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LGTBQ BOOKS

 If you are like me and love books you can relate to and are also queer as heck this is a list for you!! Working in a book store you get a lot of time to wander around and find good books and well teen LGBTQ books are my favorite to find. The list is small for now but I will be updating as I find more and more. All the main characters in these books will be queer, not the side characters so there lots of extra gay to go around. So here are some of my favorite LGBTQ books! 

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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!

Kami


(referencing this post)

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

lgbtq+ book recs

(* means that it’s a series)

  • carry on by rainbow rowell
  • more than this by patrick ness
  • the rest of us just live here by patrick ness
  • simon vs the homo sapiens agenda by becky albertalli
  • *the raven cycle by maggie stiefvater
  • far from you by tess sharpe
  • the darkest part of the forest by holly black
  • everything leads to you by nina lacour
  • you know me well by nina lacour & david leviathan
  • draw the line by laurent linn
  • aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe by benjamin alive sáenz
  • the song of achilles by madeline miller
  • the secret history by donna tartt
  • the goldfinch by donna tartt
  • this is where it ends by marieke nijkamp
  • more happy than not by adam silvera
  • we are the ants by shaun david hutchinson
  • *the gemma doyle trilogy by libba bray
  • *all for the game by nora sakavic
  • ash by malinda lo
  • *adaptation by malinda lo
  • tell me again how a crush should feel by sara farizan
  • under the lights by dahlia adler
  • black iris by elliot wake
  • afterworlds by scott westerfeld
  • ask the passengers by as king
  • *the young elites by marie lu
  • *six of crows by leigh bardugo
  • the miseducation of cameron post by emily m. danforth
  • lies my girlfriend told me by julie anne peters
  • *vanished by ee cooper
  • dangerous girls by abigail haas
  • reconstructing amelia by kimberly mccreight
  • fun home: a family tragicomic by alison bechdel
  • dare me by megan abbott
  • teeth by hannah moskowitz
  • i’ll give you the sun by jandy nelson
  • even in paradise by chelsey philpot
  • over you by amy reed
  • the picture of dorian gray by oscar wilde
  • the perks of being a wallflower by stephen chbosky
  • *the trials of apollo by rick riordan
  • the rehearsal by eleanor catton
  • love is the higher law by david levithan
  • all men of genius by lev ac rosen
  • between me and you by marisa calin
  • great by sara benincasa
  • *the diviners by libba bray
  • the summer i wasn’t me by jessica verdi
  • fan art by sarah tregay
  • *every day by david levithan
  • boy meets boy by david levithan
  • two boys kissing by david levithan
  • the game of love and death by martha brockenbrough
  • *shades of magic by ve schwab
  • the great american whatever by tim federle
  • if you could be mine by sara farizan
  • george by alex gino
  • if i was your girl by meredith russo
  • true letters from a fictional life by kenneth logan
  • symptoms of being human by jeff garvin

I honestly thought I would never have to cover this topic again, but this needs to be said.

Finn Balor didn’t get “buried” on RAW yesterday, I know you smarks love to use that word whenever your favorite wrestler loses, but it doesn’t mean what you think it means.

In wrestling terms to bury something is to pretend that something never happened and never existed to begin with.

Here are some of the things and people that are actually buried in WWE.

Hulk Hogan

Chris Benoit and his entire career.

Ronnie Garvin’s World Title Reign

The match between Booker T and Buff Bagwell on RAW during the Invasion angle.

Christian’s time in TNA

TNA in general

WWE’s version of ECW

Fandango’s short lived stint as Johnny Curtis on Smackdown

Husky fucking Harris

Road Warrior Hawk’s drug relapse storyline during the attitude era

Kurt Angle lusting after Booker T’s wife

The Batista and Melina sex scandal storyline

I could go on, but we’d be here all day if I did. The point is, stop claiming that WWE is “burying” your favorite wrestler. It’s a scripted TV show, the win loss record doesn’t mean dick.

And let’s not forget SummerSlam 2016 when the smarks were shitting all over the title match between Rollins and Balor all because they hated the look of the Universal Championship, then they had the fucking GULL to chat “You deserve it” after Balor won the match.

You fuckers don’t give a shit about anybody but yourselves, if Finn had lost to anybody else, NONE of you would complain, but because he lost to Reigns, suddenly it’s the worst thing ever.

Give me a fucking break, for years I have heard you assholes constantly bitch and complain about the WWE not pushing any new stars and when the WWE finally does push new stars you double down and complain even more!

If Vince truly didn’t give a fuck, then Rollins, Wyatt, Styles and Ambrose wouldn’t all be former world champions. If he truly didn’t care then he wouldn’t have had Daniel Bryan close out WM 30. If Vince truly didn’t give a fuck then he wouldn’t have bothered signing on these indie guys to the company.

I swear, if Twitter and Facebook existed back during the attitude era, the smarks would be bitching about Rock and Austin being “shoved down their throats”.

You cannot please these people, they will always find something to bitch about the current WWE product and they’ll still support it with their wallets like the idiots that they are. That’s what makes me laugh the most about these smarks, they constantly whine about the product but they still end up buying WWE merch and going to live shows just to boo Reigns.

It’s John Cena all over again, where the smarks shit on the current face of the company for no real reason other than they need to feel as though they are part of the “cool kids” club.

Smarks make me ashamed to be a wrestling fan, that’s why I stopped talking about wrestling on my podcast because I was just so sick and tired of these entitled smark shitheads constantly bitching about Reigns and claiming he’s the “WORST WRESTLER EVER”.

Also funny how these smarks lost their goddamn minds when Reigns beat Taker at WM but didn’t say a goddamn thing when Jericho beat Owens for the US title at Payback. I guess it’s okay for Owens to lose to veterans but it’s not okay for Reigns to beat Taker at WM.

Fuck the smarks and their entitlement.

Modesty Blaise, by Peter O’Donnell. First edition. (Souvenir Press, 1965). From eBay.

A twelve-year-old girl tramping across war-ravaged Europe, through refugee camps, across the Middle East knowing hunger, rape, despair - this was the making of Modesty Blaise. She wanted the security of money and got it. In every worth-while place she organised The Network, a crime organisation, efficient, deadly. She took a degenerate Willie Garvin from the gutter and turned him into her right-hand aide - a man as deadly and professional as herself.

They made their money and retired. But where was the excitement in pretty clothes, jewels or running a pub on the Thames? Now on the right side of the law for once they pit themselves against a vicious schemer who played for very high stakes ruthlessly. Their story is one of tension and excitement. We see the blazing gun, feel the thud of steel against flesh and sicken at the paralysing Karate blow. This is the first of what every reader will want to be a very long series.

I just read a really nice lgbtq+ book called “Symptoms of Being Human” about a genderfluid teen named Riley and all the harassment, pain, and confusion that comes with being a genderqueer teen in a new highschool, while their dad gets them enough attention as a congressmen. It’s by Jeff Garvin, and I really recommend it. It’s got a good mix of queer, edgy, poc, and great characters. I absolutely adored Riley and their story moved me to tears. If you need more queer lit or just want to know wtf I’m talking about, please read it!!!!

Diamond Dallas Page to be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame
[February 20th, 2017]

RollingStone.com announced earlier today that former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page is the latest inductee for the WWE Hall Of Fame Class of 2017!

Page got his career start in 1988, working as a manager in the AWA for a team known as Badd Company (Pat Tanaka and Paul Diamond). DDP managed the duo to win the AWA World Tag Team Championships before moving on to FCW in Florida to work as a commentator. In 1990, Page made his unofficial WrestleMania debut, driving the team of Rhythm And Blues to the ring in a pink Cadillac. In 1991, Dusty Rhodes signed DDP to a contract with WCW.

Page returned to his roots as a manager in WCW, working with the team of The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael P.S. Hayes). Along the way, Page began managing Scott Hall under the name of Diamond Studd, but when he’d heard that WCW planned to split the two, Page began wrestling himself, starting his in-ring career at the age of 35. 

By 1996, Page’s career had panned out well enough to have captured the WCW World Television Championship, and he’d soon become one of the company’s top superstars. Before the company folded in 2001, Page would be a Triple Crown Champion, having also captured the WCW United States Championship, the WCW World Tag Team Championship (w/ Kevin Nash, Bam Bam Bigelow, and Kanyon), and a 3-time WCW World Heavyweight Championship. In addition to being a popular and accomplished superstar, Page also used his abilities in motivation to help save the lives of fellow superstars Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Scott Hall. Often referred to as one of the best wrestlers to know on a personal level and one of the most professional men in the sport, Page is a welcome addition to the WWE Hall Of Fame!

LGBTQ Books:

Straight Jacket by Matthew Todd

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Physical by Andrew McMillian

Simon vs The Homo Sapians Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sàenz

This Book is Gay by James Dawson

If You Could be Mine by Sara Farizan

I am J by Cris Beam

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

More Than This by Patrick Ness

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

We Awaken by Calista Lynne

anonymous asked:

can i have some recs for books with non binary main characters? thanks!

Sure! Check out:

Also, not 100% sure when it’s coming out now but I think early 2018 - If Found, Return to Astropop by Lucas Hargis (Contemporary YA) is definitely one to keep on your radar. 

For older than YA:

and if you’re an SFF reader, I know there’s non-binary rep somewhere in RoAnna Sylver’s Chameleon Moon and The Lifeline Signal, but I believe not until the second book.