4 LGBT+ Books I Need to Read ASAP

There are so many books I haven’t read yet but need to read! One thing that always makes me want to read a book is LGBT+ representation or diversity in general, and I’ve read a lot of those already, but I always want more! So here are 4 books that are on my TBR that are queer and I really want to read. There are of course more on my TBR than only these ones so let me know if you’d like a part 2 of this post!

Somehow this post turned into a bi-rep post but hey, I like that!

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We Go Forward by Alison Evans

28421892This is an indie book, and I’ve been wanting to read it since I first heard about it! It has an aro-ace main character and I have not read much of those yet. I might read it during IndieAthon if I have more space left on my TBR (it’s already huge I think)

Christie travels to run, to forget. She has no place to call home, but desperately wishes she did.

Roslyn has never been overseas and fears getting stuck in one place. If she’s never left Melbourne, how does she know that’s home?

A crossing of paths in Berlin, wine, and wifi leads to the two traveling together, and as they travel the two find some things they were looking for, and maybe something they weren’t…

LGBT+ representation: bisexual, aromantic-asexual

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Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

28245707This book has gotten so popular and I’ve been wanting to read it for so long, but I just haven’t! Somehow I never seem to get to it, though I’ve been really interested in it! I need to find myself a copy soon! (I mean, the word feminist is enough to make me read any book)

Three friends, two love stories, one convention: this fun, feminist love letter to geek culture is all about fandom, friendship, and finding the courage to be yourself.

Charlie likes to stand out. She’s a vlogger and actress promoting her first movie at SupaCon, and this is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.

Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with her best guy friend Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about a fan contest for her favorite fandom, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.

LGBT+ representation: bisexual

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Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

25062038This one is not as well-known as Queens of Geek but I think it has the same potential to become a new favourite as Queens of Geek! There’s so much diversity and representation in this book, not just LGBT+, but also racial diversity and mental health issues. It sounds like one of those heavy but not too heavy books, like there are difficult topics discussed but the story isn’t too heavy? Idk.

When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn’t sure if she’ll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.

But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new…the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel’s disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself–or worse.

LGBT+ representation: bisexual/questioning, lesbian

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Furyborn by Claire Legrand

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I feel like I’ve talked about this book so often and yet, I haven’t read it. I’ve got an eARC I’ll read somewhere in the next couple of months. AND NOBODY TOLD ME THIS HAS QUEER REP, I’m disappointed in you guys (just kidding). I’m excited for this book but I’m also scared. It looks so intimidating and huge, and high fantasy isn’t usually my cup of tea (help).

When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first.

A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable–until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire is more terrible than she ever imagined.

As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world–and of each other.

LGBT+ representation: bisexual

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Are any of these on your TBR? Or have you read one or more of these perhaps? Any fantasy with queer rep I should read, since I found it hard to include LGBT+ fantasy? What LGBT+ books are on your tbr?

39 thoughts on “4 LGBT+ Books I Need to Read ASAP

  1. Ahhhhh I‘m all about bi rep (and any kind of queer rep at all tbh) and all of these sound so good! I haven‘t read many books with ace-aro protagonists so I‘m definitely interested in the first book! Also because it‘s an indie book and I definitely want to support more authors who might not get as much attention as traditionally published authors!

    I hope you‘ll enjoy Queens of Geek! I definitely liked the bi rep and I loooooved that there was a character with anxiety that I could relate to! The only thing that sort of let me down was the writing, but I hope you‘ll enjoy it nonetheless! I can‘t wait to read your reviews for all of these 🙂

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  2. I’m so excited to read Furyborn! My little bisexual can’t even sit still hahaha I’ve been crazily wanting to read Reign of the Fallen ever since I heard about it but haven’t bought it yet. I’ve heard it has bisexual representation as well, plus necromancers. Perhaps once I’m done with the semester, I’ll treat myself!

    I’ve heard a lot about Little & Lion, the title itself is so cute! So I’m gonna give that a try as well.

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    1. OOh I think I’ve heard of Reign of the Fallen! I hope you’ll love all of the books! (You definitely deserve to treat yourself :P)

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  3. I love love love Queens of Geek, it was one of my favorite books last year and quickly became and all time favorite 😍 There is so much fandom culture and lots of diversity ♥ I can only highly recommend it to you 🙂
    I’m soo excited for Furyborn and only lately have been hearing of the rep in it!

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  4. Ugh I’m SO ANGRY that no one mentioned Furyborn had a bi MC?? I got an ARC after I found out about it (which made more excited about it, of course) but still, I would’ve liked to know and it’s really sad how little we talk about rep in books when it’s so important to readers. 😦 I really want to read Queens of Geek but a lot of people seemed to not like it? But it seems so diverse aaaghhh.

    Also, I heard some things about the rep in Little & Lion (both bi characters were cheating, I think?) that makes me a little concerned :/

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    1. Yes, me too! It’s so important! I am so grateful for people listing diversity rep in their reviews (I kinda should do that too though)
      I’ve heard such good things but also not good things? So I don’t know, but I’ll definitely read it so I guess we’ll find out?
      Owww that doesn’t sound really good 😦

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  5. We Go Forward sounds fantastic, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!
    I am currently reading Queens of Geek, so far it’s really fun. It’s really relatable to me personally, because I’m from Aus and can relate to the level of nerds the main characters are on.

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  6. I can’t even put my love for Queens of Geek into words – I love it so much ❤️ Hope you’ll enjoy it just as much! I don’t think I’ve heard of Furyborn before? Though then again my memory is terrible haha. It sounds amazing though, and it’s queer?? Yes please!

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    1. I’m so glad you loved Queens of Geek! I can’t wait to read it! Furyborn has gotten quite a bit of hype lately but it’s not out yet. I hope you’ll love it!

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  7. I did’t know or maybe I just don’t remember about Queens of Geek was LGBTQI+ 😮 I got that book recommended and added to my Goodreads list! I hope you can get to read it 😀 I will be keeping it in mind! I was on sale on kindle a few days ago… hmmm

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