YA LGBT books 2020

YA LGBT books

The above linked article talks about upcoming YA LGBT books that will be released in 2020. Some of them look really good.

WE USED TO BE FRIENDS BY AMY SPALDING

SCAVENGE THE STARS BY TARA SIM

DARK AND DEEPEST RED BY ANNA-MARIE MCLEMORE

STORM OF LIFE BY AMY ROSE CAPETTA

DEATHLESS DIVIDE BY JUSTINA IRELAND

BELLE REVOLTE BY LINSEY MILLER

WE UNLEASH THE MERCILESS STORM BY TEHLOR KAY MEJIA

SPRING

THE FIRST 7 BY LAURA POHL

HAVENFALL BY SARA HOLLAND

WHEN WE WERE MAGIC BY SARAH GAILEY

WITCHES OF ASH AND RUIN BY E LATIMER

THE MIDNIGHT LIE BY MARIE RUTKOSKI

DANGEROUS REMEDY BY KAT DUNN

A PHOENIX FIRST MUST BURN: 16 STORIES OF BLACK GIRL MAGIC, RESISTANCE, AND HOPE EDITED BY PATRICE CALDWELL

SUPER ADJACENT BY CRYSTAL CESTARI

WE WERE PROMISED SPOTLIGHTS BY LINDSEY SPROUL

MUSIC FROM ANOTHER WORLD BY ROBIN TALLEY

LOOK BY ZAN ROMANOFF

QUEEN OF COIN & WHISPERS BY HELEN CORCORAN

GIRL CRUSHED BY KATIE HEANEY

SWORD IN THE STARS BY AMY ROSE CAPETTA AND CORI MCCARTHY

LATE TO THE PARTY BY KELLY QUINDLEN

WHEN YOU GET THE CHANCE BY TOM RYAN AND ROBIN STEVENSON

THE MERMAID, THE WITCH, AND THE SEA BY MAGGIE TOKUDA-HALL

THE HENNA WARS BY ADIBA JAIGIRDAR

GIRL, SERPENT, THORN BY MELISSA BASHARDOUST

OUT NOW: QUEER WE GO AGAIN EDITED BY SAUNDRA MITCHELL

I KISSED ALICE BY ANNA BIRCH

SUMMER

SIX ANGRY GIRLS BY ADRIENNE KISNER

YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN BY LEAH JOHNSON

THE DARK TIDE BY ALICIA JASINKA

THE FALLING IN LOVE MONTAGE BY CIARA SMYTH

THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT BY AMINAH MAE SAFI

THE CIRCUS ROSE BY BETSY CORNWELL

I’LL BE THE ONE BY LYLA LEE

YOU’RE NEXT BY KYLIE SCHACHTE

NOT YOUR HERO BY C.B. LEE

CINDERELLA IS DEAD BY KALYNN BAYRON

LOVELESS BY ALICE OSEMAN

LOVE IS FOR LOSERS BY WIBKE BRUEGGEMANN

GHOST WOOD SONG BY ERICA WATERS

THE AFTERLOVE BY TANYA BYRNE

FALL

THROWAWAY GIRLS BY ANDREA CONTOS

WHO I WAS WITH HER BY NITA TYNDALL

MISS METEOR BY ANNA-MARIE MCLEMORE AND TEHLOR KAY MEJIA

UNDER SHIFTING STARS ALEXANDRA LATOS

BEYOND THE RUBY VEIL BY MARA FITZGERALD

ZARA HOSSAIN IS HERE BY SABINA KHAN

TELL NO TALES BY SAM MAGGS AND KENDRA WELLS

These Witches Don’t Burn, by Isabel Sterling

More Pride Month Books

These Witches Don't BurnThese Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! It was well written and kept me interested from the moment I started it. It showed up on a list of LGBT books during pride month. The LGBT aspect was important, but the story didn’t dwell on it. It was just mentioned as it needed to come up. Just like real life.

I loved that it was a mystery and I didn’t figure it out too early. I suspected all the wrong people, so it felt like a fun challenge. I needed to know who was responsible, so I kept going back to it. It didn’t feel like the reader was being lead in the wrong direction and then hit with an absurd answer to the mystery. It made sense.

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The Funny Thing Is… by Ellen DeGeneres

The Funny Thing Is… by Ellen DeGeneres

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read this after I read the third book. I enjoyed the third book, “Seriously… I’m Kidding” more than this one. I don’t know if it’s that the newer book covers more up-to-date topics, or if I could relate to it better, but I felt like I was comparing the two books.

This was still funny, though, and I enjoyed it. I should go back and read the first book, though?

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The Funny Thing Is...

When you Look Out the Window

LGBTQ list for kids – Pride month

When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a CommunityWhen You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community by Gayle E. Pitman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a quick read with a lot of San Francisco history told in drawings and words for children. The pages that follow the story explain everything to the adults, so that they can help talk about the changes that happened in the city over the years.

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San Francisco pride parade 2019

I got a work email several weeks ago, asking for volunteers to walk in the pride parade. So, I signed myself up, adding a few, knowing that I could probably find people to walk with me.

I had a couple of friends volunteer right away. Then a friend requested adult supervision for her teenager. Sure. Come with me. No problem.  Then one of my friends backed out, along with her coworkers.  And then my aunt asked me to take my cousin.  Great!

Yesterday morning, I set out with my friend’s daughter and met my cousin at a nearby train station.  My friend messaged asking about the weather.  It was great.

We all checked in, got our tshirts and lunch.  The younger girls met new people and made friends.  We stood around and waited.  One of the girls exchanged phone numbers with a friend, but never caught her name.  It seems that they both got the phone numbers wrong.  I didn’t know the mother of the girl, so I can’t help, unfortunately.

There were protesters, so we were delayed over an hour, but we eventually got going.  The walk was wonderful!  All kinds of support and love all the way down the parade route.

After the parade, we were tossed into the crowd of onlookers and party-goers.  A little too crowded for my taste.  We managed to get ourselves to the train station and headed back home.  It was an exhausting but fulfilling day.