Do you read any LGBTQ+ Books?
Vanessa #questionnaire #gay and lesbian
I love them! I also write them sometimes.
All the time. I want more fantasy that have LGBT characters in them. No sad coming out story. Just like badass characters with magic that happen to be gay. As a bisexual, I need more female/female relationships in my life.
@Jasmine You have to read Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things by Martina McAtee- several LGBTQ couples throughout the series
@Debbie Thank you so much for the recommendation! I’ll have to see if my library has it. 😊
@Jasmine if they don’t have it, you might be able to request it.
Yes!! I love seeing diversity in fiction
I don’t personally but I support the genre and the movement as a whole; indefinitely! 😬
I dont meant to hijack your post but does anyone know any lgbt kid friendly books? My daughter is 12 and just came out and is a book nerd like me. I want to find something for her to read.
David Leviathan has quite a few out, but I’m not sure of the rating. They might be more YA than Middle Reader, I’m not sure which you would prefer.
@Emily i will check it out ty!
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake. It’s a middle grade novel about a 12 year old who develops a crush on her female friend and she’s coming to terms with her sexuality. I really enjoyed it. Very innocent and perfect for a young girl.
@Cindy Try reading George
I suggest George by Alex Gino.
@Cindy my kiddo just finished The Pants Project. It’s a middle school book about a transgender boy. He really loved it
@Cindy I sent you a pm
@Cindy sry I don’t know any books but just wanted to praise your acceptance and efforts 🤗💖
@Daisy omg ik right? My parents are homophobic but im not and they said we would have problems if i was gay and i like guys but shes a cool mom
@Daisy I second what Daisy said ❤💛💚💙💜
thanks guys <3
Hello there, I’m Zach and I turned 18 in September. Over the summer I purchased ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ a lovely coming of age LGBTQ+ book by Emily Danforth. It was also adapted into a film that was released this year xx. I hope this helps.
^ I purchased that book, with my friends in London, England as I’m not out at home yet. 😅
If she enjoys graphic novels, Tillie Walden has some really beautiful work 😊
Cindy Woodruff I’ve read the first trade paperback volume of Moonstruck by image comics and it’s quite PG, she might like that. It’s basically a cute little story set in a city and there are anthropomorphic characters and characters with magic and all that just weaved in like its normal and the two main characters are a non-binary centaur and a lesbian werewolf.
Haven’t thought to try one!
I don’t go out of my way to avoid them or anything, but I don’t think I have. I just go by plots though
I’ll have to go look one day then. The closest I’ve gotten is Highly Illogical Behavior
There are LGBTQ+ characters in all the books I write. They aren’t coming out stories or anything like that. Modern Fantasy or Dystopian/Apocalypse with some characters that happen to be LGBTQ+ which is my favorite way of reading that genre. I read the same way. I don’t read coming out stories etc but I LOVE characters that are LGBTQ+ and of all colors, shapes, orientations, religion etc.
I read everything. I love LGBTQIA+ storylines.
My new guilty pleasure is reading omega men getting pregnant and having babies from their alpha male partners.
captiv prince is a great serie by cs pacat and the song of achilles is also great
My next book is boy erased which is a true story
As in romance, or featuring gay characters? No to the former, yes to the latter. I just don’t like romance of any variety.
Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe
One of the best books I’ve ever read.
Yes! I loved it
Yep! I’m getting ready to start Janet Mock’s latest book. She is a trans writer/producer.
I read anything that interest me. Some have lgbtq, some don’t.
@Christine yeah same
I don’t think that’s the criteria I use to pick a book… If it sounds interesting I read it!
@Munnu maybe not but its an interest on you books
Not sure what you mean. If you are asking if I go looking for LGBTQ books I don’t. I usually read fantasy, chick lit etc, not straight romance, if that’s what you mean.
Not usually. Non-fiction but not fiction. I find they all tend to be a bit the same…kind of like hallmark xmas movies.
A lot, as an LGBTQ person I like to relate to characters I read about.
Yes. Check out mine! Mulatto: Daughter of America http://amazon.com/author/mda2017
I don’t seek out LGBTQ books nor do I avoid them. If a character is LGBTQ it doesn’t sway me towards OR away from a book.
Yes. Of course!
Yes, but I don’t like romance or coming of age books which is what a LOT of LGBT books are about :/
No not my preference but I have read one book by Julie Richman titled “Henry “ it was well written and he was a character throughout her Moore Family series.
I do, but I’m disappointed in a lot of LGBTQ books. They’re always “about” being gay, or stealing someone’s significant other because of repressed sexuality. Snoresville. I like my gay books a little more involved than that, but because it’s not a widely popular genre at the moment, that’s all that seems to be available. However! I see that changing soon, and I hope to be a part of that change! The ya fantasy I’m writing features a slew of LGBTQ characters, and I, myself, am nonbinary and demisexual! 😁 #representationmatters
@A.J. im sorry hpw spme books are that way but you can make that change
@Vanessa the world is changing. I am stoked to be a part of history in the making!
@A.J. i think your stories will change that
All the time 😊 my fave so far is either Ramona Blue or Annie On My Mind. Both so beautifully written.
Yes, I am also a Author of Lesbian Fiction. https://www.amazon.com/Amber-M.-Kestner/e/B01I89K6QW/ https://www.amazon.com/Annora-Rose/e/B01M5F32ZW/
Yes when they are well written- first that comes to mind is https://www.amazon.com/Fried-Green-Tomatoes-Whistle-Stop/dp/0449911357/ref=asc_df_0449911357/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312762109606&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15392465445202957262&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031113&hvtargid=pla-487372502626&psc=1
Never crosses my mind that they’re different, so, yes. I read whatever sounds interesting.
I’m gay! I don’t like romance novels but love books with lgbt characters!
Currently reading one and it is amazing😍😍💕💕
If theyre good stories i will.
Hell yeah hell yeah!
Yes but I don’t seek them out, I have my TBR and sometimes they have LGBTQ+ characters 😊
Yes, and I’m an LGBTQ Author! I have 4 adult LGBT books, both romance and fantasy, published under a different pen name. For this pen name I’m writing YA LGBT novels
@Jimmy yay, we need more YA LGBTQ books ❤💛💚💙💜
I’m gay and don’t read them. It really doesn’t cross my mind that I should. My boyfriend doesn’t seek them out either.
@Simon, you’ve never read LGBT fiction? I read everything, gay, straight–if it’s well-written, it’s worth reading. There are some excellent LGBT authors.
@Constance, I’ve never sought out a book specifically for that reason. If I happen to come across one that peaks my interest I would read it.
_Rubyfruit Jungle_ by Rita Mae Brown is a classic.
Yes I read my thinning Years by Jon derek croteau
I doubt I have any. Can I have some recommendations?
I have books on Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, The School for Good & Evil by Soman Chainani, The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer, Disney stories by Serena Valentino, Disney Twisted Tales by Liz Braswell, A Time of Destiny & Warriors of Piathos: The Circle of Destiny by a friend of mine named Chris Morris.
One. I forgot what it was called though. I liked it.
luck in the shadows. Lgbt fsntasy thing
Ellie Bravo by Janet Pywell
I want to, but I’m scared they’ll be filled with stereotypes and cliché storylines.
decades ago….”The Well of Loneliness (lesbian love story), and “If its love, the Lord won’t mind” (gay male love story)by Gordon Merrick, if I remember the titles correctly. Back in the day when many(most) were still in the closet.
This was one of m favorite books this past year. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XHRR3L2/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
I’ve enjoyed quite a lot of them lately.
Yes. The Song of Achilles and Call Me By Your Name are few of the best.
Yes I do. Jex Lane. Love her.
I read all kinds of literature.
not yet but i love to try, any recommendation 💕
Yes. I love them. From Simon vs the homosapiens agenda, Aristotle and Dante Discover the secrets of the universe, Whatever, Call me by your name, the gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue, the rest of us just live here, I’ll give you the sun, and many many more. My favorite genre
The Vigilantics has LGBTQ+ heroes.
Yes, I do.. have two books of Shamim Sarif…
Yeah… Song of Achilles..
The best LBGTQ novel of the year is Less by Andrew Sean Greer. I also love Paul Russell. His novel The Coming Storm is pretty good. I read a lot LBGTQ novels, and am always looking for new titles.
Yes considering I’m lgbt it’s interesting to read about the history politics of the community
Oh yeah deffo, but its my gene anything erotic, romance, gay lesbian
Yes! The Last Herald-Mage trilogy is one of my favorite (the protagonist is gay).
Simon VS. the Homosapiens Agenda and Leah on the Offbeat
Yes. It has really opened my eyes . Gail Carriger 🤩😍
Love her Soulless series! You’ve reminded me to buy more.
Geonn Cannon – his books are beautifully written. And he’s a good friend of mine. I also write LGBTQ+ YA as an indie author
No i don’t
I have read a couple, but I don’t go out of my way to read those that are specifically in that genre; mostly just literary fiction books that might have LGBTQ+ characters.
M/M romantic books all the time
Not LGBTQ books but few suspence novel I read have characters of that sort for example in Patricia Cornwell’s novel Dr. Key Scarpetta have a niece who is police officer & even in Lin Anderson’s books there are few characters
I dont search for them but do find characters that are
Sometimes – I read books based on the description not the gender/race… of the people involved
Yes 🙂 some of my favorites
I write LGBT books as Im a gay author, and I like to write most of my stories from the perspective of a gay character. My books are character and story driven, but they also have explicit sex scenes which act to drive the story forward. I dont write sex just for the sake of sex. And the same can be said for most LGBT and MM books out there. Its a wonderful community and one I am very proud to be a part of. My other author head writes horror.
Yes amongst every other genre, there’s some great authors and writing. The sexualities of the protagonists or author doesn’t make the choice of story, the tale being told is everything. We should all read different points of view and lifestyles different to our own. It’s helps further develop empathy and understanding.
What are the titles of your books?
Only by accident
Only some fan fiction
I have read a few. I’m so pleased to see they’re becoming more common. The representation is so nice, given that I’m bi. My favourite one is probably The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. Such a great book, so entertaining.
Yes, I found one on kindle unlimited and down the rabbit hole I went
i’ve got a ton! lemme go get a screenshot
Mulatto: Daughter of America
I loved Less by Andrew Sean Greer.
I’ve read Will Grayson, Will Grayson 😊
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