LGBT Young Adult Reading List

Below are some resources and recommendations for YA books with LGBT themes!

Blogs and Reading Lists

  • Don’t Mind Me and My Big Gay Book Spam!: A massive list of books on LBGT themes, YA and adult. Poor And Tango Makes Three (2005), most challenged, yet snubbed for being a picture book!
  • Great Gay Teen Books: A list of teen novels, poetry anthologies, and nonfiction books with LGBT characters and themes, compiled by author Alex Sánchez.
  • I Have Numbers!: Malinda Lo’s blog entry of statistics on LGBTQ books published until 2011, including Christine Jenkins’ thorough list of books published 1969-2009, and Lo’s list of books published 2009-2011. Her graphics of books published by publisher and books published per category (L, G, B, T) are very instructive for those interested in these things. Both Jenkins’ and Lo’s booklists include many more books than I have here.
  • Queer YA: Fiction for LGTBQ Teens: Reviews of current teen fiction. Currently on hiatus as of 2014.