Happy June everyone!
The June/July Challenge for Diverse Reads 2017 is Gender/Sexuality and I could not be more excited!
I’ve been developing this list for a while. Some of these are books I own, and some are ones I’m looking to get my hands on in the next few weeks. I’m going to pare them down into categories for ease of access. Titles link to the Goodreads page so you don’t have to take my word for it!
A Note: as I have not read any of these books, I’m basing their representation on the reviews of others. If you notice a book on this list that might be problematic or isn’t good rep, please please let me know so I can take it off this list and my TBR.
Feel free to share this post around with other queer bloggers in particular. This is a month of celebrating who we are and I love all of you so f*cking much. The end.
( * denotes books I’m reasonably sure are #OwnVoices – again, if a book is #OwnVoices and I haven’t marked it, please let me know!)
(I’m putting this category first because ~it’s my lane, y’all!~)
- Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics by Jennifer Baumgardner (nonfiction) *
- Frenemy of the People by Nora Olsen (f/f)
- How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake (f/f)
- Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy (f/m) *
- The Gentelman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (m/m)
- Teenage Rewrite by Brandon Williams (m/m)
- Radio Silence by Alice Oseman (+ one of the side characters is on the ace spectrum!)
lesbian & gay
- My Fairy Godmother is a Drag Queen by David Clawson *
- Alix & Valerie by Ingrid Diaz *
- Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson *
- We Are Okay by Nina LaCour *
- Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski (bonus! both! queer! leads!)
- Her Name in the Sky by Kelly Quindlen
- Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
- Maurice by E.M. Forster
- City of Night by John Rechy
- Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
- Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
- Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz
- A Safe Girl To Love by Casey Plett – trans *
- If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo – trans *
- Nevada by Imogen Binnie – trans *
- Pantomime by Laura Lam – intersex
- A Boy Called Cin by Cecil Wilde – trans *
- Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg – non-binary *
- None of the Above – I.W. Gregorio – intersex
- Bad Boy by Elliot Wake – trans *
- Alex as Well by Alyssa Brugman – intersex
- Long Macchiatos and Monsters by Allison Evans – trans/genderqueer*
- Coffee Boy by Austin Chant – trans/non-binary *
- Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
- This Song Is (Not) For You by Laura Nowlin
- Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
That’s what I have! Now, I want to hear from you. Did I goof up anywhere with this list? See a problematic book I listed that I might want to steer clear of? See something I can add? Please let me know! I’m always looking for more queer books! Happy Pride, y’all!