Searching Saturday is a new meme created by Nikki at The Night is Dark and full of books. It involves searching for a book that is new to you. Searching Saturday is a way to find new books. The aim is the search for new to you book that fit the weekly theme. It is a great way to broaden your TBR shelf. Anyway! This weeks theme is ‘A book with an LGBTQ+ Character.’ Here are the books that I discovered and added to my Goodreads TBR shelf.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post is Emily M. Danforth debut novel and is set in her home town of Miles City, Montana. This book follows the journey of young Cameron Post, as she begins to discover her homosexuality after the death of her parents. Raised in Montana by her grandmother and her well-meaning aunt Ruth, her sexuality is a dangerous secret. Cameron’s relationship with her best friend Irene becomes more than friendship, leaving Cameron feeling confused and excited. When her parents are killed in a car crash Cameron’s first thought is that at least they won’t find out that she is gay.
The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson is the story of Nina and her two best friends, Mel and Avery. The Bermudez Triangle deals with the topics of teen homosexuality, coming out, friendships, acceptance, and different kinds of love. The plot follows the ups and downs of three friends, Nina, Avery and Mel, during their senior year of high school. When Avery and Mel begin dating, the three girls struggle to hold on to the friendship they once shared.
What They Always Tell Us by Martin Wilson is told from the perspective of two brothers who live in Alabama. James is a high school senior. Even though he’s smart, has lots of friends, and is on the tennis team, the only thing he wants is to go to college and leave Alabama. Alex, a junior, is James’ younger brother. While he’s not as smart, athletic, or as popular as James, he has other qualities that James lacks – Alex is sensitive, caring, generous and compassionate.
Have you heard of any of these before? Have you read any of them? Tell me in the comments. Feel free to link me to your posts if you have one or leave a comment.