Normally I’d post a review but I asked on twitter whether you’d like instead to get a peek into my TBR this month, and the majority said yes so here I am! Sorry for the ones that preferred a review, I’ll write one for next week!
This month I’m going to try and read as many queer books as I can and I’m crediting Scribd for having such an awesome collection of books! Seriously, they should pay me by now, I mention them so often. Most of these books I’m going to read on Scribd because I was looking at my book shelves and apparently I own like 10 unread books and NONE of those are queer (*sad face*). So unless I order some new ones or magically find myself a good bookstore – OH MY GOD I JUST REMEMBERED I’LL BE IN NEW YORK THIS MONTH AHH THEY HAVE BOOKSTORES
Okay wow anyway, let’s get started on my (hesitant) TBR! I’m not sure I’ll read them all, but these are all the books I’m considering reading this month. I want to limit myself to books with LGBT+ main characters and will – if I can find it – list the LBGT+ representation! Also if you know any non-fiction I might like about queer people or queer topics, let me know, because I’m really new to this genre and I have no clue where to start.
Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy – lesbian/questioning MC
From the reviews I skim read on goodreads I think I am either going to absolutely love it or going to hate it because that seem to be the only options. It’s about a girl who likes swimming and girls, and she starts questioning her identity as a lesbian and whether she might not be bi after all. I read Dumplin’ by the same author and didn’t really like it but maybe I should give her books another try!
Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman – gay MC, m/m ship
I skimmed some reviews and changed my mind, I’m not reading this one. A 17yo and a 24yo boy who fall in love and it’s supposedly very prose-heavy and there’s a lot of sexual attraction involved. And there’s a very inappropriate peach scene I read about that I’d really like to delete from my memory now please.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth – lesbian MC, f/f ship(?)
I’ve heard a lot about this book, mainly because of the movie. It’s about a girl who discovers she is a lesbian and goes to live with her conservative grandmother and I think there’s a conversion camp involved. I’m not 100% sure I will love this book but it’s definitely worth a try!
The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson – gay MC, m/m ship
It’s written by Shaun David Hutchinson and that’s reason enough for me to pick it up! He’s so underrated, seriously, go read his books. This one is about a boy who ends up in a hospital and falls in love with a bullied boy who also gets into the hospital. It’s also part graphic novel and sounds amazing!
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reed – bi MC, f/f ship
Since the entire book community will not stop talking about this, I think I should give it a try even though the hype terrifies me. It’s about a Cuban bisexual famous person who tells her life story to a reporter.
Peter Darling by Austin Chant – Trans gay MC, m/m ship
I’ve heard great things about this book, and I’ve been eyeing it for a while but since it’s on Scribd, I’ll definitely pick it up! It’s about a transgender Peter Pan who falls for Captain Hook and I’M HOOKED already (sorry for the pun).
Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera – lesbian MC (WOC)
The blurb is a little vague but this book is queer, intersectional and about feminism and that is enough for me to pick it up!
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde – bi MC, f/f ship
I have been wanting to read this book for so long! I just haven’t gotten myself a copy yet so maybe if I find it in a bookstore, I’ll get it finally! It’s about three friends: a Chinese-Australian bisexual youtube star, a fat and autistic girl with social anxiety and a Latinx-American boy, who go to a con and I read the first chapter and loved it!
Baker Thief by Claudie Arsenault – aromantic bigender MC and biromantic demisexual MC
I already published this post when I realized I hadn’t added this book yet! I’m already reading it and loving it! It’s about Claude/Claire who is a baker by day, thief by night and the detective that’s trying to catch them! And I think they become friends? Sounds WONDERFUL. I got an eARC but it releases soon!
As you might have noticed there are a lot of gay and lesbian MCs in this list, so I’d like to add in some other books that are for example about enby or aro or ace or pan or bi or other queer folx so if you have any recommendations, let me know!