Pride month might be over, but here are 8 LGBTQ+ books we will never want to put down

Lucy Sutcliffe’s ‘Girl Hearts Girl’ can easily be described as unputdownable. Funny, charming and beautifully candid, it’s gone straight up there as one of our faves.


And even though Pride month has come and gone for another year, celebrating the bestest in LGBTQ+ YA fiction should never stop. We could easily have let this list run on and on, but we held ourselves back… It was hard… But this is what we settled on:8-lgbt-books-we-1

1. ‘Carry On’ by Rainbow Rowell. Because SnowBaz. That’s why.

2. ‘Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens’ by Becky Albertalli. Such a fun and addictive read. A definite must. It’ll make you feel good.


3. ‘Everything Leads to You’ by Nina LaCour. Beautifully written, you’ll quickly fall for the characters and be totally invested in their journey. Guaranteed!

4. ‘You Know Me Well’ by Nina LaCour and David Levithan. Because two YA powerhouses coming together is bound to produce something achingly beautiful and perfect.


5. ‘Star Struck’ by Jenny McLachlan. The LGBTQ+ element isn’t the main focus in this story but it forms an important part and it’s an absolute darling.

6. ‘Read Me Like A Book’ by Liz Kessler. Poignant and heartbreaking. The teacher-student relationship has been explored before, true, but maybe not in the same way or intensity as this.


7. ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ by Emily M. Danforth. As if losing both your parents isn’t tragic enough… To then be packed off to a conversion camp? Yikes.

8. ‘If I Was Your Girl’ by Meredith Russo. The kind of book that grips you by the heart the whole way through. Amanda seeks a fresh start, but naturally her previous life doesn’t stay secret for long. The fact that Amanda used to be Andrew… GAH! FEELS!

BONUS – Anything by David Levithan. Preach.

Do you have a fave LGBTQ+ title? Tell us in the comments below!

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Written by Sarah Clare

Sarah is the Lead Writer and Design Queen here at Maximum Pop! Sarah holds an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University, and a BA in Creative Writing with English Literature from Marjon (BIG UP THE MARJON MASSIVE!). Sarah joined MP! after seeing an advertisement for writers on Instagram – because where else would a design master find their dream job?

Sarah is currently working on an expose on Draco Malfoy in her spare time. But not if his father hears about it.

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