By Amber Wiles

All books in the LGBTQIA+ Book Recommendations series have been sourced in collaboration with the Book Society and Film Society, alongside The Hullfire team.


Young Adult

Felix Ever After – Kacen Callender

Felix Love wants to find love, yet he seems to be out of luck. Felix fears that it he maybe too marganisised being – Black, transgender and queer – to find his happily ever after. Until he lands himself in a love triangle. Felix Ever AFter explores what it means to truly accept yourself, and the journey of self-discovery this takes.

The Black Flamingo – Dean Atta

Dean Atta’s verse novel follows a boy as he comes to terms with his identity as a mixed race gay teenager, who eventually arrives at university and his life takes a new course. The story shifts focus as the boy becomes immersed in the world of drag, and a journey towards embracing uniqueness.

They Both Die at The End – Adam Silvera

This Booktok favourite is what it says on the tin. It is a story about two people who are fated to die at the end of the day. Although complete strangers Mateo and Rufus meet up through an app, and use their final night together to go one one great adventure. This book explores what it means to live a lifetime in a single day.


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