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LGBTQ Reads is a website and online resource dedicated to promoting and highlighting LGBTQ+ literature. The website features book recommendations, author interviews, book lists, and other resources for readers interested in LGBTQ+ books.

LGBTQ Reads was created by author and advocate Dahlia Adler in 2015. The website aims to provide a platform for LGBTQ+ authors and books, as well as to connect readers with diverse and inclusive stories. It features a wide range of genres, including young adult, adult fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and more.

On the LGBTQ Reads website, readers can find book recommendations for various age groups and genres. The recommendations include both new releases and classic LGBTQ+ books, ensuring that readers have a diverse selection to choose from. The website also features author interviews and guest posts, allowing readers to learn more about the authors behind the books.

In addition to book recommendations, LGBTQ Reads provides resources for readers, educators, and librarians. These resources include book lists for specific themes or genres, reading guides, and information on LGBTQ+ representation in literature. The website also features a directory of LGBTQ+-owned bookstores and LGBTQ+-friendly book clubs.

LGBTQ Reads is a valuable resource for anyone interested in LGBTQ+ literature. It celebrates and promotes LGBTQ+ voices and stories, providing a platform for authors and readers to connect. Whether you're looking for a new LGBTQ+ book to read or want to learn more about LGBTQ+ representation in literature, LGBTQ Reads is a great place to start.

Book Recommendations

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This page provides LGBTQ+ youth with a curated list of books. These books have been carefully selected to offer representation, relatable stories, and a sense of belonging to LGBTQ+ youth. Reading these books can help them navigate their own experiences, find comfort in knowing they are not alone, and gain a deeper understanding of their identities. These stories explore themes of coming out, self-discovery, love, friendship, and acceptance, allowing LGBTQ+ youth to see themselves reflected in the characters and narratives. By offering a diverse range of genres and perspectives, this page aims to empower LGBTQ+ youth and foster a sense of pride and self-acceptance.


1. "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" by Becky Albertalli

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2. "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" by Emily M. Danforth

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3. "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire S谩enz

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4. "George" by Alex Gino

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5. "The Art of Being Normal" by Lisa Williamson

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6. "I'll Give You the Sun" by Jandy Nelson聽

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7. "The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue" by Mackenzi Lee

[Buy on Amazon]


8. "Annie on My Mind" by Nancy Garden

[Buy on Amazon]


9. "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker

[Buy on Amazon]


10. "Ash" by Malinda Lo

[Buy on Amazon]


11. "Boy Meets Boy" by David Levithan

[Buy on Amazon]


12. "If I Was Your Girl" by Meredith Russo

[Buy on Amazon]


13. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky

[Buy on Amazon]


14. "The House You Pass on the Way" by Jacqueline Woodson

[Buy on Amazon]


15. "The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller

[Buy on Amazon]

Please note that availability may vary depending on your location and preferred format (e.g., physical book, e-book, audiobook).

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Here is a list of LGBTQ+ books across various genres:

1. "Call Me By Your Name" by Andr茅 Aciman
2. "Giovanni's Room" by James Baldwin
3. "Stone Butch Blues" by Leslie Feinberg
4. "Orlando" by Virginia Woolf
5. "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker
6. "Less" by Andrew Sean Greer
7. "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
8. "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides
9. "Fun Home" by Alison Bechdel
10. "The Price of Salt" by Patricia Highsmith (also known as "Carol")
11. "Red, White & Royal Blue" by Casey McQuiston
12. "The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller
13. "Boy Erased" by Garrard Conley
14. "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" by Emily M. Danforth
15. "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire S谩enz

These are just a few examples, and there are many more LGBTQ+ books available across different genres, including fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, and poetry.

*These are just reference links, and no affiliate or earnings is made by us. It is meant to share authors, and showcase their work.

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