June, internationally known as ‘Pride Month’, is a time to come together and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.
One of the easiest ways to support queer people is by consuming their media. Experiencing TV shows, movies, or books with queer characters is an amazing way to show solidarity.
Now, with the help of the Bookworms at Aura Print, we discovered the top 10 LGBTQ+ romance novels for you to fall in love with this pride month, according to the hashtag views on TikTok.
So dive in and learn what other Erotica Addicts love to read this summer!
Top 10 LGBTQ+ Romance Novels according to TikTok
Firstly, check out the short overview of the most successful LQBTQ+ Romance Novels on TikTok, based on the data of June 2023.
#1 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Taking the crown with over 425 million hashtag views on TikTok, and the second highest-rated LGBTQ+ novel at a combined rating of 4.52/5 goes to The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.
If it has somehow been missed on your TBR, now is the time to pick this historical romance novel up, and trust us, you won't want to put it back down.
Focusing on a celebrity interview that takes a deep dive into Evelyn’s scandalous and glamorous life as a bisexual woman - it is a truly compelling read for LGBTQ+ people and allies alike.
Filled with drama, twists and turns, it will certainly have you on your toes.
#2 The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Second on the list should come as no surprise, The Song of Achilles became a TikTok sensation with close to 370 million hashtag views.
With it scoring a combined rating of 4.48/5 it's easy to understand why people are still talking about this novel.
In true romantic ancient Greek style - it explores Patroclus falling in love with Achilles, and a tragedy that follows.
Praised for its idyllic writing and passion throughout, their love story is still remembered a decade later, putting The Song of Achilles firmly on our list.
#3 The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
With well over 125 million TikTok hashtag views The Colour Purple is a hard-hitting epistolary novel, following a woman falling in love with herself again, and finding love in surprising places along the way.
A combined score of 4.38/5 stars makes this the perfect adult novel to read this pride month.
Filled to the brim with love, loss and tragedy, it is definitely one to read with a box of tissues.
The adult nature of this novel adds a different tone to the typical LGBTQ+ romance novel - making it an essential addition to any pride reading list.
#4 They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
TikTok’s fourth most viewed hashtag belongs to They Both Die at the End with over 95 million views.
This YA LGBTQ+ romance novel follows two teen boys who discover that they both have a day left to live.
The story provides much-needed representation that pride month is all about - with a dash of thought-provoking undertones that remind us of the mortality of life, love and death.
Exploring complex topics and award-winning writing, it's easy to understand why this remarkable story gained a combined score of 4.15/5 stars.
#5 The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Fifth on our list is The Priory of the Orange Tree, sitting at almost 29 million TikTok views.
An action-packed Fantasy Romance Novel of dragons, assassins and complicated royals.
The subplotswoon-worthy of the two female main characters falling in love through the conflict is swoon worthy, and is one of the main reasons this feminist retelling of George and the Dragon scored a total of 4.13/5 stars.
With fantasy being such a popular genre this novel appeals to a wide audience, promoting love and acceptance for all.
A pride month reading list wouldn’t be complete without it!
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