Book Recs: College-aged LGBT Protags

As requested by Lena on Twitter, here are ten books with “characters in college/university or that general age range”. A few are straight up taking place at uni, a few are just with protags roughly that age.

I really wanted to include two more books, but I just featured them on my last rec list (Warm Hug LGBT Books), so I figured y’all need some more variety. Please know, though, Abroad by Liz Jacobs & Weak Heart by Ban Gilmartin also fit this theme perfectly.

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Author Interview: Sophie Gonzales

If you’re not a fan of Sophie yet, I don’t know what you’re doing with your life. Personally I’m in love with her novel from last year – Only Mostly Devastated – it easily made my list of YA books with supportive parents. (You can also check out my review here.)

And so obviously I can’t wait for y’all to be able to read her upcoming novel – Perfect on Paper. It’s getting published on March 9th, and yes, I absolutely did make Charlotte include it on her rec list of m/f romances with bi mcs. Don’t forget Sophie actually has another book coming out this year, too, co-written with Cale Dietrich – If This Gets Out.

So without further ado, read on to see how openly Sophie talks about her fanfic past & how much it taught her, about zombies, and more. And don’t forget to follow her on Twitter!

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Film & TV Recs: LGBT Documentaries

I don’t know if you guys are aware, but the LGBT History Month is celebrated at different times in different countries. And in the UK it’s in February. Which I figured is a perfect reason for me to recommend you some documentaries. It’s actually always a good time to learn something about our history.

Like Larry Kramer said, “we are entitled to our history. We are entitled to know who these people were. I don’t think you can be a people until you have a history”.

There will most definitely be a part two to this rec list, since it’s in no way comprehensive, but still: below you will find ten titles I have seen (or found) recently. Enjoy, and happy learning! (And of course, sadly, a general tw of homophobia, transphobia, violence for almost all of those titles.)

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Book Releases: January-June 2021 Books With Bi Protagonists

If you’ve followed our blog for a while, you know we like to make these releases posts and you also know that last year I’ve made two for books with bi and/or pan main protagonists. (January-June and July-December.) So of course, here I am again, this year.

Like before, I want to make clear that I tried my hardest to only include books where it’s very clear a character actually is bisexual (or pansexual), so that y’all get real rep. I also included books with bi and pan love interests, since those are usually rather big roles too. If I missed any books, because I only knew thay feature a wlw or mlm main character, please let me know!

And like always, the rainbow emoji means the author is LGBT. Happy reading!

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Book Recs: Scribd, Intermediate Mode

So, you’ve opened up Scribd. The choices are overwhelming. You’ve read everything Anna suggested on their previous post. But where do you go from here?

Not to worry because today it’s my turn to provide you with 50* books that you can read on Scribd! I’ve done the digging so you don’t have to! So whether you’re looking for YA or adult, classics or poetry, sapphic, achillean or trans/nonbinary rep, hopefully there’s something here for you.

A little disclaimer first though: I myself haven’t read all of these books (some of what I initially included has been taken off since, thanks for that Scribd!), but they are all, if not read, then ones I want to read sometime soon.

*You may not actually have access to all 50 of these books, since Scribd can vary in availability depending on country.

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Author Interview: Leslie Vedder

I hope you’re ready for a very exciting interview today! Leslie Vedder is an author debuting in 2022 with a f/f fantasy that mixes Sleeping Beauty with Indiana Jones and, to be perfectly honest, it sounds like everything we’ve ever wanted. So, with that hook, and to hopefully sate your thirst for this book, here’s our interview with her!

And don’t forget to follow her on Twitter!

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Music Recs: LGBT songs of January 2021

As always, there are ten songs on the post itself but so many more on the mix at the end of it! It’s really simply the fact that I don’t want to make these posts super long; I clearly love all those songs equally, because our community is ridiculously talented.

Anyway, I didn’t mention it in the post since I assume there’s no way you guys don’t know about it, but just in case: you have already seen It’s a Sin, right? And listened to the title song by Years & Years?

And if you need even more new music, check out all my previous monthly posts right here!

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Book of the Month: The Split

I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that our book of the month for February is also one of my favourite sapphic contemporaries ever and I twisted Anna’s arm just a little to make sure we featured it. I read an ARC of this late last year and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.

So, if you’re looking for a book to preorder for March, let me suggest you do so this one (with the caveat that it’s not really a suggestion). But if you do need more reasons, you’ll find them in this post.

You can also check out my (Charlotte’s) review of it here!

Related: Don’t forget all releases can be found in our monthly lists here.
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