April 19, 2017

Fave LGBTQ+ Reads

Today's Top 5 Wednesday topic is Favorite LGBTQ+ Books. That giant acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Tran, Queer/Questioning, plus whatever. There are way to many descriptors to add them all to the acronym. It also includes allies of the groups mentioned.

  1. Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli - This is an adorable YA book about a high school boy who is gay, but no one knows. He gets a crush on a boy that he meets online. He finds out the boy goes to his school. Then a bully gets hold of this information and black mails him. It's really written for the YA set, but it's not irritating. I enjoyed this a lot.

  2. George by Alex Gino - This is a Middle Grade book about a boy who is only a boy on the outside.

  3. Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson - This is a series of graphic novels about a group of girls at summer camp. Two of the girls are in a relationship, and it's not even a thing. They just are.

  4. Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley - This is really about mental illness, but the guy in question is also gay. It's kind of a minor plot point. It causes some angst, but everyone is supportive.

  5. Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice - This isn't explicitly gay, but I think there is some crossover. Also, I have come to the realization that I don't read as much LGBTQ+ literature as I should.