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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite LGBTQ+ Reads
This week's prompt:
April 19th: Favorite LGBTQ+ Reads
--Talk about your favorite books that feature LGBTQ+ characters or are by LGBTQ+ authors.
5. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
The last line of the book's description nails it: "...will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once." Both heartbreaking and lovely, this book is a must-read! I do have to say that the writing style took me a minute to get used to (ex. Noah's over-active artist imagination) but once I figured out what was going on, I absolutely loved it.
4. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Though it took me a while to get into this, I really enjoyed the book! I enjoyed it so much that I read it in one day. I thought that the story was beautifully written and I found myself marking so many passages and quotes. I loved the tone of the book, though there were some sad/scary bits, the overall story was very happy and easy going. I adored all of the main characters and the friendship between the two boys was absolutely lovely.
3. Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi
Being a well-known person in Hollywood, Portia was always terrified that the truth about her sexuality would one day be exposed in the tabloids. Throughout the book, she discusses the heartache and fear that happens while living in the closet and how this also affected her eating disorder. It’s such a difficult read, but definitely worth the time because she doesn’t hold back.
2. None of the Above I.W. Gregorio
I would highly very recommend this book! It is definitely a must read for all. Check out my full review here.
1. The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
I absolutely loved this book. I thought it was insightful and written really well. Considering it is labeled "juvenile fiction," I thought the storyline was perfect. This is one of those books that you read and think, "This needs to be on every single middle/high school's required reading list." I flew through it in just one night because the writing style was so easy to read. I would highly recommend this book to everyone!
Thanks for reading!
What are your favorite LGBTQ+ reads?