Happy 5th Anniversary, LGBTQReads!

Yup. Five years.

Five YEARS, this site has existed.

In five years, there have been over 800 posts, 20,000 Twitter followers, 16,000 Tumblr followers, and over 3,000 Instagram followers. We’ve revealed 126 covers, and yes, that’s my favorite number because it also happens to be my birthday, and no, I probably didn’t do that on purpose. (Plus, it’ll be 127 tomorrow.)

In five years, we’ve done a whole lot, all together. You’ve posted and shared, you’ve reblogged and retweeted, you’ve donated and commented, you’ve recommended this site to your library patrons and students, and you’ve helped make it what it is.

Thank you.

A few fun facts:

The most popular post on the entire site is… LGBTQIAP YA Preview 2020: January-June (and it damn well should be, since I wrote blurbs for 72 books)

The most popular guest post on the entire site is… Recommendations for Polyamory in Fiction by Shira Glassman

The most popular discussion guest post is… Goodbye, Bad Bi: the Lose-Lose Situation of Bisexual YA by Casey Lawrence

The most viewed cover reveal is… The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

The most viewed New Release Spotlight is… Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

The most viewed Better Know an Author is… Kacen Callender

The most viewed Fave Five is… Canon Demisexual Characters

and the most viewed subpage is… (Romance) by Trope/Archetype

So, an anniversary! What are we doing to celebrate??

To be honest, not much! Because I had a book come out yesterday and have another one out in less than two months and I am a little fried! But you can enter to win that first one here, and if you want to win the latter (aka Cool for the Summer), comment below with one of your favorite LGBTQIAP+ books, and one you’re looking forward to reading this year! I’ll give away one bound galley (left) and one ARC (right) so please include which one you’re entering for in your comment!

14 thoughts on “Happy 5th Anniversary, LGBTQReads!”

  1. A couple of my most recent favorites have got to be: Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers and The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. I am really looking forward to reading Lesson in Vengeance and May the Best Man Win

  2. I’ve read a bunch this year that I’ve loved but “Can’t Take That Away” by Steven Salvatore was a real standout. I’m looking forward to your book (it’s been on my TBR list for a few months) as well as “Kate in Waiting” by Becky Albertalli. I’d love an ARC of your book!

  3. I’m looking forward to reading Cool for the Summer! As for my favorite LGBT book, that would have to be Last Night at the Telegraph Club.

  4. my favourite LGBT book is definitely Leah on the offbeat, and i’m really looking forward to some girls do!! would love to win the bound one!

  5. My favorite book is Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, and I’m soooo looking forward to One Last Stop by them! I’d love the ARC if i win.

  6. My fav read is I Wish You All The Best and I’m looking forward to One Last Stop! (Also, Cool for the Summer, obvi!) I would be honored to win either copy!!

  7. One of my favourites is the house in the cerulean sea! One of my most anticipated is The Unbroken

  8. I have so many favorites! Among the most recent, Finding Jessica Lambert by Clare Ashton. A book I’m looking forward to (besides Cool for the Summer) is CL Clark’s The Unbroken. ARC or bound, either would make me happy. And happy anniversary!

  9. Happy anniversary!

    One of my favourites is “Ana on the Edge” by A.J. Sass and I’m really looking forward to reading Into the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas. I’d love to win the ARC.

  10. Happy 5th anniversary, LGBTQReads! What an incredible milestone to reach. It’s amazing to see how much this site has grown and how many people it has reached in just five years. I love the fun facts you’ve shared about the site’s most popular posts, cover reveals, and discussions. It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in making this site such a valuable resource for the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies. Thank you for all that you do, and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for LGBTQReads!

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