So, as LGBT Month has only just begun and perhaps you can use some suggestions for books to read, I want to show some of my favourite books in the genre. Personally I love them, so I won’t go into detail just how much I love them 😉 These are meant as suggestions…
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Mythology, historical fiction (M/M)
Based on the Greek myth of Achilles. If you’re interested in Greek mythology, this is a great book to read! The book describes Achilles’ life leading up to the Trojan war, and in particular Achilles’ relationship with Patroclus. Warning: you will cry.
Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
Young adult, contemporary, magical realism (F/F)
A really fun quirky young adult novel with a hopeful and positive message. See my review here.
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
Historical fiction (F/F)
THE lesbian novel out there? If you enjoy portrayals of Victorian life and in particular the lesbian scene, and in particular from different social perspectives, this is a wonderful book.
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Historical fiction, mystery (F/F)
Whether you love or hate Tipping the Velvet, Fingersmith is a must-read. Full of mystery and plot twists!
The Vintner’s Luck by Elizabeth Knox
Literary fiction, historical fiction, fantasy (M/M)
I’m going to mention this one again. I’m going to mention this one forever. A beautiful portrayal of the intricate relationship between a vintner and an angel. See my review here and enter the giveaway while you’re at it!
Hardboiled and Hard Luck by Banana Yoshimoto
Magical realism, contemporary (F/F)
A book with two short stories. In the first story, Hardboiled, the unnamed narrator is thinking back of her ex-lover’s death. Yoshimoto’s straightforward writing style is pleasant to read, and along with some Japanese culture and magical realism this is a great little book.