It’s super easy to find LGBTQ content to read, whether it’s articles from the mainstream or LGBTQ specific press, young adult (YA) novels that never make an identity a problem or poetry, memoirs and history books.
My top tip for finding LGBTQ books to read are the same as finding any book to read:
- Browse, either online looking through recommendations, bestsellers lists or going into your local bookshop or library. My local council libraries helpfully put all LGBTQ fiction and non-fiction books together in one place. They also have an extensive e-library of books I can borrow and magazine i can read instantly from home while the physical libraries are shut. And if you’re in London, don’t forget about bookshop Gay’s The Word, reopening in July.
- Ask your friends: currently I’m reading Zami: A New Spelling Of My Name, which a member of our book club recommended we should read and discuss next
- Keep reading how you want and what you want: it’s good to read what you like and hopefully that will include different voices and different types of books. I’ve recently enjoyed graphic novels/books (Heartstopper and Gender: A Graphic History) as well as poetry (The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta).
So, what’s on your reading list?