Top 5 Wednesday April 19th: Favorite LGBTQ+ Reads

118368Top 5 Wednesday is created by Gingerreadslainey. Each week there is a new bookish topic, where everyone can join and create their top 5 list. You can find more information on the Top 5 Wednesday goodreads group. This week’s topic is:

Favorite LGBTQ+


-Talk about your favorite books that feature LGBTQ+ characters or are by LGBTQ+ authors.

I’m embarrassed that I only have 3 LGBTQ+ books to recommend, and all of them have m/m romances. I know that there are so many great LGBTQ+ books out there, I just need to get my ass in gear and order some.

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

I have talked about this book so many times now. It was one of my favorite reads of last year, and definitely one of the saddest. This story will break your heart! The main character of this book is gay, and the story is about him struggling with that. I don’t want to say too much about what happens in this book, other than that it is highly emotional, heartbreaking and so so GOOD.

The author Adam Silvera is an LGBTQ+ author. He also has another LGBTQ+ book that came out earlier this year, History Is All You Left Me. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m really looking forward to.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

This is another LGBTQ+ book that I read last year and LOVED. This book is very different from the book above. It is light hearted, adorable and fun to read, and I had butterflies in my stomach the whole time I was reading it.

The book is about Simon who is chatting with the mysterious and anonymous boy at his school who goes under the alias Blue.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

This book is tied with the author’s other contemporary book Fangirl. In Fangirl the main character Cath is obsessed with Simon Snow, and she is writing a very successful fanfic of the Simon Snow books. Rainbow Rowell wrote Carry On after Fangirl as a companion novel, and even though both books are tied together you don’t need to read both.

So over to Carry On, because that is the book I’m going to be talking about today. I just needed to mention Fangirl, hehe. This is a fantasy book that follows Simon Snow, his last year at the magical school he is attending. This is a LGBTQ+ book because the romance in this book is m/m romance. The book is a fun and cute read, and even though it is a fantasy novel it has this contemporary feeling about it.

❤ -Rakel

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16 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday April 19th: Favorite LGBTQ+ Reads

  1. When I was trying to write my list, I was quite shocked to realize that I had read barely any books featuring LGBT+ characters either and I didn’t want to talk about Six Of Crows, The Raven Cycle, The Mortal Instruments or Shades Of Magic for the hundredths time on my blog, so I went with books I WANT to read and all of your’s made their way onto my list!

    A little side note: did you intend to put your thoughts Simon on the Carry On header or did you do that by mistake? I noticed while reading and got a little bit confused, thinking I had the books mixed up in my mind!

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    1. Oh have I done something wrong in the post? I need to double check now. Yes I did, haha! thank you for pointing it out, the titles are mixed. Omg.

      Yeah I only mentioned books where the MC was a LGBTQ+. I need to read more LGBTQ+ books, and books that are not m/m romance. I have an eArc of the book Juliet Takes a Breath, and I’m planning on reading it next month.

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  2. I love Simon, I can’t wait for the movie! If you’re looking for f/f books you should try Everything Leads To You by Nina Lacour, Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley and Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson.


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