip novel?
Monty is the most disastrous bisexual in the history of ever.
No really, he ends up running through the gardens of the Palace of Versailles naked. Bless.
Felicity provides all the snarky remarks you’re thinking to yourself on said stupid ass shit. 
Percy is biracial and disabled and Monty adores him. You will too. It’s impossible not to love Percy.
MUTUAL PINING. SLOW BURN. FRIENDS TO LOVERS.
is actually FUNNY. Do you know how rare a FUNNY historical fiction book is? Especially a queer one? We’re talking unicorn level rare here.
Also will give you ALL THE FEELS. 
has the most beautiful narration
“The stars dust gold leafing on his skin. And we are looking at each other, just looking, and I swear there are whole lifetimes lived in those small, shared moments.” 
also the most hilarious narration
“It occurs to me then that perhaps getting my little sister drunk and explaining why I screw boys is not the most responsible move on my part.” 
Historically accurate, well-researched and with just the right pinch of the fantastical. 
there are pirates. and highwaymen. and alchemy.
AND there’s a sequel about Felicity (aromantic/asexual who’s about to take the medical world by storm), a badass Muslim pirate girl, and her childhood friend on their own adventure. WITH DRAGONS.
AND there’s a short-story set between the two books about Monty trying (and failing) at making his first time with Percy perfect. It’s coming out in print format in November, so you have time to read the two books first!
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lgbooks · 4 years ago
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A-Z of LGBT
 No one asked for this, but here it is:
(Note that in many of these books, the word for sexual/gender identity is not on the page, so these are what I assume.  I am also using T for all forms of gender identity for ease as well as to prevent spoilers.)
(Also note that some of these books are not perfect in their representation, so please read at your own discretion.  Many of these books can be triggering, so please send me an ask if you are curious about any of the books)
A- Alex as Well by Alyssa Brugman [T]; Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden [L]; Ask the Passengers by A.S. King [L]; Ash by Malinda Lo [L]; Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz [G]; As I Descended by Robin Talley [LG]; Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld [L]; Adaptation (duology) by Malinda Lo [LB, poly]
B- Beauty Queens by Libba Bray [LT]; Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall [G]; Boyfriends With Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez [LGB]; Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirsten Cronn-Mills [T]
C- Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman [G (B?)]; Captive Prince (trilogy) by C.S. Pacat [GB]; Carry On by Rainbow Rowell [G]; The Color Purple by Alice Walker [L]; Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian [GB]
D- The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black [G]; Drag Teen by Jeffery Self [G]
E- Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour [L]
F- The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson [G]; Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick [G]; The Foxhole Court (trilogy) by Nora Sakavic [G]; Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark [T]
G- Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruits by Jaye Robin Brown [L]; The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle [G]; The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee [GB]; Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith [GB]; Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith [L]
H- A Hero at the End of the World by Erin Claiborne [G]; How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis [G]; Hero by Perry Moore [G]
I- I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson [G]; I Am J by Cris Beam [T]
J- Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde [T]; Jerkbait by Mia Siegert [G] 
K- Kiss of the Fur Queen by Tomson Highway [G]; Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters [L]
L- The Last Nude by Ellis Avery [L]; The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich [G]; Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley [L]; Love in the Time of Global Warming (duology) by Francesca Lia Block [GT+ (?)]
M- The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth [L]; The Medici Boy by John L’Heureux [G]; More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera [G]; Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard (Trilogy) by Rick Riordan [BT+] 
N- Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan [G]; Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz [BG]
O- One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva [G]; Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst [L]; Openly Straight (duology) by Bill Konigsberg [G]
P- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky [G]; Proxy (duology) by Alex London [G]; Perfect Ten by L. Philips [G]
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R- The Raven Boys (tetralogy) by Maggie Stiefvater [GB]
S- Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli [GB]; Six of Crows (duology) by Leigh Bardugo [GB]; Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee [LB]; The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller [G]; Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai [G]
T- Tattoo Atlas by Tim Floreen [G]; This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp [L]; The Trials of Apollo (series) by Rick Riordan [GB+]
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W- Willful Machines by Tim Floreen [G]; We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson [G]; Wide Awake by David Levithan [LGBT (?)]; Witch Eyes (trilogy) by Scott Tracey [G]
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oliveiralarissapinha · a year ago
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I hope this fandom isn't dead yet, hey guys I'm in love with trc
My commissions are open btw👉👈
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so you read Red White and Royal Blue and want to know what to read next:
I am a big reader. So when I read rwrb and fell in love I was struggling with reading anything else afterward because of how i fucking love every single moment of that book. I'm assuming y’all have the same feelings or are interested in getting into more books (or both!) so (tldr) here are some books!
So you have fallen in love with royalty:
The Captive Prince series by cs pacat! Um fair warning it seems like total pwp, but I promise it is so much more! It’s a really great queer political drama.
The Royal We by Heather Cox and Jessica Morgan! This is another royal rom-com with a relationship that is based on Kate Middleton and William. Casey read it and it inspired rwrb.
Her Royal Highness. A YA novel set at a Scottish boarding school. Another great queer love story with some quality modern royalty.
Some other bi-disasters:
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. Another YA book. Kinda like if drarry was canon but also totally different. I’d also recommending reading fangirl, very different book but one of my favorites!
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee. Don’t let the summary of this book fool you. This is one of my all-time favorites. Ahhh so complex, just so good. Also, there is a sequel starring felicity who is the main character's sister!
Other great LGBTQ books:
Check, Please! By Ngozi. A webcomic so it’s free online too. I am obsessed and the fandom is pretty lively. Also hockey. H O C K E Y
Heartstopper by Alice Osmond. Once again another webcomic so free online. It’s so cute BUT also goes pretty deep into some topics, also has a coming out story too.
Bloom by Kevin Panetta. This book gave me so many emotions. Also, it’s a graphic novel
I wish you all the best by Mason Deaver. Casey and Mason are friends which is super cool too. This book focuses on a non-binary teen and their coming out story. It was so emotional and pretty draining but such an amazing read.
Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi. The most recent book I read, it’s a story about culture, film, and it’s good and gay.
There Goes Sunday School by Alexander C. Eberhart. I read this a year ago but I had a really hard time getting over it. Man, it was so good and it really deserves more love.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. This book is a total classic and a must-read in YA. SUPER WELL WRITTEN.
Politics:
Not going to Lie, I haven’t read that many political books. But I can recommend a couple of tv shows!
The West Wing. This is one of my favorites if not my legit favorite tv show. It is so good and it just makes you fall in love with the White House. Also, June’s name was inspired by CJ Cregg who is the press secretary.
Parks and Rec. You maybe like what the heck is this doing here but man this show is legit.
Books from others!
We contain multitudes by Sarah Henstra
All books by Becky Albertali (I’ve read love Simon but no others)
A few other people gave me some book recs and I can’t find them :( so sorry y’all. Feel free to add on anything that you feel like i missed. I’ll will def be adding stuff on as I remember more.
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asterein · 4 months ago
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We've grown together our whole lives; branches from the same root; lungs from the same breath.
My + @francesthewren 's illustrated novel Earthflown is now listed on Goodreads! ⭐️Please add to your "to read", it would mean a lot!
Earthflown is a scifi with a magical twist, exploring the water crisis, love and found-family through gay + romance + crime. It will be out in ebook + paperback!
You can read the prologue and subscribe for bonus art and notified about the book launch (with limited free ebook!).
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YA Books About Witches/Wizards/Magic Schools and Magic Training featuring LGBTQ+ Characters
Carry On (Simon Snow series) In Other Lands Bluebell Hall The Witch Boy series Scholars and Sorcery series Wayward Children series Supermutant Magic Academy The Rules series Tally the Witch (Fatebane series) Sidekick Squad series A Hero at the End of the World Magical Girl Academy series The Lost Coast These Witches Don’t Burn/This Coven Won’t Break Brooklyn Brujas series Cemetery Boys Witch Eyes series The After Life Academy: Valkyrie series
 More on this goodreads list!
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writingsbyamna · 6 months ago
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Thinking about the parallel between Patroclus having something of his taken away from him and killing a boy in his anger (albeit accidentally) and then not complaining against being exiled as punishment, and Achilles being parted from Patroclus, thus unleashing his relentless rage, and killing the man who took his Philtatos away from him, and embracing Apollo’s punishment.
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meso-mijali · a year ago
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Do you want queer romance? Do you want fantasy epics? Do you want d r a g o n s? Magic? Swordfighting? POC main characters? Read The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon! Its over 800 pages, is large enough to kill a man, and I couldnt put it down.
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Look at the cover!!! Like holy shit!!!
Please please please please read this!!!!!
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apolloista · 2 years ago
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Ari: I have never met someone as graceful as Dante Quintana, he's so artsy and poetic
Dante in the back throwing around his shoes: FUCKING FEET MURDERERS
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