LGBT YA Challenge End of Year Survey

Soooo for the LGBT YA Challenge our awesome host Cayce @ Fighting Dreamer gave us an end of year survey 🙂

#1 Number of YA LGBT books you have read in 2014
In the end I read 18 LGBT YA books, certainly more than I thought I would!

#2 Top 3 YA LGBT you read this year
Difficult question. There were five books I gave 5 stars, and I really loved a lot of the 4 star books too. The books I considered best and my favourites are different (as usual). I think, in the end, my top 3 is this:

  1. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
  2. More Than This by Patrick Ness
  3. Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

#3 YA LGBT book you recommended the most to other readers in 2014. (Had they read it?)
Several, actually! Ask the Passengers, but also Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Sadly only the latter seemed to have been read, d’aw. And I only recently finished More Than This and The Miseducation of Cameron Post and I will definitely recommend those too.

#4 YA LGBT book you are most likely to re-read (next year)
I don’t reread, but if I have to pick one: Ask the Passengers.

#5 YA LGBT that you keep meaning to read, but still haven’t… (because reasons…)
So many! Dutch YA LGBT series Een groene bloem by Floortje Zwigtman, but also Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley, The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi, Proxy by Alex London, Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden, Every Day by David Levithan… I can go on and on and on.

#6 YA LGBT that totally surprised you, (in a good or bad way)
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green. Everyone seemed to love it but it was a disappointment to me. I didn’t hate it, but it definitely didn’t live up to my expectations.

#7 Favorite debut or new to you YA LGBT author of 2014
Most authors were new-to-me’s, so let me highlight an awesome debut novel instead: Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis.

#8 Best YA LGBT cover(s) of 2014
I didn’t read many books published in 2014, but my favourite cover of 2014 publications overall is definitely Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley, both covers!

Lies We Tell Ourselves Lies We Tell Ourselves

#9 Favorite YA LGBT review/post
I enjoyed the Rainbow Tag a lot 🙂

#10 2015 release(s) you are most excited about
I haven’t looked into 2015 releases yet at all! But Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli sounds good 🙂


  1. Ahhhhh, I really need to read More Than This! I always talk about reading more UKYA since I spend so much time in the UK and I also wanna work in publishing in the UK one day but for some reason YA from the US tends to appeal to me more with their premises and their covers and stuff, I have no idea why. IT’S REALLY WEIRD. But More Than This looks totally bizarre and interesting and I really should read it.

    The UK cover for Lies We Tell Ourselves is pretty great though! It’s so striking. I love how they included that quote on the cover as well. Sums up the book so perfectly!

    I’m sad to hear Will Grayson, Will Grayson didn’t work out for you. I loved that book. But then again I didn’t like Ask the Passengers very much, and you loved that! But The Miseducation of Cameron Post is probably my top LGBTQ YA this year as well. (:

    I think next year promises to be a pretty great LGBTQ YA year! I’m really looking forward to Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda too.
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  2. 18 LGBT YA books!! Wow! You did great! About half of books you mentioned are books I have yet to read (Ask the Passengers! The Miseducation of Cameron Post!) but I’m doing this challenge again next year, so I will get to them. 🙂

    Also, so happy you liked the Rainbow Tag <3 And Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is so so good, I have read the eARC but am getting my own (physical) copy as soon as its out.
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