10 (more) LGBT+ Book Recommendations in One Sentence | Part 2

Since you all seemed to enjoyed my last post in which I recommended 10 LGBT+ books in one sentence, I wanted to do another post! I would do a third one, but I don’t think I have read enough LGBT+ that were so good I need to recommend them!ย All of the below-mentioned books were 4 or 5 star reads, and you probably know quite a few of them because I talk about them a lot (or at least, thatโ€™s what it feels like). I have listed the representation as best as I could but for a lot of these it has been a while since I have read them and I might have forgotten about some things, so feel free to send me additions if neccessary.

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The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson

Girl finds out she has healing powers and then the apocalypse happens.

Rep: bi MC of Cuban descent (also: Islamic character, depression, questioning/aro/ace character)

The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Life is all fun and games until you’re sent on a trip to “mature” and also fall for your biracial best friend (while growing up in racist Victorian England)

Rep: bi MC, biracial (black+white?) LI, aro-ace character (not named on page but pretty clear from context), m/m ship

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Girl needs to find her mother in the City of Sin and finds herself becoming allies with a gang lord.

Rep: bi black MC (also: some minor queer characters)

Future Leaders of Nowhere by Emily O’Beirne

Two girls fall in love at a summer camp about leadership.

Rep: biracial (I think she was part Native-American, sorry I can’t for the sake of me remember the details) lesbian MC, bisexual MC.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Group of teens try to pull of the biggest heist in the history of heists while being completely badass.

Rep: gay MC, black bisexual MC (also: brown MC (from a fictional country reminiscent of India), fat MC, disabled MC, and rep of learning disability, touch-aversion, PTSD)

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Snow white retelling about family and how the evil queen became evil (and actually wasn’t that evil).

Rep: sapphic MC (also: sapphic LI)

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Artsy fangirl is asked to make art for her favourite podcast, becomes friends with the creator and learns to be herself.

Rep: biracial (Ethiopian/white?) bisexual MC (also: demi-ace character, gay character, Asian character, m/m ship)

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

Lesbian girl finds herself questioning her sexuality when she develops feelings for a boy and also has to deal with her pregnant sister, several jobs and living in poverty.

Rep: lesbian/questioning/bi MC (also: black LI, f/f and m/f ship)

None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

A girl learns she is intersex which shifts her entire world.

Rep: intersex MC

Note: this book has mixed reviews and though it is a very important, I have also heard the representation has been found to be problematic.

The Long Way to A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Rosemary joins the crew of a spaceship filled with wonderful people that quickly become like family to her and goes on adventures through space.

Rep: I genuinely can’t remember most of the representation because there is so much of it and it’s been a while, but I do remember this: sapphic MC, f/f ship, enby MC and side characters, POC characters, possibly pan characters? (also: some of the characters are not human and there are inter-species relationships etc and I don’t know how to categorize that)

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Have you read any of these books? Did you enjoy them? Which books would you recommend?

By the way if any of the terms I used are unclear, feel free to ask me (but google is also always there to answer all your questions and google probably knows better than I do :P)

41 thoughts on “10 (more) LGBT+ Book Recommendations in One Sentence | Part 2

      1. So I have heard! but these are extra elements that call my attention haha I like when a book has LGBTQIA+ characters but it is not like the main point… like they don’t make a fuzz about being gay or bi o w.ever XD like it doesn’t go around that specific topic, am I making sense? XD

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  1. Ahh I love these lists so, so much, thank you for making these Lia โค I I loved Radio Silence SO much, as well as Girls Made of Snow and glass. Future Leaders of Nowhere sounds really good and I can't waaaaaait to read Six of Crows haha – I will soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I ended up jumping on the hype train for Gentleman’s Guide late last year and ended up adoring it. Monty and Percy are precious gems. Also, I didn’t realize Ace of Shades was diverse! I wasn’t super interested in it before but now I think I might have to finally read my eARC of it!

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    1. I didn’t expect to love the Gentlemen’s Guide so much but I did! Yes it is, one of the main characters is black and bi and the author said there will be even more LGBT+ rep in the sequel!

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  3. LIFE IS ALL FUN AND GAMES UNTIL YOUโ€™RE SENT ON A TRIP TO โ€œMATUREโ€ AND ALSO FALL FOR YOUR BIRACIAL BEST FRIEND (WHILE GROWING UP IN RACIST VICTORIAN ENGLAND)

    this sounds so good omg now I’m kinda motivated to read it. maybe. (it’s on my TBR for a challenge next month…)

    ooh, I didn’t know The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet has so much rep? that one is also on my challenge TBR for next month. these are the two books I’ve told myself to read so many times but I always put them off…

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    1. It’s so cute, Alexa, you should read it!
      The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet has such interesting diversity because it not only has diverse humans but also so many different cultures and species that have different family dynamics and things like that, it’s so interesting!

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      1. I always love aliens with different dynamics to humans ๐Ÿ˜€ You’re allowed to kick my butt if I don’t read them both next month >.< It's been too long.

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  4. I’ve read Six Of Crows, but I want to read ALL of these! I love that we’re discovering more and more diverse books, and that these characters arcs are all finally getting the attention they deserve! Great post!!

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  5. I need to read all these books. So helpful to my little queer heart!! Have I thanked you for these lists? I swear you are like the gatekeeper to my queer soul, feeding me all the right books โ™ก

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  6. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet is, ugh, so lovely, I thoroughly enjoyed it and it helped get me out of a slump. Besides all of the diversity in the crew and the alien cultures that Chambers’ wove, it’s such a hopeful book. That crew /cares/ about each other and their hearts break for each other and they help each other heal and I love that.

    I definitely need to get on reading Six of Crows. Gonna try for next month. Also all of these, lol. Thanks for such a great post!

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    1. I really enjoyed The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, though it was a little too slow for me. I loved everything else about it though! Yesss you should read Six of Crows!

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  7. These are some great recommendations! I didn’t know a lot of these books had lgbtq+ characters!
    I also recommend I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman it’s about fangirls and bands and has bi, gay and transgender characters

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    1. Ahh I’m glad you liked it! Yess I love I Was Born For This, I’m pretty sure I put it in my part 1 of this mini post series!

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