I’ve been giving a lot of books recommendations lately, so I decided to start a new weekly feature. Loved That, Read This is all about recommending books! There’s no set amount on how many books you have to recommend per week, or restrictions on what genres/age categories you can feature. Just have fun with this! If you want to participate, please link back to me in your post, and then link up below via the linky! Okay, with that said, here we go:
One note before we go to the book recs: This week’s post is a special edition of LGBTQIA+ books in honor of pride month being over, but not forgotten. I, for one, want to read diverse books all year. I bought quite a few books last month that I can’t wait to read ASAP, and I also placed some holds at the library.
If you loved George, then I think you’ll love a teen’s perspective when it comes to be transgendered. The writing is beautiful and eye-opening in both books, especially for someone who isn’t well informed about being trans. Both main characters are very likable, and easy to relate to.
Both are unique POVs that I don’t think get told very often. One is about an intersex person, and the other is about a gender fluid person. Both books are amazing, and some of the events tug at your heartstrings for what the main characters had to endure. There’s a blog in Symptoms of Being Human, and the posts were some of my favorite parts.
Both books feature multiple POVs, private schooling, and complicated relationships. I felt a lot of feels while reading both. I feel like both books were a little dark, but especially Fans of the Impossible Life, because there’s a focus on mental health, bullying, etc.
If you loved Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, then read Everything Leads to You.
If you want a book that focus more on the story line than on romance, then this might be a good choice for you. There’s romance towards the end of both of these books, but the main focus is on things like friendships, jobs, etc. Just note that there are a few major differences (set in the past versus present, male versus female POV, race, family dynamics, etc.) between these two lovely novels.
Have you read any of these books? I’d love to hear your thoughts on them! Don’t forget to link up below with the URL to your blog post (not your blog), and your name. Then if you have some time, check out some of the other links!