T5W: LGBTQIA+ Reads

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey. You get a new topic every Wednesday, and you list your Top 5 books related to that topic. If you’d like to take part, join the Goodreads group, and add your name to the list of bloggers & booktubers!

As you may or may not know, I am a massive believer in equality among all. Whether that be by religion and beliefs, nationality and sexuality. So as you can imagine, this subject is a perfect one for me! Even though I’m straight, I love reading books about all types of people – and that includes LGBTQIA+ people.

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As you can tell from my review, I really loved this adorable read. It’s one I’d love to pick up again and re-read it!

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It’s pretty safe to say this is one of my favourite books of all time – simply because it’s different to all of the other LGBTQIA+ books I’ve read. Instead of focusing on the main character coming out, it focused on how anyone, of any sexuality, can be supportive of them and stand together. I love that.

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This book is great for it’s lack of coming out and focus on the story. Many people say we need more books with LGBTQIA+ teens just being normal people. And it’s so true! This book is one of the few that fit into the catagory, and it’s also one of my favourite books ever.

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I’ll give you the sun is one of those special, woah-what-a-book reads that don’t come too often. It made me laugh, it made me cry. It gave me an entire spectrum of emotion, and I loved it.

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There are hardly any YA books out there about transgender teens, and I love that Lisa chose to be so brave and write this story.

Other books I’d love to mention are:
You Know Me Well by David Levithan & Nina LaCour
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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17 thoughts on “T5W: LGBTQIA+ Reads

    1. Because it focuses on the transition of a male becoming a female as a teenager. It’s just a matter of opinion, but I think it focuses more heavily on gender identity rather than romance.

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      1. I don’t think that it makes it any less of a LGBTQ+ book though? There are lots of other LGBTQ+ books that are included that don’t have romances in them. LGBTQ+ is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. The LGBTQ community isn’t just about sexual attraction?

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      2. It’s ok. Everybody makes mistakes sometimes. I’m glad I asked now though as I wasn’t too sure about bringing it up, but thought it was likely to be either you didn’t realise or just didn’t know! Acronyms get super confusing for a lot of people

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  1. “Many people say we need more books with LGBTQIA+ teens just being normal people.” THANK YOU. We need more EVERYTHING with this.
    Something that annoyed me with Boy Likes Boy was it claimed to be doing this, but it brought up the main guy’s sexuality every other page. Yes, we get you like guys. The book is about your crush on a guy. You don’t have to keep reminding us, thanks.
    Also, have you ever read Boy Robot?

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    1. I totally agree!
      Oh, I haven’t read Boy Likes Boy yet, although I think it’s on my TBR.
      I haven’t!
      Also, The Next Together is infamous in the book world for being a novel that focuses on ‘LGBTQIA+ teens being normal people’

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      1. THANK YOU.
        It’s…okay. It was probably better in 2003 when it first came out.
        Believe me, you shouldn’t. I haven’t gotten that far into it, but so far it feels like a crappier version of Mila 2.0.
        It is? I’ll have to check it out! 😀

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