Top Ten Tuesday | International Thanksgiveaway!


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week’s theme is a Thanksgiving/Thankful freebie. Here in the UK we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but as this time of year is all about giving I’ve decided to host a giveaway!

Below are ten books – nine I’ve read and one I’m planning to read soon – all of which have an LGBT+ romance at their centre, because as the stigmas against the LGBT+ community continue to be chipped away I think it’s books like these that help so many people who are questioning their sexuality, whether they’re teenagers or middle-aged.

First, some rules!

  1. This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL. Anywhere the Book Depository ships to, I can send a book to!
  2. All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what your favourite book of 2018 has been so far, and, of course, enter the Rafflecopter below! If you leave a comment without clicking on the Rafflecopter your entry won’t be counted. Similarly, if you click the Rafflecopter without leaving a comment I will remove you from the entries. (Sorry to sound like a grump, but this has happened before and if you can’t be bothered to leave a quick comment then why should I send you a book over someone who has commented?)
  3. If you’re picked as my winner I’ll get in touch with you via email letting you know you can choose ONE book from the list below. I will need your postal address from you, and can guarantee I will not share that address with anyone else or anywhere online. If you’re under 18, please make sure you have your parent/guardian’s permission to pass on your address if you win.
  4. This giveaway is ONLY OPEN TODAY, Tuesday 20 November, so don’t miss out!
  5. Good luck!


The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie: If all you’ve ever wanted is some science fiction with pirates, sea monsters and women loving women, this book is for you.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee: If you prefer historical fiction, this romp of a road trip novel does one of the best friends to lovers relationships I’ve seen in YA and it’s so much fun.

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley: This is Talley’s debut novel and so far (though I haven’t read her latest release, Pulp, yet!) I still think this is her best novel. It explores racism and homophobia, and while at times it’s heartbreaking it’s a novel I still think about despite reading it three years ago.

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan: This is the one book on this list I haven’t read yet, but one I’m really looking forward to reading very soon! This is Asian-inspired fantasy about a girl who becomes one of several concubines for a demon king, only to fall in love with one of her fellow concubines. I have high hopes for this one.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli: Albertalli is my favourite author of YA contemporary and I still think this novel is so pure and good and lovely.


Romancing the Inventor by Gail Carriger: I’d only recommend reading this one if you’ve read Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series, but if you have this companion novella is such good fun and stars one of my favourite characters from the series.

The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg: This beast of a graphic novel is a lesbian retelling of The Arabian Nights. What more could you want from a book?

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller: One of my favourite books. Just as a warning, this book will break your heart into a thousand tiny pieces, but it’s so worth it.

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters: Waters is one of my favourite authors and Fingersmith is her masterpiece. She’s written lots of historical fiction featuring lesbian romances at their centre, though, so I recommend checking her out if you haven’t already!

A Portable Shelter by Kirsty Logan: This short story collection features folklore and fairy tales inspired by Scotland, with the slight twist that the stories are being told to an unborn baby by its two mothers.

What did you talk about this week?

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14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | International Thanksgiveaway!

  1. foreverlostinlit says:

    What a fantastic list idea! I’ve read and loved The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue & Fingersmith, so I’m glad to see those on here. These all sound so fun, I’m particularly excited to read Girls of Paper and Fire–I had no idea it was LGBT+ somehow? How exciting! I’ll have to check some of these out.

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  2. Mikky @ Nocturnal Predators Reviews says:

    Great list! I’ve heard of most of these novels throughout the years! A series that comes to mind when the LGBTQ+ community is mentioned is the Isolation Series By Taylor Brooke (who is also part of the LGBTQ+ community). It’s an amazing sci-fi series and most of the main characters are part of the LGBTQ+ community! I highly recommend it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Lisa says:

    This is such a great list! I’ve read a bunch (Simon, Achilles, Fingersmith, Lies, Gentleman’s Guide), and I know we’re often in sync with book tastes, so I’ll need to add the rest to my TBR list pronto. Best book of the year??? Oh so many… I really loved The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, and of course Song of Achilles!

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  4. flippingthruthepages says:

    This is such an amazing list of books. So many of these books are on my list. I have heard amazing things about The One Hundred Nights of Hero and Girls of Paper and Fire. The One Hundred Nights of Hero is on my wishlist for so long but it is so costly here ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    1. flippingthruthepages says:

      Oh, and forgot to mention my favourite book of the year so far ๐Ÿ˜€ It is To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. This book was amazing. The Hate U give has been a favourite too but it was last year’s release, so.. I cried so much while reading it.

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