Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. Each week they post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All you need to do is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post. Have fun with it! It’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers. If you don’t want to follow the weekly topics, you can come up with your own instead, and it doesn’t have to be a list of ten. It can be top 5, top 15, top 50! Whatever you want.
Since June is Pride Month I thought I’d make a ‘Top Ten Tuesday’ of my favorite books containing lgbt romances! Here we go, in no particular order:
Simon was one of my top reads of 2015. It was so freaking cute! I love the kind of romances that begin with two people getting to know each other anonymously through the internet, until they finally meet. And I loved the suspense of trying to guess who was Simon’s mystery quasi boyfriend.
I’ll Give You the Sun was another 2015 favorite, and I loved watching Noah and Brian’s friendship slowly grow into something more as they grew up. They were both such eccentric characters and Jandy Nelson’s writing is beautifully unique.
More Happy Than Not was definitely more on the sad side of things, and it had me crying like a baby, but it has such an important about sexuality and trying to change/forget who you are.
Far From You was the first book I’ve read featuring a bisexual character-something that’s very rare in the book world. It was a heartbreaking, tragic, creepy and suspenseful story surrounding sexuality, drug abuse and love.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post had me wanting to rip my hair out at times. It takes place during the 90’s, featuring gay 17 year old Cameron Post, who has to move in with her extremely religious and homophobic aunt when her parents die suddenly. Her aunt sends Cameron to a Christian “conversion” camp when she discovers that she likes girls, and the way she acted towards her was downright disgusting. It was a very moving story of survival and friendship and I very much enjoyed it.
We are the Ants is another one that had me crying a lot. Henry’s still dealing with the suicide of his boyfriend the year previously, and when he’s abducted by aliens who give him to option to save the planet from destruction simply by pushing a button, he isn’t so sure that he wants to. Even as he begins to fall for the new boy at school, he struggles with the decision he’s been presented with. With the bullying and homophobia and family dysfunction he deals with on a daily basis, does he really care to save the world?
I wish I had a longer list, but sadly, there are a lot of lgbt romances I still have not gotten to yet! So here’s a quick ‘Top Ten’ list of the ones on my TBR:
What your favorite lgbt based books? Tell me in the comments!