Tropes/themes/secondary plot: parenting; complicated family dynamics; lots of interesting supporting characters; a lot of emotional backstory; characters dealing with various traumas.

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Rep: gay MCs, deaf secondary character (the son of one of the MCs), MCs: a single dad who finds himself raising his biological kids after his best friend, to whom he donated sperm, dies and a young man who just finished his degree in early childhood education and is looking for a nannying job.

Rep: disabled MC, MCs: a freelance writer who returns to town where he grew up to give himself and his teenage daughter a fresh start and his childhood best friend, who has just moved back in with his parents after his alcohol addiction sent his life into a downward spiral. Setting: Denver, CO © 2020 Condé Nast. Caso não concorde com o uso cookies dessa forma, você deverá ajustar as configurações de seu navegador ou deixar de acessar o nosso site e serviços.

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Can Liz nab the crown and score her happily ever after? But everything changes when Liz decides to run for prom queen—and then falls in love with one of her competitors.

Tropes/themes/secondary plot: a character with a life-threatening illness; queer witches who practice various forms of paganism; an exploration of spirituality and faith; a lovely portrayal of queer family among the witches. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Are You Listening?

Stash this in your gym bag to read while you’re on the elliptical — but with prose this sharp, it’s worth skipping the gym to give all your attention to the next chapter.

These stories offer a mirrored image of a better world—one where queer kids get to have happy endings. But Eve and Ben cross paths again and again, from the cheery chaos of their college years through the first jobs and first loves of their twenties.

Tropes/themes/secondary plot: fake marriage; sports romance; characters dealing with grief; parenting; secondary characters that matter to the plot. I vaguely remember there being a main character in a wheelchair in one of Melissa Hill’s earlier novels, and that was revealed as some kind of surprise, so it was there for shock value rather than a novel about a disabled character.

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SHOP NOW. Rep: gay MCs, MCs: a quiet and reclusive fisherman and a merman who washes up injured on the beach near his cabin. This Netflix holiday movie is like a Love, Actually for the modern age, featuring a bunch of intersecting storylines of young high school students, two of whom are young queer girls—one out, one closeted.

Rep: gay MCs, MCs: a bipolar writer, once well-regarded, who now writes crime fiction and mostly keeps to himself and a party boy and aspiring model who surrounds himself with people and lights. If you teared up at the sight of an American woman marrying a British prince at a fancy castle, you need to read this now.

Can’t wait to read Felix Ever After.

This book is light, funny, and full of the perfect amount of ~queer tension~. Rep: gay MCs, MCs: a man who has survived the apocalypse and is living with his family in a tiny cabin and a young astrophysics university student who appears in their garden one day. Join our weekly newsletter list, and we’ll give you four free ebooks (and you can sign up for more wach month via the newsletter). That a happy-ever-after now doesn’t necessarily mean boy meets girl, etc.

Check out 8 of the Best M/M Romances and A (Semi) Comprehensive Guide to LGBTQ Romance. But Schwartz’s story gets deeper and darker than you might expect.
Setting: LA Lesbians! queerbook. Probably 8 times out of 10 there is a happy ending, maybe even 9 times. Can’t wait to read Felix Ever After. A happy-ever-after could be girl meets girl. It’s the only one that rings a bell, until I read Adult Virgins Anonymous by Amber Crewe. Tropes/themes/secondary plot: workplace romance (boss/employee) age gap romance; storyline involving a family member with cancer; BDSM.

Many of the other novels on this list are #ownvoices for different reasons.

So you would think there would be better representation.

Let It Snow handles this dynamic perfectly. Tropes/themes/secondary plot: a murder mystery; a beautifully depicted tight-knit queer community; some kink. Rep: trans MC, MCs: a pharmaceutical sales rep who’s just dumped his much younger boyfriend who he thinks is too young to settle down and commit, and the much younger boyfriend, who is determined to win back the love of his life. ( Log Out /  Para saber mais sobre nossa política de cookies, acesse link.

Straight kids.But then Codi stumbles upon one of those cool kids, Ricky, kissing another boy in the dark, and an unexpected friendship is formed. Get it from Amazon for $8.11+, Barnes and Noble for $11.09+, or a local bookstore through IndieBound.

Setting: small-town Southern American Slight spoiler: One of the actors recently came out as nonbinary IRL. Quite honestly, the narrative that if you suffer with a mental health issue you must be a bunny boiler is genuinely hurtful for me. It’s basically fanfic about Will and Kate that spans from their first meeting to their wedding. Tropes/themes/secondary plot: marriage of convenience; forced proximity; various relationships explored besides the main love interest; an arc of self-discovery and affirmation that’s separate from the love story. You’ve got to dream, eh? We get the big kiss.
Rep: gay MCs, MCs: a shy twenty-something with social anxiety who lives alone and works at a soda fountain and a loud, outgoing sort-of-hipster. Setting: a city in contemporary America Kim Wong-Shing is a New Orleans–based writer and editor with bylines in Bitch Media, Autostraddle, Bustle, and more.

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Her budding feelings force her to reexamine not only her sexuality, but also her buttoned-up approach to life. When Georgia discovers a life-changing secret about her fiancé the week before their wedding, she takes refuge at her family’s acclaimed winery in Sonoma, California.

Setting: Minneapolis Doing your research, asking questions. Paperback. One writer said she didn’t want to take away a novel from an own voice, but without established writers including these characters, there likely won’t be own voices writers taken on, because that’s how it is. I’ve seen Felix everywhere so can’t help but be intrigued.

Chick Lit is pretty much the happy-ever-after genre. Setting: small town America and Italy

Tropes/themes/secondary plot: holiday (Chanukah) romance; romance involving a long-time crush; lots of geekiness (including an amazing scene where the MCs play D&D); family dynamics and a lovely supporting cast (esp. Tropes/themes/secondary plot: second-chance romance, friends-to-lovers, a lot of fast-paced action; a truly wonderful sense of chosen family among the spaceship crew; fascinating aliens; characters dealing with PTSD from a brutal war.

Rep: Southeast Asian MC, MCs: the alpha of the New York coyote pack and an aspiring actor/waiter. See the cover for Casey McQuiston's new queer rom-com One Last Stop By Maureen Lee Lenker August 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT and I just love reading. Tropes/themes/secondary plot: lots of fun food-related details; a love interest who is a mysterious stranger; a very sweet section where the MCs are apart geographically and connect online; some kink. June 18, 2020 at 12:32 pm.

When that is so far from the truth of the world we live in.

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Tropes/themes/secondary plot: family dynamics; a coming-out storyline that’s not the center of the book at all; first love; so many amazing food scenes; an exploration of culture and heritage and how important their Armenian identity is to the MCs family. Rep: gay MCs, MCs: the lead singer of a rock band and the man who joins them as their new drummer after a scandal Rep: Indian, neurodivergent MC, MCs: a grumpy, unscrupulous, street-smart private eye (think: Olivia Pope in 1820s London) who grew up in the slums and despises nobility and a retired (and very proper) soldier who craves order and predicability. Set in London in 1906, this polyamorous queer romance has a little bit of everything. How can you make people understand and take mental health more seriously if all of the “crazy” characters in novels are bunny boiler ex-girlfriends. focuses on south-asian representation in literature, a writer working on a hindu eschatology-based fantasy. Aubrey is a well-to-do gentleman in a committed relationship with his two best friends, the Lord and Lady Hernedale.

We’re cheered on by our loved ones and peers. Tropes/themes/secondary plot: workplace romance; the MC dealing with transphobia from coworkers (but not the love interest); some fun behind-the-scenes political campaign drama.

Pansexual. Somehow that extra-slow burn is totally satisfying to watch. Late to the Party is an ode to late bloomers and wallflowers everywhere.Add on Goodreads | Buy on Amazon, This soft, lush, bold and beautiful novel is unlike anything I’ve read. When his English teacher assigns an essay asking the question “Who are you?”, Remy sets out to unpack his identity, all while trying to maintain a social life, a happy family, and…possibly a romance with a cute new boy? This hilarious send-up of our health-obsessed society follows Janey from absurdy trendy boutique fitness classes to naked yoga sessions to a juice bar…and on dates with the very cute owner of said juice bar.


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