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since it’s pride month i decided to just go on a lgbt+ binge read and i thought you guys would like to too, so below are some lgbt+ books you can check out if you want to.

children/middle grade:

young adult

new adult/adult

anonymous asked:

Can you recommend me some good ya books with lgbt characters or couples that have a happy ending? I love your blog

  • simon vs the homo sapiens agenda by becky albertalli
  • aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe by benjamin alire sáenz
  • everything leads to you by nina lacour 
  • carry on by rainbow rowell
  • i’ll give you the sun by jandy nelson
  • tell me again how a crush should feel by sara farizan 
  • under the lights by dahlia adler
Signs as my favourite books

Aries: Divergent series by Veronica Roth

Taurus: Looking for Alaska by John Green

Gemini: Noughts & Crosses series by Malorie Blackman

Cancer: The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

Leo: Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard

Virgo: The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Libra: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Scorpio: Boys Don’t Cry by Malorie Blackman

Sagittarius: Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle

Capricorn: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Aquarius: Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar

Pisces: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

I recommend every one of these books, they are all amazing!

Original Gay Fiction Rec: Carry On

CARRY ON - RAINBOW ROWELL

I know that most of my followers will have not only heard of Carry On already, but have probably read it at least once, so this rec might be a little redundant.  But I am going through and recommending ALL of the gay fiction I have read, and that means starting with this one.

Plus, I wanted to make an aesthetic for it :D

Carry On started life as an imaginary fanfiction in the @rainbowrowell book Fangirl (which is also definitely worth a read BTW!) In Fangirl, the main character immerses herself in a fictional world that is an obvious homage to Harry Potter, and her OTP is SnowBaz, again an blatant nod to Drarry.  Rainbow Rowell then decided to actually write the fanfiction that Cather spends most of Fangirl writing, and released it as a book in its own right.

Carry on is so much more than a “Harry Potter/Drarry rip off” though.  What I love most about it is the complex world of magic that Rowell creates (her treatment of magic words is endlessly fascinating).  The characters are also rich and diverse, with even the ex-girlfriend ‘antagonist’ Agatha being an absolute gem (I’ll fight anyone who says otherwise lol!) 

The plot is relatively simple.  Simon returns to Watford school of magic for his final year, expecting more hassle from his room mate and long time rival Baz Pitch (whom he suspects is a no-good vampire, among other things).  Only…Baz isn’t there.  With the villainous Humdrum gaining power, and everyone expecting Simon to save the day, he should have more important things on his mind than Baz.  Shouldn’t he?

This book is charming and a delight to read.  There isn’t any smut unlike the other gay fiction I’ve read so far, but I feel that fits with the schoolboy nature of the plot.  I also appreciate the way depression and PTSD are handled, as well as just being plain funny.  I laughed out loud a lot whilst reading this book.  

I feel I should also mention that from my experience, the Carry On fandom on Tumblr are an absolutely lovely bunch.  So check out the book, and then join in!!

(NB: The aesthetic is by me, though I own none of the images.  Featuring Dylan Forsberg as Simon, Ezra Miller as Baz, Prachi Desai as Penny and Sabrina Carpenter as Agatha.

If you want to follow my gay recs, I’m using the hashtag “#juliet recommends gay books” - I’ve got a whole bunch more AMAZING books to rec, and I’d love you to check them out!  I will also be saving them on my main page under “Original Gay Fiction Recs”.

During may a bunch of lovely booklr has tagged me to do the Spell your name in books tag! the lovelies are: sparkylovesbooks, pocahontis-little-book-nook, longlivethebookqueen, thebooker & totallynotabooknerd

Here my name is:

M = a Monster calls by Patrick Ness

A = Anna and the french kiss by Stephanie Perkins

R = Ready player one by Ernest Cline

I = If I stay by Gayle Forman

E = Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

I tag: books-and-cookies, just-one–more-page, introvertedbookworm24, bookmad, tilly-and-her-books, magic-in-every-book

Just One Word BPC || November || Day 13 || Solo

A few of my standalones. Basically, this is just my contempory novels.

Books pictured:

  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil
  • Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns and The Fault in our Stars by John Green
  • Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
  • Fangirl, Carry On, Eleanor and Park and Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
  • I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  • The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

{I apologise if some of these aren’t standalones. I just snapped a quick picture of one of my contemporary shelves and haven’t had time to check.}