Bee’s 5 Favorite Books with M/M Romances | Pride 2017

Posted June 30, 2017 by Bee || 7 Comments

Today marks the last day of Pride Month 2017. Which is sad. But also not because every month should be Pride Month! Everyone should be proud of who they are and who they love (or not). So to say goodbye (sort of) to Pride Month, I decided to share my 5 favorite m/m romances. Because those are my life, to be honest. Give me a fantastic, adorable gay romance in a book and I will love it immediately. Seriously. All my own writing projects have squishy adorable gay romances between all the heartbreak and death and sadness. It’s my aesthetic, really.

But on to the top 5, shall we? This was VERY hard to decide. Mainly the top 2. Because both are SO SO SO good and so close to my heart that it nearly broke me to choose. SO I CHEATED. I let them share the number 1 spot so it’s actually a top 4. IT’S MY LIST I CAN DO WHAT I WANT.

Ahem. Let’s start with number 5/4, shall we?

4. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl is my favorite book by this author and you can imagine my delight when I discovered this book was coming out. Because IT’S SO DARN GOOD. The romance was perfectly shippable and cute and I wanted to squish them. Basically it’s the Harry/Draco romance we never got in Harry Potter. SHUSH YOU. I WILL GO DOWN WITH THAT SHIP. And with this one too. Simon/Baz forever.

3. Timekeeper by Tara Sim

LOOK. I am not big on a) historical fiction or b) steampunk but this book just stole my heart because the romance is so amazingly adorable and just… GAH. It totally surprised me in the best way and I ship it and I need the sequel now.

2. How To Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis

This one is criminally underrated to be honest. Why haven’t more people read this book? It’s fantastic. It has fandoms, and fanfic and vlogging and an adorably shippy romance between two nerds and GAHHHH. Read it. Pretty please?

1. Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli &
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

OKAY WHO IS SURPRISED?? Nobody? Good. Because I am entirely predictable. But also, I am a little bit?? Because I mentioned before that I am not big on Historical Fiction?? And yet… Gentleman’s Guide just totally took my heart. Just like Simon VS did when I read it and honestly those two have been fighting for the “favorite book of ever spot” in my heart ever since I read Gentleman’s Guide for the first time. But you know what? They both nice and can share the spot. I mean… I didn’t know until later that Gentleman’s Guide was pitched as “Simon vs meets the 1700s” so really I was doomed to love it. Both have super adorable romances that I will ship forever and ever and can I love these books more? WHO KNOWS. I certainly don’t. But I have no qualms re-reading these books about a million times to find out. And please, do not let Gentleman’s Guide’s cover put you off because IT’S SO GOOOOOOOD. Please read it??? You will thank me later. Also is it a coincidence both of these books have long titles? I THINK NOT.

Actual gif of me with these books.


Have you read any of these books? (If you haven’t, what are you doing with your life, honestly?) Did you love them?? If not, don’t tell me. You’ll break my poor, fragile heart. And do share your m/m romance recs please? I need more of them in my life. MORE.

Bee

Co-Blogger at Novel Ink & Quite The Novel Idea
Bee (born as Bieke) is 27 years old and from Belgium. (No she won't send waffles.) She's a strange, nerdy and anxious creature floating around somewhere on the ace spectrum. Oh, and she also writes books as Nelly B. Jones. Or tries to anyway. She also blogs over at Quite The Novel Idea.
  • I have had Timekeeper in my Kindle since freaking forever. I just need to pick it up already! Yay for Percy & Monty! Love those two boys and I will ship them forever!!

  • I seriously need to read Timekeeper. I love historical fiction and steampunk, so I see no reason why I wouldn’t like it, especially considering how many rave reviews I’ve seen for it!

  • shootingstarsmag

    Omg, I love Timekeeper. Give me the sequel now. For real. I have Carry On and I MUST read it asap because yes, I will totally ship Harry/Draco until the day I die. 🙂 I love your two top picks! I hope to read Gentlemen’s Guide soon and I LOVE Simon Vs. I’m so ready for the movie to be out. As for How to Repair – it’s on my wish list, I just need to get it soon! But i’m more excited now.

    I love m/m romance. It’s just totally my thing.

    -Lauren
    http://www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

  • 100% agree with Timekeeper, Simon Vs, and Gentleman’s Guide! Such a great list. I need to pick up How to Repair a Mechanical Heart!!

  • Brittnee Bryan

    i will go down with the Simon ship. I love them so much 🙁 I’m dying to read Gentleman’s Guide and Timekeeper. So many good recs here!!!

  • Oh Carry On and Simon are the best!! Loved both of those. I really want to get to Gentleman’s Guide!