#PrideLibrary19 – Underrated LGBTQ+ Books

When people recommend books, they’re usually the ones that everyone recommends. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that! But today I want to recommend you guys some books that I haven’t seen recommended very often. Some of them I’ve read, some of them are on my TBR, but all of them are or seem exceptional and deserve to be seen more!

Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan

Everyone has heard of Percy Jackson. I know a lot of people that know of the books that Riordan wrote after that series, but haven’t seen it recommended often and definitely not as a books with a queer MC.

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

I read this books ages ago (it was published in 2003, and while I didn’t read it back then, I read it closer to that time than to today). I remember thinking back then that it was such an accepting book. I didn’t really feel accepted at that time and this book was really cute and funny and I read it at the xact right time.

All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages by Saundra Mitchell

Alright, disclaimer: I’m not much of a history fan, and I sometimes have trouble reading stories set in history. I knew that when I started this book, but I ended up really loving some stories. It’s an anthology, so if you’re hesistant of trying of of these authors books, reading one of their stories n this book might be the perfect solution! At least you’ll get to know their writingstyle.

Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

I’m never not recommending this book. It’s about queer superheroes, what more do you want?! It’s a very sweet, awesome, pretty fast read. And the best part? There are three books in the series (the second book features a trans MC!)

Georgia Peaches and other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

I have to admit, every time I’ve seen this cover, I thought it was one of those easy to predict romance novels honestly, I haven’t read the whole book yet, so I don’t know where it’s going). It revolves around Jo who is pretty much forced back in the closet due to her father remarrying and them moving to a more conservative town. It’s about acceptance not being obvious. Really loving it so far and I’ll let you know when I finish it!

Pantomime by Micah Grey

This book was published in 2016 and it’s been on my TBR for just as long. It’s about an intersex, genderfluid and bisexual MC, in the circus.. Sounds awesome right?! I haven’t read many, if any, books with an intersex MC, and the reviews are really enthousiastic, so definitely check this book out!

That’s it for todays recommendations! Have you come across an awesome queer books that’s incredibly underrated? Let me know in the comments!

5 thoughts on “#PrideLibrary19 – Underrated LGBTQ+ Books

  1. jamsu says:

    I’ve only read the first book of Trials of Apollo so I sometimes forget it has lgbt+ characters. I usually tend to recommend Magnus Chase over it. I really should finish that series but Nico/ Will pairing was so over hyped that I was kinda disappointed and because those books are more expensive than some other books I never bought the second book. I need to correct that at some point since I remember Apollo being hilarious.


  2. Sam || Fictionally Sam says:

    OMG YES TO GEORGIA PEACHES AND OTHER FORBIDDEN FRUIT! That book had such a huge impact on me that I am literally giddy that you are reading it! YES YES YESSS! Now please excuse me as I waddle to goodreads to find out more about these queer superheroes you keep talking about…


  3. booksmagick says:

    I just finished Not Your Sidekick and it was amazing! I already bought the second part because I love Bells! ❤ And Abby and Jess are so cute and adorable together!


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