Recommendation Time || Books Featuring LGBT+ Characters || 🏳️‍🌈👏🏻

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 🌺 Hi guys, I hope you’re having a WONDERFULL day, full of good readings. Today, as promised, I bring you my book recommendation list featuring characters from the LGBT+ community. You have probably already heard me talk about ALL of these books at some point and I also believe that I have other recommendation posts where I mention them, but anyway, I wanted to make the full list with all the LGBT+ books that I LOVE and I’ve enjoyed, and share it with you. My goal is, besides to celebrate Pride Month, that you can add some to your TBR, read them at some point and enjoy them as well, maybe you can find a new favorite, which will mean the world to me!
You already know this, because I always tell you, but still, I LOVE YOU and if you belong to the LGBT+ community, I hope you’re having an amazing month celebrating how wonderful you are. LOVE IS LOVE 💕 
I hope that you also leave me your own recommendations, I would love to know and add some books to my TBR, now, without further ado, let’s start!! 🌺



 🏳️‍🌈 || The Time Traveler’s Guide to Modern Romance by Madeline J. Reynolds || 🏳️‍🌈 

35500906Elias Caldwell needs more than his life in nineteenth-century England has to offer. He’d rather go on an adventure than spend one more minute at some stuffy party. When his grandfather gives him a pocket watch he claims can transport him to any place and time, Elias doesn’t believe it…until he’s whisked away to twenty-first-century America.

Tyler Forrester just wants to fall hopelessly in love. But making that kind of connection with someone has been more of a dream than reality. Then a boy appears out of thin air, a boy from the past. As he helps Elias navigate a strange new world for him, introducing him to the wonders of espresso, binge-watching, and rock and roll, Tyler discovers Elias is exactly who he was missing.

But their love has time limit. Elias’s disappearance from the past has had devastating side effects, and now he must choose where he truly belongs—in the Victorian era, or with the boy who took him on an adventure he never dreamed possible?

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 🏳️‍🌈 || Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon || 🏳️‍🌈 

23274077Her sister’s bachelorette party is the highlight of a miserable year for Alexis Chambers, but once her bridesmaid’s dress is packed away, she’s back to coping with her life as a once popular athlete and violinist turned loner and the focus of her parents’ disappointment. She isn’t expecting much from her freshman year of college until she finds herself sharing a class with Treasure, the gorgeous stripper from her sister’s party. 

Trisha Hamilton has finally gotten the credits and the money together to transfer to a four-year university. Between classes, studying, and her job as a stripper, she has little time for a social life, until she runs into the adorably shy baby butch from the club. Trisha can’t seem to hide her feelings for Alexis, even when Trisha discovers what she has been through, but will Alexis have the strength to be just as fearless about their new love?

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 🏳️‍🌈 || The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1) by Mackenzi Lee || 🏳️‍🌈 

29283884Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

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 🏳️‍🌈 || Radio Silence by Alice Oseman || 🏳️‍🌈 

25322449What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong?

Frances is been a study machine with one goal. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside. Then Frances meets Aled, and for the first time she’s unafraid to be herself.

So when the fragile trust between them is broken, Frances is caught between who she was and who she longs to be. Now Frances knows that she has to confront her past. To confess why Carys disappeared…

Frances is going to need every bit of courage she has.

Engaging with themes of identity, diversity and the freedom to choose, Radio Silence is a tor de force by the most exciting writer of her generation.

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 🏳️‍🌈 || Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno || 🏳️‍🌈 

36203875Practical Magic meets Nova Ren Suma’s Imaginary Girls and Laura Ruby’s Bone Gap in this lush, atmospheric new novel by acclaimed author Katrina Leno.

A magic passed down through generations. An island where strange things happen. A summer that will become legend.

Georgina Fernweh waits impatiently for the tingle of magic in her fingers—magic that has touched every woman in her family. But with her eighteenth birthday looming, Georgina fears her gift will never come.

Over the course of her last summer on the island—a summer of storms, falling in love, and the mystery behind one rare three-hundred-year-old bird—Georgina will learn the truth about magic, in all its many forms.

In Summer of Salt, Katrina Leno weaves another gorgeously original novel of magical realism and coming-of-age. Fans of April Genevieve Tucholke and Anna-Marie McLemore will be swept away.

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 🏳️‍🌈 || The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid || 🏳️‍🌈 

32620332Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ’80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

Written with Reid’s signature talent for creating “complex, likable characters” (Real Simple), this is a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it costs—to face the truth.

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 🏳️‍🌈 || They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera || 🏳️‍🌈 

35216509On September 5th, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: they’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but for different reasosn, they’re both looking for a new friend on their End Day. The good news: there’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure – to live a lifetime in a single day.

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 🏳️‍🌈 || Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood #1) by Becky Albertalli || 🏳️‍🌈 

19547856Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

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 🏳️‍🌈 || We Are Okay by Nina LaCour || 🏳️‍🌈 

28243032You go through life thinking there’s so much you need…

Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.

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 🏳️‍🌈 || I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson || 🏳️‍🌈 

20820994“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”

At first, Jude and her twin brother Noah, are inseparable. Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude wears red-red lipstick, cliff-dives, and does all the talking for both of them. Years later, they are barely speaking. Something has happened to change the twins in different yet equally devastating ways . . . but then Jude meets an intriguing, irresistible boy and a mysterious new mentor. The early years are Noah’s to tell; the later years are Jude’s. But they each have only half the story, and if they can only find their way back to one another, they’ll have a chance to remake their world. This radiant, award-winning novel from the acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

Printz Award Winner Stonewall Honor Book.

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 🏳️‍🌈 || The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz || 🏳️‍🌈 

30388930A “mesmerizing, poetic exploration of family, friendship, love and loss” from the acclaimed author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. (New York Times Book Review)

Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he?

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 🏳️‍🌈 || History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera || 🏳️‍🌈 

30102870When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.

To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.

If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.

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 🏳️‍🌈 || Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe #1) by Benjamin Alire Sáenz || 🏳️‍🌈 

12000020Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

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I hope you enjoyed it, guys! Have you read any of the books on my list?, If so, What do you think about them? 😊 
Remember to let me know in the comments your recommendations for me and I hope you have a beautiful day! ❤️ 

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41 thoughts on “Recommendation Time || Books Featuring LGBT+ Characters || 🏳️‍🌈👏🏻

  1. Great recommendations! I loved Simon is “Simon vs. …” — he’s such a sweetheart! I really need to read “Summer of Salt” … I keep putting it off. Oh man … Guide Book One!! Monty and Percy! My loves!! I’ve read Ari and Dante … my heart broke many times. I hope the author DOES eventually come out with the sequel! I haven’t read his other book “The Inexplicable Logic of My Life” but I plan to eventually.

    Great list! ❤️

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    • Yes!!, you have to read Summer of Salt, I feel that you’ll love it, it’s an incredible book full of magic and has a unique sisterhood 😍
      Oh, I hope so as well! I would die right here for the sequel to Ari and Dante, hopefully, happens soon *fingers crossed*
      I hope you enjoy The Inexplicable Logic of My Life once you read it!, is a great book, full of diversity and family dynamic 😊
      Thank you SO much!, I’m so glad you liked it 💕

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  2. So many wonderful recommendations! Some of these I’ve read and others I have added to my TBR!!! The first two I hadn’t heard of before and I’m glad I got to add them to my TBR!

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    • Ari and Dante is just SO adorable, I hope the author writes that sequel soon! 😍
      Summer of Salt is INCREDIBLE, you’ll surely love it 😊
      Oh honey, thanks! but we’re in winter where I live, anyway I’m enjoying the cold weather, it puts me in the mood to read. I hope you have a beautiful summer and you find incredible readings ❤️

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  3. Such a great list! I LOVED Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and I have so many on this list I’ve been meaning to get to.

    I just read an amazing Latino, wlw YA fantasy-ish book called We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia. I cannot recommend it more!

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  4. I need to read so many of these. Gentleman’s Guide, Dante and Aristotle and Simon vs. are incredible. Need to get onto the Adam Silvera ones, I loved What If It’s Us though. Good list.

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  5. ahh i’ve never heard of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Romance before, and the concept of someone from the past getting transported to our modern times is so intriguing hahaha! I have also never heard of Treasure, but I have heard of its author, and I’ve heard great things about Witherspoon, so I can’t wait to check it out!

    I definitely agree that Gentleman’s guide is really good! ahh it’s just so fun, but also has some great themes to the story. thanks for the recs 💚

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    • Both books are GREAT, very different from each other, but they’re worth it, so I hope you give them an opportunity and end up loving them, I would love to know your opinion 😊
      Totally! Gentleman’s guide has many virtues, I think it’s a lot of fun 😄
      You’re Welcome, Caitlin ❤️

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  6. I’m actually reading Simon vs. and Evelyn Hugo at the moment. 🙂 So far I’m very much enjoying both. Aristotle and Dante is one of my all time favourite books! I actually ended up rereading it this month, which just reminded me why I adore this book as much as I do. Amazing post! 😀

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