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
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