Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s theme is:
November 20: Thanksgiving/Thankful Freebie
For this week’s theme, I’m going with queer books I’m thankful I decided to add to my TBR. Most of these books are novels I haven’t read yet, but a couple are books I’ve read and am really pleased I picked up.
These four books are very high up on my TBR. Jordi Perez and Girls of Paper and Fire both have f/f rep, Darius is m/m, and Gunsmoke & Glamour has trans and fat main characters, meaning that all four are not your average het romance novel. Gunsmoke & Glamour and GOFAF are both fantasy novels and I’m really excited to see how the magical/supernatural elements interact with the characters’ identities. Jordi and Darius are both contemporary YA romances, and I’ve heard great things about both in the way they discuss identity and adulthood.
Radio Silence has been on my TBR for a long time and I’m thankful I added it after I read I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman and loved it. I’m also glad I added Queens of Geek because it has bisexual rep, which I definitely want to read more of, and Princess Princess is a lesbian fairy tale about two girls that encourage each other to face their fears. It sounds adorable.
I’ve actually read these last three books and I loved all of them. Autoboyography is such a heart-warming story about the struggles of being queer and religious, and I’m so glad I added it to my TBR because it has sensitive, detailed bisexual rep from the perspective of a boy. Superior is a cute, funny story about two guys who are a superhero’s intern and a supervillain’s intern and it made me laugh with the way it turned stereotypical superhero tropes upside down. Lastly, What If It’s Us, is Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera’s own voices novel about two boys who meet in a post office in New York and then attempt to find each other again to see if there might be something between them. I’m so thankful I added this to my TBR because it was an uplifting, optimistic story, and I got to be on the blog tour for the book, which was so much fun.
Which books are you glad you’ve added to your TBR? Do you have any f/f book recs?