Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. There are so many LGBTQ+ books out there that I absolutely adore, and it was difficult for me to narrow it down to just these five. I will definitely post a list of more of my favourites in the future!
Tin Man by Sarah Winman
Tin Man is one of my favourite novels of all time. I have talked about this book so many times since I read it in June but I can not and will not stop gushing about it! It has made me want to read about more almost love stories. This book weighed so heavy on my heart and I will not soon forgot these two characters.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is just as good as everyone says that it is! Evelyn Hugo is one of my favourite characters and she feels like a real person. I was enamored by her and her story, and I force this book on pretty much everyone in my life. Those who have read it have also loved it!
Wild Beauty by Anna-Maria McLemore
Wild Beauty seems to come up a lot in the Top 5 Tuesday posts, but that is for a good reason. I was absolutely charmed by this novel and all of the characters. From the reviews that I have seen, the bisexual representation is excellent. This is a book that I try to get everyone to read! The magical realism stunning, and it is a story that has stayed with me.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles is the story of Achilles and the Trojan War told from the perspective of Achilles’s lover, Patroclus, and it was absolutely fantastic! Madeline Miller has made me fall in love with Greek Mythology. This book was so emotional and even though I knew how the story would end, I was still not prepared for it!
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Less won the Pulitzer Prize this year, and after reading it, I can totally understand why! This is a novel following an author who accepts every literary event that he is invited to around the world in an attempt to avoid his ex-boyfriend’s wedding. Reading about his travels had me laughing out loud! I completely fell in love with Arthur Less! I so appreciated that a joyful and satirical novel won the Pulitzer Prize. It was a nice change from the heavier and more serious novels that usually win.
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I actually haven’t read any of those but I need to read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid because I have seen only positive review for the book!
The Seven Husbands is one of those books that I recommend to everyone both online and in real life! It’s so fantastic!
I didn’t know Wild Beauty had a bi rep in it! It’s officially been moved up my TBR!!
Yay! It is just so great! I hope you enjoy it!
Such a good list!!! Tin Man, Seven Husbands, and The Song of Achilles are all favorites of mine as well <3 I really need to read Less soon!
Aren’t they so great? I really think you’ll love Less. I thought it was a special book!
Your whole post is basically all the books I’ve been wanting to read for ages and shamefully haven’t yet! lol It’s especially bad because all of these books have such glowing reviews and such passionate fan bases. Why can’t book nerds just get like an extra day off a week to devote to our reading?? =D
Hahaha wouldn’t that just be amazing?! I hope you get around to read a few of these and love them as much as I do!!
Thanks, girl! Here’s hoping! =D
I didn’t know some of these books had LGBT+ representation! I’ve only read The Song of Achilles so far, but I can’t wait to read the rest.
Yay! I am so glad that you found some more lgbtq+ books to read. I hope you enjoy them!
I’ve been wanting to read Tin Man! I hear it’s excellent. Also, The Song of Achilles is one of my all time favorites even though the ending broke my heart!! 😭
Ah Tin Man! It will also break your heart but it will be worth it!
I was *this close* to adding Wild Beauty and The Song of Achilles to my list! I loved them both. The relationship in The Song of Achilles just tore my heart in a million pieces!
Thanks for participating – added you to the list 🙂
Thank you! There were just too many great books to choose from!
The Seven Husband seems a huge hit today Kristin! Great choices here and I think I saw Tin Man in another of your posts recently …
I am not surprised to see The Seven Husband on everyone’s list! It deserves all the hype. I do talk about Tin Man quite a bit. 😋
I’ve heard so many great things about Tin Man – I need to find time to get round to it
It’s so amazing and a quick read as well. I hope you enjoy it!!
This reminded me that I should really go pick up Wild Beauty! And The Song of Achilles just about killed me with its ending, even though I knew it was coming. 🙂
Yes! I obviously highly recommend Wild Beauty! Ugh The Song of Achilles! So heartbreaking.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is definitely a book I need to pick up ASAP! It sounds so amazing!
It really is!! I think you will absolutely love it!
I bought The Song of Achilles in paperback. I haven’t read yet, because I know it’s going to rip my heart out.
It really is but you are going to love every single second!
I haven’t read any of these but I have Less on my Kindle and I’ve heard great things about Tin Man. Have you read Amberlough? I really liked that one.
I haven’t read that one! I am going to look in to it! Thanks!
I have Less and Tin Man on my TBR! This post made me want to move them up on the top of my TBR…
Yay!! I can not wait for you to read them and then tell me how much you loved them! 🤣
I’ve heard Tin Man is good, and I adored The Song of Achilles! One recommendation I have is English Animals, which isn’t mainly about the fact that the character is gay but more as a side plot, which is also great.
Awesome! I haven’t heard of that books which is exciting. I am definitely going to look in to it. Thanks!
I’ve heard Wild Beauty and Seven Husbands of Evelyn Huge are fabulous! I didn’t know they were LGBTQ+ novels though, so thanks for that tidbit! 😉
Yay! They are both really great!!
Just discovered your blog 🙂 Great post. Evelyn Hugo and Less are definitely high on my TBR list, waiting on my shelf. I heard many people liking them 🙂
Thank you! Those are two books that I think about all the time. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
Less looks so good!! I’ll definitely have to check that one out. I don’t think I’ve seen it on anyone else’ list yet!
It’s fantastic!! Even though it won the Pulitzer I do not see a lot of people talking about it!