Hello, my loves! June is Pride Month here in The United States! So, I figured I’d write up a quick post about fifteen LGBTQIAP+ recommendations of books that I’ve read, that I’ve loved, and that mean a lot to me! I feel so very blessed to have all of these on my bookshelves! 💖💛💙
This list is going to briefly talk about the sexual representation of each book! But I linked my reviews to all of these, so please read if you’d like more information, besides just the sexual representation! I love all fifteen of these books with my whole heart and soul! 🌈
➽ The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
❤ m/m relationship (gay main characters).
➽ The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion (Danielle Cain #1) by Margaret Killjoy
🧡 full queer cast, main character starring a f/f relationship, m/m relationship between side characters, trans man side character, genderqueer side character, and talk of a polyamorous relationship in book two. (Please pick these novellas up)!
➽ Black Iris by Elliot Wake
💛 f/f relationship & sexual fluidity (also, the book that made realize I am pan)!
➽ The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin
💚 polyamorous relationship (m/m/f) & trans woman side character.
➽ The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (The Road to Nowhere #1) by Meg Elison
💙 genderqueer & bi main character (both m/f and f/f relationships).
➽ Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire
💜 asexual main character, trans boy side character, & other queer main characters from other books in the series.
➽ Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
❤ bi main character (f/m relationship) & bi, lesbian, and genderqueer side characters (f/f side relationship).
➽ Inkmistress (Of Fire and Stars 0.5) by Audrey Coulthurst
🧡 bi main character (both f/f and f/m relationships).
➽ All Out Anthology edited by Saundra Mitchell
💛 short stories starring trans characters, asexual characters, gay characters, lesbian characters, bi characters, sexuality not stated but for sure queer characters.
➽ Reign of the Fallen (Reign of the Fallen #1) by Sarah Glenn Marsh
💚 f/f relationship, bi main character, and m/m side character relationship.
➽ The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
💙 m/m relationship (gay main characters & best first kiss scene ever).
➽ The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
💜 f/f relationship (bi & lesbian), and m/m side character relationship.
➽ Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep #1) by Mira Grant
❤ f/f relationship (bi & lesbian).
➽ Sunstone, Vol. 1 (Sunstone #1) by Stjepan Šejić
🧡 f/f relationship (bi & lesbian).
➽ Zodiac Starforce, Volume 1 by Kevin Panetta & Paulina Ganucheau
💛 trans girl main character & f/f relationship (bi & queer/never stated).
➽ And here are some amazing blog/vlog posts by some of my favorites!
❤ Elise & The Bookish Actress
🧡 Silvia @ Silvia Reads Books
💛 May @ Forever and Everly
💚 Lea @ Drums of Autumn
💙 Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams
💜 LaRonda @FlyingPaperbacks
And obviously these are not nearly all the amazing LGBTQIAP+ books and recommendations out there! These are just some (and some people and websites) that I love! And I hope that you might love them, too! Happy reading and happy Pride, loves! 🌈