miércoles, abril 29, 2020

10 libros queer que quiero leer

Hace unos días entré a Goodreads con la sola intención de buscar libros queer o LGBT+ para agregar a mi lista de libros que quiero leer. Ya saben: como si no tuviera suficientes en esa lista, lo mejor es agregar otros más. El punto es que encontré varios y los agregué a mi lista y dije, hey, creo que los compartiré en el blog por si alguien más quiere leerlos. Eso sí, todos están en inglés y creo que la mayoría son YA. 

La lista incluye libros que son expresamente historias de personas queer o que incluyen personajes queer en la trama, que ya fueron publicados o que están por ser publicados durante 2020. 

All Boys Aren't Blue (George M. Johnson)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux has bought world rights to journalist and LGBTQ+ activist George M. Johnson's YA memoir, All Boys Aren't Blue. The memoir takes stories from his life growing up as a queer black teen to show readers how they can fight for themselves or be allies in the struggle for equity and equality.

Me llamó mucho la atención por ser memorias y porque el título y la portada me atraparon desde que lo vi. 

The Falling in Love Montage (Ciara Smyth)

Saoirse doesn’t believe in love at first sight or happy endings. If they were real, her mother would still be able to remember her name and not in a care home with early onset dementia. A condition that Saoirse may one day turn out to have inherited. So she’s not looking for a relationship. She doesn’t see the point in igniting any romantic sparks if she’s bound to burn out.
But after a chance encounter at an end-of-term house party, Saoirse is about to break her own rules. For a girl with one blue freckle, an irresistible sense of mischief, and a passion for rom-coms.
Unbothered by Saoirse’s no-relationships rulebook, Ruby proposes a loophole: They don’t need true love to have one summer of fun, complete with every cliché, rom-com montage-worthy date they can dream up—and a binding agreement to end their romance come fall. It would be the perfect plan, if they weren’t forgetting one thing about the Falling in Love Montage: when it’s over, the characters actually fall in love… for real.

Esto tiene pinta de llevar tooodos los clichés pero me interesa. Creo que es una de esas historias ligeritas que te dejan el corazón calientito. Además, quiero leer más libros de chicas amando chicas. 

The Henna Wars (Adiba Jaigirdar)

When Nishat comes out to her parents, they say she can be anyone she wants—as long as she isn’t herself. Because Muslim girls aren’t lesbians. Nishat doesn’t want to hide who she is, but she also doesn’t want to lose her relationship with her family. And her life only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life.
Flávia is beautiful and charismatic and Nishat falls for her instantly. But when a school competition invites students to create their own businesses, both Flávia and Nishat choose to do henna, even though Flávia is appropriating Nishat’s culture. Amidst sabotage and school stress, their lives get more tangled—but Nishat can’t quite get rid of her crush on Flávia, and realizes there might be more to her than she realized.

¿Personajes queer de color? I'm all in for that. Este libro me llamó la atención porque GIRLS y porque la portada está bien hermosa. Además tiene una buena puntuación en GR. 

Loveless (Alice Oseman)

Georgia feels loveless – in the romantic sense, anyway. She’s eighteen, never been in a relationship, or even had a crush on a single person in her whole life. She thinks she's an anomaly, people call her weird, and she feels a little broken. But she still adores romance – weddings, fan fiction, and happily ever afters. She knows she’ll find her person one day … right?
After a disastrous summer, Georgia is now at university, hundreds of miles from home. She is more determined than ever to find love – and her annoying roommate, Rooney, is a bit of a love expert, so perhaps she can help.
But maybe Georgia just doesn’t feel that way about guys. Or girls. Or anyone at all. Maybe that's okay. Maybe she can find happiness without falling in love. And maybe Rooney is a little more loveless than she first appears.
LOVELESS is a journey of identity, self-acceptance, and finding out how many different types of love there really are. And that no one is really loveless after all. 

No, no, es que ¿cómo no querer leerlo? Personaje principal asexual y arromántico. Sería el primer libro que leería con un personaje así y me entusiasma mucho. La autora, además, es la autora de Heartstopper

Cemetery Boys (Aiden Thomas)

When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free.
However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school’s resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He’s determined to find out what happened and tie up some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave. 

Personaje principal transmasc. Pero más allá de eso: ¡magia! ¡Fantasmas! Este libro me apareció en Twitter hace tiempo y le había perdido la pista, pero me emocioné mucho cuando lo vi en GR así que ¡a la lista!

The House in the Cerulean Sea (T.J. Klune)

Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages.
When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he's given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they’re likely to bring about the end of days.
But the children aren’t the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn.

Este se ve lindo, no sé. Además es de fantasía y ya saben que yo amo ese tipo de libros. El romance que tiene es m/m. 

The Midnight Lie (Marie Rutkoski)

Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colors. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences.
Nirrim keeps her head down and a dangerous secret close to her chest.
But then she encounters Sid, a rakish traveler from far away who whispers rumors that the High Caste possesses magic. Sid tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself. But to do that, Nirrim must surrender her old life. She must place her trust in this sly stranger who asks, above all, not to be trusted.

De este libro he de admitir que primero me llamó la atención la portada. Soy muy fácil de convencer si los libros tienen portadas bonitas, sorry not sorry. 

The Queen of Ieflaria (Effie Calvin)

Princess Esofi of Rhodia and Crown Prince Albion of Ieflaria have been betrothed since they were children but have never met. At age seventeen, Esofi's journey to Ieflaria is not for the wedding she always expected but instead to offer condolences on the death of her would-be husband.
But Ieflaria is desperately in need of help from Rhodia for their dragon problem, so Esofi is offered a new betrothal to Prince Albion's younger sister, the new Crown Princess Adale. But Adale has no plans of taking the throne, leaving Esofi with more to battle than fire-breathing beasts. 

¿Agregué este porque es un libro de fantasía con princesas, matrimonios arreglados y lesbianas? Sí, agregué este porque es un libro de fantasía con princesas, matrimonios arreglados y lesbianas. Nada más que decir.

The Winter Duke (Claire Eliza Bartlett)

When Ekata's brother is finally named heir, there will be nothing to keep her at home in Kylma Above with her murderous family. Not her books or science experiments, not her family's icy castle atop a frozen lake, not even the tantalizingly close Kylma Below, a mesmerizing underwater kingdom that provides her family with magic. But just as escape is within reach, her parents and twelve siblings fall under a strange sleeping sickness.
In the space of a single night, Ekata inherits the title of duke, her brother's warrior bride, and ever-encroaching challengers from without—and within—her own ministry. Nothing has prepared Ekata for diplomacy, for war, for love...or for a crown she has never wanted. If Kylma Above is to survive, Ekata must seize her family's power. And if Ekata is to survive, she must quickly decide how she will wield it.

Los comentarios dicen que aquí hay una relación f/ f y personajes nobinaries. Eso es suficiente para querer agregarlo a la lista jaja. Si lo leo, espero que no me decepcione jeje.

The Fascinators (Andrew Eliopulos)

Living in a small town where magic is frowned upon, Sam needs his friends James and Delia—and their time together in their school's magic club—to see him through to graduation.
But as soon as senior year starts, little cracks in their group begin to show. Sam may or may not be in love with James. Delia is growing more frustrated with their amateur magic club. And James reveals that he got mixed up with some sketchy magickers over the summer, putting a target on all their backs.
With so many fault lines threatening to derail his hopes for the year, Sam is forced to face the fact that the very love of magic that brought his group together is now tearing them apart—and there are some problems that no amount of magic can fix.

Hmm. Ok, quizá este es al que menos ganas le tengo, pero no sé, me gusta eso de la fantasía urbana, con magia en el mundo moderno y tal. 

Estos son los 10 libros. ¿Hay alguno que les llame la atención a ustedes o que ya hayan leído? 

4 comentarios

  1. Creo que voy agregar estos a mi lista de "libros por los que recurriría a la piratería" jaja.
    Los únicos que conocía son Loveless (quiero leer todos los des Alice) y el de TJ Klune porque una amiga lo leyó y quedó sueper in love de ese libro.
    Espero que las editoriales se pongan las pilas y traigan a algunos de estos porque todos se ven super interesantes.
    Gracias por las recomendaciones. Besos 💜

    1. JAJAJA OMG. Yo igual creo que estaría cool que los trajeran a este lado del mundo y en español, para que más gente los pueda leer :] Gracias por el comentario.

  2. ¡Hoooola!
    ¡Cuántos libros bellos! Se ven sumamente interesantes :D Tengo varios en mi TBR, me gustaría mucho darle una oportunidad. ¡MIL GRACIAS POR TU BELLA RESEÑA! Me gustó mucho venir a leerte y conocer tu opinión :3 ¡Gran post! Te deseo un magnífico mes de mayo, lleno de cosas buenas y de grandes lecturas <3
    ¡Un beso! Nos leemos :)
    ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️


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