So I’ve done this before, I already have a post like this one which you can access by clicking here but actually I wanted to make a new one and I do think that I’m gonna make new, updated ones, just because I think that it is super super important to promote underrated books, I’ll be bringing underrated books in many genres but right now it’s gonna be LGBTQ+ books. So what I consider to be an underrated book is if it has 1000 or less ratings on Goodreads and right now all of these books have less than 1k so I thought I’d share them with you guys if you’d wanna read them, I’m definitely interested in them!
Well. Let’s see!
Nick is gay, and he’d do anything to hide it. That’s why his best friend, Jordan, sets him up on a date with a girl. But things are never as simple as they seem, and dating Aria turns out to be an eye opening experience. With an emerging love interest conflicting with his plans, Nick has a big decision to make: he has to decide whether he wants to live a lie or be true to himself.
Zander is a Swedish lesbian–a male to female transsexual. In this candid autobiography, she discusses a wide range of topics related to gender and the individual’s quest for wholeness.
When a conservative new family moves into Preston’s hometown, he knows that they’re all freaks; especially their drab plaid-coat-wearing son Nicholas.However, he soon finds out that beneath Nic’s reserved and boyish exterior lies an impossible beauty that he cannot help falling in love with.
A heavy burden rides the shoulders of young Gregory Hilliard—to discover the fate of a father he never knew. Did the elder Hilliard die with Hicks Pasha’s army at El Obeid in 1883 or, as his mother fervently hopes, did he somehow escape the massacre there by the fanatic Mahdist Dervishes?
His greatest support comes from the Ja’alin Zaki, the love of his young life, his friend, and soul-mate.
In a world that refuses to recognize the right of men to love men and in an era that looks down on the “inferior” natives, Gregory faces his most difficult battle for personal happiness. Success will bring him and Zaki fulfilment but also unravel a tragic and at the same time life-enhancing mystery with its roots in far away England… and in the solving of it, one which might yet rip the two lovers apart.
The 145,000 word novel Gregory’s Story is the companion to A Life Apart. While Gregory’s Story stands alone as a novel, some of the characters from A Life Apart appear in this completely new story taking place ten years later.
“Grow And Live Normally” is a clinic in Ecuador that was opened to treat general addictions before moving to what the religious families viewed as the ultimate sin – homosexuality. The center boasts that they alone are able to cure families of this hidden secret inflicting their children. The unfortunate youths are misunderstood in a time when homosexuality was not just frowned upon, but also illegal. They are sent to the clinic by their families where they are held against their will in the sexual reorientation wing. They find themselves subjected to physical and emotional trauma that tests their strength to survive and their courage to fight for their identities.
Inspired by true events, “A Safe Place With You” follows a young man named Tomás Díaz and his group of new found friends as they try to find themselves during an era of heightened ignorance and hatred.
Will they be able to survive the closed doors of Grow and Live Normally?
At its core, this is a story about love.
Everything changes for Ann Gray when her father dies and her closest friend Jane marries and moves away. Ann must give up the independence and purpose she found as mistress of her father’s parsonage in the country, and move to her uncle and aunt’s new-style house in the growing city of Birmingham. The friendship of Ann’s cousins – especially the mathematically inclined Louisa – is some compensation for freedoms curtailed. But soon Ann must consider two very different proposals, either of which will bring yet more change. Should she return to her village home as wife of the new parson Mr. Morden? Or become companion to the rather deliciously unsettling widow Mrs. King…?
Every species on Earth has a survival strategy. Rabbits flee. Deer freeze. Grizzlies fight. And high-school junior Emily Ferris… well, she lies a little. It’s just easier for everyone that way, especially her mom. So even if Emily hates the church they’ve started attending, thinks her stepdad is a dolt, and worries her mom is trying to disappear into a Good Housekeeping ad, she’s making it work here in Pineridge.
But then Sophie Williams joins the cross-country team. She’s fierce, funny, and unlike anybody Emily has ever met. The closer she gets to Sophie, the more Emily has to hide: about her beliefs, about her whereabouts, about the girl she loves. But soon Emily discovers that the more you hide, the harder it is to keep moving forward.
Long Steady Distance is a book about running, and family, and love, but mostly it’s a book about how to keep going.
Some might say Julian is sheltered. But he lives large, and his eternal optimism allows him to see infinite possibilities wherever he looks.
Despite his optimism, he is anxious about his stressed family falling apart. Even his ability to “uni-sense” what’s happening with his sister is gone. If he can make his family focus on the magic in the universe, surely they’ll appreciate life again. Now that they are moving from Washington, DC, to rural Maine, Julian can use his beloved telescope without any light pollution. He can discover a comet, name it for himself, and show his family how they’re all truly connected.
As Julian searches the night sky, he encounters a force that may drive his plan apart. His neighbor, Mr. X, could bring an end to his parents’ dream of opening their B&B. Could one negative force unravel everything? An avid student of science, Julian understands that there is much about the universe that we don’t yet know. Who is to say what’s possible and what’s not?
That’s gonna be it, for now. I’m definitely going to be making more of these.
But please keep in mind that I haven’t read these yet, so I don’t know how how LGBTQ+ they actually are, but according to Goodreads, these are all LGBTQ+
So, again, I hope you’ve managed to find at least one that you’d be interested in, thank you for reading me, see you next time!
Goodbye gays and lesbians and everyone else in-between!