Top 5 Wednesday – LGBTQA+ faves 

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

I read Last Seen Leaving as a book club read. I actually didn’t even know who Roehrig was at the time. All I knew was that I met him at YALLfest and thought he was really funny and relatable. Last Seen Leaving was one of my favorite reads this year. You can find out more about it on its Goodreads page here. 

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

The Young Elites brought about one of my favorite characters. A young courtesan, Rafael, is the LGBTQ+ perspective in this book and the best part is he is the voice of reason. 

Leche by R. Zamora Linmark

The story of a young LGBTQA+ Philippino man is powerful and has sat with me since I first read it more than three years ago now. Linmark used much of his own life and experiences in the book and it came off so well. 

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

I’m not a huge fan of The Mortal Instruments series but I can give credit to Clare where it’s due and it’s definitely due. Clare continues to write LGBTQA+ characters into her stories and she does it beautifully. Lady Midnight is just another example of Clare’s ability to effectively write LGBTQA+ characters. 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

I mean, are you really surprised to see this book here? I loved The Perks of Being a Wallflower so much and Patrick was such a sweet and realistic character. 


6 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday – LGBTQA+ faves 

  1. *quietly kicks herself* lol I own all of these book with the exception of Leche & yet I haven’t read them. Perks I saw the movie for & perhaps that’s why I haven’t rushed to read the book (really dislike when that happens lol). Lady Midnight i held off on reading just because I have terrible memory & wanna read it closer to release day which is now upon us *eeeeK* So many good books on this list, great T5W! :0)

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