Books for my Queer Younger Self

Usually I’m a last minute writer – sometimes I can’t even manage to post it on Tuesday but instead it’s Wednesday or Thursday – so maybe you can imagine how excited I am about this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic that I’ve sat down to write it way before. But you’re one of those bloggers who manage to prewrite a month’s worth of content way before it is due. If you are, teach me your secrets!

There are many books I would have loved to discover sooner, a few I maybe should have read later – or not all. But for now I wanna focus on those that could’ve helped me find my way in life more quickly. Not that I have found that one way yet but I guess I’m at least headed in the right direction. With most of the following there is absolutely no chance of me having found them sooner because they’ve been published recently – or at least at a time when I was too old for the younger self I have in mind. But still.

The Space Between by Michelle L. Teichman
F/F Contemporary YA Romance
Goodreads | Amazon*

Here’s the Thing by Emily O’Beirne
F/F Contemporay NA Romance
Goodreads | Amazon*

Catalysts: The Scientific Method by Kris Ripper
M/M, M/M/M Polyam* Contemporay Romance
Goodreads | Amazon*

Suicide Watch by Kelley York
M/M Contemporary Mental Health
Goodreads | Amazon*
How To Be A Normal Person by TJ Klune
M/M Ace Contemporary Romance
Goodreads | Amazon*
Bear Town by Fredrik Backman
Queer M Contemporary Drama
Goodreads | Amazon*

Power Play by Avon Gale
M/M Contemporary Romance
Goodreads | Amazon*

Maybe We’re All Ghosts Too by C. Downing
Queer M Contemporary Mental Health
Goodreads | Amazon*
A Tiny Piece of Something Greater by Jude Sierra
M/M Contemporary Mental Health Romance
Goodreads | Amazon*
Scorpio Hates Virgo by Anyta Sunday
M/M Contemporary Romance
Goodreads | Amazon*

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
F/M Ace Contemporary Romance
Goodreads | Amazon*

How To Grow An Addict by J.A. Wright
Queer F Contemporary Mental Health
Goodreads | Amazon*
His Quiet Agent by Ada Maria Soto
M/M Ace Contemporary Romance
Goodreads | Amazon*

Play It Again by Aidan Wayne
M/M Ace Contemporary Mental Health Romance
Goodreads | Amazon*

Temper: Deference by Lila Mina
F/F, F/M, F/F/M Bi Pan Polyam* Paranormal Romance
Goodreads | Amazon*

Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
M/M Contemporary Romance
Goodreads | Amazon*

Note Dead Yet by Jenn Burke
M/M Demi Paranormal Romance
Goodreads | Amazon*

Thaw by Elyse Springer
F/F Ace Contemporary Romance
Goodreads | Amazon*

There’s absolutely no reason why they are listed this way. But just looking at those covers makes me wanna buy those I don’t own as print copies yet and add them to my bookshelves.

Most of these count as comfort reads too and those that don’t offer comfort offer distraction and being able to absolutely lose myself in the words – so in a way they are comfort reads as well.

Is there a book – or books – for your younger self? Or maybe some you would strongly advise your younger self to never read it?

6 replies

  1. I loved reading your post so much! I have read a few of these and I can agree that I would have loved to read them when I was younger. Here is my post-https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2020/09/top-ten-tuesday-books-for-my-younger.html.

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  2. I prewrite some content, but not quite a month’s worth usually. Unless I get inspired. 😀

    But, yeah, my queer younger self would have enjoyed all of these books.

    My post .

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