LGBTQ+ YA Recommendations –

Happy Pride Month!

I do not identify with the LGBTQ+ community, but I am a major ally and advocate. I think the YA community has some incredible stories about teens wrestling with their feelings about their sexuality and trying to figure out what it all means. On the opposite side, there are some books about people who are so sure of themselves. So sure about who they are and what they represent. So, I thought I would round up a list of YA books  that center around queer characters. Some of these are also own voices rep. These are all books that I have read and really love, but as someone who doesn’t identify, I’m not the person to accurately judge the representation. Just giving out my recommendations of some great stories and character arcs.

History is All You Left Me – Adam Silvera

Rep: m/m romance; bisexual

They Both Die At The End – Adam Silvera

Rep: m/m romance; bisexual

Leah on the Offbeat – Becky Albertalli

Rep: f/f romance; m/m romance; bisexual

Simon Versus the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

Rep: m/m romance; bisexual

The Upside of Unrequited – Becky Albertalli

Rep: f/f romance

The Summer of Jordi Perez – Amy Spalding

Rep: f/f romance; bisexual

How to Make a Wish – Ashley Herring Blake

Rep: f/f romance

Let’s Talk About Love – Claire Kann

Rep: Asexual

Queens of Geek – Jen Wilde

Rep: f/f romance

Radio Silence – Alice Oseman

Rep: m/m romance; asexual

Solitaire – Alice Oseman

Rep – m/m romance

Tash Hearts Tolstoy – Kathryn Ormsbee

Rep: asexual

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee

Rep: m/m romance; bisexual

Little and Lion – Brandy Colbert

Rep: m/m romance

Ramona Blue – Julie Murphy

Rep: bisexual

If I Was Your Girl – Meredith Russo

Rep: Transgender

Everything Leads to You – Nina LaCour

Rep: f/f romance

We Are Okay – Nina LaCour

Rep: f/f romance

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Saenz

Rep: m/m romance

I’ll Give You The Sun – Jandy Nelson

Rep: m/m romance

Carry On – Rainbow Rowell

Rep: m/m romance

Here are some other books that are currently on my TBR and I hope to get to some of them this month!

Girl Made of Stars – Ashley Herring Blake

The Dangerous Art of Blending In – Angelo Surmelis

Autoboyography – Christina Lauren

The Miseducation of Cameron Post – Emily Danforth

More Happy Than Not – Adam Silvera

Our Own Private Universe – Robin Talley

What We Left Behind – Robin Talley

Release – Patrick Ness

Far From You – Tess Sharpe

 

Let me know if you have any other recs!

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