Book Recs: Twitter’s Best Gay Books

About, oh a month or two back, I asked a question on twitter. Namely, if you had to rec a single LGBT book (cruel I know), what would it be.

Well, these are the results — 50+ books recommended by 50+ folks!

Related: twitter’s favourite sapphic romances and twitter’s favourite trans books.
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Felix Ever After: recommended by Charlotte, Anna and Menna

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The Midnight Lie: recommended by Michelle, Yvee, Larissa, Nick and Alison

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This is How You Lose the Time War: recommended by Leanne, Septia and Artemis

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I Wish You All the Best: recommended by Noah, Chiara and Rachel

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Girls of Paper and Fire: recommended by Sasha and Ams

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We Are the Ants: recommended by Delph

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe: recommended by Bhavya, Artemis, @eternaldroplets, @maplemoonpie, Samantha and Faatima

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I’ll Give You the Sun: recommended by Faatima

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The Song of Achilles: recommended by Alisa and Tegan

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Pet: recommended by LD

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Noah Can’t Even: recommended by Faridah

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Everything Leads to You: recommended by @maplemoonpie

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We Are Okay: recommended by Rachel and @maplemoonpie

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How to Make a Wish: recommended by Maha

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The Last True Poets of the Sea: recommended by Arianna

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The Priory of the Orange Tree: recommended by Tegan

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Far From You: recommended by Thi

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The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics: recommended by Maha

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post: recommended by Linda

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Luck in the Shadows: recommended by Marta

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Openly Straight: recommended by Fifi

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Peter Darling: recommended by Noah

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The House in the Cerulean Sea: recommended by Jules

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You Know Me Well: recommended by Jo

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We Are Totally Normal: recommended by Shri

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Two Boys Kissing: recommended by Jazz

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Hazel’s Theory of Evolution: recommended by Irene

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The Prince and the Dressmaker: recommended by Bhavya

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Juliet Takes a Breath: recommended by Judith

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Other Words for Smoke: recommended by Lizzy

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Radio Silence: recommended by TanyX, Dina and Jami

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If We Were Villains: recommended by TanyX

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Like a Love Story: recommended by Ikram

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The History of Us: recommended by Jam

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The Love Interest: recommended by @hurricanejay17

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Stoner McTavish: recommended by Jen

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The Impossible Contract: recommended by Steve

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The Winged Histories: recommended by Para

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They Both Die at the End: recommended by Mikey

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Wild Beauty: recommended by Isabel

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A Conspiracy of Truths: recommended by Steve

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: recommended by Ann and Jia

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All Boys Aren’t Blue: recommended by Chris

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When the Moon Was Ours: recommended by Rachel

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Wilder Girls: recommended by Steve

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When We Were Magic: recommended by Chris

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The Devourers: recommended by Steve

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The Wise and the Wicked: recommended by Rachel

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The Red Tree: recommended by Steve

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The Falling in Love Montage: recommended by Theresa

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Are any of your faves on here? What else would you choose?

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13 Replies to “Book Recs: Twitter’s Best Gay Books”

  1. So many books I loved reading are in this list ! And many other’s I haven’t had the pleasure to discover yet, so thanks for the recs ! If I had to rec a title not already listed here I’d recommend the “Once & Future” duology (book 2 came one this year, titled “Sword in the Stars”) by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy. It’s just SO good with an incredible cast of queer characters.

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  2. I just bought Wild Beauty! And The Devourers! Didn’t expect to see that one here 😊 If I could add some more to this list then let it be The Watchmaker of Filigree Street!

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