Our favourite LGBT books
It's been really cool seeing LGBT+ people represented in books lately. Here are some of my favourites.
1. Girls Like Me by Nina Packebush is about Banjo, a teenager who identifies as queer and gets pregnant by her genderqueer paramour. After Banjo's paramour commits suicide, she's committed to the psych ward, where she befriends two other patients. I thought it was pretty cool seeing gender non-conforming represented; you don't see them in books much. New, $10.99
2. Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart is YA fiction about Lily, a trans teenager and Norbert. Norbert has bipolar and recently moved to Lily's hometown. I especially liked how the author incorporated mental illness, suicide, and bullying into the book; it was handled in a way that felt like accurate. Used, $0.99
3. Stan Lee and I both enjoyed The Eldritch Heart by Matthew Cox. As a princess, Oona enjoys the finer things in life: her own handmaiden, her lavish bedchamber, and scores of fancy dresses. What she doesn't enjoy? Having to win a war that was foretold would end by her hand and not being able to be with her handmaiden, Kitlyn, because it's not permissible for the two to be together. New, $14.99