Lately, I’ve been trying to read more books with queer characters. To be honest, I’ve been pretty slow with getting through fiction lately, I’m trying to catch up though! This is has been an interesting and difficult thing to accomplish, not just because many of the books I want to read with queer characters are not in the public city library system, but because it’s hard to know where to start looking.
Indeed, I had to search through multiple lists just to find as many as six books that I’m really interested in reading!
Queer characters are far and few between- although the numbers seem to be growing (you can read my previous posts about that stuff here and here), and that makes stereotypes incredibly prevalent in many places. However, I have run into some authors that are avoiding the common stereotypes to an extraordinary degree! More about that later…
For this tiny little post, I have tried to pull together a short list of a few of the things that books with LGBT+ characters are seriously lacking.
Note: this is an incomplete list and entirely open to personal opinion.
Here we go!
- Diverse lesbian/gay characters
- More asexuality
- More bisexuality
- More pansexuality
- More LGBT+ characters with diverse nationalities
- More trans characters
- More genderqueer characters
- More non-binary characters that are not robots
- More gay trans characters
- More happy endings
I wish everyone a great Monday!
‘Till next time…