I'm a bit guilty when I say that I apparently haven't read as many LGBT books as I thought I had. I'm hoping to fix that this year. If you're wondering why a certain book isn't on this list, it's because I wanted to limit this list to books where the LGBT characters weren't just some obscure side character, they were pretty much front and center. A list of my favorite LGBT characters and ships is a whole other list. Without further ado, let me begin my list.
10. Cut and Run
Our two protagonists are two manly men FBI agents who don’t really get along at first but have to work with each other and soon realize they have a thing for each other. It’s thrilling, it’s sexy, it’s perfect.
This has the honour of being the first Elle Kennedy book I ever read and I have to say it set me on the right path. Our two protagonists have been best friends for years, one openly gay and in love with the other and the other being 100% clueless. It’s as packed full of drama as you think.
8. The Raven King
Okay so these characters aren’t the main main characters, but they are main charactery enough for me to give them this spot on the list. Also there are two of them so that doubles their significance. I won’t say which characters because spoilers, I will however say it’s important enough to put on the list.
7. This is Where it Ends
I didn’t realize until I had finished my list that this is my only lesbian couple on this list. I’ve definitely read more books with lesbians in them, just never with them being protagonists. Their relationship is a huge part of the story. It’s important to plot and characters.
6. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
It took these two a billion years to figure it out but every second was worth it because they are so cute together. Monty and Percy are perfect together, Monty is out of control and has shit impulse control and Percy is calm and will call Monty out on his shit.
5. Carry On
This was basically the Harry and Draco fan fiction I always wanted, but better. These characters are loosely based on the previously mentioned characters, but they are also their own.
4. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens agenda
This was the last book I read in 2017 and I am happy to say I ended my year off on a good note.
3. Captive Prince
What I love about this book is how open it is about sexuality. Everyone is either gay or at least bisexual. I don’t think there is a single person who is 100% straight in this book and I loved that. In a sea of books where everyone is straight it’s nice to see a book where everyone is LGBTQ+.
2. I’ll Give You the Sun
Noah’s sexuality is a large part of this story, his point of view is all about him coming to terms with it and being in love with someone he shouldn’t.
This is the book that inspired this list. It was just so fantastic that I couldn’t stop thinking about it. This is officially my latest obsession. If you haven’t read this book yet, do.
Have any suggestions for LGBT books?