Top Ten LGBTQ Books I Want to Read

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I’ve started off my year reading two LGBT books, The Song of Achilles and As Meat Loves Salt, both of which I loved. I can’t seem to get enough of these books, specifically lgbt themes in historical war settings. While checking through goodreads lists I recognized several LGBT books that have either been on my wishlist/shelf for years and books I just generally want to jump on.

Top Ten LGBTQ Books I Want to Read

1. Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden – This book is a staple I need to get too, I rarely reading fiction with lgbt female protagonist so this year I definitely need to rectify that.
2. Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin – I adore the cover and I’ve seen fantastic video reviews on the story.
3. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth – Been on my wishlist forever, it seems like a good, substantial contemporary to get lost in.
4. Fan Art by Sarah Tregay – Been on my wishlist for a while.
5. One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva – I love coming of age stories and this one just seems adorable.

Top Ten LGBTQ Books I Want to Read

6. The Persian Boy by Mary Renault – This book seems like it would feed my new love for historical fiction and I’ve read fantastic things about the author.
7. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour – Beautiful cover and lovely title, this books just sounds sweet and wonderful and I need to read something by Nina LaCour.
8. At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill – I’ve attempted to read this twice now, the writing takes some getting used to so maybe that’s why I lost my patience and abandoned it but the reviews have me intrigued and determined to read this book.
9. Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie – There’s just something about this synopsis that pulls me in everytime, I’ve always put off picking it up but I’d like to satisfy my curiosity soon.
10. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides – I’ve had this book on my shelf for years, while I didn’t enjoy The Virgin Suicides I still liked the author’s writing and the plot sounds very different from anything I’ve ever read.

10 thoughts on “Top Ten LGBTQ Books I Want to Read”

  1. Megan Mc Dade

    I haven’t read any LGBT books before I have read some with LGBT character in them but never the leads. The only one on your list I have heard of is fan art which I want to read.

    My top ten

  2. Kay

    I read MIDDLESEX a few years ago. Very, very interesting.

  3. Elizabeth

    I need to read a couple of these books so bad!!! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday if you wanna check it out :)

  4. Valerie

    Gah I haven’t read any of these, which I need to note down somewhere because I need more lgbtq in my life. Nice list though! I’ve been meaning to read Everything Leads to You, but just haven’t gotten around to it 😛

  5. Tina

    I haven’t read any of these, but Middlesex in on my shelf too! New follower (:

    Tina @ Pages of Comfort

  6. Ash @ Typing Tiara

    Annie on my Mind has been on my wishlist for what seems like forever and I keep forgetting to sneak it in on one of my orders. And Everything Leads to You is on my wishlist as well because I absolutely adored Hold Still by Nina LaCour and I really want to read more by her.

    Happy reading!

  7. Cayce

    Nice list! I approve 😀
    I have read and loved quite a few of these (Golden Boy, Fan Art, One Man Guy, Everything Leads to You, Personal Effects – <3) Hope you enjoy them too!! :)

  8. Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages

    Oh my goodness. Can I gush about a few of these books?!

    Everything Leads to You is SOOOO amazing. Nina LaCour is a favorite of mine, and this book is beautiful and amazing and perfect. I cannot recommend it enough. I love it. So so so so much. The thing I love the most about it is that it isn’t a book about the issue of being a lesbian. It just happens to be about an out, proud, and happy lesbian. Oh gosh. I love it.

    One Man Guy is really amazing, too. It’s definitely one of those discovering yourself and your identity type books, but it does it SO well. I have so much love for it.

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