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!
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!
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.
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
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.
We’re all taught from a young age that there are only two choices: pink or blue, Bratz or Power Rangers, cheerleading or football. We see gender in two dimensions because that’s what society has taught us from birth. But, are you ready for a shocking revelation?
SOCIETY NEEDS TO CHANGE.
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.
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!