TTT – lesbian themed books on my TBR

It’s time again to link up with The Broke and Bookish for a Top Ten Tuesday. I haven’t participated in a while because I never knew enough books to put up on the topics list but as today is a freebie, I thought I’d give this a shot again.

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There’s a couple of books with lesbian (or possibly bi, IDK because I haven’t read them yet) characters that I haven’t gotten around to reading just yet because I got sidetracked with other things.

1. ‘Annie on my Mind’ by ¬†Nancy Garden

This is THE young adult book for girls who like girls and I haven’t read it yet. Don’t ask me why but I haven’t gotten around to it. This book was challenged many times to be banned from public libraries but it’s still around and it is important to be still around.

2. ‘The Night Watch’ by Sarah Waters

This book…I started reading it in October and still haven’t made it past the first 50 pages or so. Sarah Walters is one of the most popular and widely known author of lesbian historical fiction. I picked this one up in an Oxfam shop, I think it was in Greenwich. Her more prominent books are ‘Tipping The Velvet’ and ‘Fingersmith’. This one didn’t really grab my attention as much in the beginning and it’s quite long and IDK. It just sits on my bedroom sideboard, silently judging me every time I pick up my kindle or other book that I am currently reading. I will get around to finishing this, I know but I don’t know when just yet.

3. ‘Gay Pride and Prejudice’ by Kate Christie

The title says it all I guess. This is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice but with various LGBTQ characters. I have read mixed reviews but I am very curious about this one.

4. ‘Ash’ by Malina Lo

This is another retelling, this time of Cinderella and as far as I understand it, Cinderella doesn’t necessarily have to end up with the Prince. Hell yes! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this one!

5. ‘The Colour Purple’ by Alice Walker

I bought this while I was in Canada last year. I never saw the movie but from what I gather it features not only lesbians but also POC which is very welcome.

6. ‘Everything Leads to You’ by Nina LaCour

Kirsti suggested this one and when I read the synopsis as well as her review, I was very excited about it myself. It’s YA and I can’t wait to read this one.

7. ‘Sundark’ by Elisabeth Watasin

My first look when I log into Netgalley is always the LGBTQAI section and this one looked cool. It’s also possibly Steampunk or Gothic, I’m not entirely sure yet but it sounds pretty cool and I wanted to give it a try. Probably the book on this list that has the highest chance of me reading it soon as it needs a review for my free copy.

8. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

When you look up lists of the best lesbian/bi books on the internet, this one is usually close to the top. Always at least Top 10 if not even better rated. So I hope this one lives up to my high expectations of it. It’s also a modern classic in the YA lesbian/bi genre.

9. ‘Solitaire’ by Alice Oseman

Again one book from the finite lists of great lesbian/bi books. I can’t really explain what it is supposed to be about as the GR summary isn’t very helpful but it does sound great.

10. ‘The Gravity Between Us’ by Kristen Zimmer

I’ve read raving and in-the-middle reviews about this one. It was a book from the AfterEllen book club sometime last year and I’m curious. I had already gotten to this one but then again, I got distracted with other stuff.

There you have it, my list of 10 books that I’m excited to finally start reading (or finishing).

 

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  • I swear to God I’ve read Solitaire, but I’m struggling to remember any queer characters in it. Womp womp… (I’m sure there ARE, it’s just disappeared into the void that is reading 275 books last year…)

    • Wilhelmina Upton

      I don’t know either since I haven’t read it. It appeared on some lists on GR and that’s how it evened up in my respective shelf. What kind of LGBTQ character is in there, I don’t even know. Maybe it’s something different. I will find out.

  • I loved “Everything Leads to You”. I wasn’t crazy about the first Nina LaCour I read, “The Disenchantments”, but ELtY and “Hold Still” are really great. Also Nina LaCour just seems like an awesome person. Have you read this article she wrote? https://medium.com/@nina_lacour/love-can-be-simple-ee970bc056b3

    • Wilhelmina Upton

      I haven’t ready any of her books before this and thank you for the link! Definitely a great read!