Books That, When People Recommend Them For [Specific Reason], Make Me Want to Stab My Eyes Out (Part I)
The theme is: books with bad LGBT+ rep and people should stop recommending them for those looking for great rep.
- Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seannan McGuire — Can’t get into the why unless I spoil it for you, but just know, it employs literally the worst trope that has plagued stories of LGBT+ people since forever. I swear to god if I see another person recommend this book because of the wlw element, I’m going to fight.
- And I Darken by Kiersten White — Should I tell you how many times the readers were told how bad being gay is without any kind of correction/assurance that it’s not? Hint: It’s a lot. Sickening.
- The Half Bad Trilogy by Sally Green — Same principle as the first. The Gay (as an aspect; the characters were there, though) wasn’t even in the series until book two, and then book three happens and I only ask: why did you even bother. Both of them deserved better.
Also, I’m turning this into a tag game because I love tag games. :-) Rules are simple: tell me what books you wish people would stop recommending and why! No theme and no set amount of books! Just rant and go, pour the salt my dudes. Then tag friends!
Tagging: @heretherebebooks @bindings-and-beginnings @the-knights-who-say-book @anassarhenisch @relevy @lilymaidofgallifrey @reading-goblin @books-and-cookies @bvkspine @bookcub @howlsmovinglibrary @magic-in-every-book @bluestockingbookworm @mlledevoltaire :-))))