LGBT+ Books Read Part 1

Happy Pride, even if, for me, it is not Pride quite yet, and I think Malta is the only country that celebrates Pride in September. According to a study among the 49 countries that participated, Malta came first in LGBT+ rights. In the meantime, another study took place here, and I took part in this one, and it was about queer people who are Gozitan or people in the LGBT+ community who live there. The results left a lot to be desired, which isn’t surprising to me.

It won’t be my post if I don’t go out of what I had planned my post to be. So, let’s go back on track and talk about the books. Every year, I make a goal to read at least 100 novels that have LGBT+ characters or are LGBT+ themed. So far this year, I read 114 books, and now I can do another goal of 200. However, before I did that, I thought it would be cool to see how I rated everything I had read so far.

Five stars

  • The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun
  • Read Between the Lines (Ms Right #1) by Rachel Lacey
  • Call Me Cassandra by Marcial Gala
  • Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly
  • A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt
  • The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World by Mason Funk

Four stars

  • Dating Nashville (Dating Him #1) by Ann Maree Craven, Michelle MacQueen
  • Hideaway (Vino & Veritas #8) by Rachel Lacey
  • An Unexpected Kind of Love (When Snow Falls #1) by Hayden Stone
  • Written in the Stars (Written in the Stars #1) by Alexandria Bellefleur
  • Hang the Moon (Written in the Stars #2) by Alexandria Bellefleur
  • Vanlife by Nicolette Dane
  • All the Stars (Love Bank Romance #1) by Duckie Mack
  • Pumpkin (Dumplin’ #3) by Julie Murphy
  • A Case for Christmas (The Lords of Bucknall Club #2) by J.A. Rock, Lisa Henry
  • Life, Love, and Other Inequalities (Rio Riendo #1) by Argentina Ryder
  • Facing West (Forever Wilde #1) by Lucy Lennox
  • Rogue Affair (Cedarwood Beach #3) by Rhys Everly
  • State of Grace (Moonflower Cove #1) by Addison Clarke
  • Someday, Maybe (Moonflower Cove #2) by Addison Clarke
  • Begin Again… Again (Moonflower Cove #4) by Addison Clarke
  • Touch Up (Rose & Thorns #2) by Katey Hawthorne, J.A. Rock
  • Spin Me Right Round by David Valdes
  • Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow by Benjamin Dean
  • Conventionally Yours (True Colors #1) by Annabeth Albert
  • Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei
  • Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie
  • Just One Night (Castleton Hearts #1) by Chelsea M. Cameron
  • Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea by Ashley Herring Blake
  • His Leading Man (Love at First Kiss) by Stacey Wallace
  • All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. Brown
  • Heartstopper: Volume Three (Heartstopper #3) by Alice Oseman
  • No Rings Attached (Ms. Right #2) by Rachel Lacey
  • The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch
  • Blaine for the Win by Robbie Couch
  • The Beauty That Remains  by Ashley Woodfolk
  • Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta
  • Café Con Lychee by Emery Lee  
  • Love, Hate & Clickbait by Bowery Liz

Three stars

  • Count Your Lucky Stars (Written in the Stars #3) by Alexandria Bellefleur
  • Delilah Green Doesn’t Care (Bright Falls #1) by Ashley Herring Blake
  • Champagne Problems (Moonflower Cove #3) by Addison Clarke                
  • Honey Girl by Rogers, Morgan
  • The Missus by West Natasha
  • Braeton & Drew (Something About Him, #4) by Ellis, A.D.
  • Branding Her 1: Beginnings & Holidays by Alex B. Porter
  • Christmas and Other Things I Hate (Things I Hate #1) by Elizabeth McGivern
  • Getting Down To Business by Nicolette Dane
  • Goode News (Goode Girl #2) by J.J. Arias
  • Grayson’s Mate (The Borough Boys #1) by Tamsin Baker
  • Silent Strength (Strength #1) by M.A. Innes
  • The Bodyguard, Book 1 (The Artifact #1) by X. Aratare
  • Voyageurs by Keira Andrews
  • The Boystown Prequels: Two Nick Nowak Novellas (Boystown #0.5-0.75) by Marshall Thornton
  • Dating and Other Things I Hate (Things I Hate #2) by Elizabeth McGivern
  • More Than Christmas by Lane Swift
  • This Winter (Solitaire #0.5) by Alice Oseman
  • Bodyguard (The Bodyguards #1) by Dassy Bernhard
  • The Kindred by Alechia Dow
  • Here’s to Us (What If It’s Us #2) by Becky Albertalli , Adam Silvera
  • Destination Sawyer (Rio Riendo #0.5) by Argentina Ryder
  • Down By Contact (Tackled by Love #1) by Sloan Johnson
  • For the Love of Scott (A Ten Rigs Texas Tale #1) by Jen FitzGerald
  • Jaywalking (In Step #1) by Rachel Ember
  • Just a Little Madness (The Brotherhood #7) by Merry Farmer
  • Love Me at Midnight by Alex Maya
  • Lucien (The Marchesi Family #1) by Silvia Violet
  • Snowbody Like You (Suite Dreams #1) by Ariella Zoelle
  • Detour (Something in Common #1) by Talia Carmichael
  • Swimmer Boy (Fairmont Boys #1) by Jay Argent
  • The Christmas Mansion by Hollis Shiloh
  • The Griffin Mission: A Griffin Sanctuary Prequel (The Griffin Sanctuary) by Arizona Tape
  • The Selkie Prince’s Fated Mate (The Royal Alphas #1) by J.J. Masters
  • Turning Points by Megan Linden
  • Where Forever Started by Barbara Elsborg
  • You Give Me Hope by Sophia Smith
  • The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher
  • The Bone Spindle (The Bone Spindle #1) by Leslie Vedder
  • Play Me a Song (Play Me a Song #1) by Jessica Kale
  • Perfect Kiss (Perfect Match #1.5) by A.G. Meiers
  • Beneath the Surface (The Pink Bean #2) by Harper Bliss
  • Everything Between Us (The Pink Bean #3) by Harper Bliss
  • Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho
  • No Greater Love than Mine (Silver Linings #1) by Harper Bliss
  • Paris, Adrift (Juliana #3) by Vanda
  • To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara
  • The Moss House by Clara Barley
  • Homie by Danez Smith
  • The Case Of The Puppy Academy (Samantha Rain Mysteries #1.5) by Arizona Tape
  • And They Lived . . . by Steven Salvatore
  • Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram
  • I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
  • Nothing Burns as Bright as You by Ashley Woodfolk

Two stars

  • Alpha Barman (J.T.’s Bar #1) by Sue Brown
  • The Valley and the Flood by Rebecca Mahoney-
  • Beautiful One by Kerry Adrienne
  • Colorado Wild (Colorado Protectors #1) by Sara York
  • Elsie Street  (Elsie Street #1)  by Gabriella West
  • Firm Hand (Perfect Hands #1) by Nora Phoenix
  • Hot News by Caleb Pine
  • How to Win Staring Contests and Intimidate People by Rachel Stockbridge
  • Learn the Rules (Rough Love #1-5) by Leighton Greene
  • Persephone’s Replacement (Queens Of The Underworld) by Arizona Tape
  • Poly by Lesli Richardson
  • She’s the One (Maybe I Love You, #1) by Avery Summer
  • Sleepwalking (Awakened #0.5) by Cara Malone
  • Reckless Behaviour (Impressions #1) by Talia Carmichael
  • Unexpected Attraction (Zander Oaks #2) by Talia Carmichael
  • Ralston’s Way (Prentiss #1) by Talia Carmichael
  • The Girl Next Door (Bend or Break #3) by Amy Jo Cousins
  • Lesbian sex: Love and lust by Kitan Love

One star

  • No one star

Yay, finally, I’m nearly ready with this post. On average, a post takes me a few hours from start to finish; this one took me three days. Me being stubborn, I kept going at it. My blog stats from last month and this month aren’t looking that great, resulting in even more self-doubt. Something that surprised me was how many books I gave four stars.



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