Happy Sunday Bibliofriends,
How has your week been? I decided to mix things up a little bit this week for Six for Sunday. When I was planning my posts, I found that a lot of the characters/books I picked for this week’s prompt (favourite LGBT characters) were the same as next week’s S4S post (favourite LGBT romances) so I decided to put them both together. For those who don’t already know, Six for Sunday is a weekly list-based meme created by Steph @ALittleButALot and has a different weekly prompt based on a monthly theme.
- Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood – The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
I adore Magnus’ character in this series and can’t wait to read more about him in The Infernal Devices (I’m just navigating my way onto Clockwork Prince). He and Alec have such a cute relationship and they’re definitely one of my favourite couples in the series.
- Bea – Anna K by Jenny Lee
Bea is one of the more vibrant characters in Jenny Lee’s modern uplift of the Anna Karenina story originally by Tolstoy (you can read my review of it here). She is quite liberated when it comes to her sexuality and comes across as someone who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it.
- Cara and Dell – The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson
This book had such an original story attached to it involving a multiverse and doppelgängers. It really added an extra dimension to the relationship between Cara and Dell – there’s an episode with an earring and I think it really showed how much one meant to another even if there was a lot of angst at different parts of the story! Read the review here!
- Jesper Fahey and Wylan Van Eck – Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo
Jesper is such an awesome character and I couldn’t write a post about my favourite LGBTQ+ characters without including him in it!
- Loras Tyrell – Game of Thrones by George R R Martin
Ah, the Knight of the Flowers – I love the idea of Highgarden and think that it would be an awesome place to visit. Whilst I haven’t finished reading all of the books or even watched all of the series yet, I like the imagery that Ser Loras and his floral armour bring to the books and films.
- Patrick – The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I think Patrick goes through a pretty tough time during The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and I actually think it’s a sad reflection of what a lot of people who are gay go through when it comes to their relationships and coming out about their sexuality to their wider friends, family and in public.
Who are some of your favourite LGBT characters or romances? Do you feel that the LGBT community are well-represented in modern literature? As always, drop me a comment to chat!