This is my 200th post! I can’t believe it 🙂
During Pride Month last year, I was nominated for this lovely tag by the lovely Sassy Library Fox – who invented it too! You can find their post here and their great site – their graphics are always gorgeous and who doesn’t love an aesthetic blog? Seeing as it’s LGBTQ+ history month this February, I thought I’d give this tag a go. Although it goes without saying that support is needed for the queer community all year round, not just for a month when corporations put out some rainbow flags.
I’m just saying Amazon. I’m just saying.
- Thank whoever tagged you and link to their blog post.
- Link to the original creator: The Sassy Library Fox! And please credit The Sassy Library Fox if you use (copy & paste) the artwork/ graphics.
- Match books with the given prompts.
- Tag as many people as you like!
- Post the rules and the list of prompts in your tag post.
Ishu from Hani and Ishu’s Guide To Fake Dating! She was so sweet, and had some really funny moments! Check out my review of this adorable book here. I would have gone for Gideon from Gideon The Ninth (find my review here!) but I don’t think it explicitly states she’s gay.
What does adorable mean? Not all gay people are squishy little children (although I’ve seen the fanart). In the interest of a character I love very much who challenges stereotypes, I’m picking Ronan Lynch from The Raven Boys. He’s not adorable, but he’s ridiculously cool. Find my review here.
While I had issues with the book’s writing style, Evelyn Hugo is an absolute bi icon and one of the best written bisexual representations I’ve seen in a while. Find my review of The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo here!
While I’m sure there are many books out there, I have seen very very few YA books with trans women/girls in them. I loved Pet by Awaeke Emezi for not only having a trans girl as the main character, but many different queer characters and types of relationships throughout… plus an incredible plot. Find my review here!
Felix Ever After was a love letter to trans people, New York and love. I loved it! The increasing amount of YA books that have trans and non binary characters in them makes me so happy. Find my review here.
I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver is my go to trans rep recommendation, I love it even more with every reread. Find out why here.
It’s been years but Carry On is still the one for me. I just feels like it explores so many types of identity, from sexuality to class and gender… all within a Harry Potter esque fantasy world. You’ve gotta love it. Find my review here!
Felicity Montague! The ace icon! The Montague Siblings series is ridiculously fun and packed full of found family and queer characters. If you haven’t read it, go read The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue (review here!), The Lady’s Guide To Petticoats And Piracy (main character my darling, feminist Felicity… and my review here!) and the epic finale The Nobleman’s Guide To Shipwrecks and Scandal (my weepy review here!).
And if you have read them (we’re a surprisingly small number), let me know what you thought in the comments!
While I will love forever anything and everything Casey McQuiston writes, I especially love Jane and August from One Last Stop. Lesbian punks! Timetravel! Music as a form of love! Genuinely, more could you want? Find my review here.
The Grishaverse and all its expansions has so much queer rep yet I love how mainstream it stays. Bardugo hasn’t shied away from adding more queer rep as the series has expanded, in fact she’s added more, And I love it! Find my ranting about my love of Hanne and Nina in Rule Of Wolves here.
Can I have Remus Lupin from Harry Potter? JK Rowling would probably disagree but I think many, many writers on AO3 would give me a yes…
Afterlove! What a book. It had no right to be so devastating as a Young Adult book but Ash’s personality and wit made it for me. Find me ranting about how much I cried (and am obsessed with the cover) here.
While it was quite depressing at points, The Lies We Tell Ourselves dealt with female sexuality and religion in 60s America for a YA audience. Find my review here.
I made an entire post about this! I took one of the Top Ten Tuesday prompts, so if you want to see 10 upcoming queer books coming out soon that look AMAZING, click here!
Obviously no pressure to take part! I understand how much effort tags can be haha (this took way too long).If this tag looks something that you want to give a go, let me know in the comments and I’ll add your site to the list 🙂