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15 Recently Released LGBTQ Books for Your Summer Reading List

From light beach reads to educational nonfiction, here are summer reading recommendations from NBC Out’s contributors and social followers.

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“Everything Is Awful and You’re a Terrible Person” by Daniel Zomparelli

A collection of first-person narratives of awkward text messages, ruined relationships and Grindr hookups.

Recommended by @brainsidille

“Guapa” by Saleem Haddad

After being caught in bed with his secret lover by his grandmother, Rasa embarks on a 24-hour journey of self-reflection and self-discovery in an unnamed Arab country.

Recommended by @anaserhall



“A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara

This novel follows the lives of four college graduates as they chase fame and success, overcoming — and sometimes falling victim to — abuse, addiction and the different obstacles that come with growing up.

Recommended by @simonwest74 @mikellestreet

“Into the Blue” by Pene Henson

Lifelong buddies Tai and Ollie have to wrestle with the possibility of ruining their friendship for a romantic relationship when Ollie’s pro-surfing career comes within arm’s reach.

Recommended by @thebroadsheets

“It Looks Like This” by Rafi Mittlefehldt

Mike navigates through rejection and reconciliation after an intimate moment with his schoolmate Sean is filmed — bringing his secret relationship to the attention of the entire school and his pushy father.

Article source: http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/15-recently-released-lgbtq-books-your-summer-reading-list-n782711

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