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LGBTQ+ Adult & Young adult books

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A profound introspection of his life, relationships, and identity, 'The House of Hidden Meanings' is a self-portrait of the legendary icon on the road to global fame and changing the way the world thinks about drag. Rupaul, Atlanta, Absent Father, Autobiography Books, Superstar, Cd, Broken Home, New York, Chosen Family
RuPaul - The Hidden House of Meanings
A profound introspection of his life, relationships, and identity, 'The House of Hidden Meanings' is a self-portrait of the legendary icon on the road to global fame and changing the way the world thinks about drag.
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Nottinghamshire Libraries
For centuries, evidence of queer love in the ancient world was ignored or suppressed. Even today, only a few, famous narratives are widely known - yet there's a rich literary tradition of Greek and Roman love that extends far beyond this handful of stories. Here, the poet Sean Hewitt and painter Luke Edward Hall collect together, for the first time, forty of the most exhilarating queer tales in the classical canon and bring them newly to life. Graffiti Text, Penguin Books, Pompeii, Luke, Kiss Books, Roman Love, Edward Hall, Third Gender, Achilles And Patroclus
Séan Hewitt & Luke Edward Hall - 300,000 Kisses
For centuries, evidence of queer love in the ancient world was ignored or suppressed. Even today, only a few, famous narratives are widely known - yet there's a rich literary tradition of Greek and Roman love that extends far beyond this handful of stories. Here, the poet Sean Hewitt and painter Luke Edward Hall collect together, for the first time, forty of the most exhilarating queer tales in the classical canon and bring them newly to life.
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Moving and immersive, and written with wisdom, disarming humour and raw honesty, 'The Unfamiliar' casts a fresh eye on motherhood and challenges our assumptions about pregnancy, gender roles, queer identity and what it means to be a parent. Wanting A Baby, Gender Roles, Brutally Honest, Books Young Adult, Fire Heart, It's Meant To Be, Queer, Memoirs
Kirsty Logan - The Unfamiliar
Moving and immersive, and written with wisdom, disarming humour and raw honesty, 'The Unfamiliar' casts a fresh eye on motherhood and challenges our assumptions about pregnancy, gender roles, queer identity and what it means to be a parent.
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Nottinghamshire Libraries
The ultimate parenting handbook for LGBTQ+ people, from the hosts of the award-winning podcast Some Families. Best Non Fiction Books, Sandi Toksvig, Parent Handbook, Little Misfortune, Empowering Books, Fertility Treatment, Lotte, Nonfiction Books
Lotte Jeffs & Stu Oakley
The ultimate parenting handbook for LGBTQ+ people, from the hosts of the award-winning podcast Some Families.
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Despite thinking they've thwarted the prophecy, the witches are still reeling from the events of the past few months. Ciara now occupies her twin sister's body as she prepares to take on the role of High Priestess. But why are the sinister government agents of the Shadow Cabinet so invested in her coronation? And then there's the small matter of Dabney Hale: freshly escaped from Grierlings prison, he's on the hunt for a mythical object that will give him unimaginable power. Juno, Best Fantasy Series, Science Fiction, Shadow Cabinet, Russell T Davies, Holby City, British Government, Twin Sisters
Juno Dawson - The Shadow Cabinet
Despite thinking they've thwarted the prophecy, the witches are still reeling from the events of the past few months. Ciara now occupies her twin sister's body as she prepares to take on the role of High Priestess. But why are the sinister government agents of the Shadow Cabinet so invested in her coronation? And then there's the small matter of Dabney Hale: freshly escaped from Grierlings prison, he's on the hunt for a mythical object that will give him unimaginable power.
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Powerfully sensual and sublimely stylish, 'Mrs S' is a tale of queer love that smoulders with the heat of summer. In an elite English boarding school where the girls kiss the marble statue of the famous dead author who used to walk the halls, a young Australian woman arrives to take up the antiquated role of 'matron'. She meets Mrs S, the headmaster's wife, a woman who is her polar opposite. Reading Contest, Connie Willis, Good Books, Books To Read, Contemporary Novels, Headmistress, Fictional World, Slow Burn, Girls Kissing
K. Patrick - Mrs S
Powerfully sensual and sublimely stylish, 'Mrs S' is a tale of queer love that smoulders with the heat of summer. In an elite English boarding school where the girls kiss the marble statue of the famous dead author who used to walk the halls, a young Australian woman arrives to take up the antiquated role of 'matron'. She meets Mrs S, the headmaster's wife, a woman who is her polar opposite.
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Told with humour and heart, 'Herc' gives voice to the silenced characters, in this feminist, queer (and sometimes shocking) retelling of classic Hercules myth. The Shining, Jodi Taylor, Son Of Zeus, A Little Life, Bookbub, Promote Book, Greek Myths, First Novel, Folk Tales
Phoenicia Rogerson - Herc
Told with humour and heart, 'Herc' gives voice to the silenced characters, in this feminist, queer (and sometimes shocking) retelling of classic Hercules myth.
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Nottinghamshire Libraries
It's the early 1990s, and in the Irish village of Crossmore, Lucy feels out of place. Despite her fierce friendships, she's always felt this way, and the conventional path of marriage and motherhood doesn't appeal to her at all. During a long hot summer, a spark with her school friend Susannah escalates to an all-consuming infatuation, and, very quickly, to a desperate and devastating love. Chloe, Barbara Kingsolver, Female Friendship, Double Life, Beach Reading, Reading Log, Cultural Studies, End Of School
Chloe Michelle Howarth - Sunburn
It's the early 1990s, and in the Irish village of Crossmore, Lucy feels out of place. Despite her fierce friendships, she's always felt this way, and the conventional path of marriage and motherhood doesn't appeal to her at all. During a long hot summer, a spark with her school friend Susannah escalates to an all-consuming infatuation, and, very quickly, to a desperate and devastating love.
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Carlisle Martin dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer like her mother Isabel. She only gets to see her father Robert, and his brilliant but troubled partner James, for a few precious weeks a year. As the years go by, Carlisle is desperate to be asked to stay permanently. A passionate love affair creates a rift between them, with devastating consequences. Nineteen years later, Carlisle receives a phone call which unravels the fateful events of her life. Literary Fiction, Fiction Books, Lgbtq, Passionate Love, Curtain Call, One Summer, Family Drama, Choreographer
Meg Howrey - They're Going to Love You
Carlisle Martin dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer like her mother Isabel. She only gets to see her father Robert, and his brilliant but troubled partner James, for a few precious weeks a year. As the years go by, Carlisle is desperate to be asked to stay permanently. A passionate love affair creates a rift between them, with devastating consequences. Nineteen years later, Carlisle receives a phone call which unravels the fateful events of her life.
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Nottinghamshire Libraries
'The History of My Sexuality' is a frank, funny, exuberant journey through the highs and lows of your 20s, and making peace with getting it wrong again and again. Tobi, 20s, High & Low, Wrong, Journey, Peace, History
Tobi Lakmaker - The History of my Sexuality
'The History of My Sexuality' is a frank, funny, exuberant journey through the highs and lows of your 20s, and making peace with getting it wrong again and again.
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Set in 1850s Louisiana, Gilda escapes slavery and learns about freedom while working in a brothel. After being initiated into eternal life as one who 'shares the blood' by two women there, Gilda spends the next two hundred years searching for a place to call home. An instant lesbian classic when it was first published in 1991. Jazz Club, Louisiana, Vampire, Gomez, Brothel, Contemporary Fiction, Reading Groups, Antebellum
Jewelle Gomez - The Gilda Stories
Set in 1850s Louisiana, Gilda escapes slavery and learns about freedom while working in a brothel. After being initiated into eternal life as one who 'shares the blood' by two women there, Gilda spends the next two hundred years searching for a place to call home. An instant lesbian classic when it was first published in 1991.
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Meet Eartha, it's 2030, and she has just started her life afresh as an openly bisexual woman whilst also becoming a viral sensation on Wonderland, a social media app which most of the human race is plugged into. But Eartha's new existence begins to spiral dangerously out of control as her online and offline selves grow further and further apart. Until she is forced to make a choice: which version of herself should she kill off? Can one Eartha stay alive without the other? Woman Authors, Medium App, London College Of Fashion, Cross Stitch Love, Eartha, Online Library, Time Magazine, The Distance
Florence Given - Girl Crush
Meet Eartha, it's 2030, and she has just started her life afresh as an openly bisexual woman whilst also becoming a viral sensation on Wonderland, a social media app which most of the human race is plugged into. But Eartha's new existence begins to spiral dangerously out of control as her online and offline selves grow further and further apart. Until she is forced to make a choice: which version of herself should she kill off? Can one Eartha stay alive without the other?
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Growing up, TJ was Cam's boy next door. When Cam needed a home, TJ's parents - Mae and Jin - took him in. Their family bakery became Cam's safe place. Until he left, and it wasn't anymore. Years later, Cam's world is falling apart. The love of his life, Kai, is gone: but his ghost keeps haunting Cam, and won't let go. And Cam's not sure he wants to let go, not sure he's ready. When he has a chance to return to his home town, Cam and TJ are drawn together despite past and current drama. African American Literature, Drawn Together, Dylan Thomas, Create A Family, Contemporary Romances, The New Yorker, Falling Apart, Low Key
Bryan Washington - Family Meal
Growing up, TJ was Cam's boy next door. When Cam needed a home, TJ's parents - Mae and Jin - took him in. Their family bakery became Cam's safe place. Until he left, and it wasn't anymore. Years later, Cam's world is falling apart. The love of his life, Kai, is gone: but his ghost keeps haunting Cam, and won't let go. And Cam's not sure he wants to let go, not sure he's ready. When he has a chance to return to his home town, Cam and TJ are drawn together despite past and current drama.
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Nottinghamshire Libraries
A hilarious and poignant memoir grappling with family, disability, and coming of age in two closets - as a gay man and as a man living with cerebral palsy. Npr Books, Date, Wit And Wisdom, National Book Award, Smutty, Limb, Book Awards, Coming Of Age
Greg Marshall - Leg
A hilarious and poignant memoir grappling with family, disability, and coming of age in two closets - as a gay man and as a man living with cerebral palsy.
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Hidden in the margins of history books, classical literature, and thousands of years of stories, myths and legends, through to contemporary literature, TV and film, there is a diverse and other-worldly super community of queer heroes to discover, learn from and celebrate. 'Queer Heroes of Myth & Legend' brings to life characters who are romantic, brave, mysterious and always fantastical. It is a magnificent celebration of queerness through the ages in all its legendary glory. Neil Gaiman American Gods, Mythological Characters, Bbc Doctor Who, Ancient Myths, Forbidden Love, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Warrior Princess, Oscar Wilde
Dan Jones - Heroes of Myth and Legend
Hidden in the margins of history books, classical literature, and thousands of years of stories, myths and legends, through to contemporary literature, TV and film, there is a diverse and other-worldly super community of queer heroes to discover, learn from and celebrate. 'Queer Heroes of Myth & Legend' brings to life characters who are romantic, brave, mysterious and always fantastical. It is a magnificent celebration of queerness through the ages in all its legendary glory.
Nottinghamshire Libraries
Nottinghamshire Libraries