Feature: LGBTQ+ Book Recommendations Takeover

Crushed on by kelly, on August 6, 2020, in Book Recommendations, Feature / 0 Comments

Feature: LGBTQ+ Book Recommendations Takeover

Today is a day I do something way out of my comfort zone…I am taking over a parenting instagram Motherhood Unhinged, to recommend LGBTQ+ books for all ages! So of course I’m going to share these books here too!

I have made some slides but if you want to see me gush about YA LGBTQIA+ books you might want to head to my instagram for more!

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Breaking down the YA category is so much harder for me because I read mostly YA and I like to think I read a lot of the queer books out there, even though I haven’t read them all – of course! So I thought I would highlight some of my very favorites of different genres!

Historical Fiction

  • Like A Love Story by Abdi Naziemian
  • Music From Another World by Robin Talley
  • Pulp by Robin Talley (just read all of Robin’s books!)
  • Ziggy, Stardust and Me by James Brandon


  • You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
  • The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg
  • Camp by L.C. Rosen
  • The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus
  • The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding
  • Running With Lions by Julian Winters
  • The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde
  • Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
  • Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig
  • Hold Still by Nina LaCour


  • All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson
  • Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings
  • Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
  • Queer There and Everywhere by Sarah Prager
  • Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • High School by Tegan Quinn & Sara Quinn


  • Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
  • Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
  • When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
  • Dreadnought by April Daniels
  • Stay Gold by Tobly Smith
  • I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
  • The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta
  • Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas *September 1st 2020


  • Once & Future by Cory McCarthy & Amy Rose Capetta
  • Not Your Sidekick (Sidekick Squad) by CB Lee
  • These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
  • Crier’s War by Nina Varela
  • The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
  • We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia 
  • Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
  • The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
  • They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

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