Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
I have marked as read over 300 books with less than 2000 ratings. Most of them are French books so for this list I chose mostly books that are available in English.
Coffee Boy by Austin Chant (1180 ratings)
10. The Mermaid’s Daughter by Ann Claycomb (1371 ratings)
Fairytale retellings are very hit or miss for me so I’m happy to recommend this one. You also get a F/F relationship and a MC with chronic pain.
9. Taproot by Keezy Young (1268 ratings)
This book is perfect for people who are looking for some creepiness but don’t want to be scared. You get necromancy and a cute relationship.
8. Big Kids by Michael DeForge (778 ratings)
Little artsy graphic novel about growing up gay and the world not being what you think it is.
7. The Summer is Ended and We are not Yet Saved by Joey Comeau (619 ratings)
Slasher set at Bible camp? Yes, please.
6. Dwellers by Eliza Victoria (325 ratings)
If you like stories where morally gray characters find themselves against worse people this one is great.
5. Rock and Riot by Chelsey Foredi (301 ratings)
This is a webcomic so after you finish reading this post you need to check it out. It’s queer Grease with POC rep and some sweet outfits.
4. Ecumes by Ingrid Chabbert (189 ratings)
English edition coming May 2019
The art is strong with this one. If you want a sad sapphic read not based on homophobia this is a great choice.
3. Les hommes qui ne savent pas être aimés by Yasmina Reza (86 ratings)
This is a book about what people bring into conversations and how that affects how we interact with each other. It’s genius and if you haven’t picked up a Yasmina Reza please do yourself a favour and check her out.
2. What Doctors Cannot Tell You by Kevin B. Jones (36 ratings)
This book is so unpopular it doesn’t have a cover. In the last year I’ve had more doctor appointments than in the previous 10 years! This book got me thinking about how I talk to my doctors and how I can be a better advocate for my own health.
1 . Ciel — Comment survivre aux deux prochaines minutes by Sophie Labelle (26 ratings)
No English edition
My love for this book knows no bounds. Queer Quebec lit has so many bad eggs but this books is wonderful. It’s a middle grade about a nonbinary trans girl starting secondary school and it deserves all the praise.