Down the TBR Hole 1.3 // LGBTQIAP+ – It’s About To Get Gay in Here

Down the TBR Hole - Explination

There will be no Ancient Archive for this month! I’ve fallen waaaaaaay behind in basically everything right now thanks to me going overboard with the library loans and struggling to read them before they’re due back! Ancient Archive is something that takes me quite a while and I just did not have the time this month but it will be back next month, I promise!

We’re back again for the Down the TBR Hole meme! This time I’m tackling my LGBTQIAP+ Shelves!

Lately, I’ve had my LGBTQIAP+ shelf, F│F shelf and M│M shelf as separate exclusive shelves. Today I’m going to combine them, keeping just the LGBTQIAP+ shelf exclusive and making the other two non-exclusive.

Now, unlike the other shelves I have, I’m not really looking to reduce this one by much. I want to read as much LGBTQIAP+ fiction as possible. However, I always want to read good books and ones I will enjoy so I will be keeping an eye on reviews while I sort through and I will get rid of some if I feel that they won’t work for me.

First I’m focusing on the books I’ve marked only as LGBTQIAP+, next week I’ll cover the F│F shelf and the week after that will be the M│M shelf!

Cloud Separation

Rep

Icon Separation

this book is gay.jpgThis Book is Gay│Juno Dawson│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… It’s hard to find LGBTQIAP+ non-fiction books and I’m always wanting to learn more!
Stay or Go? Stay!

When the Moon Was Ours│Anna-Marie McLemore│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… I love magical realism and I am yet to see a bad review!
Stay or Go? Stay!

Symptoms of Being Human│Jeff Garvin│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… A book about a gender-fluid character? Sign me the fuck up!
Stay or Go? Stay!

If I was Your Girl│Meredith Russo│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… A trans MC and a lot of great reviews, in particular, Elise’s. Also, supportive girl gang is my aesthetic.
Stay or Go? Stay!

Last Night I sang to the Monster│Benjamin Alire Sáenz│🏳️‍🌈🧠│
I added this because… So I’m not really sure where the LGBTQIAP+ element comes into this book, I’m not even sure what form it is. But I love Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and it sounds amazing!
Stay or Go? Stay!

One of Us is Lying│Karen M. McManus│🏳️‍🌈🔆│
I added this because… I love a good YA thriller.
Stay or Go? Stay!

Dress code for Small Towns│Courtney C. Stevens│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Friendship gang! And an MC who doesn’t wanna just jump into a label!
Stay or Go? Stay!

The Big Lie│Julie Mayhew│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… A Queer feminist in contemporary Nazi Germany? Fuck yes!
Stay or Go? Stay!

This is How it Always is│Laurie Frankel│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… A family drama with a trans boy
Stay or Go? Stay!

exit pursued by a bear.jpgExit, Pursued by a Bear│E.K. Johnston│🏳️‍🌈🧠│
I added this because… Book about sexual assault, apparently, without romance for once.
Stay or Go? Stay!

The Upside of Unrequited│Becky Albertalli│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Fat girl rep!
Stay or Go? Stay!

Noteworthy│Riley Redgate│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Glee meets She’s the Man!
Stay or Go? Stay!

Seven Ways We Lie│Riley Redgate│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Seven protagonists, seven deadly sins. Sign me up!
Stay or Go? Stay!

Final Draft│Riley Redgate│🏳️‍🌈🔆🧠│
I added this because… A pansexual biracial Ecuadorian plus-size lead with anxiety, need I say more?
Stay or Go? Stay!

Mick & Michelle│Nina Rossing│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… I am always on the lookout for trans fiction and so far the reviews seem good.
Stay or Go? Stay!

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children│Kirstin Cronn-Mills│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Trans MC and I’m yet to see a bad review.
Stay or Go? Stay!

Let’s Talk About Love│Claire Kann│🏳️‍🌈🔆│
I added this because… Guyyyyyyyyys, it’s a book with a black ace, biromantic MC! As someone who very much wondered if I was ace for a short period of time, I really wanna read this!
Stay or Go? Stay!

Girl Made of Stars│Ashley Herring Blake│🏳️‍🌈🧠│
I added this because… OMG. MC’s friend accuses MC’s twin brother of rape. I hope this book does it justice.
Stay or Go? Stay! And I need to read it ASAP!

the five stages of andrew brawley.jpgThe Five Stages of Andrew Brawley│Shaun David Hutchinson│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Wait…Is this a gay ghost??? I am confused enough to be intrigued!
Stay or Go? Stay!

At the Edge of the Universe│Shaun David Hutchinson│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… This is another one where I am not entirely sure of the premise but am interested none the less.
Stay or Go? Stay!

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza│Shaun David Hutchinson│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Two words. Gay apocalypse.
Stay or Go? Stay!

Autoboyography│Christina Lauren│🏳️‍🌈🧠│
I added this because… It’s a bi guy. That’s honestly enough. Give me more bi rep thanks.
Stay or Go? Stay!

Queer There and Everywhere│Sarah Prager│🏳️‍🌈🔆│
I added this because… Queer History!
Stay or Go? Stay!

George│Alex Gino│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… I loved the Charlotte’s web story as a kid! Trans MC playing Charlotte? Yes!
Stay or Go? Stay!

Every Day│David Levithan│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… I believe it’s got a Pan MC?
Stay or Go? Stay!

Boy Meets Boy│David Levithan│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… It’s a gay world.
Stay or Go? Go! Reviews seem average at best.

More Than This│Patrick Ness│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Apparently, this book will fuck me up so I’m in.
Stay or Go? Stay!

foxes.jpgFoxes│Suki Fleet│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Look, you had me at foxes.
Stay or Go? Stay!

Suicide Notes│Michael Thomas Ford│👱‍♀️🏳️‍🌈🧠│
I added this because… I’m usually up for any book set in a psych ward.
Stay or Go? Go! Reviews seem to be a mixed bag.

The Bermudez Triangle│Maureen Johnson│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… I think I just added it because it featured LGBTQIAP+ characters if I’m honest.
Stay or Go? Go! It just doesn’t draw me in.

None of the Above│I. W. Gregorio│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Intersex MC!
Stay or Go? Go! See Elise’s review.

Hero│Perry Moore│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Gay superheroes!
Stay or Go? Go! It just doesn’t pull at me.

Pantomime│Micha Grey #1│Laura Lam│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… I am not entirely sure what I’m signing up for but I’m intrigued!
Stay or Go? Stay!

Love and Other Carnivorous Plants│Florence Gonsalves│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Uuuuuhhhh I don’t know
Stay or Go? Go! Not that interested.

Run│Kody Keplinger│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… I think it’s very likely that I’ll relate with at least one of the MC’s strongly.
Stay or Go? Stay!

Whip, Stir, and Serve│Caitlyn Frost│🏳️‍🌈🧠│
I added this because… They had me at cinnamon buns… Also it was in Wendy’s @ What the Log had to Say recs for pride month.
Stay or Go? Stay!

a boy called cin.jpgA Boy Called Cin│Cecil Wilde│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Also from Wendy’s @ What the Log had to Say recs for pride month. This just sounds like a cute af romance.
Stay or Go? Stay!

The Melody of You and Me│Lillac Town #1│M. Hollis│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Pan MC and mostly set in a book store. Another one of  Wendy’s @ What the Log had to Say recs for pride month.
Stay or Go? Go! I can’t seem to get a copy anywhere!

Golden Boy│Abigail Tarttelin│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… It’s got an intersex MC if I’m not mistaken and I am searching for a good book with intersex rep since the let down of  Middle Sex. Another Wendy @ What the Log had to Say rec for pride month.
Stay or Go? Stay!

Yes, You Are Trans Enough│Mia Violet│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… It was on Avery’s @ Red Rocket Panda pride recs!
Stay or Go? Stay!

Baker Thief│Claudie Arseneault│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… It was also on Avery’s @ Red Rocket Panda pride recs! And it sounds so bloody diverse! I’m in!
Stay or Go? Stay!

Gay and Lesbian, Then and Now│Robert Reynolds & Shirleene Robinson│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… I want to learn more about Australia’s LBGTQIAP+ history!
Stay or Go? Stay!

From Prejudice to Pride│Amy Lamé│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… I want to learn more about LBGTQIAP+ history!
Stay or Go? Stay!

Intimacy, Violence and Activism│Yorick Smaal & Graham Willett│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because…  I want to learn more about Australia’s LBGTQIAP+ history!
Stay or Go? Stay!

Closets are for Clothes│Rachel Cook│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… I want to learn more about Australia’s LBGTQIAP+ history!
Stay or Go? Stay!

50 queers who changed the world.jpg50 Queers Who Changed the World│Dan Jones & Michele Rosenthal│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Who doesn’t wanna learn about LGTBQ+ Icons?
Stay or Go? Stay!

And the Band Played On│Randy Shilts & William Greider│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… I’ve always wanted to learn more about the AIDS epidemic.
Stay or Go? Stay!

Transgender History│Susan Stryker│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… I’d really love to learn more about Trans history.
Stay or Go? Stay!

The Impostor Queen│Sarah Fine│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… LGBTQIAP+ Fantasy!
Stay or Go? Go! Not that interested anymore.

Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List│Rachel Cohn & David Levithan│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… I watched the film on Netflix and enjoyed it.
Stay or Go? Go! Think I’ll stick to the film.

Proxy│Proxy #1│Alex London│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Gay Sci-Fi
Stay or Go? Go! Not that interested.

Rainbow Boys│Alex Sanchez│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Gay Gang
Stay or Go? Go!

I’ll Give You the Sun│Jandy Nelson│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Everyone hyped it.
Stay or Go? Go! Not feeling it.

The Stars Are Legion│Kameron Hurley│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Lesbians in space!
Stay or Go? Go! Think this might be a bit too weird for me.

daughter of the burning city.jpgDaughter of the Burning City│Amanda Foody│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Carnival!
Stay or Go? Stay!

Love Letters to the Dead│Ava Dellaira│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… I can’t remember honestly.
Stay or Go? Go!

The Accident Season│Moïra Fowley-Doyle│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Sapphic witches I think?
Stay or Go? Stay!

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet│Wayfarers #1│Becky Chambers│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Gays in space!
Stay or Go? Stay!

Winning│Lara Deloza│🏳️‍🌈🧠│
I added this because… Gay Mean Girls
Stay or Go? Stay!

In Ageless Sleep│Arden Ellis│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… I’m into good novellas.
Stay or Go? Stay!

Spellbook of the Lost & Found│Moïra Fowley-Doyle│🏳️‍🌈🧠│
I added this because… Sapphic witches I think?
Stay or Go? Stay!

The Traitor Baru Cormorant│Baru Cormorant #1│Seth Dickinson│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… A woman tearing down an empire? Yes!
Stay or Go? Stay!

people like us.jpgPeople Like Us│Dana Mele│🏳️‍🌈🧠│
I added this because… fucked up sapphic mean girls book
Stay or Go? Stay!

The Miseducation of Cameron Post│Emily M. Danforth│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because… Sapphic Coming of Age story.
Stay or Go? Stay!

The Brightsiders│Jen Wilde│🏳️‍🌈🔆🧠│
I added this because… Bi drummer girl.
Stay or Go? Stay!

The Hearts We Sold│Emily Lloyd-Jones│🏳️‍🌈🔆🧠│
I added this because… Girl makes a deal with a demon.
Stay or Go? Stay!

The Color Purple│Alice Walker│🏳️‍🌈🔆│
I added this because… It’s a classic.
Stay or Go? Stay!

Dare Me│Megan Abbott│🏳️‍🌈│
I added this because…  Intense female friendships.
Stay or Go? Stay!

The Young Elites│The Young Elites #1│Marie Lu│🏳️‍🌈🔆│
I added this because… A diverse popular dystopian.
Stay or Go? Stay!

Cloud & Lightning Separation

So! There were 69 books in total and I managed to let go of only 14 but I’m pretty happy about that!

I’ll for sure be looking to read as much of these as possible in the coming months!

Next week, my F│F shelf is up!

Do you have any of these books on your TBR?
Have you read any of them? What did you think?
What do you recommend for me to put at the top of my TBR?
Do you have an LGBTQIAP+ shelf too?

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