GOOD GOOD *passes out*
HAVE YOU EATEN RECENTLY?
ARE YOU HYDRATED?
IS THERE MEDICATION YOU NEED TO TAKE?
HAVE YOU LAUGHED TODAY?
FRIENDLY REMINDER BECAUSE I KNOW I NEED THEM EVERY SO OFTEN.
ALSO HERE HAVE A KITTEN:
so uh……… i’m still alive, just so you know.
I am so sick of feeling vaguely ill, I wish this cold would either a: turn into something so I can get over it, or b: fuck off entirely. Working nights + feeling ill and wanting to just be in bed doesn’t mesh. Luckily i’m not working tonight but I’m going to bed anyway even if it is only 7.20pm. I feel horrible. UGH. And I really miss you guys and talking to you and hopefully I’ll get the work/life/online time balance figured out sometime soon.
In other news, I’ve been in my job nearly 5 weeks already. Where does the time go?!?!?!
One of these days I’ll figure out how to do something right in my mum’s eyes. One day.
"Ill love you always Brother Cory" -Mark Salling
"He was a special part of this world and will forever be missed" -Naya Rivera
"I AM BLESSED TO HAVE WORKED WITH HIM AND LOVE HIM SO MUCH" -Dot-Marie Jones
"The greatest dude you've ever met" -Chord Overstreet
"I am just so happy that a guy like him got to touch as many lives as he did" -Darren Criss
"I literally lived everyday of my life feeling like the luckiest girl in the whole world" -Lea Michele
"He's smiling down on us" -Dianna Agron
I feel so horrible and plus I’m still really tired from working overnight, so even though its only 5pm, I’m going to bed. Night lovelies!!
As I spoke about in my post, when I was a young babygay, many of the LGBT YA novels I found were all about the angst and trials of coming out. Which is all well and good, but those can’t be the only narratives queer people see themselves in. So, I compiled this list.
I had three criteria:
- Coming Out could be a part of the plot but could not be the whole focus (which is why Ask the Passengers, even though it’s good, isn’t on here, before you ask)
- The protagonist/MC had to identify as queer/LGBT. No sidekick stories here.
- The story could not be known to be biphobic or transphobic (which is why The Bermudez Triangle isn’t on here, also before you ask. Also bisexual-books has a great response to that book in particular, but this is not the place for that discussion.)
If you believe a novel on this list falls into the categories of bi- or transphobic or otherwise, please message me and I’ll look into it/remove it.
This is by no means a comprehensive list—feel free to reblog and add suggestions or message me with suggestions so I can keep updating!
Realistic Fiction: Lesbian MC
- The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jess Verdi
- The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth
- Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
- Great by Sara Benincasa
- Scars by Cheryl Rainfield (huge trigger warning for self harm and sexual abuse for this book, FYI. It is a wonderful book, though.)
- Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
- If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
- Starting from Here by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
- A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner
- Gravel Queen by Tea Bendhun
- Fat Angie by E.E. Charlton-Trujillo
- Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters
Realistic Fiction: Gay MC
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
- Gone Gone Gone by Hannah Moskowitz
- Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
Realistic Fiction: Transgender MC
Realistic Fiction: Bisexual MC
- Far from You by Tess Sharpe
- Empress of the World by Sara Ryan (though this review suggests that it *may* be biphobic so proceed with caution? I haven’t read it so I can’t vouch but let me know)
Speculative Fiction: Lesbian MC
Speculative Fiction: Bisexual MC
- Love In the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
- Ash by Malinda Lo
- Adaptation by Malinda Lo
- Inheritance by Malinda Lo
- Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
- Coda by Emma Trevayne
- Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
Speculative Fiction: Gay MC
Historical Fiction: Lesbian MC
Queer/Not Otherwise Specified MC:
- The Mermaid in Chelsea Creek by Michelle Tea