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I need some book suggestions!

1Lavander
jul. 6, 2020, 9:48am

Hey. Since I'm in quarantine I read all my book and now I don't have any to read. If you have any book suggestions I would love to hear them. Here are some previous books i read:
Percy Jackson
Harry Potter
Prodigy
Keeper Of The Lost Cities
Heroes of Olympus
And here are some types I like:
Young Aldult
Sci-Fi
Light romance
Also if there is any LGBTQ+ books I would like it.

2konallis
jul. 6, 2020, 9:56am

Hi, Lavander. If you add more books to your catalogue, LibraryThing will generate recommendations based on the books you already have. It's a pretty good way of finding other books that suit your taste.

32wonderY
jul. 6, 2020, 10:18am

Hi and welcome to LibraryThing.

Once you start adding your books, you will find recommendations on those book pages.

For instance on the page for The Lightning Thief, you'll find recommendations for Inkheart, Fablehaven, Divergent, etc.

I can personally recommend the Young Wizard series by Diane Duane.
The Nemesis series, starting with Dreadnought by April Daniels is about a trans superhero. Daniels does a good job with conveying some of the distress and confusion of the young hero.

I'm revisiting a favorite - Wonder
Plot Summary: Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring and overcoming the taunts of his classmates.

It's pretty wonderful.

4MarthaJeanne
jul. 6, 2020, 10:25am

You can check what other people have tagged books as.

Here is a tagmash of YA and lgbtq+

https://www.librarything.com/tag/LGBTQ%252B,+YA

5originalslicey
Editat: jul. 21, 2020, 1:42pm

I just posted a bunch of LGBTQ YA titles that I read this year in the "What Are You Reading" thread.

Here are a couple of other suggestions:



Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block. This is a dystopian novel written in a sort of magical realism style. There are queer characters, but the romance is more of a secondary plot point. This has a lot of imagery and references about mythology and Homer's The Odyssey. There is a sequel to this book called The Island of Excess Love that I haven't read yet. These are short books.



Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. Carry On is actually a sort of continuation of Rowell's Fangirl. In Fangirl, the characters obsess over a Harry Potter-esque series about Simon Snow. In the book, Cather writes a fanfiction called Carry On. Sort of how people write fan-fiction about Harry Potter - a lot of it being queer fanfiction. So, in the real published work of Carry On, Rowell gives us the story of Simon and Baz and their wizardry boarding school. The second book in the series, Wayward Son was released this year.



In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
The story begins with Elliot at age 13 and follows the next four years of his life as a magic school student in a place called the Borderlands. With no friends in the real world, a mother who ran off when he was a baby, and a father who couldn't care less, Elliot understandably has a few issues and uses sarcasm as a coping mechanism. Nevertheless, he befriends an elven warrior named Serene and a human named Luke. They work through the roller coaster of adolescence, all while dealing with an impending war. Though magical creatures and settings appear throughout, they serve merely as a backdrop to the characters as they struggle with their friendship, ideals, identity, and sexuality.

Some other Sci-Fi / Fantasy series you might enjoy:

Medoran Chronicles by Lynette Noni
The Maze Runner by James Dasher
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney
The Laws of Magic by Michael Pryor
The Unintentional Time Traveler by Everett Maroon