Book Review

I Read 66 Queer Books in 2021!

Starting Roar Cat Reads was the perfect motivation to intentionally read more queer books, but I never expected that I would read 66! I’ve listed the books read in the categories “L, G, B, T, Q,” but those categories are loose and focused on main characters despite many of them depicting a variety of queer relationships.

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  1. Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames (fantasy, lesbian mc, f/f)
  2. Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi (contemporary fiction, lesbian mc)
  3. Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin (contemporary fiction, lesbian mc)
  4. Fireheart Tiger by Alliete de Bodard (fantasy novella, sapphic mc, f/f)
  5. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (sci-fi fantasy, lesbian mc)
  6. The Girl from the Sea by Molly Ostertag (YA fantasy graphic novel, lesbian mc, f/f)
  7. Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (sci-fi fantasy, sapphic)
  8. Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers (contemporary fiction, sapphic, f/f)
  9. I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre (YA contemporary fiction, lesbian mc, f/f)
  10. The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri (fantasy, sapphic, f/f)
  11. Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear (steampunk, lesbian mc, f/f)
  12. Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo (YA historical novel, lesbian mc)
  13. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (science fiction, sapphic, f/f)
  14. Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett (historical fantasy, f/f)
  15. On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden (science fiction graphic novel, sapphic, f/f)
  16. Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole (contemporary fiction, romance, sapphic, f/f)
  17. Roadqueen: Eternal Roadtrip to Love by Mira Ong Chua (graphic novel, lesbian mc, f/f)
  18. Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie (fantasy, lesbian mc)
  19. Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy by Leslie Brody (non-fiction memoir, sapphic mc)
  20. The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood (fantasy, lesbian mc, f/f)
  21. You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson (YA contemporary fiction, sapphic, f/f)
  1. Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell (YA fantasy, gay mc, m/m, f/f side couple)
  2. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (YA contemporary fiction, gay mc, m/m)
  3. Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall (contemporary romance, m/m)
  4. Camp by L.C. Rosen (YA contemporary fiction, gay mc, m/m, demisexual sc)
  5. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (YA fantasy, gay mc, m/m)
  6. Flamer by Mike Curato (YA graphic novel, gay mc)
  7. The Guncle by Steven Rowley (contemporary fiction, gay mc)
  8. ¡Hola Papi!: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons by John Paul Brammer (memoir, gay mc)
  9. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (fantasy, gay mc, m/m)
  10. A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner (middle grade contemporary fiction gay mc, coming out)
  11. Like Crazy: Life With My Mother and Her Invisible Friends by Dan Mathews (nonfiction memoir, gay mc, m/m)
  12. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (YA sci-fi, m/m)
  13. Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love by Jonathan Van Ness (memoir, gay mc)
  14. The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. (historical fiction, m/m)
  15. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (mythology, gay, m/m)
  16. This Town Sleeps by Dennis E. Staples (contemporary fiction, gay mc, m/m)
  17. Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell (YA fantasy, gay mc, m/m)
  1. Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield (sci-fi novella, bi mc, f/f)
  2. Alice Payne Rides by Kate Heartfield (sci-fi novella, bi mc, f/f)
  3. The Councillor by E.J. Beaton (fantasy, bisexual mc, f/f, f/m)
  4. Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Abida Jaigirdar (YA contemporary romance, bi mc, lesbian mc, f/f)
  5. I’ll be the One by Lyla Lee (YA contemporary fiction, bisexual mc, f/f side characters, f/m)
  6. Naamah by Sarah Blake (biblical historical fantasy, bisexual mc, f/m, f/f)
  7. One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (contemporary fiction, bi mc, f/f)
  8. Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier (contemporary fiction, sapphic, f/f)
  9. Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo (YA fantasy, bi mc, trans side character, f/m)
  10. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (historical fiction, bi mc, f/m, f/f)
  11. Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner (fiction, bisexual mc, m/m)
  12. Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (contemporary romance, bi mc, f/m)
  13. Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune (fantasy, bisexual mc, m/m)
  14. Victories Greater Than Death by Charlie Jane Anders (YA sci-fi, bi mc, trans side character, f/f)
  1. A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers (science fiction, nonbinary sc)
  2. The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith (middle grade fantasy graphic novel, trans mc)
  3. FINNA by Nino Cipri (science fiction novella, trans mc)
  4. I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver (YA contemporary fiction, trans mc)
  5. Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (YA fantasy, trans mc, f/m)
  6. A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers (science fiction novella, trans mc)
  7. The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya (contemporary fiction, trans mc)
  8. Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride (memoir, trans mc, f/m)
  9. Trans-Galactic Bike Ride edited by Lydia Rogue (sci-fi novella, anthology, trans stories)
  1. Ace: What Asexuality Reveals about Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen (nonfiction, asexuality, aromanticism)
  2. All Systems Red by Martha Wells (science fiction, ace & agender mc)
  3. Basically Queer edited by Claire Robson, Kelsey Blair, and Jen Marchbank (nonfiction essays)
  4. We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib (non-fiction memoir, queer mc)
  5. Wilderwood by Halli Starling (paranormal romance, nonbinary character, polyamory, f/m/x)

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