Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Barnes n Noble's Top 15 Most Anticipated LGBTQ YA Fiction

Barnes n Noble has created a list of their 15 Most Anticipated LGBTQ YA Novels of 2016. I'm always on the lookout for LGBT+ novels so it's great when I can find a pre-made list! Some of these have already been released, but not many, as it's only February.

The list includes the release date as well as a paragraph of information letting you know what the book is about. I highly recommend you check out the link but I wanted to share some of the books from the list that I am particularly excited to read this year.

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle 

Release Date: March 29

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Official Summary: Quinn Roberts is a sixteen-year-old smart aleck and Hollywood hopeful whose only worry used to be writing convincing dialogue for the movies he made with his sister Annabeth. Of course, that was all before—before Quinn stopped going to school, before his mom started sleeping on the sofa…and before Annabeth was killed in a car accident.

Enter Geoff, Quinn’s best friend who insists it’s time that Quinn came out—at least from hibernation. One haircut later, Geoff drags Quinn to his first college party, where instead of nursing his pain, he meets a guy—a hot one—and falls hard. What follows is an upside-down week in which Quinn begins imagining his future as a screenplay that might actually have a happily-ever-after ending—if, that is, he can finally step back into the starring role of his own life story.

Without Annette by Jane B. Mason

Release Date: May 31

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Official SummaryJosie Little has been looking forward to moving halfway across the country to attend Brookwood Academy, a prestigious boarding school, with her girlfriend, Annette, for ages. But underneath Brookwood's picture-perfect image lies a crippling sense of elitism that begins to tear the girls apart from the moment they arrive.

While Josie struggles to navigate her new life, Annette seems to fit in perfectly. Yet that acceptance comes with more than a few strings. And consequently, Annette insists on keeping their relationship a secret.

At first, Josie agrees. But as Annette pushes her further and further away, Josie grows closer to Penn, a boy whose friendship and romantic feelings for her tangle her already-unraveling relationship. When Annette's need for approval sets her on a devastating course for self-destruction, Josie isn't sure she can save her this time -- or if Annette even wants her to try.

You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour by David Levithan

Release Date: June 7th

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Official SummaryMark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed.

That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way.

When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other -- and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.


What do you think of this list? Any of the books sound like something you'd want to read? What about the ones I chose to feature here? 


Verushka Byrow said...

The Great American Whatever and This is where it ends -- though i've read the latter and loved it already! Also curious about gena/finn too. Hm.

Lola R said...

I hadn't heard of most of the books on that list. Except for If I Was Your Girl, which I've seen on your blog if I remember correctly. And This is Where it Ends, I read lots of great reviews for that one, but not yet sure if I want to read it. I sometimes look on Goodreads for lists of genres I want to read more of.