LGBT is an initialism that represents lesbian, gay, indiscriminate, and transgender.
The LGBT community has been facing violence, inequality, torture and sometimes even execution since from the day humans flocked on this earth. Be that as it may, over the previous decade, LGBT individuals have increased increasingly more resistance, particularly in India.
In any case, these individuals in India remain closeted, dreading separation from their families, who may consider homosexuality to be shameful. Discrimination is especially present in provincial regions, where LGBT individuals regularly face dismissal from their families and constrained inverse sex relational unions.
Sexual movement between individuals of similar sex is lawful however same-sex couples can’t legitimately wed or get common organizations. On 6 September 2018, the Supreme Court of India decriminalized homosexuality by announcing Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code unlawful.
Our country can only be truly free if our society stops differentiating between them and LGBT people. It’s really immature of us if we can’t consider this community a part of our society just because of their sexuality.
This article is neither a debate nor an informative post about the LGBT Community. The sole purpose of this article is to recommend you books which will give you a whole new perspective for LGBT people.
So, here’s the list of the 10 must-read books with positive LGBT themes.
- Barbary Station
- The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
- Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
- Leah on the Offbeat
- The One who Eats Monsters
- If I was your Girl
- Carry On
- The Price of Salt
- Breaking Legacies
Let’s discuss each one of the above in details, one by one. Here we go!
- 1. Barbary Station by R.E. Stearns
- 2. Witchmark by C.L. Polk
- 3. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee
- 4. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
- 5. Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
- 6. The One who Eats Monsters by Casey Matthews
- 7. If I was your Girl by Meredith Russo
- 8. Carry On by Rainbow Orwell
- 9. The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
- 10. Breaking Legacies by Zoe Reed
1. Barbary Station by R.E. Stearns
A quick-paced sci-fi novel highlighting two daring ladies (Lesbian Pirates), one is the solid battling type and one is kind of a nerdy thoughtful person, yet that is not by any stretch of the imagination what the story is about. That is only the foundation. They kind of go AWOL and take a business space dispatch at that point get it to the greatest privateer the cosmic system and endeavor to join his happy band on his rouge space station. Much to their dismay a vile security AI has them all caught.
I grabbed this book since it has three things that I love:
- Space Stations
- Space Pirates
An absolutely engrossing read!
2. Witchmark by C.L. Polk
This fantasy novel is terrific fun in which two men happen to fall in love amidst and pretty much irrespective of an exciting and well-paced plot.
Set in reality as we know it where enchantment is utilized just by the decision class, more fragile privileged person entertainers are called secondaries and utilized as power sources, more unfortunate witches are sent to crazy refuges. Miles our saint is optional, he has fled from his job as a slave to turn into a war veteran and a specialist.
It begins with a homicide riddle, a man passes on in section one-what was the enormous open that prompted the columnist’s demise, what is causing the serious destructive PTSD in Miles’ patients, will his family discover him and tie his enchantment, shouldn’t something be said about the lovely incredible individual from a different universe who is the Sherlock to Miles’ Watson?
3. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee
528 pages of pure gold!
A fun, offbeat cavort through the Continent with Henry Montague, his closest companion Percy and his sister Felicity! Henry is a clever and funny storyteller and has numerous bad habits in his possession. Together with his companion, Percy, and his sister Felicity (with whom he shares an affection loathe relationship), their unintended undertakings make for an extremely captivating read.
The book addresses many adult topics such as homophobia, sexual orientation segregation, prejudice, physical maltreatment and so forth. However, the story never feels ponderous. You can’t resist the urge to become hopelessly enamored with this part and cheer for them.
Waiting for its sequel.
4. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
“Why is straight the default? Everyone should have to declare one way or another, and it shouldn’t be this big awkward thing whether you’re straight, gay, bi, or whatever. I’m just saying.”
An important book for our society.
It pursues Simon, a high-school boy who is grappling with his sexuality, yet isn’t out to the general public yet. He builds up an online association with a kid called Blue, and after that is coerced when one of his messages is found.
This book is significant and engaging in the meantime and I’m sure that you’ll enjoy reading it.
5. Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
This is the second book in the Simon-verse series.
It grabs 18 months after the fact, this time concentrating on Simon’s closest companion Leah Burke. Leah, the snarky, potty-mouthed senior with her drums and lifeless diversion is exploring through the good and bad times of her last year of secondary school while pondering her promiscuity in the meantime. Feelings are running high. School life is approaching ahead and farewells are expected. Love, dramatization, tension, apprehensions, and instabilities all become an integral factor finishing in a glittery, sensational prom night.
It’s one of those types of books that you can read in one sitting even if it has 368 pages. Well, I did.
It’s not as great as its prequel but is still an emotional read and I would definitely recommend this to everyone.
6. The One who Eats Monsters by Casey Matthews
“Changed. Time makes us all homeless —eventually.”
A paranormal young-adult urban fantasy that starts with Ryn who is a monster that had lived away from humans in uninhabited parts of the Earth. Until unfortunate and unavoidable circumstances led her to live amongst humans. She is pretty much like an anti-hero. So, there are lots of cool action scenes and serious thrilling moments. And then, there’s Naomi. As you might have guessed, yes, Ryn fell for her.
I couldn’t put this down and didn’t want it to end. This book was clever and written so well. It required so much of my focus, oftentimes having to reread parts to make sure I was fully understanding them.
This book will definitely be on my favorites shelf.
7. If I was your Girl by Meredith Russo
“For as long as I could remember, I had been apologizing for existing, for trying to be who I was, to live the life I was meant to lead.”
A contemporary young adult novel featuring a transgender woman as its main character, written by an author who is a transgender female herself.
Yet, saying this doesn’t imply that this is using any and all means the creator’s biography. It’s a totally fictional story, distorted at spots, in order to empower a more extensive group of onlookers to identify with it.
Eighteen-year-old Amanda Hardy takes the bus to her father’s house, the man she has hardly spoken to since her parent’s divorce six years before. Her folks concur that she might be safer there, where she can finish her senior year of high school with a fresh start, where nobody remembers or recollects that she used to be Andrew Hardy.
At first, Amanda thinks that she can just keep her head down and go through the last year of high school sheltered and imperceptible, but then she meets Grant and suddenly she is caught up in the, before now an unconsidered, possibility of being really upbeat.
The only thing I can say more about this book is that it’s WORTH READ.
8. Carry On by Rainbow Orwell
“Sharing a room with the person you want most is like sharing a room with an open fire.”
A 522 pages book that is so gorgeous that it is…it is just literal magic.
Before buying this book, I was reading some of its reviews on Goodreads and I saw this one review by @kenchiin
Thanks God I’m already gay, because after reading this I would probably want to turn into one.
And after that, I bought my copy and man!!! This book was magic.
Bound to be the best mystical performer, Simon is going to the Watford School of Magicks in England and experiencing deplorability after his sweetheart Agatha abandons him.
Stayed with his most outstanding adversary Baz, who makes a point to make Simon’s life hopeless, his coach continues concealing him in the mountains and his closest companion Penny is an irritation. All Simon needs is to unwind, yet the best mystical performer ever can never appreciate an experience.
At the point when Baz disappears, Simon is gotten into a problem when he needs to confront phantoms, vampires, and the Humdrum. Joined by Penny, Simon battles the absolute most insidiousness creatures with his aptitudes in enchantment. Notwithstanding the phantom story, vampires, and strange animals, the book is brimming with sentiment and acting, and simply like all Rainbow Rowell stories this book also has a romantic tale in the background.
9. The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
“I feel I stand in a desert with my hands outstretched, and you are raining down upon me.”
This book tells the story of a 19-year-old Therese’s infatuation with Carol, a mid-30-something upper-class housewife, and mother.
The tale was something new and brave when lesbian books were not promptly accessible or even distributed by the enormous houses. However ‘Salt’ wound up notable and brilliant to the numerous lesbian perusers who discovered something that addressed them in the general public when numerous ladies felt they were distant from everyone else and stayed discreet bolted firmly to themselves. ‘Salt’ was distinctive in that it doesn’t finish in death or viciousness, but there are misery and trouble to be looked by the two ladies, and penances to be made. The composing is exquisite and the pacing moves the story along without hurrying as far as possible. Well, it’s worth reading.
10. Breaking Legacies by Zoe Reed
“Forgive me if I’m uncomfortable around people with the authority to chop my head off.”
A phenomenal read! I wish there were more lesbian sentiments that had this much dream, experience, and plot included while giving the characters an all-around characterized back story!
Hunter or say a Tracker Kiena is put on a mission to locate a runaway princess which she does quickly. The real story is the thing that occurs after. Fiendish rulers, insubordination, legislative issues, selling out, and so on all get their minutes.
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