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This was one of my favorite 2017 releases. It was such a cute book, but had a lot of important coming of age issues. I’m happy to report this one has a happy ending. I’ve had about enough of sad queer romances, so I won’t be featuring any of them on this post.
ACE GIRL. This book was everything for me. I loved it so much. It was so refreshing to see an MC that was ace who wanted love. It had confused people, supportive people, and just felt really real to me.
Nina LaCour is a gift to writing. I think this was the first book I read with a plot about girls who loved girls. My little gay heart sang when I picked this one up. Not to mention the gorgeous cover and amazing side characters.
Anna-Marie McLemore’s books are indescribable. They’re like a little pocket of magic and I always feel so honored when I get to read them. This one featured a trans MC and a glimpse into some cultural practices I never knew existed. If you love magical realism, this one is a must.
This was 59 and a half swoons. This is, as of this moment, my favorite book of 2017. It had everything I could dream of. From fleshed out side characters, to romance and cultural problems of the era, this was one delicious ride. I cannot wait to read Felicity’s story, hopefully we see a bit more Monty and Percy.
This trilogy is one of my absolute favorites. A group of best friends and their time in college, from love to family disasters. This one was my personal favorite ( sorry Conner) because it has a pansexual MC. I am pan, too, and it was so nice to see someone like me. Not to mention getting to read all about the gang.
This is probably my favorite ongoing comic series. It has a magical summer camp, best friends, LGBT+ characters and just an all around good message. If you haven’t picked this one up yet, please do.
This one I was a little iffy about including, for two reasons. The first being this gem doesn’t come out until February 2018 and the second being there was no explicit statements on page stating the MC was genderqueer. However, after reading the Prince’s dialogue, how he described himself, and watching his journey I truly think he is genderqueer. If he isn’t, however, it still promotes a very strong message of people being who they are. And the art was just magical.
Timekeeper is a very magical book, from gay boys to clock spirits and forbidden love. I am anxiously awaiting the second one. I can’t wait to see what my boys get up too next.
If you haven’t picked this one up yet, we can’t be friends. It’s so stunning and delicious and sad and every other adjective ever. This is definitely in my top 5 books of all time.
What are some of your favorite queer characters? What settings would you like to see queer characters in more often?