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Is there a library at your place of employment? Are there any LGBT+ books on the shelf? If not, check out this list to fill in the office library with new additions.
Writer Laura May’s most recent LGBT+ book is The One Woman. Although many viewpoints are used, neither Julie’s life as a graphic artist nor her relationship with Mark stand out. Before Ann arrives. Ann is a beautiful, wise, and stunning woman. Julie struggles to deny the chemistry they had straight away after unintentionally running into each other.
The encounter in Barcelona will reawaken it. Julie will have to decide whether to remain loyal to Mark or to Ann when tragedy strikes. Can true love withstand adversity? Find out in Laura May’s book.
Cameron Post experienced relief the moment her parents passed away. Relief from the knowledge that they would never find out that she had kissed a woman hours before.
Cameron finds it simple to conceal her sexuality and blend in while living with her religious aunt in a small Montana town—that is, until she becomes good friends with the attractive Coley Taylor.
Aunt Cameron feels the need to “correct” her niece, which is why she takes such extreme measures.
Cameron must now contend with the cost of being herself, despite the fact that she is unsure of who she truly is.
A fantastic and compelling literary debut, The Miseducation of Cameron Post is about accepting who you are and finding the self-assurance to live your life how you see fit.
Greetings from Charon’s Crossing.
The dead are only passing through, the tea is hot, and the scones are freshly baked.
Wallace is furious when a reaper shows up to take him away from his own sparsely attended funeral. But he starts to worry that maybe she’s correct and he really is gone. Wallace then grudgingly accepts the reality when Hugo, the proprietor of a rather strange tea business, offers to assist him cross across.
Despite the fact that Wallace spent his entire life working, criticizing colleagues, and lecturing employees, he refuses to give up even in death. He didn’t have time for frivolous things like friends and entertainment. Wallace questions whether he was missing something as he chats with his customers and takes tea with Hugo.
The sensation intensifies as he cracks jokes with the ghost that lives there, manifests embarrassing shoes, and takes in the stars. Wallace begins to live a lifetime in just seven days after learning that he has one week to cross the threshold to the other side.
- Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride, Joe Biden
At the age of 26, Sarah McBride grappled with the decision to come out to her family and the students at American University, where she was serving as student body president, before becoming the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention. She had known she was a girl since she was very young, but she didn’t really appreciate the potential impact of her tale on the nation until the Facebook post announcing it went viral.
Four years later, McBride was one of the country’s most well-known transgender activists, addressing the nation during a contentious presidential race while strolling the halls of the White House and promoting inclusive legislation. In addition, she had met Andy, a transgender activist and her future husband, who completed her in every way until cancer cruelly got in the way.
McBride’s story of love and sorrow, Tomorrow Will Be Different, serves as a powerful entry point into the struggle of the LGBTQ community for equal rights and what it means to be an openly transgender person.
It is educational, tragic, and profoundly empowering. McBride blends the significant political and cultural landmarks into a personal journey that will open hearts and change minds, including topics like toilet access, health care, and gender in America.
In the growing Harlem ball scene, where seventeen-year-old Angel initially finds her footing, New York City’s glitter and excitement are best captured in 1980 in this LGBT+ book. Angel is fresh to the drag community and ball culture. Burned by her terrible background, she has a burning desire to assist others without family find it.
She decides to start the House of Xtravaganza, the first all-Latino house on the Harlem ball circuit, after falling in love with Hector, a handsome young man who aspires to be a professional dancer. But when Hector passes away from problems brought on by AIDS, Angel is left to take care of their home by herself.
As the head of the household, Angel hires Juanito, a quiet lad who adores fabrics and design, Venus, a quick-witted trans girl who fantasizes about finding a wealthy guy to take care of her, and Daniel, a butch queen who unintentionally saves Venus’s life.
The Xtravaganzas must learn how to deal with sex work, addiction, and ongoing abuse while counting on one another for support in a hostile environment. All of them are driven by ambition, tenacity, and a desire to be in charge of their own destiny—even as they speed toward dire outcomes.
Twenty-four-year-old Rachel is a reformed Jew who has devoted her life to calorie counting. She works as an assistant at a Los Angeles talent management agency during the day, pretending to have control over her existence through ritualistic eating. She does nothing on the elliptical machine at night.
When Rachel’s therapist advises that she undergo a ninety-day contact detox from her mom, who reared her according to the practice of calorie control, she is glad to continue surviving.
Early on in the detox, Rachel encounters Miriam, a spry young Orthodox Jew who works at her preferred ice yogurt restaurant and is determined to feed her. As the two become closer, Rachel sets out on a trip that is characterized by mirrors, mysticism, mothers, milk, and honey. Miriam, her ice cream and beauty, her faith and family, as well as Rachel, suddenly and powerfully fascinate Rachel.
Broder recounts a story about appetites—physical hunger, sexual desire, and spiritual longing—and how we as humans may compartmentalize these frequently interconnected needs. He does this by combining exceptional emotional understanding with unashamed vivid fiction. Milk Fed is a perfect LGBT+ book.
One of our nation’s most distinctive voices made its debut in Rubyfruit Jungle, a classic coming-of-age book. It continues to be a transformative work more than 40 years after its initial publication. Rita Mae Brown narrates the tale of Molly Bolt, an adopted child of a down-on-their-luck Southern couple who bravely carves out her own career in America, in raunchy but touching writing.
Molly attracts women everywhere she goes because of her stunning beauty and razor-sharp wit, and she won’t feel guilty about adoring them back. This literary classic still resonates with readers today with its message of keeping true to oneself and defying the obstacles to live happily ever after. This novel is an amazing example of LGBT+ books.
Maya, then 18 years old, dumped Jordy two years ago after discovering his infidelity. As a result, she rejects an invitation to take part in Second Chance Romance, a reality series where the now-famous Jordy re-dates his ex-girlfriends, thinking she can utilize the chance to get even. She will be able to openly reject Jordy and break his heart if she can get to the show’s final round.
One of Maya’s competitors is Skye, the attractive and fascinating woman Jordy cheated on Maya with. Skye impresses the socks off anyone she meets, with the exception of Maya, who can see through all the glitz and recognises the girl who dated her guy while he was still her boyfriend.
The setting of the reality show is difficult. While fighting, arguing, and having to see Jordy once more, Maya discovers that she and Skye are becoming close. Together, they devise a strategy for exacting the ultimate retribution against Jordy.
However, Maya is conflicted as she spends more time with Jordy and Skye. Is Jordy a decent person who erred? Does her friendship with Skye go beyond that? Can Maya carry out her plan as the season finale draws near, or will she deviate from it?
The Tradition, a startling new LGBT+ book by Jericho Brown, explores the history of evil’s normalization as well as how it intersects with the past and the individual. What is safety? is at the heart of Brown’s poetry, which is both expansive and intimate and distills the immensely human. Who is this country? Where exactly does freedom reside?
To challenge the terrors to which we have grown accustomed and to celebrate how we survive, Brown creates fantastical pastorals. Brown’s talent brings poems on paternity, lineage, blackness, queerness, worship, and pain into breathtaking clarity. His creation of the duplex, a hybrid of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues, is evidence of his formal skill.
Maud Blyth has always had a thirst for exploration. When she agreed to volunteer to be an elderly woman’s companion on a ship in order to assist her adored older brother in uncovering a magical conspiracy that had been going on for generations, she anticipated plenty of it.
She didn’t anticipate the elderly woman in question to show up dead on the first day of the trip, though. She now has to deal with a dead body, a rude parrot, and Violet Debenham, who is also going back to England and is gorgeous and dangerously provocative. Violet is a magician, an actress, and a magnet for scandal—everything Maud has been taught to distrust but can’t help but love.
Maud and Violet must first take off the masks they’ve both learned to wear in order to uncover a murderer and acquire a magical object worth dying for—without drowning themselves—as they are surrounded by the open sea and a ship full of suspects.
This is one of the popular LGBT+ books. The pessimistic 23-year-old August is moving to NYC to prove her argument that there isn’t any such stuff as magic or romantic films, and that the only reasonable course of action is to live alone.
She struggles to see how taking on too many strange housemates and working as a waitress at a pancake diner open round-the-clock may alter that. And there’s definitely no chance that her daily trip to the metro will be anything other than a dreary slog through boredom and electrical outages.
Then again, there’s this stunning girl on the train.
Jane. Stunning, endearing, enigmatic, Jane is impossible. Jane, with her jagged spots, swoopy hair, and beautiful smile, appeared in a leather jacket just when August needed her day salvaged the most.
Aside from the fact that Jane doesn’t only have an old-school punk rocker appearance, August’s train crush quickly becomes the highlight of her day. She has actually been transported back to the 1970s, thus August will need to use all of the tools at her disposal that she tried to leave behind to assist her. Perhaps it’s time to start
Another great LGBT+ book. In fairy tales, Dev Deshpande has always had faith. It follows that it is not surprising that he has dedicated his career to creating them for the storied reality dating series Ever After.
Dev is the most successful producer in the history of the franchise, and he consistently writes the ideal love story for his contestants, despite the fact that his own relationships have ended disastrously. But then Charlie Winshaw, a disgraced tech prodigy, is chosen to star in the program.
Charlie is not at all what Prince Charming Ever After envisions in his fairy tale. Since he doesn’t think in genuine love, he only accepted the show as a last-ditch effort to improve his reputation. He appears before the cameras a stiff, nervous mess who has no idea how to date twenty women on live television. He’s chilly, awkward, and emotionally distant behind the scenes.
Charlie and Dev start to open up to one another as they struggle to connect with the contestants on a fast-paced, international tour, and he realizes they have more chemistry than any of his female co-stars. But even reality television has a script, so they’ll have to rethink whose love story is featured in order to live happily ever after.
Iona, a flamboyant advice columnist for a magazine, and her dog Lulu travel everyday by rail the ten stops from Hampton Court to Waterloo Station. She frequently runs into the same individuals, whom she only recognizes by their nicknames: Terribly Lonely Teenager and Impossibly Pretty Bookworm. Naturally, they never converse. Veterans of the commute never do.
The Smart-But-Sexist-Manspreader, as she calls him, eventually chokes on a grape in her company early one morning. He would have passed away if nurse Sanjay hadn’t administered the Heimlich technique in time.
A series of events is sparked by this one incident, and a diverse group of individuals who previously had little in common outside their commute learn that a chance encounter can lead to much more.
Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are initially inseparable. Noah keeps drawing and is falling in love with the adorable next-door neighbor’s boy while daredevil Jude sports red-red lipstick, cliff dives, and undertakes all of the talking for the two of them.
Years later, they hardly ever speak to one another. Something has caused significant changes in both of the twins, but Jude also meets a weird new mentor and an attractive boy.
Jude will talk about the later years while Noah will narrate the early years. They each only have a partial understanding of the events, but if they can merely reconcile, they might be able to alter the course of the world.
A lord in peril. a magician who is troubled. Hell’s snowball. Lucien Vaudrey, who spent twenty years in exile in China, never intended to return to England. However, it appears that the new Lord Crane has acquired an earldom following the inexplicable deaths of his father and brother. He also inherited the adversaries of his family. He urgently needs supernatural assistance. He does not anticipate it to arrive angrily.
Stephen Day, a magician, has a solid reason to despise the Cranes. Unfortunately, he must cope with supernatural dangers as part of his work. With his tattoos, attitude, and the way Crane appears intent to get him into bed, the earl is unlike any other aristocracy he has ever met. That is certainly odd. Stephen soon finds himself falling hard for the worst man at the worst time.
But Stephen isn’t the only one who is helpless in the face of Crane’s lethal appeal. If Stephen can’t find a way through the web of conspiracies that is closing in on Crane and the house, they will both perish. This book is a great example of LGBT+ books.