I know we all know enemies to lovers trope is the biggest blessing that can fall upon a reader but actually, friends to lovers is right there on the podium with it. Which is why I’m here today with a list of books that feature friends turned lovers.
Plus, I already covered enemies to lovers recently. (With only gay books at that.)
So guys, this really doesn’t need any further introduction, does it? Let’s just sit back and enjoy!
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I’m a lesbian, I’m in Paris, this is a perfect opportunity for me to talk about books that have lesbian protagonists! Nah, I’m joking, every day is a good opportunity for that…
I mean, as someone who co-runs a blog specifically dedicated to LGBT media… Did y’all expect anything else from me? But yeah, check out Reads Rainbow, if you still haven’t! Charlotte just posted a rec list of novellas!
Today’s list is seven books long again. I was trying to decide which books to rec and which to leave out & then I realised: this is my blog! those are lesbians! Of course I should rec every single one I want to.
Hopefully everyone will find something for themself here, since we have contemporary, fantasy, science-fiction… Even one new adult book! Don’t tell me I’m not great at rec lists.
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Listen, I know, I realise: we strive for diversity in this establishment. So what am I doing recommending books set in Europe of all places? Like there aren’t countless titles like that! What’s the deal, Anna, you may ask.
Well, first of all, I’m from Europe and sometimes you actually do wanna see yourself in the books you read. I mean, I won’t really see myself because none of those books are set in Poland…. I clearly didn’t think this through… In my defense, none of the books set here that I would like to recommend, are even translated into English. So there’s that. But still, it’s Europe, it’s close enough.
And this IS reading peaches which means the books I’m gonna talk about have POC characters or LGBT characters, or a really cool set-up, or are written by women… Actually, they are all but one written by women and the one that isn’t – it’s Les Misérables. I just wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t rec my fav book of all time when talking about books set in Europe!!
Also, fun fact: I’m going to Paris next week!!! I’m so excited, guys! I’ve never been there before and I’m going with my best friend. We’re gonna hit up all the places connected to Les Mis and all the cool museums, and it’s going to be fabulous.
Okay, okay, so let’s proceed with the list! And today it’s seven books because, hey, it’s my blog, I can bend the rules if I feel like it.
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Found family is one of my favourite tropes and I’m definitely not alone in that. I mean, I actually know for sure because I was running a poll on twitter to figure out what my theme should be today – and most of y’all voted for found families.
And so here we are. But of course I had to make it harder for myself and decided to only rec books with gay characters. Which, depending how you look at it, might have been my best idea yet. I was pretty close to just reccing Les Mis otherwise and being done with it…
Let’s dive in!
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Hey, it’s time for another highly specific rec post from Anna! I know you’ve missed those! Well, I know I’ve missed them and I might be projecting, but… In any case, I thought of a lot of nice themes to make new lists for, so you guys have a lot of stuff to look forward to!
Today we are diving into older gay books. I’m sure all of you who are lgbt themselves, know the indescribable joy of reading books about us that were written a long time ago. Just… this knowledge that we have always existed! That we have always had stories to tell! There’s something magical in that.
So here I am with five books starring gay characters that were written in the last century. Enjoy!
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Now, before you get all excited or angry at me – when I say “good villains“, what I mean is “well developed, fully fleshed-out villains who have actual agendas and often the narrative presents them through an unexpected twist”. That’s what you’re gonna get in this post. Or at least something close to it, I mean, I will do my best…
This rec is brought to you by an anon on CC, so please!! please!!! Always feel free to request stuff!!
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