Truth be told, I can’t really thing of any books I’ve read that had LGBTQ+ characters or romance at the forefront. The one that comes to mind is Carry On, which I LOVED, but other than that…
This lack of LGBTQ+ books in my reading life is not intentional. It’s just that contemporary/ romance in general isn’t a genre I read a lot of, and most LGBTQ+ books fall into those categories. I do see a lot of LGBTQ+ side characters in the fantasy and historical novels I read but they’re never the main character.
Even though I haven’t read that many, slowly more and more are making their way onto my TBR! Here’s 5 that I hope to read sometime soon.
Night Swimming by Steph Bowe
In addition to being a LGBTQ+ read, this one is also a #LoveOzYA novel! Sent to me from Text publishing, it’s going to be my first love triangle that features two girls and one guy. It’s a proper triangle too, with two best friends crushing on the same girl (compared to the usual love triangle of two guys who don’t like each other chasing the girl).
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
I didn’t realise The Song of Achilles was featured a M/M romance until after I bought it. The main thing that made me want to read it was all they hype and the fact it’s set in ancient Rome.
Clancy of the Undertow by Christopher Currie
A loveozya F/F romance, this was sent to me unsolicited by Text Publishing (who also coincidentally sent me Night Swimming). It sounds like it will be full of feels revolving around family and getting to know yourself.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
The hype behind this book is crazy! I’m so intrigued to see why basically everyone loves it so much. Plus I think I had a dream I owned it, and then was super surprised when I couldn’t find a copy for my photo so clearly my subconscious is telling me to get my act together.
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Another M/M romance with a tonne of hype. A lot of my blogging friends highly recommend this so I’m checking it out for them. I’m also intrigued by the mystery aspect of Blue’s identity.