The LGBT Challenge is hosted by Niji Feels. I only read two books from the TBR I selected at the beginning of the year but I discovered a lot of new, wonderful books when I strayed from that pile, some books with pleasantly surprising LGBT themes. There were phases where all I wanted to read was adult M/M romance and for a few weeks I just marathoned all the yaoi and shounen-ai possible. I’m disappointed I didn’t read any lesbian fiction or anything outside the male/male romance, I need to broaden my reading spectrum so I’m definitely going to work on that next year.
I also want to participate in more discussion/recommendation posts so hopefully I can actually keep up with doing that. Aaand commenting on other bloggers’ posts and reviews, I spent so much time lurking and reading, it would have taken very little for me to actually praise all the lovely challenge participants and their amazing posts. Anyhow here’s the survey and if you want to take part in the 2015 challenge then you can sign up here.
1. Number of YA LGBT books you have read in 2014
2. Top 3 YA LGBT you read this year
Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz – Such a strange book but I adored Teeth and Rudy. I loved how their friendship progressed throughout the book although the ending killed me.
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – very subtle LGBT themes.
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – Noah and Brian’s relationship is wonderful.
3. YA LGBT book you recommended the most to other readers in 2014. (Had they read it?)
Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz, I always recommended this one with a ‘expect bizarre plot’ warning. I’m not sure if the people I recommended it to read it.
4. YA LGBT book you are most likely to re-read (next year)
I’ll probably reread my favourite Ronan/Adam scenes from the Raven Cycle, I’m shipping them so hard and I’d love to reread Teeth. It makes my heart ache but I love the feeling.
5. YA LGBT that you keep meaning to read, but still haven’t… (because reasons…)
More Than This by Patrick Ness. I got bored within the first few pages, I was also in a nasty reading slump so that didn’t help at all.
6. YA LGBT that totally surprised you, (in a good or bad way)
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith. Such a weird book but I was surprised by how much I loved Austin and Robby and by how much I wanted them to be together.
7. Favorite debut or new to you YA LGBT author of 2014
Hannah Moskowitz, her writing sucks me in each time. I just feel for her characters.
8. Best YA LGBT cover(s) of 2014
9. Favorite YA LGBT review/post
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater. It was so easy expressing how much I enjoyed this book, one of the easiest reviews I had to write this year and I love this series so its become my favourite.
10. 2015 release(s) you are most excited about
1. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – I just love the name and the cover.
2. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera – The concept sounds interesting and I love the setting.
3. Anything Could Happen by Will Walton – This sounds like it shall give me all the feels
4. Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz – because she’s one of my favourite authors.
5. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – After reading Fangirl I searched up fanfic for Baz/Simon so a full length book by Rainbow Rowell was a dream come true. I am beyond excited for this.