Top Ten Tuesday; LGBT Reads

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.


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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!

What LGBT books would you recommend?



  • Sophie

    I’ve probably recommended it to you before, but The Miseducation of Cameron Post is beyond incredible. I read it years and years ago and I still find myself thinking about it.

  • Hollie

    Boy Meets Boy is such a wonderful book! And shamefully, the only one off your list that I’ve read, barring Will Grayson, Will Grayson, which was also wonderful, and I’m looking forward to finally picking up Hold Me Closer soon. The rest of these are going on my TBR pile ASAP.

  • Rebecca

    Have you read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda? It’s so adorable and heart-warming and a must-read! I just posted my blog review for it if you wanna check it out. But spoiler alert: it’s a rave review like the rest. Hope you read it soon!

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