Great LGBT novels

Aristotle & Dante discover the secrets of the universe – Benjamin Alire Saenz

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What I loved: The friendship between Ari and Dante and Ari’s dad’s story arc.

English Animals – Laura Kaye

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What I loved: The love to hate relationship I had with the characters and that they had with each other.

Kiss – Jacqueline Wilson

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What I Loved: This is a good pre-teen novel about a girl whose crush/ best friend is coming to terms with his homosexuality.

Maggie & Me – Damian Barr

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What I Loved: I really enjoyed the working class background to this memoir of growing up gay in the time of Thatcher, as well as all the devastation caused to many working class communities in that era.

Man’s World – Rupert Smith

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What I loved: I think the time frame of this book to be set during mandatory National Service of the 50s was really interesting and made for a more romantic but tense story.

Rainbow Boys – Alex Sanchez

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What I loved: This is the first book I read where I remember there being a bi character. Although in the sequels Jason is described as gay, I did love the bi rep in the first novel.

The God Box – Alex Sanchez

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What I loved: This novel looks at how gay people from the Christian faith struggle with their sexuality, but I loved the acceptance the character comes to gain of himself as a whole.

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