Chat Between Chapters: LGBT

October 11, 2015 Chat Between Chapters, Featured Posts 22


 Today is Coming Out Day, so let’s chat about LGBT books and share some recs.

Julie Review Avatar Julie:

Goodreads has a tag for LGBT so we can see there are quite a few books with diverse characters.

One of the most popular LGBT books I’ve read is Will Grayson, Will Grayson. I like author collaborations and dual narrations, and Tiny really carries this book. I also read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, which has received all kinds of awards, but I didn’t care for it. The Perks of Being a Wallflower  is another popular book with some great quotes.


I seem to read a lot of books with LGBT secondary characters. The Mortal Instruments books, Hopeless, books by Michael Chabon, and yes, Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and the Perks of Being a Wallflower. And now that I’ve gone through all the lists that Julie referenced, I should probably start reading some books with LGBT main characters. Taking suggestions!

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22 Responses to “Chat Between Chapters: LGBT”

  1. Genea @ My Heart Beats For Books

    All my LGBT reads have been secondary characters too, I do own a few books that I really should get to and rectify that. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli and Every Day by David Levithan, not sure how much LGBT is a focus in these books are, but I believe the main characters are gay and the books are YA too.

    • Lynn

      Every Day was pretty good, Genea. Though, also difficult sometimes to read. And I’ve heard good things about Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. I’ll have to check that out.

  2. Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    Fabulous topic! I have read a few (not enough, but a few!) and I really liked I’ll Give You the Sun, More Happy than Not, An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes, The Darkest Part of the Forest, Half Bad.. there are probably a couple more, but those were the ones that popped into my head!!
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    • Lynn

      Thanks, Melanie. The Magpie Lord looks really good. And I like the warning at the bottom of the synopsis on Goodreads. Warning me away just makes me want to read it even more!

  3. Cynthia @ Bingeing On Books

    Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera is amazing as well. Not Otherwise Specified and I’ll Give You The Sun are also really good. I also read The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson. It is a book about a transgender boy and I don’t think it gets nearly enough love. It was really good.
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  4. Let's Get Beyond Tolerance

    Great post! I’d love it if you all would check out my blog (it’s all about LGBT+ entertainment and news, but with a more YA Focus). However, for LGBT book recommendations. I really loved Luna (about a transgender teen) by Julie Anne Peters. I just read Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa recently and enjoyed it a lot (features two main characters that are gay).

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    • Lynn

      Thanks for stopping by, Lauren. We’ll have to check out your blog, and recommendations!

  5. Ramona

    I agree with Nicole. Perhaps the best book I read this year – and the biggest surprise, to be sure – was I’ll Give You The Sun. Such a revelation…
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  6. Terri M., the Director

    Excellent topic! I haven’t actively sought out LGBT books, but I have accidentally discovered them. 🙂 A recent release I would recommend reading is Ink & Bone by Rachel Caine.

    There’s a local author who is transgender, Rachel Eliason/R.J. Eliason who is known for her LGBT characters. I haven’t read any of her novels yet, but I do own one and I hope to read it soon!
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  7. Sofia

    Great topic. I would recommend Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan and Ask the Passengers by A.S. King. Those are two good YA books to start anyone wanting to read LGBT books.

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