So you’re in the mood for translated lgbt books

Okay, there are two important things about this week’s post that we gotta clear up right at the start, before we actually get into this.

  1. When I say “translated books”, I mean books that were translated into English from any given language. There were a few good books I couldn’t include here simply because they were written in a foreign language (to y’all English natives), but weren’t translated into English. Yet, hopefully.
  2. I actually only have read one of the books I’m reccing this week. And it’s not even a book, it’s a manga. What can I say, it’s kind of hard to find lgbt books that aren’t by English speaking authors, let alone ones I’ve personally read…

I guess we can do this now.

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What do read during the Pride month

Like I said before, this month I’m only talking about LGBT books!! So of course it’s natural I put together a reading list of some kind, specifically for the occasion. I have no doubt in my mind that I won’t read all those books this month. I’ll be lucky if I read like half! But it’s important to set goals for yourself, right? And anyway, the idea is that in June I will read books only from this list! We’ll see how that goes…

There’s also a little bit of everything on here, to keep things interesting. We have poetry, we have nonfiction, we have young adult contemporaries, fantasy, science-fiction, we have adult fiction… I tried to put some diversity here as well, so it’s not all just books by white American authors about m/m ships.

Some other points about the list before we actually start it:

  1. all the books listed here have lgbt leads
  2. all the books are written by lgbt authors
  3. (though they’re not always ownvoices for the specific rep)
  4. I haven’t read any of those books myself yet
  5. the books are in no particular order

Okay, I think we can do this now.

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