Thursday 17 April 2014

LGBT April: My LGBT Wishlist

There are some really amazing LGBT books coming out this year, and here’s the four that I want the most:

The Summer I Wasn’t Me, Jessica Verday
1st April 2014

Lexi has a secret.

She never meant for her mom to find out. And now she’s afraid that what’s left of her family going to fall apart for good.

Lexi knows she can fix everything. She can change. She can learn to like boys. New Horizons summer camp has promised to transform her life, and there’s nothing she wants more than to start over.

But sometimes love has its own path...

Everything Leads to You, Nina Lacour
15th May 2014

A love letter to the craft and romance of film and fate in front of – and behind – the camera from the award-winning author of Hold Still.

A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.

Emi is a film buff and true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance and true romance.

No One Needs to Know, Amanda Grace
8th September 2014

Sometimes, the cost of love is too steep.

Olivia’s twin brother, Liam, has been her best friend her whole life. But when he starts dating, Olivia is left feeling alone, so she tries to drive away Liam’s girlfriends in an effort to get her best friend back.

But she meets her match in Zoey, Liam’s latest fling. Call-it-like-she-sees-it kind of girl, Zoeysees right through Olivia’s tricks. What starts as verbal sparring between the two some changes into something different, however, as they share their deepest insecurities and learn they have a lot in common. Olivia falls for Zoey, believing her brother could never get serious with her. But when Liam confesses that he’s in love with Zoey, Olivia has to decide who deserves happiness more: her brother or herself?

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel, Sara Farizan
7th October 2014

High school junior Leila has made it most of the way through Armstead Academy without having a crush on anyone, which is something of a relief. Her Persian heritage already makes her different from her classmates; if word got out that she liked girls, life would be twice as hard. But when a sophisticate, beautiful new girl, Saskia, shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would, especially when it looks as if the attraction between them is mutual. Struggling to sort out her growing feelings and Saskia’s confusing signals, Leila confides in her old friend, Lisa, and grows closer to her fellow drama tech-crew members , especially Tomas, whose comments about his own sexuality are frank, funny, wise, and sometimes painful. Gradually, Leila begins to see that almost all her classmates are more complicated than they first appear to be, and many are keeping secrets of their own.

And, of course, anything else David Levithan and Emily M Danforth EVER WRITE.

What LGBT novels are you waiting on? Have you been lucky enough to read any of these yet?



  1. I'm definitely looking forward to The Summer I Wasn't Me. I hear good things about it. The book I'm most looking forward to reading though is Starring Kitty by Keris Stainton!

  2. Oh I really loved The Summer I Wasn’t Me and Everything Leads to You is on my radar now! :)

    I'll leave week 3's link-up here too (in case you want to add your newest LGBT Month posts ~.~ )


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