Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite LGBTQ Love Stories


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Ten Favorite LGBTQ Love Stories

The TTT topic for this week is romance, and we felt that topic was much too broad and as supporters of marriage (and love!) equality, we wanted to highlight our favorite LGBTQ love stories.


1. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz


This is one of the most beautiful books that I’ve ever read.

2. Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

ask the passengers

This book touched me deeply. A.S. King is such a clever, smart author. I envy her ability!

3. If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

if you could be mine

If you haven’t read this book, drop everything and read it! It is incredibly powerful, and I learned a lot!

4. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

More Happy Than Not

After I finished this book, I was thinking, thinking, thinking. It made me examine my beliefs about the morality of altering our personal histories. This is a great book .

5. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson


I reread this book every year to my students. I just read it last week, and they absolutely loved it. I love this story!


I’ve read 4 of the 5 books Ricki listed, and I LOVED them also! (I need to read If You Could Be Mine!)

1. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

I love Paul’s town and Paul’s story. With prejudice nonexistent, this is just a love story.

2. Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity by Kristin Elizabeth Clark

The book may seem like a road trip book about a transgendered teen standing up to her father, but there is love inside of this adventure.

3. Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg

While Openly Straight focused on Rafe’s identity, Honestly Ben focuses on sexuality and love.

4. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

This book is a concoction of love stories and romance.

5. Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie

The romance in this story is secondary but it is the definition of a perfect love story.

Which are your favorite LGBTQ love stories?

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4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite LGBTQ Love Stories”

  1. Great list! I loved Aristotle & Dante and gave it to my cousin to read. And just this weekend, a friend was telling me that Ask the Passengers was her favorite AS King novel – I need to read it!

    I really liked Drag Teen, though it’s not really a love story – there is a gay relationship in it, but that’s not really the point of the story – it’s more about self-acceptance and finding your people.

    Thanks for adding to my TBR, as always!


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