Book Recs: Books With Less Than 400 Goodreads Ratings

A bit of a different post for you today in that it’s not really got a theme as such. Instead I went for books that I’d rec that have fewer than 400 ratings (criminally) on Goodreads (as voted for on twitter, actually).

There is a somewhat…eclectic mix here, for sure. But I hope it’s such that you will be able to find something you’re interested in, no matter what you’re looking for.

Oh, and I tried my best to include books that didn’t have so few ratings just because they had only recently been released.

So check it out!

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Book Recs: Twitter’s Favourite Trans Books

The other day I asked people on Twitter to give me their 5 favourite trans books. Now, I’m using trans here as an umbrella term to include all non-cis identities, so you will find recs with nonbinary characters, genderqueer characters and more.

And let me just say, the responses were great and I managed to compile a list of so many gems! And a lot of them seem to be rather overlooked, which is just another bonus & very good news to people starved for rep, who have already read all the popular titles.

Of course, as always on this blog, ownvoices books (in regard to gender identity) are marked with a 🌈 emoji. Please let me know if I got something wrong, so I can correct it!

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Book Releases: September 2019 (I)

After a couple of more relaxed months in terms of releases, September brings us 60 alone. Some of our most anticipated releases are out this month (*cough cough* lesbian necromancers *cough cough*), and we are just as excited get to them as undoubtedly you are too.

So, in the interests of not rambling too much, let’s get into it!

(And, as ever, you can find all our previous release lists here.)

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Book Releases: April 2019 (II)

I covered books coming out between April 1st and 9th in my previous post, so check that out before we start! There are fifteen titles there. Listen, our running list of LGBT 2019 releases is over 300 books long and we’re actually a bit picky about what we put there!! Can you even imagine? So many books? We are all going to be broke when the year ends…

Today I’m here with over twenty books, quite a few of them being F/F ones. There’s some nonfiction as well and even some poetry! I’m sure everyone will find something to be excited about in April!

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Book Releases: April 2019 (I)

Once again, there are just so! many! LGBT books coming out in the next month, there’s just no way I can fit them all in one post. Ahh, what a marvelous problem to have, though! Let’s be honest! I never imagined I would have one like this…

So anyway! This means today’s post actually cover only the first two Tuesdays of April. (And a Thursday because some books just don’t wanna come out on Tuesdays with all the rest!) As always, the rep for each book will be stated, so you can clearly see why you should be excited about it. Apart from the blurb itself, that is.

Okay, so let’s dive in! Those first nine days of the month offer us fifteen (15) books so! There’s a lot to talk about!

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Book Recs: Enemies to Lovers

We all know how good a trope enemies (or rivals) to lovers can be when it’s done right. It has that perfect intensity and tension, and the point where they realise that actually they don’t hate each other any more and you get pining? Absolutely brilliant. So, of course, I had to do a rec list (and also, this was what was voted for on Twitter). There’s actually a lot of overlap between this list and some other ones, mostly because when a book has one of my favourite tropes it tends to hit a few more at the same time. And also. Because it’s a favourite trope, if the book is good it normally rockets onto my favourites shelf.

So, without further ado, the list.

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Book Recs: The Great Big LGBT Rec List (III)

I really hope I can say “here comes the post you’ve all been waiting for!!” and be right… Well, the post does come, so I’m already halfway there… In any case! Like the title says, this is part 3 of our very big and very great, and very much made up of books by & for the LGBT community recommendations list!

Today I give you books number 51 all the way to 75. There’s only one post in this series left! (So far. Charlotte & I hope you guys would be interested in more posts like this when we hit our next followers milestone!)

Question we already asked on twitter (here): would you be interested in a Q&A, to get to know Charlotte and me better? Let us know in the comments!

Before you dive in, make sure you read part one and part two of our Great Big LGBT Rec List! And take one more look at how we mark the rep in this series:

lesbians & wlw relationships: ☀️
gays & mlm relationships: 🌿
bisexual characters: 💎
trans, genderqueer, non-binary, gnc characters: 🌷
LGBT authors: 🌈
poetry: 🌉

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Book Recs: The Great Big LGBT Rec List (II)

It’s Friday, which means (you guessed it!) Anna is finally letting me post the second part of the Great Big Rec List! (I’m kidding, kind of. Anna keeps the posts on this blog regular.) Anna posted her first 25 here, and you can find all of the parts of this list here or by the link in the menu up top.

So, here is a list of 25 of my favourite LGBT books. I say of my favourite because, not unexpectedly, when I tried to write down only 50 books, the list kept spilling over (so did Anna’s, which is good news for you guys because it means there might be more than 4 parts to this series). The books on here are all ones I’ve loved, and they’re also all ones which end on a, if not always outright happy, then hopeful note. (You can always trust me and Anna not to rec you tragic gay stories, or ones which end up burying their gays, just fyi.) There are some books that need trigger warnings on this list, so if you’re wondering, just drop us a comment and we can answer any questions!

Once again, the key to the rep is:

lesbians & wlw relationships: ☀️
gays & mlm relationships: 🌿
bisexual characters: 💎
trans, genderqueer, non-binary, gnc characters: 🌷
LGBT authors: 🌈
poetry: 🌉

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Book Recs: The Great Big LGBT Rec List (I)

We talked about this giant rec list on twitter before & if anyone thought we’re only joking… well, you guys just don’t know how serious we are about LGBT literature yet.

100 LGBT books. Fifty from me & fifty from Charlotte. Our favourite titles that we think everyone should read. Posted in four neat parts over the first two weeks of the year, so we can start off 2019 properly.

Of course, for this list to make sense, you have to know what rep you can expect from each book. And this time, to make things obvious right away (and also to make everything cuter), we chose to use various emojis. And so it goes:

lesbians & wlw relationships: ☀️
gays & mlm relationships: 🌿
bisexual characters: 💎
trans, genderqueer, non-binary, gnc characters: 🌷
LGBT authors: 🌈

And because most of the list is composed of novels and short stories, we decided to mark poetry as well: 🌉

Let’s go!

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Book Recs: Graphic Novels

Let’s be real, what’s better than some graphic novels. I mean, you get a great story and great artwork! (Also, you get a nice boost to your reading challenge, if you’re a bit behind at times like me…)

So today I’m here with ten (10) titles, all of them featuring LGBT leads, most of them actually having way more than one character who’s not cishet. A Christmas gift for you all, if you will. :>>

Enjoy!

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