and i read blue is the warmest color

LGBT book list

Hey! I’m the anonymous who sent you an ask earlier about having an LGBT book list. I don’t have tumblr, hence the message :) So I’ve broken it into two major categories, and tried to include books from as many different genres as possible, so that there’s a wide variety for people to choose from.

Books whose major characters are LGBT and/or have LGBT themes:

Basically anything by David Levithan (YA)

If I Was Your Girl: Meredith Russo (YA)

Symptoms of Being Human: Jeff Garvin (YA)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Stephen Chbosky (YA)

Carry On: Rainbow Rowell (YA)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe: Benjamin Alire Saenz (YA)

Every Heart a Doorway: Seanan McGuire (YA)

I’ll Give You the Sun: Jandy Nelson (YA)

Basically anything by Poppy Z. Brite (horror and general fiction)

The Raven Cycle: Maggie Stiefvater (YA)

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda: Becky Albertalli (YA)

Ask the Passengers: A.S. King (YA)

The Pants Project: Cat Clarke (MG)

The Song of Achilles: Madeline Miller (fiction)

Basically anything by Sarah Waters (fiction)

Nightrunner series: Lynn Flewelling (fantasy)

Valdemar: Last Herald-Mage series: Mercedes Lackey (fantasy)

None of the Above: I.W. Gregorio (YA)

Middlesex: Jeffrey Eugenides (fiction)

One Man Guy: Michael Barakiva (YA)

More Happy Than Not: Adam Silvera (YA)

The Art of Being Normal: Lisa Williamson (YA)

Gena/Finn, Not Otherwise Specified: Hannah Moskowitz (YA)

This is Where it Ends: Marieke Nijkamp (YA)

Tonight the Streets Are Ours: Leila Sales (YA)

The books in this part of the list have characters that are LGBT, but play only minor roles, or you don’t know about it until late in the book etc.

Books featuring minor LGBT characters:

Lola and the Boy Next Door: Stephanie Perkins (YA)

American Psycho: Bret Easton Ellis (fiction)

Garden Spells, Lost Lake, First Frost: Sarah Addison Allen (fiction)

Ready Player One: Ernest Cline (science fiction)

Emmy and Oliver: Robin Benway (YA)

The Millennium trilogy: Stieg Larsson (mystery/thriller)

Noggin: John Corey Whaley (YA)

Extraordinary Means: Robyn Schneider (YA)

Elusion, Etherworld: Claudia Gabel (YA)

Sarah’s Key: Tatiana de Rosnay (historical fiction)

Passenger, Wayfarer: Alexandra Bracken

And these books are ones I haven’t read but I believe have LGBT characters:

The Miseducation of Cameron Post: Emily M. Danforth

Rubyfruit Jungle: Rita Mae Brown

Keeping You a Secret: Julie Anne Peters

Fun Home: Alison Bechdel

Girl Walking Backwards: Bett Williams

Ash: Malinda Lo

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children: Kirstin Cronns-Mills

The Bermudez Triangle: Maureen Johnson

How to Repair a Mechanical Heart: J.C. Lillis

Annie on My Mind, Holly’s Secret: Nancy Garden

And the Band Played On: Randy Shiltz

Am I Blue?: Marion Dane Bauer

Maurice: E.M. Forster

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel: Sara Farizan

Lies We Tell Ourselves: Robin Talley

The Price of Salt, or Carol: Patricia Highsmith

Everything Leads to You: Nina Lacour

Luna: Julie Ann Peters

Written on the Body, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit: Jeanette Winterson

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun: Jacqueline Woodson

The Color Purple: Alice Walker

More Than This: Patrick Ness

I am J: Cris Beam

For Today I am a Boy: Kim Fu

Hero: Perry Moore

Brokeback Mountain: Annie Proulx

Blue is the Warmest Color: Julie Maroh

Okay, I think that’s all I have for now, though I know I am missing a lot of books. This is a good start though for people looking for something to read. I’ve read all of these except for the last list, so any questions or recommendations, I am happy to provide. Also, I’m always up for chatting with a fellow johnlocker. The only friend I have who watches Sherlock is firmly in the ‘Sherlock is asexual, but if he loved anyone it would be Molly’ camp >_< Anyway, I love your blog. Keep up the great work. Cheers!


(referencing this post)

Wowee! Thanks for the fabulous list, Kami! I hope this will help out all of my followers looking for some literature!! :)

blurryfacedavocadosatlaw  asked:

Hey I would like all the book recs. I love all books and read a lot!

okay so this is mostly ya because it’s what i read most, but a couple adult and middle-grade books found their way in!! i 100% recommend all the books in this list. 




historical fiction

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the warmest color

an allurance fic

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read it on AO3!
summary:  Lance understands why Allura is afraid to let her guard down around anyone, even Blue. In the middle of an intergalactic war, there’s no room for vulnerability or weakness. But he wants her to know that it’s okay to open up.

a/n: A birthday fic for my lovely friend Erin (@voltrash)!!! Happy happy belated birthday and I hope you enjoy this love! Special shoutout to @breeeliss and @flusteredkeith for inspiring me with the idea for this fic and for being great cheerleaders 💙💗💙💗

Despite being treated to a tasty dinner courtesy of Hunk and finally beating Pidge at Killbot Phantasm Five, Lance still feels out of sorts.

If he’s honest with himself, it’s because things are still a little weird, as much as he’d like to pretend otherwise. Nothing seems quite right, and Lance isn’t quite sure how to handle it.

Shiro’s back, but it seems like whatever happened out there while he was gone has taken more of a toll than anyone realized. He almost seems like a stranger.

Keith, too, is subdued. Though Lance has noticed him start to embrace his leadership skills, he still seems ambivalent about his role as the new Black Paladin, especially since the Black Lion rejected Shiro upon his return.

On the surface, everything seems like it should be fine. But Lance knows better. Like placid looking water with a vicious current flowing underneath, Lance knows that there’s always a risk of being pulled into the riptide.

And though he knows that the many changes that have taken place over the past few months have officially deigned him the Red Paladin, he lets his feet lead him to Blue’s hangar instead.

 When he gets there, he finds that he is not the only one seeking comfort from Blue’s warm, familiar presence.

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LGBT Movie Reviews: Recap

So, I’ve watched quite a few queer-related movies in the past few weeks. Here’s a recap of the ones I’ve watched (and ones I’m going to watch) and how I’ve rated them.

Blue Is The Warmest Colour: 5/10 Brownie points for Lea Seydoux being Lea Seydoux, but it’s a no-go for the male gaze-oriented sex scenes. And Adele’s snot-crying at the end. And for Emma calling Adele a slut… I love and hate that scene both at the same time. But mainly hate. Also, it’s long and in all French, so you better put on the subtitles and have a good 3 hours to just chill.

High Tension: 7/10 Cecile de France is amazing in this film (read: her haircut is hot), and I’m sad her character had such a bad ending. The gore is slightly over-the-top, but terrific in its execution (so many bad puns. I apologize). Although most of it is in French and dubbed in some places, I would still watch it again in a heartbeat. The suspense and the tension were high (again, I’m sorry, I can’t help it) but the ending does not bode well for LGBT folks. As is such with many films in the horror genre, the concept of sexuality is a misused and abused one.. but it makes for great fanfiction (mine, since it’s one of the only TWO fanfics posted on the internet from this fandom). 

But I’m A Cheerleader: 6/10 Too campy for my taste, but I shipped Megan and Graham from the moment Graham said “I like girls” while staring at Megan. It’s a very good film to watch if you need to distract yourself from the reality of living at the Pray The Gay Away summer camp your parents just sent you to “for your own good.” Also, Natasha Lyonne plays Nicky Nichols in OITNB, so… yeah. Brownie points all around.

Imagine Me & You: 11/10 Yes, I gave it an eleven. (These go to eleven.) I absolutely LOVED this movie. Luce, The Florist, is amazing. Rachel, The Married Woman, is adorable. Heck, The Token Male Character, is… awkward and sweet and a necessary evil for the plot. But the romance! Literally, kids, I’m never watching The Notebook during a sleepover as long as I’ve got this movie. It’s fucking adorable and British and the witty dialogue is on point.

The Runaways: 7.5/10 I didn’t know I shipped KStew and Dakota Fanning until I watched this movie. And the portrayal of Joan Jett was amazing- the old middle-school me that was obsessed with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (and My Chemical Romance… we all have our punk phases) was amazed at how Joan Kristen was. Even down to their hair-flip thing.  I mean, Kristen should sing more. And wear tighter t-shirts more often, you know what I’m saying?

Better Than Chocolate: 8/10 This movie would be a seven, if I hadn’t loved the trans* character of Judy so much which added a brownie point. It was a cute comedy, and I liked the friendship between Judy and  the mom, Lila. Also, Christina Cox as Kim (girlfriend goals second only to Luce The Florist)… and the sexy painting scene around 20 minutes in… yep. Except for the random scary break-in near the end, this movie was sweet and definitely better than chocolate.

Pending reviews: 

The Kids Are All Right; Lost and Delirious; Bloomington; Loving Annabelle; My Summer of Love; When Night Is Falling; Mulholland Drive; Heavenly Creatures; Bound; Room In Rome; Cracks; Itty Bitty Titty Committee; Martyrs; The Moth Diaries; The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister; Tipping The Velvet; Desert Hearts; Go Fish and Fried Green Tomatoes.

Anyone have any other suggestions? I’ll try and watch Affinity and Fingersmith (or better yet, read them) if I can find any copies of them lying around the library. Sadly, no luck so far.

Consider this my pseudo-”summer reading” assignment, although I can’t buy lesbian-themed books (aside from The Price of Salt that I bought and have hiding in the bottom of my dresser to read at night with the door closed- it’s so good!) or else my mother will find them and ask too many questions. I feel like I smuggled in drugs or something, when I went to buy the book at Barnes and Noble. It was the fastest I’d ever been through a checkout. :)

[TRANS] RapMonster in the Chatroom:

- Hi hi everyone hello
- It’s RM
- Ah I wish that there was a function which says who is it when you come in (the chatroom)
- It’s 1:30am in korea right?
- doing Well
- I’ve been reading and watching movies all day
- I’ve just finished something I produced but I don’t know when I’ll be able to release it
- Blue is the warmest color
- whatcha doin
- yeah i watched it
- impressive movie
- You should sleep now, it’s really 1:30am
- For me when it’s 1:30am it’s my long time
- everyones okay
- dont worry
- Since we only stayed at the hotel I grew a little stiff so I exercised and did that and that
- It’s a problem because we rested too much
- too much rest
- so enuff no worries
- Everyone(the members) is working hard and resting hard
- I want to go sightseeing but I don’t have the leisure to so…
- You say you want to buy me food?
- One day I will buy you food
- Talking while having a cup of coffee in a café
- Talk about life
- I drink too much coffee
- too much coffee
- 5 cups a day
- I’ll be on V App later everyone
- Let’s talk about this and that
- okay ill try it decad
- decaf
- I will do a V Live later
- yes im writing music
- hope i could release this soon
- Yeah see you trough the V App soon
- I miss you
- Ah and I also watched breathless after a long time
- I’s a heartwrenching movie
- Try to watch it someday
- I’m going to read and pack my luggage
- Bye

Trans cr; @tamimou / @ btschannel

101 Diverse Books to Add to Your TBR!

1.     Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

2.     Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

3.     In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

4.     Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

5.     The New Testament by Jericho Brown

6.     Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

7.     American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

8.     Philadelphia Fire by John Edgar Wideman

9.     Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

10. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

11. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

12. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

13. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

14. The Cinnmaon Peeler by Michael Ondaatje

15. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

16. You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour

17. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

18. Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall*

19. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

20. Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang

21. My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

22. Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes

23. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

24. Where We Go When All We Were is Gone by Sequoia Nagamatsu

25. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

26. Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

27. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

28. Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir by Maggie Thrash

29. A Year Without Mom by Dasha Tolstikova

30. The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka

31. Jerusalem: A Family Portrait by Boaz Yakin

32. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

33. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

34. Beloved by Toni Morrison

35. Hard Times Require Furious Dancing by Alice Walker

36. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

37. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

38. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

39. The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches form Syria by Janine Di Giovanni

40. The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

41. Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

42. Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey by Ozge Samanci

43. The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami

44. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

45. The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey by Dawn Anahid MacKeen

46. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

47. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

48. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

49. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

50. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

51. George by Alex Gino

52. Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

53. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

54. The Complete Persepolis by Marjan Satrapi

55. Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Nyul Choi

56. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

57. Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

58. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

59. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

60. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

61. The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

62. The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair

63. The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng

64. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

65. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

66. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

67. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

68. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

69. Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

70. Here Come the Dogs by Omar Musa

71. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

72. The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina

73. Kindred by Octavia Butler

74. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

75. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

76. White Teeth by Zadie Smith

77. What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera

78. And After Many Days by Jowhor Ile

79. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

80. Shelter by Jung Yun

81. The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

82. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

83. Funhome: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

84. How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis

85. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

86. Guapa by Saleed Haddad

87. Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler

88. A Love That Disturbs by Medeia Sharif

89. Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai

90. Night by Elie Wiesel

91. We Awaken by Calista Lynne

92. Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

93. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

94. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

95. Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh

96. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

97. Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson

98. Far From You by Tess Sharpe

99. Wonder by R.J. Palacio

100. A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman

101. El Deafo by Cece Bell

Abemiha week day 6:

Crossover - verb. The act of taking two typically unrelated series’ characters and having them interact; taking character(s) from one fandom, and translating them into another series’ setting with typically little to no basis for doing so

“But I have infinite tenderness for you. I always will. My whole life.” -Blue Is The Warmest Color

His Dark Materials Crossover!

The basics:

Mihashi from our world, knife bearer, barn owl daemon(female)

Abe from Lyras world, can read the alethiometer, badger daemon (male)

LONG rant under cut! Like seriously. It’s the story basics.

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> Hey, hi, hello everyone
> I’m RM**
> Ah, it would be great if there was a function to show who entered the chatroom
> Did you know it’s already midnight in Korea?
> doing well*
> I’ve been watching movies and reading books all day
> I finished composing a while ago, but I don’t know when it will be released ㅠㅠ
> Blue is the Warmest Color
> Blue is the warmest color*
> What are you doing
> whatcha doin*
> yeah i watched it*
> impressive movie*
> It’s half past one in the morning, go to sleep
> It’s 1:30 PM over here..
> I watched it (the movie)**
> everyones ok*
> dont worry*
> We stayed in the hotel all day, so I got a little stiff and decided to exercise, do this and that
> Too much rest, that’s the problem
> too much rest*
> so enuff no worries*
> Everyone worked hard and rested well
> I want to go sightseeing, but it isn’t easy..
> You want to buy me food?
> I’ll buy you food sometime
> We’ll go to a cafe, have a cappuccino and talk
> Talk about life
> I drink too much coffee
> too much coffee*
> 5 cups a day*
> I’ll come back later and do a VLIVE
> Let’s talk about random things
> okay ill try it decad*
> decaf*
> Let’s meet in the live later!**
> yes im writing music*
> hope i could release these soon*
> Yes, I will see you in the VAPP soon
> And, I watched Breathless after a long time
> It’s a sad movie
> Try watching it sometime
> I’m going to read and pack my bags
> Bye

* = English
** = Japanese

trans: jhope-shi
help from: @brightjin

#1 Favorite movies

Whip It (2009) dir. Drew Barrymore

“In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.”

Seriously, nothing screams girl power like this movie. Frankly I’d like to call it one of the best feminist movies out there. I love everything about it. The scenography, the soundtrack, the cast, the message - simply flawless. One of few movies that I can watch over and over again and never get tired of.

The To Do List (2013) dir. Maggie Carey

“Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.”

Oh, Aubrey Plaza. Another amazing performance. It’s like the role she’s playing (Brandy Klark) was made just for her. I think this is a super funny and charming teenage movie. Yes, it is a movie about virginity, but what I like about it so much is that Brandy Klark chooses to loose her virginity to this guy that neither know her nor love her - and that challenges the idea that a girl has to ‘save it’ for the right one.

Submarine (2010) dir. Richard Ayoade

“15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life.”

Okay, I know what you think. Another virginity movie. Bur damn the scenography in this is spectacular. Some might think the director tried too hard to make it stand out (let’s be honest, no real people are like Oliver and Jordana), but I’m in love with it. Teenage anxiety, growing up, falling in love, dealing with your awkward parents and yeah, losing your virginity - that’s how I’d like to summarize it. It’s a quirky indie movie, you either hate it or love it.

Her (2013) dir. Spike Jonze

“A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.”

Wow. This is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. That’s all I can say. Watch it if you haven’t already.

Blue Is The Warmest Color/La vie d'Adèle (2013) dir. Abdellatif Kechiche

“Adele’s life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.”

Probably the best romantic movie that’s not about a hetero couple. Some think it’s a movie for lesbians, but gee, no. Anyone can watch this. This one is far better than all the stereotypical-heteronormative-love-tringle movies out there (in my opinion). Adele’s and Emma’s romance is based on lust to the most extent, but that doesn’t make it any less heart-breaking. I cried my heart out to this one.

Donnie Darko (2001) dir. Richard Kelly

“A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.”

Honestly, I didn’t understand at all what was going on in this movie until I read an explanation. But after I did that, I realized what I just had seen. The plot is kinda complex and hard to understand, but it really is a masterpiece of a movie. 

Might make another list like this some other time, I hope you enjoyed it!

So this is a pretty short list but here’s some sapphic graphic novels!

The Lumberjanes series
Honor girl (technically a “graphic memoir”)
Blue is the warmest color (I haven’t actually read this one but my friend told me about it and it sounds great!)
One hundred nights of hero (might be kinda obvious?)
Princess princess ever after (pretty obvious but it’s really good)

Hi I’m Johnny and I’m from California

I’m 18 years old and I have no idea what I’m doing in life, but hey that’s kinda fun right?

I’m a pretty big music and movie fan. My favorite artist are: The Smiths, Arctic Monkeys, Daft punk, Tokyo police club, wavves, yung lean… I listen to a lot of music and I’m pretty open minded. Some of my favorite movies are: Taxi Driver, Lost in Translation, Blue is the warmest color, Her, Breathless. Jean Luc Godard is probably my favorite movie director even tho I haven’t seen all his movies. I like to read even though I don’t read enough, my favorite book is probably The Bell Jar. I promise I’m friendly, i’m just looking for a friend that I can talk to about like life and feelings and stuff because I don’t really have anyone like that in my life right now. I would prefer a female friend just because all my friends are male and I want to have new and different type of conversations. Ah I hope I don’t sound boring :(

You can contact me on

My Tumblr: justalonelyboyy

My twitter: @space_cat_bro

I have a snapchat just ask if you want it

I hope I make at least one new friend :)

mediocrebently  asked:

sorry to bother but the watching gay stuff without parents knowing reminds me of when i was like 10 i had netflix on the family tv and while they were gone at work i decided to watch blue is the warmest color i didnt read the description or anything i just knew some girl had blue hair but then the porno scenes came on and i fucking flipped my shit and i was so worried that my mom and dad would look through my netflix gvuvklhhg

omg dude 

anonymous asked:

Really sorry to bother you! But could you please rec me some good books with lgbtqia characters? Thank you sweetie :)

yessssss of course!!

  1. the half life trilogy by sally green!! half bad and half wild are out already! angry poc bisexual witchy boy that you can’t help but want to protect tbh. the initial writing style made me go ????? but don’t let that put you off PLEASE bc it’s rly wonderful and deals with so many things (trigger warnings for death, suicide, gore, and a lot more but those are the main things i think?)

  2. the torch keeper trilogy by steven dos santos. again, the first two books (the culling, the sowing) are out already and i’m praying we get the raising soon tbh. amazing books that feel really hunger games (i hate comparing ya dystopian to thg but there are certain similarities. anyway). poc gay main character. this books comes w a lot of trigger warnings as well tbh, going from death to gore and everything in between. 

  3. madeline miller’s the song of achilles. it’s queer iliad fan fiction tbh. prepare to have your heart ripped out. if you know the original story of achilles and patroclus,  but it’s like that only 18 times worse. 

  4. alison bechdel – fun home. this is a graphic novel and idk if you are into that, but it’s honestly so great??? there are a lot of lit references and sometimes it’s hard to catch them all, but tbh it doesn’t really matter because the story is still so good (it’s autobiagraphical but don’t let that stop you tbh) and it’s told in such a beautiful way? (ps also check out the musical once you read it) 

  5. boy meets boy by david levithan. tbh this is the lowkey easy queer ya romance novel we all deserve? it’s rly basic tbh, just boys falling in love, but it’s just nice to read something cute once in a while (though the story deals w more than that as well, but u know) 

  6. kissing the witch, honestly this book honestly. it’s written by emma donoghue and it’s not??? a novel in the tradition sense of the word i guess?? it’s more like a bunch of short stories w a smilar theme? anyway, it’s all retellings of famous fairytales, some of them w a queer twist on it (most of them, i guess). they’re all about women and the language is so so so beautiful, i love it so much. it’s sad but also happy and like………. it touches my soul tbh 

  7. alex london w proxy duology!!!!!! it took me so long to get to proxy lmao but really u should read it!!! it’s again dystopian, with as main character a poc gay cinnamon roll. the sequel to proxy is guardian and honestly i don’t have much to say abt these books except go read them please

  8. the line of beauty by alan hollinghurst. i had to read this book for my queer lit class and at first it was a pain in the ass to get through it lmao. i’ve cursed this book so many times and at one point i wasn’t sure if i’d ever finish it, but in the end i did and it was so worth it……. it’s probably one of my fave books i had to read for that class. the way it’s written is just??? plain poetry??? honestly??? and it deals w homosexuality in the 1980s, but also w racism and classism and the aids crisis and all that. if you have a lot of time and feel like frustrating yourself but also enjoying it, go read it!!! 

  9. the raven cycle by maggie stiefvater. okay tbh i’m not sure how i feel about putting this book on a queer books list but…… well, okay. this book has queer character(s) but the way they’re handled makes me feel kind of…… idk. their queerness is never mentioned and everything is Between The Lines and it’s all so under the radar that i’m just like??? fuck it tbh. but i enjoy these books a lot and all the characters make my heart bleed and i love the relationships so i can’t leave it out either? the books are wonderful in the way they deal w modern magic and friendships and relationships (platonic and romantic) and like, wanting thing and needing things and longing for things etc etc. so i would rec them for those things more than for the queer aspects lmao but anyway a rec is a rec

  10. aristotle and dnate discover the secrets of the universe by benjamin aire saenz. lmao okay confession time, the first time i saw this book  was when it was recced to me by goodreads, and i just looked at it like ??? what kind of fucking title is that??? and scrolled pst it lmao. but then it showed up again and i checked it out and it sounded nice to i bought it and FELL IN LOVE oh my god. don’t let the title foor you. this book is amazing, it’s so tragically beautiful??? but it’s also happy, and it feels so real to me? like nothing about it is fake or made to look differently or influenced in one way or another? it just feels real and raw and i love that about it. the main storyline is two mexican boys living in the 1980s meeting each other, but believe me when i say it’s so much more than that 

  11. lost and found by carolyn parkhurst. the queer aspects of this novel are….. hard to describe lmao. they’re only a small part of the storyline but then again they’re also a p big part? actually let me just copy the blurb of this novel tbh: “What do a suburban mom, her troubled daughter, divorced brothers, former child stars, born-again Christians, and young millionaires have in common? They have all been selected to compete on LOST AND FOUND, a daring new reality show.“ this book will definitely not be everyone’s cup of tea but yknow. 

  12. adaptation duology – malinda lo. ya scifi w a bisexual girl protag. i haven’t read the 2nd book (inheritance) so i can’t say much about that. tbh the pacing of this book felt rly kind of weird sometimes, but yknow. bisexual girl protags are rare so i won’t be picky. i’ll take it. 

  13. rebecca brown – the gifts of the body. again this is more a bunch of shirt stories and they are also hard to explain lmao. the main theme of this book is aids, the protag is a nameless person, a home care worker who helps people w aids. we read their storries and learn about their lives and what happened to them. it was??? surprisingly emotional to me tbh. 

  14. blue is the warmest color by julier maroh. if you’ve seen the movie: don’t let it fool you. the graphic novel is a lot less male gaze-y lmao 

notapiece  asked:

Could you recommend some diverse YA books for me? I recently got a gift card and I'd like to add some more diversity to my library so I can actively recommend things to my students.

Sure! Right now I’ve mostly been reading diverse in terms of lgbt+ characters so I’ll give you one for each of those letters. I recommend using goodreads for more information on each book. 

L- Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh. You could argue she’s bi but it mainly focuses on the female relationship, so up to you. Its a French graphic novel and really beautifully illustrated. It also has a film available on Netflix!

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth- realistic fiction, dealing with conservative family members.

Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Griffin- historical fiction (1926), coming of age story. We tend to forget that there were lesbians back then.

Sister Mischief by Laura Goode- Basically a jewish lesbian hip-hop artist at a super Christian high school. 

G- Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Leviathan - about two very different boys with the same name. Both of these authors are amazing.. I would recommend any of their books. 

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Saenz - the cover is so pretty.. A lyrical novel, gay love story. Supposed to be very sweet.

Hero by Perry Moore - a superhero/coming out story. 

B- Love in a Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block - dystopian version of the odyssey. Female protagonist.

Adaptation by Malinda Lo - Sci-fi with a female bisexual character. I don’t have any male bi characters yet.. 

T- Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Cronn-mills - music themed ftm trans story. I have my own radio show so I really liked the premise of this one..

Luna by Peters - a teen story of a mtf trans discovering herself. 

I (Intersex)- Middlesex by Eugendies - Beautifully written autobiographical style novel of a intersex individual finding their way. One of my top books ever..

Pantomime by Laura Lam - An intersex character runs away to the circus and hopefully a place to belong and be who they are. 

Hope that gave you some ideas! I’m looking to find more poc lgbt+ characters as well as some non-binary and asexual ones. 


I just love having used bookstores and record shops around :3 happy sunday everyone! don’t forget to turn your clocks forward *grumble* *grumble* 

anonymous asked:

Hey effie have you seen the handmaiden? It's a great wlw movie that I want to base a fanfic off of with Namjoo x yoonji. It had some things that are pretty intense though so I suggest you read the warnings for it in case you're sensitive to some of the stuff. In my eyes it's way better than blue is the warmest color.

i havent but now I want to !! omg I’ll check it out !

anonymous asked:

What are some good lgbt books you'd rec? I think I've read most of the classics..

Most of these are my faves that I never hear about on my dash, read them.