Queer Lit Recs 3 | BookTube

Hello, I’m Rogan and welcome! Today is the third video of recommending specifically queer lit. I will be just going through the titles and authors, adding brief information for some of them.

The Sidekick Squad series written by C.B. Lee is fantastic! Not Your Sidekick is from Jessica Tran’s perspective, a bisexual girl. Not Your Villain tells the story of Bells Broussard, who is a trans shapeshifter. Not Your Backup is through the eyes of Emma Robledo, and she’s on the ace/aro spectrum. They’re Chinese-Vietnamese, black, and Latinx, respectively. There are also multiple queer side characters. I haven’t read the third book, but I’ve heard fantastic things about it!

Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee, We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia, The Fever King by Victoria Lee.

Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley and I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver. I read these two back-to-back. While they are both absolutely fantastic, I do not recommend doing that! Boy Erased is a memoir of a gay man who went through conversion therapy when he was a teen. I Wish You All the Best is about a nonbinary teen that got kicked out of their home, and the process of picking up the pieces after.

The Disasters by M.K. England, The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel.

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram. The sequel comes out later this year, Darius the Great Deserves Better, and I am excited to read it!

Cantoras by Carolina de Robertis, Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett, Amateur: A True Story about What Makes a Manby Thomas Page McBee, Out of Salem by Hal Schrieve.

Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place by Jackson Bird. He’s a trans YouTuber as well, and I always enjoy the content he puts out!

Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen, The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee, An Exaltation of Larks by Suanne Laqueur, Space Between: Explorations of Love, Sex, and Fluidity by Nico Tortorella.

To finish this video, I’m recommending the amazing The Broken Earth trilogy written by N.K. Jemisin. The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, and The Stone Sky. There are multiple queer characters throughout this whole series, and it’s very diverse as well. Honestly, anything by N.K. Jemisin is incredible.

That’s all of the recommendations I have for this video! The next recommendation video will be all queer graphic novels, which I will link when it’s out. Of course, I am always reading queer books so there will be more videos coming. I’m linking the playlist in the description below for more queer books. Leave any suggestions for queer books in the comments!

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Hello there! I'm Rogan, a queer deaf guy who has a passion for leadership and advocacy. I create YouTube videos about a lot of different topics - being deaf, queer, reading, language, and whatever else interests me!

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