8 Queer Books I Loved And 8 That Are On My TBR

Don’t you hate it when people answer their own question? I do. (HA see what i did there?) *groans from the audience* Aw come on lighten up, not all of us can tell brilliant jokes ok?

In other news, happy pride month!

If you’ve been around for a while, you’d know that I pretty much read queer books all year round and that’s true BUT being the opportunist I am, I couldn’t just let pride month slip by without a post on it, could I? Soo in similar pattern to my diverse books post looong back, here’s a recommendation post for queer books! All of these have lgbtq main characters with considerable focus on their relationships. Now let’s make that TBR pile taller, shall we?

Oh also! Have I inserted song lyrics with similar vibes with the books too for some reason? Why yes I have and you can’t stop me MWAHAHA

In Deeper Waters by FT Lukens: Princes, handsome mermen, pirates and an exciting sea faring adventure! Rep: m|m
🎵 To fall in love with strangers ah-ah ah-ah

Perfect On Paper by Sophie Gonzales: An anonymous dating advice service- run from a high school locker by a girl who is hopelessly in love with her oblivious best friend! Rep: bi f|m
🎵 I can make the bad guys good for a weekend

Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth: Have a problem? Aideen can solve it- in exchange for a favour. Rep: f|f
🎵 You’re turning heads when you walk through the do-o-or

The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune: Superheroes in a contemporary world sounds overused, but this gay best-friends-to-lovers will have you cackling like nothing else. Rep: m|m
🎵 I drive down different roads, but they all lead back to you

Cemetery Boys: Accidental spirit summoning? And falling in love with said spirit?? A brilliant concept with immaculate spooky vibes! Rep: m|m
🎵 If I can’t be close to you, I’ll settle for the ghost of you

Sweet and Bitter Magic: What happens when a grump and sunshine have to save the world from dark magic? Sparks fly of course. Rep: f|f
🎵 Are we out of the woods yet?

So This Is Ever After: A hilariously ridiculous Arthurian retelling which takes after your usual YA fantasy quest! Rep: m|m
🎵 I’ve been loving you for quite some time, time, time

House In The Cerulean Sea: A tired middle-aged government employee discovers purpose, family and love on his newest magical assignment! This one is going to tug at all your heartstrings. Rep: m|m
🎵 In this world, it’s just us

Flip The Script by Layla Lee: Bisexual mc fake dating her way through a Kdrama? Excuse me while I LOSE MY MIND OVER HERE.

Cafe Con Lychee: After Tweet Cute I cannot for the life of me resist anything with rival bakeries. I need lots of food descriptions ok?

Red White & Royal Blue: I’m pleased to report that the hype has finally gotten to me and I cannot put off reading this for any longer if I value my life.

Be Dazzled: Randomly came across this on goodreads and i am, dare i say, DAZZLED.

Something Fabulous: I heard “reserved duke” and “falling for the wrong sibling” and came running like-

Spin Me Right Around: Yeah time travel in contemporary hasn’t really worked out for me in the past but I’m willing to give it a second chance because I’m generous like that.

Late To The Party: Actually this doesn’t really seem any different than all the other ya contemporaries out there, but i see lots of five star reviews from my friends?? Peer pressure exists guys.

Under The Whispering Door: Down with the physical tbr! *ahem* I mean, do I know this is going to BREAK me like Cerulean Sea?? Without a doubt. Is that why I’m scared to read it in the first place? Maybe?

Favourite queer books? (i need RECS) Have you read any of these? Thoughts on them?? (also did you see i actually worked on graphics for once) (aand did you realize i may be slightly obsessed with taylor swift)

~ Rachel


27 thoughts on “8 Queer Books I Loved And 8 That Are On My TBR

  1. Loved the intro, Rachel! 🤣🤣 (Nope, I am definitely not laughing in response to that very stupid joke…) And including those lyrics was genius! 🎶

    And these are such great recs! Like, OMG, YOU’RE READING RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE!! 🤗 That book is just such a feel-good novel that I really hope you’ll end up loving it just as much as I did 🥰 AND YOU GAVE CERULEAN SEA YET ANOTHER SHOUTOUT! 🤩 Honestly, I am still not over how cute Linus and Arthur are… 🤗

    Also, if you want another rec, let me blatantly push The Darkness Outside Us at you again because I am still obsessed with that one 😁 Or the Silver in the Wood novellas – which are some of the only novellas I’ve ever truly liked. (Seriously, I have a novella-phobia or something, so the fact that I liked these is high praise indeed! 😅) Or, if you really want to SOB, you can always give A Little Life a try 😭😭😭

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    1. hah there’s no way that joke didn’t have you rolling on the floor laughing ok?? you can’t fool me.
      lyrics do make everything better dont they??
      ahhh i havent read a scifi in a WHILE now so i might consider it, thank you for the rec!

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  2. Red White & Royal Blue is absolutely a favorite book. I highly recommend A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske as another queer book! Witchmark by CL Polk, Wolfsong by TJ Klune, and The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles are also great queer books!

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  3. happy prideeee!! 🌈✨and OMG THANK YOU SM for this post- i definitely needed this as an reminder to get to all of these books soon ahh 😭
    All the 8 books which you loved are on my tbr but when am i gonna get to them?? i don’t know (see what i did there? heh). Super excited for house in the cerulean sea and sweet and bitter magic asdlhkf. honestly adorable gay books are how i wish to spend all of my summer (and the rest of my year) but unfortunately homophobic schools are not fun :// ALSO, the graphics and the song lyrics gave such a great vibe to the post- i loved them 💕
    and what- i just discovered flip the script and gasped because i! need! it! right! now!!! RWARB better live up to the hype for both of us, i shall lose hope in humanity if it doesn’t istg.
    my favourite queer books have to be evelyn hugo and loveless and heartstopper- they’re so great i can cry 😭💔 Again, thank you so so much for this post, i loved reading it and i love that there are so many pride posts popping up in my reader haha <33 i hope june is amazing for you 💗

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    1. same to youu 🌈🌈
      hahah that was NEARLY as good as mine!! ooo both of them are SO good istg. ahhh that’s the dream.
      thank you so much, the graphics did turn out quite well!!
      oh yes it better, i’ve had enough of hyped books turning into disappointments.
      oh yess i’ve been meaning to get to evelyn hugo since forever now, hopefully soon🤞
      same here haha im living for all the queer recs :))


  4. ‘not all of us can tell brilliant jokes ok?’
    AND PERFECT ON PAPER!!! I LOVE IT!! I seriously want tor read more Sophie Gonzales books because they all seem wonderful ahh!!
    And omg I LOVE the little song snippets you’ve added as well (*cue screechy singing* SO IT’S GOING TO BE FOREVER~) also not my problem is SO FUN, #kavisupremacy
    I SADLY HAVEN’T READ ANYTHING ELSE FROM YOUR LIST?? Except *cough* red white and royal blue which I hated but it’s fine we’ll ignore that- I hope you like it though, and if you don’t, I’ll be happy to have a buddy to rant with hahaha!!
    Hope you love all of these💖💫

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    1. hah no NO ONE can churn up worse jokes than me so.
      omg you really need to read the others as well!! tho pop still remains my favourite gonzales book:))
      OR ITS GONNA GO DOWN IN FLAMES (gosh im not kidding when i tell you this song has me in a CHOKEHOLD).
      ahem you seemed to have caught my problem of not liking popular books,, lets see how i like it!!
      thank you!



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