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30 LGBT+ Books to Add to Your TBR Pile

 

Note: Because there are many more male bisexual characters than female bisexual ones, I have specifically noted female bi characters in this list.

Here are some great YA books with LGBT+ rep. Please add to this list in the comments!!

The Raven Cycle
Maggie Steifvater
bi, gay, and implied polyamourous

Six of Crows
Leigh Bardouge
bi, gay, and implied ace

Simon vs the homosapians agenda
Becky Albertalli
gay

Leah on the Offbeat
Becky Albertalli
female bi and gay

Carry On
Rainbow Rowell
bi and gay

Percy Jackson/The Trials of Apollo/Magnus Chase
Rick Riordan
there’s a LOT, including pan, gay, lesbian, genderfluid, nonbinary, and bi protagonists, antagonists and side characters

The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Patrick Ness
gay

I’ll Give You the Sun
Jandy Nelson
gay

Aritstotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Benjamin Alire Saenz
gay

The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller
gay and bi

A Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Mackenzi Lee
gay and bi (and ace in the sequel!)

The Sidekicks
Will Kostakis
Gay

They Both Die at the End
Adam Silvera
gay and bi

The Upside of Unrequited
Becky Albertalli
lesbian, and female bi and pan

What if it’s us
Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
Gay

Dress Codes for Small Towns
Courtney Stevens
female bi

Boy Meets Boy
David Leviathan
Gay

The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Emily Danforth
lesbian

The Flywheel
Erin Gough
lesbian

Two Boys Kissing
David Leviathan
Gay

Release
Patrick Ness
Gay

Night Swimming
Steph Bowe
lesbian

Radio Silence
Alice Osman
demisexual, female bisexual, and queer

The Mortal Instruments (and related serieses)
Cassandra Clare
gay, lesbian, and bisexual, transgender, polyamorous

Love Oz YA Anthology
various writers
lesbian, gay

Amelia Westlake
Erin Gough
lesbian

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky
Gay

More Than This
Patrick Ness
Gay

More Happy Than Not
Adam Silvera
Gay

If you have any recommendations, please comment them below!

7 comments

rhapsody

heck yes!! So many books to add to tbr! Might I also add Radio Silence by Alice Oseman, bi, gay and ace rep and I Was Born For This also by Alice Oseman with Bi, Gay and Transgender rep. Both brilliant brilliant brilliant books as well!!

3w ago
ladybird

Great! I can never find books with trans rep :(

3w ago
charlie

The shadowhunter books by Cassie Clare also have characters that are transgender and polyamorous!

3w ago
ladybird

Oh cool ill add that in now! Thanks for telling me I havent actually read them all yet.

3w ago
charlie

In reply to ladybird

oops sorry! hope i didn't spoil anything for you

3w ago
bookwithbane

The ones that stand out to me are: Carry On(adult HP), Release(a little strong, but good. Loved the internalization), Flywheel(liked the dancing and the obsessive gay friend), Amelia Westlake(Great because them being lesbian isn't the whole point and I also like how it wasn't her sticking with an obviously bad person) Leah On the Offbeat(because of the questioning), Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda(obvious,but I also liked the teenage boy aspects), Percy Jackson(pretty inclusive, loved the Muslim character), a Gentlemen's Guide to Vice and Virtue(it was kind of mainly gay, but it passed because of the antics :P), Radio Silence(demisexual character) and finally the Mortal Instruments(loved Diana and the autistic boy).

3w ago
charlie

tears for Ty

3w ago