10 Recent Contemporary LGBTQ YA Books
In honor of Pride month, here are 10 YA books about contemporary LGBT experiences just published this year. If you haven’t had a chance to check them out yet, now’s a great time!
- One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva (Farrar Straus and Giroux)
- Great by Sara Benincasa (HarperTeen)
- My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter(Bloomsbury)
- Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin (Candlewick)
- Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour (Dutton)
- Frenemy of the People by Nora Olsen (Bold Strokes Books)
- Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters (Little, Brown)
- Far From You by Tess Sharpe (Disney-Hyperion)
- Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith (Dutton)
- The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi (Sourcebooks Fire)
“My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”
What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.