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 ‘Bookish Wishes’, in which we celebrate Jana’s birthday – Happy Birthday, Jana! – by leaving a link to book wishlist, but I’m going to stray away from the topic this week. I’m running out of room for books as it is and, to be honest, I think I’d feel a little uncomfortable with people buying me books even though it’s such a lovely idea!
Instead, as it’s Pride Month, I thought I’d share ten LGBT+ books that I think are ideal to read in the summer!
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman: This YA grapic novel series is so cute, and contemporary is such a summery genre for me.
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune: What could be a better way to spend your summer than on an isolated island with the Antichrist?
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller: Go back to Ancient Greece, they said. It’ll be fun and not tragic at all, they said.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: I’m not sure I’ll ever be over this novel; Evelyn is such a fantastic character.
After the Eclipse by Fran Dorricott: I’m more inclined to reach for a thriller in the summer, and I enjoyed this debut!
The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie: This novel has gay pirates and sea monsters. What more could you want?
The Brilliant Death by A.R. Capetta: I had a lot of fun with this Italian-inspired fantasy – I keep meaning to pick up the second book!
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland: I’m particularly fond of this alternate history novel with zombies for the aroace rep, which is explored even more in the second book.
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant: Picture this: You’re stuck on a ship with a pretty woman – she seems to like you! – and then killer mermaids show up. Rude.