This month in the LGBT YA Challenge was dubbed by Cayce as List Month. She has challenged us to make a list, any list, on your favourite LGBT YA… I LOVE LISTS. I made a list of favourite LGBT+ novels before for LGBT Month in April. This also (or actually, mostly) included non-YA and I definitely think it’s worth to check it out.
But this time, as per the challenge, I will stick with YA. So I am going with:
Favourite LGBT YA read so far
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
This story is so touching and just like pretty much everyone else on planet Earth I loved it.
Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
Contemporary, magical realism
Ask the Passengers was on my other list as well. I love the message this novel send and I enjoyed the magical realism aspect (although King could’ve taken it a bit further imho). See my review here.
How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis
I won this book in the LGBT Challenge in April and it was the surprise of the year. I fell in love with it, it’s just so much fun! See my review here.
Love in the Time of Global Warming (Love in the Time of Global Warming, #1) by Francesca Lia Block
This book’s story, based loosely on the Odyssey, takes place in a destroyed Los Angeles in the future. Block’s style is unusual (but a little while ago I read Weetzie Bat so I got used to it) and slightly all over the place, but I enjoy it.
Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
Otherbound has a) a really interesting story, b) great world building and c) diversity!
Stir-Fry by Emma Donoghue
This one never seems to appear on LGBT+ YA lists. And while it was definitely not the best I read, I really loved it. It’s cute! Also, Ireland.