Bookish Babble: Bee’s LGBT+ Top 5!

Posted April 25, 2014 by Bee in Memes & Features / 8 Comments

LGBT Month is hosted by Cayce at Fighting Dreamer and Laura at Laura Plus Books. It runs throughout April and it’s here to celebrate LGBT readers, LGBT authors and of course LGBT books! Here on Istyria book blog there will be other reviews and next week a Bookish Babble centered around this subject. You can still sign up for this throughout the month. Just go to Laura’s or Cayce’s blog!

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Bookish Babble is a feature created by me, Bieke. In these posts I talk about bookish topics (sometimes not so bookish…) and ask for your opinion on the matter! I love hearing from you guys and I love discussion topics, so in these posts I’ll just talk about what comes to my mind and hope you’ll give your opinion. If there is something you want to talk about here on Bookish Babble, fill out the contact form on this page.

Bee’s LGBT+ Top 5!

This is the last LGBT+ Month post I’m doing and I’ll share the 5 books in the genre I have read and make a top 5 out of it. You know, where number 1 is the one I love the most. So let’s start with 5!

5. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg

This is a wonderful book about a boy that’s been out for a couple of years and he goes off to a school far away from his home because he wants to be more than ‘that gay kid’. I really liked this one and I really recommend it! Here’s my review.


4. Fan Art by Sarah Tregay

This is a really cute book. It’s about a boy that hasn’t come out yet. He finds himself falling for his best friend and that can’t happen because it would ruin their friendship. At least that’s what he believes. I really enjoyed it, it comes out on June 17th so make sure to check it out then! Here’s my review.

3. No One Needs To Know by Amanda Grace

Another upcoming book. This one comes out on September 8th. My review will be up that day too! It’s about two girls, Olivia and Zoey, who are the complete opposite of each other but when they are paired up for a project at school and Zoey starts going out with Olivia’s twin brother they get to know each other better and they start falling for each other, which neither of them expected. I loved this book a lot and I even made special post about it because it’s that great and it’ll be a while before my review is up.


2. Ask The Passengers by A.S. King

This book gave me so many feels and I did not expect that. It’s about Astrid. She really doesn’t have anybody to talk to at home so she usually lies on the picnic table in the back of their yard and asks the passengers of the airplanes that pass by all of her questions and shares her doubts with them and sends them her love. It’s magical realism, a genre I had never read before but I really loved it. It put A.S. King on my radar and I can’t wait to read more of her books. Here’s my review.


1. The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi

I adore Jessica’s books! And I love her too, she’s such a great and talented person. She was a guest on this blog on Monday, check out that post here! This book is about Lexi. She’s a lesbian and her mother sends her to a ‘de-gaying’ camp. If you haven’t read this book yet, I have to warn you. If you’re sensitive to these kinds of things, this book is very intense. Especially chapter 29. The events that happen in this book are … I can’t even think about it without tearing up. It’s really intense and heartbreaking and everything. The fact that these things actually happen makes it even more shocking. I love this book so much. Jessica is amazing and I love her. Here’s my review of this wonderful book! But really, this book should come with a warning. And if you live in the US or Canada, you can still go over to that guest post and try to win a copy of this book!


Phew, okay. That’s it for me. Go here to check out all my posts for LGBT Month. Thank you to Cayce and Laura for organizing this event and letting me be a part of it!

Have you read any of these books yet?

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8 responses to “Bookish Babble: Bee’s LGBT+ Top 5!

  1. Awesome list! I’m afraid I haven’t read anything of it yet though… *hides* But I have Fan Art and No One Needs To Know for review, so I’ll be reading those soon 🙂
    Have you read Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan? That’s my favorite LGBT novel! If you haven’t read it yet, I definitely recommend it 😀

    Great post, Bieke! <33

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