Love is Love – LGBTQ Book Recommendations

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“Love is love is love is love is love, and love cannot be killed or swept aside. Fill the world with music, love and pride.” Lin-Manuel Miranda

I’m a big romantic at heart. I love love. And I don’t see any difference at all whether it’s love between man and woman, man and man or woman and woman. It’s all equally beautiful and normal to me. And since it’s so normal to me, I sometimes wrongfully assume that it’s just as normal and beautiful to the rest of the world. So when I realise that there are still people out there today that do not feel that way at all, it still manages to catch me by surprise. The fact that there are still people out there that look at that love, that is natural and beautiful to me, and feel hate instead, is just completely unbelievable and painful.

Though there is still so much pain, hate and intolerance in the world, at the very least I do think we can say that the book world has slowly been catching up. The selection of LGBTQ books and just the overall diversity in books has been growing steadily. Which I think is a positive thing. After all, aren’t books a good way for people to learn about others, to learn empathy and to broaden your views on the world? Not that books alone will solve everything, far from it, but I do believe they are a good vessel to spread love instead of hate and build awareness.

With that in mind, I wanted to take a moment today to talk about some of my favorite LGBTQ books out there. Some I’ve already read and loved and some are still on my TBR list. I know this is only a small selection, so please let me know in the comments if you have any other book recommendations for me! I’d love to hear about them and check them out.

Note: I personally don’t consider the fact that a book is LGBTQ as a spoiler. However, if you do, please don’t continue. I also talk a bit about books where a secondary character is LGBTQ. I don’t mention any names or give any spoilers as to the story, but again: if you consider this a spoiler in itself, please don’t continue.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’d Give Theme Songs To

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Top Ten TuesdayThis Top Ten Tuesday is all about music. Sometimes you read a book and think of just the perfect song to go with the story. Or the other way around: sometimes you hear a song on the radio and you are just immediately reminded of a book you read.   So this is my top ten books I’d give theme songs to. Though I have to be honest: I’m a bit musically uninspired at the moment, so that’s why this list has 3 times the same artist. Any new music tips are always welcome!

My top ten in no particular order:

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten OTP’s

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Top Ten TuesdayWith Valentine’s Day coming up, today’s top ten is all about LOVE. I’m a big fan of love and I always need a bit of romance in my books. It does not matter if it’s a contemporary or a fantasy, a sci-fi or a thriller: a dash of romance always does the trick. If done right, a romantic couple can become one of my OTP’s or One True Pairing. These couples are the ones whose love story was just so beautiful or memorable that they stay with me for a long, long time after I read the book. And sometimes I even reread the book again and again, just for their specific scenes.

These are my current top 10 book OTP’s (in no particular order):

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Futuristic Societies I Would Not Want To Live In

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Top Ten TuesdayToday’s top ten is all about the past and the future. I have a big addiction to dystopian books, which are basically about all possible versions of a (horrible) future. While they may be fun to read about, they are ABSOLUTELY not fun to live in. So that’s why I made this into a list of the ten possible futuristic dystopian societies I would NOT want to live in.

 

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