Summer Reading: Destination V – Read a Book with a Main Character Who Identifies as LGBTQ

Have you taken up this summer’s challenge of Reading Takes You Everywhere? If Destination V: Read a Book with a Main Character Who Identifies as LGBTQ is a stop on your journey, perhaps one of these books will get you there! Check out the first lines of these five books to see if any pique your interest.

“I stand at the window of this great house in the south of France as night falls, the night which is leading me to the most terrible morning of my life.”

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin






“I’m going to begin by telling you about Miss Frost.”

In One Person by John Irving






“Kate Delafield waited impatiently at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and 9th Street, searching rush hour traffic for a maroon Chevy Cavalier.”

Liberty Square by Katherine V. Forrest





“Lindsay Gordon put murder to the back of her mind and settled down in the train compartment to enjoy the broken grays and greens of the Derbyshire scenery.”

Report for Murder by Val McDermid






“Fifty cents secured the last private room at the 41st Street hotel, but the musty sheets and the brazen frolic of mice under the bed left Sutton thinking he should have saved the change and slept on the sidewalk.”

Whistling in the Dark by Tamara Allen