#PrideLibrary19 – M/M Relationships

Hello, it’s me, your friendly neighbourhood queer to provide you with amazing recommendations. Today I’ll be recommending you 10 books with M/M relationships, so you can read them if you want and let your heart grow a couple of sizes from all the cuteness you’ll encouter.

Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda

I’m sure everyone has heard of this book. I can’t deny that I’ve probably read this one 4 or 5 times, and I néver reread books (there’s just too many books ok). But this is just such a cute story and I think no one will be worse off after reading the story.

Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of the Universe

Absolutely amazing story set in the 80s, all about two boys trying to figure out who they are and how they fit in. Amazingly written and the best thing yet is that there’s a sequel coming, so you don’t have to leave the characters if you don’t want to.

Carry On

An awesome story if you’re looking for something Harry Potter-esque. Involves magic and vampires and chosen ones, but also deals with feelings of failure and insecurity. Simon is just a very clumsy boy okay, he has my heart.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

Ugh Percy and Monty are so precious. I usually don’t love history books, honestly I just don’t really like history at all :’). But this really surprised me! It dived into certain aspects of history, but it didn’t feel stuffy at all. You’ll love it if you love history, but if you’re like me and don’t like history, there’s a big change you’ll love it too.

Six of Crows

I will never stop recommending this to anyone. The whole crew of Six of Crows is amazing, everyone has their own perculiarities and strengths, but they really complement eachother. The m/m relationship in this book is just the cutests. I wish I could read it all for the first time again!


An awesome novel with male bi rep. It’s about two totally different boys, but the story just really works? It does talk about the challenges with being queer while being a part of a religion that doesn’t accept this. However, there is a matter of insta-love and there definitely are some issues, but because it covers certain topics I have experience with, I felt it should be in this list.

What If It’s Us

This was my favourite book of 2018. I laughed, I cried, I absolutely enjoyed it. If you love Simon vs, or just any queer lighthearted book, please pick this up. It’s so so good. I don’t think I put it down for things other than work or making dinner. I seriously recommend this to everyone. GO READ IT.

This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story

I haven’t read the whole book yet, but what I’ve read is incredibly adorable. The characters are jus tso cute and I wish this could be made into a movie (I mean, of course it could, but I want it to eventually be made into a movie. Maybe with the success of Love, Simon it will be).

Check, Please!

I had to also recommend a graphic novel, as I think these aren’t read enough. Check, Please! is so incredibly cute. You really fall for all the characters. I’m so excited to read more about Bitty. I really hope volume two will be here soon!

If you’ve paid attention, you’ll notice I’ve only recommended 9 books (yes you can go back up and count). I was actually curious to see if you have read any books with m/m relationships that I haven’t added to the list. Let me know below! And if you haven’t read any, don’t worry, let me know if you would like to read any of these books 🙂

10 thoughts on “#PrideLibrary19 – M/M Relationships

  1. Kal @ Reader Voracious says:

    I am honestly so sad that Six of Crows wasn’t for me now that I know there was a m/m relationship in it!!!

    One of my fave m/m relationships is in Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro… beautifully heartbreaking book.


  2. Para says:

    The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is amazing. I also haven’t expected it to like it as much as I did, but was completely won over. Good characters, good writing, it’s fun, it reads fast…and the sequel is equally good or better!


  3. jamsu says:

    I have re-read too many books already this year but I have only read Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda once back in 2017. I always recommend Carry On when someone asks for lgbtq+ recs 🙊

    I never finished Six of Crows so I didn’t know it had m/m relationship.

    I really should read more m/m books. I think the last one I read was Lover at Last by J.R Ward and that was last summer unless you count my Cassandra Clare books re-read but m/m relationship wasn’t really a focus there. But I am currently re-reading Magnus Chase series by Rick Riordan. I’m still sad how little focus the lgbt ship got in this series and I still don’t know what their ‘label’ is since Alex is genderfluid character but I still love them


  4. Jayati says:

    Thanks for the recs! A m/m relationship book I recently read is Brush Strokes and I really loved it! It was so cute and I really loved it!
    (another plus point: Auditory disability representation!)


  5. Olivia-Savannah says:

    I really loved both Simon vs and Ari and Dante! What if It’s Us was really cute. And the gentleman’s guide is absolutely amazing!! A lot of the m/m I read is new adult but I do read m/m young adult. Thanks for the other recommendations as well x


  6. Meeghan reads says:

    Other books that have m/m relationships I’ve read include:
    * The Foxhole Court
    * Captive Prince (not YA)
    * The Raven Boys
    * Radio Silence
    * The Mortal Instruments series (and then the new one The Red Scrolls of Magic which I haven’t read yet, but follows Malec)
    * The Darkest Part of the Forest
    * They Both Die at the End
    * The Sons of Thestian
    * The Brightsiders (also so much other rep)


  7. Emma says:

    i only haven’t read the last 2 and i’m currently reading what if it’s us, so all i have to say is – these recommendations are excellent! 🙂


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