Feature: Happy Pride – A Short List of YA LGBTQIA+ Books That I Love!

Feature: Happy Pride – A Short List of YA LGBTQIA+ Books That I Love!

Happy Pride Month! As you may or may not know, I’m Kelly, and I’m queer. As my new Evie Seo shirt says, I’m Bookish Queer! There are a lot of YA LGBTQIA+ books out in the market, but today I want to highlight a few that I absolutely love! I could never pick a favorite LGBT book so I will just highlight a few of my favorites (in no particular order) in a few different genres – some are even Own Voices, as well as a few upcoming releases I am really excited about!

If you aren’t a part of this marginalization, I can’t stress enough how important it is to read a book outside of your representation, read diverse books, there is a whole world out there and you as a bookish person should want to expand your knowledge and your understanding of the world of YA fiction. I read a lot of books with non-queer characters so if I can read outside of my identity, so can you!

Also, just because I enjoyed these books for the story they shared with me, doesn’t mean you will love them as much as I did. Some books aren’t for everyone, some have triggers, especially for people struggling with their identity.

I have added links out to Goodreads and Amazon for each title – hope you will look into them some more! If you have questions about the representations included or just want to share with me your favorite GLBTQ reads, leave me a comment! Also check out GAY YA and LGBTQ Reads for a whole lot more information!

 

Favorite Reads:

Girl Mans Up by M.E. Girard  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

Boy Robot by Simon Curtis  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

We are the Ants by Shuan David Hutchinson  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

As I Descended by Robin Talley  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

Timekeeper by Tara Sim  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

 

None of the Above by I.G. Gregorio  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

Every Day by David Levithan  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

 

Highly Anticipating Upcoming Releases:

27 Hours by Tristina Wright  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

Reign of the Fallen Sarah Glenn Marsh  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mckenzie Lee  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

Not Your Villian by CB Lee  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston  — Goodreads  **  Amazon

 

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5 Comments

  1. KrystiYAandWine
    June 16, 2017

    I REALLY need to read Boy Robot. I am getting there. I promise! 🙂

    • kelly
      June 17, 2017

      YES!! <3 The audio was great if that helps!

  2. Mama Reads Blog
    June 16, 2017

    You certainly know how to crack open my tbr volcano…

    • kelly
      June 17, 2017

      Sorry Not Sorry…these are must reads!

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