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Gay books you should read!

you over there! you want to read gay books? YA gay books? good, here’s the must must MUST read books, AND MOST IMPORTANT! when you pick one up and read it TELL ME!

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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

Silent by Sara Alva

One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva

Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher Barzak

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Gives Light by Rose Christo

Stranger Than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer

Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan

Tales from Foster High by John Goode

Half Bad Books (Half Bad, Half Wild, Half Lost) by Sally Green

Totally Joe by James Howe

After School Activities by Dirk Hunter

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Boy Who Couldn’t Fly Straight by Jeff Jacobson

Haffling by Caleb James

The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick

The Lightning-Struck Heart by T.J. Klune

Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan 

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan 

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

When Ryan Came Back by Devon McCormack

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Hero by Perry Moore

Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Play Me, I’m Yours by Madison Parker

Here’s to You, Zeb Pike by Johanna Parkhurst

Junior Hero Blues by J.K. Pendragon 

When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid

The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez

So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

Freak Show by James St. James

Ray of Sunlight by Brynn Stein

(In)visible by Anyta Sunday

366 Days by Kiyoshi Tanaka

Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas

Fan Art by Sarah Tregay

Suicide Watch by Kelley York

if you have any questions need help picking something else, want to tell me about a book, really anything send me an ask I’m open 24/7 don’t be shy

In which Recovery Girl recommends Toshinori gets himself a body pillow when he complains of a sore back, and this guy just can’t help but buy his own merch.

Thanks to @keybladewelderladyraven who reminded me that I have been wanting to draw this for like, a year.

Songs about school shootings!

“The Kinslayer” by Nightwish
“The Ballad of Charles Whitman” by Kinky Friedman
“New Hope” by Five Iron Frenzy
“So Long” by Everlast
“Sniper” by Harry Chapin
“The Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun” by Julie Brown
“Jeremy” by Pearl Jam
“Rival” by Pearl Jam
“I Don’t Like Mondays” by The Boomtown Rats (also covered by Bon Jovi, Ron Sexsmith and Tori Amos)
“A New Hope” by Five Iron Frenzy.
“Youth of the Nation” by P.O.D.
“Educated Hate” by Rorshack
“Stole” by Kelly Rowland
“The Anatomy Of a School Shooting” by Ill Bill
“Ticking” by Elton John
“To the Teeth” by Ani DiFranco
“Classtime Horror” by Madd Maxxx
“Vengeful Possesion” by Madd Maxxx
“The Nobodies” by Marilyn Manson
“Ronnie” by Metallica
“Cassie” by Flyleaf
“April 20” by Yellowcard
“Monday” by The Living End
“Rock the 40oz.” by Leftöver Crack
“Lullaby For Wayne” by Weezer
“She’s Anti” by Home Grown
“Hero” by Superchic[k]
“Black Shadow Symphony” by Westworld
“Columbine High Blues” by Countess
“Columbine Killing Machine” by Ressurrector
“In Praise of School Shooters” by Pink Eye
“This Is Your Time by Michael W. Smith (also covered by Five Iron Frenzy)
“Friend of Mine” by Jonathan and Stephen Cohen - survivors of the Columbine School Shooting
Feel free to add!

cordelia: theoretically hilarious if they’d committed to making her a cupid instead of a bride, boring otherwise

lyn: attacker-turned-into-healer sucks, marrying florina does not suck; mixed bag

charlotte: marrying camilla is good and smashing cake in people’s faces is good and in-character; good all-around