This month we decided to add a little series to the blog, one that centres on reccing a piece of media, given another, more popular piece of media. It’ll come in four parts: books, films and TV, and music, and then straight media specifically.
So today’s post is the first of those parts. We’ve picked 10 pretty popular books or series (which may themselves have some form of LGBT rep), and recced you three other books depending on what you might like about that series.
(As ever, 🌈 means the author identifies as LGBT.)
A Darker Shade of Magic
Six of Crows
The Raven Cycle
I’m looking for… a loner finds an intense friendship The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke 🌈
I’m looking for… that specific TRC vibe of witches and magic Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher Barzak 🌈 or Holly and Oak by R. Cooper 🌈
All for the Game
I’m looking for… something a little darker Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas 🌈
I’m looking for… found family in a sports team Running With Lions by Julian Winters 🌈 or The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin & Noah Hayes 🌈
I’m looking for… a society dedicated to taking down demons The Relic Spell by Jimena I. Novaro 🌈 or Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger
I’m looking for… a parallel world with magic Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron 🌈
I’m looking for… a chosen one narrative A Hero at the End of the World by Erin Claiborne
I’m looking for… urban fantasy The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic by F. T. Lukens 🌈
I’m looking for… and they were roommates A Light Amongst Shadows by Kelley York & Rowan Altwood 🌈
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
I’m looking for… recent history Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian 🌈
I’m looking for… friends to lovers Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender 🌈
I’m looking for… characters figuring shit out In the Role of Brie Hutchens… by Nicole Melleby 🌈
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
I’m looking for… the portrayal of messy relationships Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O’Connell 🌈
I’m looking for… historical sapphics That Could Be Enough by Alyssa Cole 🌈 or The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey 🌈
Red, White and Royal Blue
I’m looking for… established relationship By Any Means Necessary by Candace Montgomery 🌈
I’m looking for… new adult romance Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers 🌈
I’m looking for… rivals to lovers Whatever by S. J. Goslee 🌈
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