#SixforSunday is hosted by A Little But A Lot, and each week, there’s a different prompt, and you list six books that fit the prompt. The theme for June is celebrating all the pride!
This week’s #SixforSunday prompt is recommend some LGBT books. This is one of those weeks where I’m looking forward to reading everyone else’s posts so I can add more books to my TBR. When I was looking through my Goodreads, picking out what books I wanted to talk about this week, I realized that I haven’t read that many LGBT books and that I can do a lot better when it comes to diversifying my reading. Below are six books that I recommend, but I would love it if you could recommend some books to me, so I do better at reading more diversely.
Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston: This is one of my favourite books and every time I think about it, I want to reread it. For me, this book is like a rom-com meets The West Wing, and those are two of my favourite things. Alex and Henry are one of my favourite fictional couples, and if you haven’t picked this one up yet, I highly recommend it.
Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales: I read this book earlier this year, and I can’t stop talking about it! This book is described as a boy-meets-boy spin on Grease, and I can’t say if that’s accurate or not (I don’t even know if I’ve watched Grease before), I can say that this book is fantastic. The romance is cute, the main characters are awesome, and the side characters are multi-dimensional and add to the story.
Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner: This is one of those books that I think deserves more love and attention. This book deals with cyberbullying and sexism, and most of it takes place in a comic book shop. It features two gay side characters, who play an important role in the story, and they’re delightful.
The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston: If you’ve been paying attention to any of my posts, you should know that I love the Once Upon a Con series by Ashley Poston. I love that this series celebrates fandoms and cons, and when I read it, this book brought me so much joy. In this book, Jessica (the actress who plays Princess Amara) starts to fall for Imogen’s artist friend Harper, and the epic declaration of love at the end is amazing.
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman: I’ve seen people posting about Heartstopper everywhere, and I think it’s wonderful because this graphic novel series is fantastic and cute. Nick and Charlie are both super likable characters, and I love their relationship. I recently found out that some of Alice’s full-length novels take place in the same universe as Heartstopper (I know, I’m late to the party), and I can’t wait to read them.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: This book is super popular, and in my opinion, it’s worthy of all of the hype. Evelyn Hugo is bisexual, and reading her story about navigating old Hollywood was fascinating. This is one of those books where everything feels so realistic that you have to take a few moments to remember that it’s actually fiction.