Things in Print Thursday :: a Goodreads game

16 Jun

How many of the first 25 new releases in Goodreads’ GLBT tag are actually predominantly and openly about GLBT things in the summary?

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub (“Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with.”)
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (“Because the secret that Amanda’s been keeping? It’s that she used to be Andrew.“)Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson (“The pair spark an unlikely online friendship that deepens quickly (so quickly it scares them both), and as their individual “real” lives begin to fall apart, they increasingly seek shelter online, and with each other.” This is vague, but I know this book is about bisexual girls, so.)
Jerkbait by Mia Siegert (“Tristan starts seeing his twin not as a hockey star whose shadow Tristan can’t escape, but a struggling gay teen terrified about coming out in the professional sports world.”)
Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup (“she discovers that her cousin Truman is gay“)
Devi’s Kiss by Ella Frank (“From the moment they saw each other, a love-hate relationship began. But what happens when one person wants more?“)
Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrad Conley (“When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents“)
The Inside of Out by Jenn Marie Thorne (“When her best friend Hannah comes out the day before junior year, Daisy is so ready to let her ally flag fly that even a second, way more blindsiding confession can’t derail her smiling determination to fight for gay rights. “)
Draw the Line by Laurent Linn (“He may be a talented artist, a sci-fi geek, and gay“)
Love Blind by Christa Desir (“Unable to see her two moms clearly.“)
Hexbreaker by Jordan L. Hawk (“Yet as the heat between them builds, Tom’s need for the other man threatens to overcome every rational argument against becoming involved.“)
Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart (“Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you’re in the eighth grade.“)

11 of the 25, some of which are about presumably heterosexual protagonists with  queer loved ones.

There are also 4 books that cagily refer to same-sex pairs growing closer or being close or make a comment about one party being straight that probably implies they aren’t actually, which may or may not mean queer subjects.

–your fangirl heroine.


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