I make a lot of book recommendation videos and wanted to highlight my favorite queer books I don’t mention enough and/or don’t see recommended enough. Here are my ten underrated queer book recs!
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THE BOOKS & TRIGGER WARNINGS
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You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman
CWs: Academic pressure, burn-out, stress, anxiety
Their Troublesome Crush by Xan West
The Backstagers, Vol. 1: Rebels Without Applause by James Tynion IV, Rian Sygh (Illustrator), Walter Baiamonte (Illustrator)
CW: Blood, bullying, death
Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner
CWs: Abuse by a step-parent, loss, and grief, loss of a sibling, toxic living arrangements, homophobia, child abuse, death, drug use, addiction
Invisible by Michele Lent Hirsch
CWs: Chronic illness, Drug use, Ableism, Transphobia, Body shaming, Cancer
True Letters from a Fictional Life by Kenneth Logan
CWs: Outing, alcohol, alcoholism, homophobia, bullying
Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow by Benjamin Dean
Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo
CWs: Blood, death, violence, grief, car accident
Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett
CWs: Bullying, Chronic illness, Outing, Racism, Biphobia, Sexual content, Racism, Homophobia, Medical content, Stalking
Long Macchiatos and Monsters by Alison Evans
CWs: (Graphic) Deadnaming, sexual assault, Transphobia (Minor)