All 100 books on my LGBT+ Goodreads shelf

I’m the kind of person who likes to organize everything in my life, so naturally I have meticulous shelves for everything I mark as read on Goodreads, including genres, tropes, and more. Since my LGBT+ shelf on Goodreads recently hit 100 books, I thought I’d share with you everything I’ve got on there!

I started using Goodreads in 2016, so these are all books I’ve read in the last four years. I’ve done my best to include what representation all of these books include, but it’s been a long time since I read some of them, so forgive me if I’ve gotten anything wrong! I’m not giving any thoughts beyond my rating for any of these (since this post is already long enough), but I’ve included a link to my review, if I have one on this blog, so you can check them out if you’d like.

Now let’s take a look at all 100 book on my LGBT+ Goodreads shelf!

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* = my favorites

In order from most recent:

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The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: fantasy

representation: gay main character, other queer side characters

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Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie

my rating: 3 stars

genre: YA science fiction

representation: bisexual main characters

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The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow

my rating: 2.5 stars

genre: YA science fiction

representation: bisexual/demiromantic main character, other queer and nonbinary side characters

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The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA contemporary/science fiction

representation: lesbian main characters, other queer side characters

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The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

my rating: 4 stars

genre: fantasy

representation: gay and lesbian main characters, other queer and trans side characters

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Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

my rating: 3 stars

genre: YA fantasy

representation: trans main character

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Heartstopper: Volume 3 by Alice Oseman

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA contemporary graphic novel

representation: gay and bisexual main characters, other LGBT side characters

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Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland

my rating: 4.5 stars

genre: YA historical fantasy

representation: bisexual main character, aromantic/asexual main character

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The Deep by Rivers Solomon

my rating: 4 stars

genre: fantasy

representation: queer & gender-nonconforming main character

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When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey

my rating: 3 stars

genre: YA fantasy

representation: bisexual main character, other LGBT side characters

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We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: bisexual main character

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Crier’s War by Nina Varela

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA science fantasy

representation: lesbian main characters

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A City Inside by Tillie Walden

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA graphic novel

representation: lesbian main character

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In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA fantasy

representation: bisexual main character, gay main character

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The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill

my rating: 4 stars

genre: MG fantasy graphic novel

representation: nonbinary main character, queer side characters

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Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA urban fantasy

representation: gay main character, bi/pan main character, other queer side characters

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: fantasy

representation: gay main character, other queer side characters

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Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA contemporary graphic novel

representation: lesbian main characters

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Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry

my rating: 1.5 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: lesbian main character, other LGBT side characters

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Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

my rating: 4.5 stars

genre: YA fantasy

representation: bisexual and gay main characters

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The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA fantasy

representation: gay main character

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Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: nonfiction; memoir

representation: queer trans author; stories from various other queer identities

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Wilder Girls by Rory Power

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA horror

representation: bisexual main character, various other queer side characters

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA fantasy

representation: bisexual and gay main characters

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If I Loved You Less by Tamsen Parker

my rating: 2 stars

genre: romance

representation: queer main character, other LGBT side characters

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Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

my rating: 4 stars

genre: science fantasy

representation: lesbian main characters

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Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison

my rating: 2.5 stars

genre: Western

representation: queer and gender-nonconforming main character

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Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA historical

representation: gay main characters, other LGBT side characters

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You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan

my rating: 4.5 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: gay and lesbian main characters, other queer side characters

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This Winter by Alice Oseman

my rating: no rating

genre: YA contemporary novella

representation: gay and bisexual main characters

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Nick and Charlie by Alice Oseman

my rating: no rating

genre: YA contemporary novella

representation: gay and bisexual main characters

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Heartstopper: Volume Two by Alice Oseman

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA contemporary graphic novel

representation: gay and bisexual main characters, other LGBT side characters

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Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy

my rating: 2 stars

genre: YA science fiction

representation: queer main characters, other LGBT side characters

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The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill

my rating: 4 stars

genre: MG fantasy graphic novel

representation: queer main characters and side characters

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Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman

my rating: 3 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: aromantic/asexual main character

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This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

my rating: 4 stars

genre: science fiction

representation: queer main characters

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Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA contemporary/fabulism

representation: lesbian main character, other LGBT side characters

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Witchmark by C.L. Polk

my rating: 3 stars

genre: historical fantasy

representation: gay main characters

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I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: nonbinary main character, bisexual side character

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The Song of Achilles *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: fantasy/mythology

representation: gay main characters

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Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: lesbian main characters

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I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: bisexual main character

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Radio Silence by Alice Oseman *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: bisexual and gay/demisexual main characters, other LGBT side characters

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The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson

my rating: 2 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: gay main character

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon *

my rating: 4.5 stars

genre: fantasy

representation: gay, lesbian, and bisexual main characters, other LGBT side characters

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You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: gay main character, other LGBT side characters

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Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

my rating: 3.5 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: bisexual and lesbian main characters

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The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars by Michael Dante DiMartino & Irene Koh

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA fantasy comics

representation: bisexual main characters

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The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen

my rating: 4.5 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: bisexual and gay main characters

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Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA contemporary graphic novel

representation: gay main characters

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The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynne Herman

my rating: 3 stars

genre: YA fantasy

representation: bisexual and queer main characters

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Dreadnought by April Daniels

my rating: 3 stars

genre: YA science fiction

representation: trans lesbian main character

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i love this part by Tillie Walden

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA contemporary graphic novel

representation: lesbian main characters

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Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: NA romance

representation: bisexual and gay main characters, other LGBT side characters

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Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA contemporary graphic novel

representation: gay and bisexual main characters

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The Disasters by M.K. England

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA science fiction

representation: bisexual main character, other queer and trans side characters

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Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA horror

representation: lesbian, bisexual and asexual main characters

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On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA science fiction graphic novel

representation: lesbian main characters, other queer and nonbinary side characters

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: historical fiction

representation: bisexual main character, other gay and lesbian side characters

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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: science fiction

representation: bisexual main character

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Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA fantasy

representation: bisexual and queer main characters

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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA fantasy

representation: queer main characters

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What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: gay main characters

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The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA historical fantasy

representation: aromantic/asexual main character, other queer side characters

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Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

my rating: 4 stars

genre: science fiction

representation: pansexual main character

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Dread Nation by Justina Ireland *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA historical fantasy

representation: bisexual main character, aromantic/asexual side character

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Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

my rating: 4.5 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: gay main character, other LGBT side characters

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The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

my rating: 5 stars

genre: MG historical fiction graphic novel

representation: genderfluid main character

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That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: asexual main character

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA historical fantasy

representation: bisexual and gay main characters, aromantic/asexual side character

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The Summer of Jordi Perez (And The Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: lesbian main characters, other LGBT side characters

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

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA anthology

representation: various LGBT identities

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Spinning by Tillie Walden

my rating: 4 stars

genre: memoir, graphic novel

representation: lesbian author

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA historical

representation: lesbian main character, other LGBT side characters

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More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: gay main character, other LGBT side characters

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Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

my rating: 3.5 stars

genre: YA contemporary/paranormal

representation: queer/demisexual main character

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I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: gay trans main character, other queer side characters

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

my rating: 4 stars

genre: memoir, graphic novel

representation: lesbian author

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Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: bisexual main character, bisexual and gay side characters

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The Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde

my rating: no rating

genre: memoir

representation: lesbian author

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They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: bisexual and gay main characters

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: gay main characters

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Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: biromantic/asexual main character

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Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA contemporary/mystery

representation: bisexual main character

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Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

my rating: 3 stars

genre: YA fantasy

representation: queer main characters

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More Than This by Patrick Ness

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA science fiction

representation: gay main character

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Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA fantasy

representation: bisexual main and side characters, genderfluid side character

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Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

my rating: 4 stars

genre: literary fiction

representation: bisexual main characters

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History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: gay main character, gay and bisexual side characters

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Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour

my rating: 4 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: lesbian main character, other queer side characters

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Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA fantasy

representation: gay and bisexual main characters

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We Are Okay by Nina Lacour * 

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: lesbian and bisexual main characters

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The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: lesbian and queer major side characters

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The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie

my rating: 3 stars

genre: YA science fiction

representation: queer main characters

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Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA contemporary

representation: asexual main character

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Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly

my rating: 3 stars

genre: fantasy

representation: gay main character, queer side characters

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Passing Strange by Ellen Klages

my rating: 4 stars

genre: historical fantasy

representation: lesbian and queer main characters

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Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

my rating: 4 stars

genre: fantasy

representation: asexual main character, queer and trans side characters

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Ash by Malinda Lo

my rating: 4 stars

genre: fantasy

representation: lesbian main character

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz *

my rating: 5 stars

genre: YA historical

representation: gay main characters

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Whew, that was long! Kudos to you for making it all the way to the bottom.

Have you read any of these books? What LGBT+ books do you recommend to me?

x Margaret

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22 thoughts on “All 100 books on my LGBT+ Goodreads shelf

  1. I love how you organized this 😮! There’s so many books here that I still need to read! I started both I Was Born For This and An Absolutely Remarkable Thing this past year, but I put them on hold for now haha 🙈. Also, I just read Pet last month, and I gave it 3 stars too! Thanks for putting this all together, Margaret 🙂!

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  2. Ahh.. what an awesome list !! I’m glad to see The House In The Cerulean Sea marked as your favourite as I’m excited to read that !!
    I see so many books I love like Aristotle and Dante, Girls of Paper and Fire, I was Born For This and More !!!
    And there so many that I need to read too !!! I’m excited to check out Patrick Ness’s More Than This as I love his writing !! And Adam Silvera and Tillie Walden’s books as well 😍😍
    Epic list and it was so satisfying to go through!! 😊

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    1. Thanks so much! Yesss The House in the Cerulean Sea is my most recently finished book and I ADORED IT. Hope to have a review out soon!
      I’m so glad some of your faves are on here! I love Patrick Ness’ writing too 😀 Adam Silvera and Tillie Walden are both incredible writers! I hope you enjoy all of these, and thank you! ❤

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  3. We have so many favourite books in common! So glad you loved Priory, In Other lands and Starless sea! You’ve made me excited to read Wayward Son, I have low expectations for that book but seeing your 4.5 star rating has me intrigued!

    I didn’t realise The City We Became has a lesbian mc too! I’m reading it now and I’m only 50 pages in, and I’m glad you’re enjoying it so much!

    Great post! 💕

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    1. Yay, that’s so great to hear! You must have great taste in books 😀 And yes, I really enjoyed Wayward Son (even though that seems like kind of an unpopular opinion??)

      Yesss, The City We Became is full of great queer characters! I hope you enjoy it 😀

      Thanks so much!

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  4. Ahh what a list! I love how organized you are as well, I can’t be bothered more than with my to-read and read shelves on goodreads and the year of publication hahahaha. I cant’ WAIT to read both The Weight of the Stars and Crier’s War, they sound SO good! 🙂

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  5. That’s such a great list of LGBTQ reads!! 😊🌈 I love so many books on your list, among them, of course, Simon VS, Carry On, Radio Silence, Heartstopper and Red, White & Royal Blue! I also hope to read I Wish You All the Best soon, as I have been meaning to read it 😄

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