June is Pride Month and in honour of that I want to share a few of the books on my TBR that feature LGBTQ characters and themes. Let me know if you've read any of these in the comments, and what you thought of them. And share some recommendations too! Let's all get some more LGBTQ reading in our TBRs!
You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan
You Know Me Well was released just a few weeks ago and the two main characters actually meet at San Fransisco Pride. The story alternates, chapter by chapter, between the points of view of Kate, who has just run away from finally meeting the girl she loves from afar, and Mark, who is in love with his best friend and not sure how said best friend feels.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
When Cameron's parents die suddenly in a car crash, she is forced to live with her ultra conservative aunt. At first Cameron is relieved that her parents will never have to know about her kissing a girl earlier that day but when her aunt finds out about Cameron's feelings for a new girl in town her solution is to send Cameron away to a religious camp to "cure" her of the feelings she is still trying to come to terms with herself.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Simon isn't out yet at school or at home, but he is out to the mysterious boy from his school that he's been emailing. Both boys are perfectly happy to keep their secrets, which makes it all the worse when one of Simon's emails ends up in the wrong hands. Suddenly Simon is being blackmailed, forced to go along with classmate Martin's plans unless he wants the whole school to know his own secret and the secrets of the boy he might be falling for.
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
Emi is an up and coming Hollywood set designer and while everything seems to be going in the right direction in her career, things aren't going so well in her love life. That is until a mystery letter leads her to Ava, a young actress looking for answers about her past, and Emi's summer completely changes course.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Aristotle and Dante have nothing in common. Aristotle is angry. Dante is a know-it-all. But as the two boys spend more time together they start to realise that they have more in common than they thought. Their friendship starts to bloom and as they discover more about each other, they discover more about themselves too.