T10T: Ten Books With LGBTQ+ Characters

This is a weekly tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s challenge is to pick ten books with _____ characters – you fill in the blank!

For this week’s prompt, I decided to focus on LGBTQ+ characters. If you follow my blog regularly, you know that, every Thursday, I do a Diversity Spotlight where I feature 3 diverse reads. I’ve been doing that for a couple of months now, and it’s been a fun meme, but I don’t believe I’ll continue doing it every week – probably just every so often! To bring it to an end, I thought what better way than to put the spotlight on ten books that I love recommending for queer rep?

1. Now I Rise – Kiersten White


reps: gay, lesbian

2. They Both Die at the End – Adam Silvera


reps: gay, bi

3. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee


reps: gay, bi, possible ace

4. How to Make a Wish – Ashley Herring Blake


reps: lesbian, bi

5. Taproot – Keezy Young


reps: gay

6. Heathen, Vol 1 – Natasha Alterici


reps: lesbian

7. Hunting Prince Dracula – Kerri Maniscalco


reps: lesbian

8. Spellbook of the Lost and Found – Moira Fowley-Doyle


reps: lesbian, bi

9. Daughter of the Burning City – Amanda Foody


reps: lesbian, bi, demi

10. Lumberjanes series – Noelle Stevenson


reps: lesbian, bi?, trans

Who are your top 3 favorite LGBTQ+ characters?

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35 thoughts on “T10T: Ten Books With LGBTQ+ Characters

  1. Great topic. Gentleman’s Guide is so great. I didn’t know that Hunting Prince Dracula would have rep like that. That’s great. The first book wasn’t really my thing but the title alone for this second one is making me itch to get it.


  2. I’ve heard so many good things about The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue….I hope I can read it sometime this year! Great List!


  3. I FINALLY own The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue; and Stalking Jack The Ripper is on its way! [Alas, Amazon is being a **** so I have no clue when it’ll arrive..] AND Daughter of the Burning City is also on my TBR.

    God, I’ll be crying the day I can say that I’ve actually read every interesting book on a list instead of going “I own it, but have yet to read it!”

    Great list though, haha!


  4. I’m reading And I Darken at the moment, I think I know what the gay rep is but I don’t know who the lesbian character is? Or do they only appear in Now I Rise? Gentleman’s Guide I’m so excited about, I’ve heard such great things and I had no idea Daughter of The Burning City had so much sexuality rep in it, it’s made me even more excited for it!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/26/top-ten-tuesday-126/


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