My Favorite LGBT Reads

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After a surprisingly wonderful month of LGBT reads for Pride Month, I wanted to share some of my favorite LGBT reads (5 star ratings only to keep things short and sweet). There’s a lot of great stuff out there that you really can’t miss! Also, just because Pride Month is over doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an epic LGBT read any time, right?

Before I get started on my favorites from the past and present, what are some LGBT reads that you absolutely adored? I’d love to add some to my TBR. Let me know in the comments, folks!

All right, here we go!


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My Favorite LGBT Reads


Danny Tozer has a problem: she just inherited the powers of Dreadnought, the world’s greatest superhero.

Until Dreadnought fell out of the sky and died right in front of her, Danny was trying to keep people from finding out she’s transgender. But before he expired, Dreadnought passed his mantle to her, and those secondhand superpowers transformed Danny’s body into what she’s always thought it should be. Now there’s no hiding that she’s a girl.

It should be the happiest time of her life, but Danny’s first weeks finally living in a body that fits her are more difficult and complicated than she could have imagined. Between her father’s dangerous obsession with “curing” her girlhood, her best friend suddenly acting like he’s entitled to date her, and her fellow superheroes arguing over her place in their ranks, Danny feels like she’s in over her head.

She doesn’t have much time to adjust. Dreadnought’s murderer—a cyborg named Utopia—still haunts the streets of New Port City, threatening destruction. If Danny can’t sort through the confusion of coming out, master her powers, and stop Utopia in time, humanity faces extinction.




I am Thrift and I want to leave this place, and see the far ends of the universe, and never spend another moment in stasis ever again. Take my hand and bring me with you…

On a lost planet in the depths of space, goddess-sisters Beauty, Glory and Thrift split their time between stasis and bickering, forever waiting for new visitors to their forgotten temple. Enter a thief, who comes searching for treasure but instead finds Thrift—the least of the goddesses—who offers powers of frugality in exchange for her escape.

And the rest, as they say, is history.


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A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret.

Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages.

When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he’s given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they’re likely to bring about the end of days.

But the children aren’t the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn.

An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours.




Achilles, “the best of all the Greeks,” son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods’ wrath.

They are trained by the centaur Chiron in the arts of war and medicine, but when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.




Harkin Ross, otherwise known as Hood, hasn’t had a happy childhood. His mother died in childbirth and his older brother perished in an unusual accident on the family farm. Hood’s father hasn’t coped well over the years. He’s spiraled into a black hole of anger, alcoholism, and abuse.

But when Kenneth Lowell is hired as the family farmhand, Hood’s life vastly improves. Kenneth earns Hood’s trust and friendship while teaching Hood some basic mechanical skills, helping Hood get his red Dodge Dart up and running.

Kenneth, however, is hiding a violent and primal secret of his own. When Hood’s father discovers the hired hand is doing more than just yard work, the weekly trip to Grandpa’s house goes all to hell.




Wynd seems like a regular boy in the fantastical world of Esseriel, except he’s got a magical secret. Now he’s set off on a journey with his best friend and the boy of his dreams to discover the magic in the world around him and, most importantly, within himself.


Wynd lives a quiet life in Pipetown — working at the local tavern, out of sight in the secret rooms beneath the floorboards, often stealing away to catch glimpses of the son of the castle’s groundskeeper as he works.

But Wynd also has a secret… magical blood betrayed by his pointed ears, forbidden within the city limits. His shaggy hair has obscured them for most of his life, but now that Wynd is a teenager they are growing too unwieldy to hide.

Joined by his best friend Oakley and Thorn, the groundskeeper’s son, Wynd’s strange dreams and an encounter with the city guard send him on the most dangerous adventure he could imagine, where Wynd will discover the magic in the world around him and, most importantly, the magic within himself.

The GLAAD Award-winning team of writer James Tynion IV (Batman, The Woods) and artist Michael Dialynas (The Woods) present a new young adult fantasy series about learning to spread your wings no matter the dangers that life puts in your way.

Collects: Wynd #1-5




For this ragtag band of space gays, liberation means beating the patriarchy at its own game.

Pan’s life used to be very small. Work in her dad’s body shop, sneak out with her friend Tara to go dancing, and watch the skies for freighter ships. It didn’t even matter that Tara was a princess… until one day it very much did matter, and Pan had to say goodbye forever. Years later, when a charismatic pair of off-world gladiators show up on her doorstep, she finds that life may not be as small as she thought. On the run and off the galactic grid, Pan discovers the astonishing secrets of her neo-medieval world… and the intoxicating possibility of burning it all down.




From the illustrator of the web comic Strong Female Protagonist comes a debut middle-grade graphic novel about family, identity, courage — and magic.
In thirteen-year-old Aster’s family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn’t shifted . . . and he’s still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be. When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help — as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills. And it will require even more courage to save his family . . . and be truly himself.





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    • Right? That book was a straight up masterpiece! Did you know it took her ten years to write? If you ever need some superheroes, Dreadnought is fab. 😊

  1. I’ve only read House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune from your list and loved it. I also really loved Under the Whispering Door by him. As for others I have read and loved there’s Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, Heartstopper by Alice Oseman, Mortal Skin by Lily Mayne, Chef’s Kiss by Jarrett Melendez and Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales just to name a few. Also all of these are romances.

    • Hey there! Yeah, TJ Klune is super talented. I do want to look at his older works. I think there was one called Wolfsong or something like that.

      Nice recs friend! I swear one of these days I’ll push outside of my box a bit more and try out some romances. I’ve heard of several of the ones you mentioned. I bet they’re amazing!

      • Oops I hit send before I was ready lol. There are definitely some that I mentioned that I think you would enjoy. Not all of them has the steamy scenes in them. I know a lot of people don’t like that.

      • Lol no worries. Maybe we could try Wolfsong on our next buddy read? Yeah, I tend to prefer fade to black or less steamy, but I’ve read stuff that’s technically erotica before that didn’t really bug me.

      • Yep I’m down for buddy reading Wolfsong. I’m the opposite. I can’t stand fade to black. I have read some I’ve really enjoyed but usually I prefer all the steaminess.

      • Yay! Okay I’ll be in touch. About to move this weekend so my life is cuh-razy! Now I’m curious if Wolfsong has some heat in it. I guess we’ll just have to read to find out!

      • Oh yeah I forgot you were planning a big move soon. Good luck with that!! I asked another friend of mine and she said she’s only gotten halfway through it so far but if she remembers right there wasn’t any steam in the first half at least.

      • Yeah, and in another month and a half I have another move. This one’s just temporary for the next month and a half. Then after that I’ll finally get to move in with the bf.

        Oh okay, thanks for checking! Sounds great to me. 😀

      • Right? I’ve never done something like this, and I promise at one point I’ll tell you all the drama behind it, but at the moment it’s just a whirlwind of change. Eek!

      • Lmao! The boyfriend has really made all of this change bearable. He’s been stopping by daily and storing stuff in his house so I don’t have to worry about it until I move in with him.

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