Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given and this weeks topic is a freebie so I have chosen LGBT Reads
With my LGBT Readathon starting next week, I thought today was the perfect day to tell you about my top ten favourite LGBT Reads. These are all wonderfully written and entertaining books that I would highly recommend. I am also (sneakily) going to let you know the top three LGBT reads that I cannot wait to read.
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan; This book blew me away. It was really well-written, fun, interesting and just a book that I really enjoyed. I loved the way it portrayed many different sexualities (even if they were slightly stereotypical!)
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan; I have to admit, when I saw the US cover of this book, I wasn’t so sure it was one I wanted to read. Not because of the two boys kissing, but simply because I hate text on faces. So when the UK version was released, I was very happy. I ended up reading this book in a day. It was incredibly good, incredibly moving and just a fantastic book.
Boys Don’t Cry by Malorie Blackman; I love Malorie Blackman SO MUCH. Thus, it was inevitable that as soon as I heard about this book, I was going to read it. And I loved it. It is beautifully written, incredibly realistic, and very emotional. Really, really well done.
Pantomime by Laura Lam; This book is so incredible. It is guaranteed to blow you away. I loved everything about this book and I am so glad that Laura recently announced that it has found a new publisher in Tor. If you haven’t read this book, you should rectify that soon!
Starring Kitty by Keris Stainton; This is such a lovely book. I only read it recently but I just fell in love with it. It’s short, wonderful and holds such a cute and lovely story in the middle of it. You are definitely missing out if you haven’t read this book.
Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz; I finished this book quickly because I loved it so much. It was a wonderful story that I just really enjoyed and couldn’t help but squee over a little.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green; This one wasn’t my favourite LGBT book ever as it did get a bit confusing at times BUT it was still very entertaining, very enjoyable and I did, ultimately love it. When I look back on it, I do look back with sentimental and lovely feelings.
Secret by Brigid Kemmerer; It is no secret that I love everything Brigid Kemmerer writes but this book is probably my favourite book she has ever written. It’s so emotional, so powerful and ultimately, incredibly wonderful and heart-warming. I would suggest reading the whole series but if not this book can definitely be read as a stand-alone.
Breathless by Brigid Kemmerer; Alongside Secret, we have this novella. It is the beginning of Nick’s journey and it is such a cute and wonderful story. If you’re looking for a beautiful and heart-warming romance novella, definitely read this book.
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira; I got hooked onto this book very soon into it. It’s a very Perks of Being a Wallflower but SO much better. It’s relatable, emotional and just such a wonderful book. I know there have been some people not enjoying it but I loved it and would highly recommend it.
This Is Not A Love Story by Keren David; I loved Salvage and so when I heard about this book, I was dying to read it. Then finding out it had a bi character in it too, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it even more. I have heard brilliant things about this book and I so expect to love it.
Read Me Like A Book by Liz Kessler; I am dying to read this book. It has an amazing cover, an incredible sounding synopsis and I just cannot wait to finally dive into it.
Unspeakable by Abby Rushton; I heard about this book a year before it was released and could not wait to get my hands on it. It sounds incredible. I will definitely be making sure that I read this book soon because it sounds like the perfect book for me!