LGBTQ+ Book Reviews

All books on this page are
by and/or about LGBTQIA+ people.


A

Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen (nonfiction, asexuality)
Across a Field of Starlight by Blue Delliquanti (graphic novel science fiction, nonbinary, transgender)
The Adventure Zone: The Crystal Kingdom by the McElroy family (graphic novel fantasy, m/m)
All Systems Red by Martha Wells (science fiction, ace & agender mc)
Alice Payne Arrives and Alice Payne Rides by Kate Heartfield (sci-fi novellas, bi mc, f/f)
Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell (YA fantasy, gay mc, m/m, f/f side couple)
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (YA contemporary fiction, gay mc, m/m)
Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Saenz (YA contemporary fiction, gay mc, m/m)

B

Basically Queer edited by Claire Robson, Kelsey Blair, and Jen Marchbank (nonfiction essays)
The Better to Kiss You With by Michelle Osgood (urban fantasy, lesbian mc, f/f)
Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi (YA fantasy, bisexual mc, m/f)
Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames (fantasy, lesbian mc, f/f)
Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall (contemporary romance, m/m)
Bruised by Tanya Boteju (YA contemporary fiction, sapphic, f/f)
Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi (contemporary fiction, lesbian mc)

C

Camp by L.C. Rosen (YA contemporary fiction, gay mc, m/m, demisexual sc)
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (YA fantasy, gay mc, m/m)
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers (science fiction, nonbinary sc)
The Clothesline Swing by Ahmed Danny Ramadan (contemporary fiction, gay mc, m/m)
The Councillor by E.J. Beaton (fantasy, bisexual mc)

D

Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir by Akwaeke Emezi (memoir, trans mc)
The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith (middle grade fantasy graphic novel, trans mc)
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters (contemporary fiction, trans mc, f/f, m/f)

E

Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin (contemporary fiction, lesbian mc)

F

The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (YA contemporary fiction, sapphic mc, f/f)
FINNA by Nino Cipri (science fiction novella, trans mc)
Fireheart Tiger by Alliete de Bodard (fantasy novella, sapphic mc, f/f)
Flamer by Mike Curato (YA graphic novel, gay mc)

G

The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers (sci-fi, genderqueer)
Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe (graphic novel memoir, trans, genderqueer)
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (sci-fi fantasy, lesbian mc)
The Girl from the Sea by Molly Ostertag (YA fantasy graphic novel, lesbian mc, f/f)
The Golden Hour by Niki Smith (middle grade contemporary fiction graphic novel, m/m)
The Guncle by Steven Rowley (contemporary fiction, gay mc)

H

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Abida Jaigirdar (YA contemporary romance, bi mc, lesbian mc, f/f)
Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (sci-fi fantasy, sapphic)
The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta (YA contemporary fiction/fantasy, agender mc, gay, lesbian, polyamory, gender fluid)
A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner (middle grade contemporary fiction gay mc, coming out)
¡Hola Papi!: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons by John Paul Brammer (memoir, gay mc)
Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers (contemporary fiction, sapphic, f/f)
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (fantasy, gay mc, m/m)
How to Fail as a Popstar by Vivek Shraya (memoir, trans mc)

I

I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre (YA contemporary fiction, lesbian mc, f/f)
I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver (YA contemporary fiction, trans mc)
I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee (YA contemporary fiction, bisexual mc, lesbian sc, f/m)
I’m Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya (nonfiction memoir, trans)
Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao (fantasy, science fiction, poly)

J

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri (fantasy, sapphic, f/f)
Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera (YA contemporary fiction, lesbian, sapphic)

K

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear (steampunk, lesbian mc, f/f)
Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju (YA contemporary fiction, f/f)

L

A Lady for a Duke by Alexis Hall (historical romance, trans mc, m/f)
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo (YA historical novel, lesbian mc)
Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree (fantasy, sapphic mc, f/f)
The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes (YA contemporary fiction, lesbian, bisexual, gay)
Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki (science fiction / fantasy, sapphic mc, trans mc)
Like Crazy: Life With My Mother and Her Invisible Friends by Dan Mathews (nonfiction memoir, gay mc, m/m)
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (science fiction, sapphic, f/f)
Loveless by Alice Oseman (YA contemporary fiction, aro ace mc, bisexual side character, lesbian side character)

M

A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske (historical fantasy, m/m)
Matrix by Lauren Groff (historical fiction, lesbian mc)
The Midnight Lie and The Hollow Heart by Marie Rutkoski (YA fantasy, sapphic)
Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett (historical fantasy, f/f)
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (YA sci-fi, m/m)

N

Naamah by Sarah Blake (biblical historical fantasy, bisexual mc, f/m, f/f)

O

The Oleander Sword by Tasha Suri (fantasy, sapphic, f/f)
On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden (science fiction graphic novella, sapphic, f/f)
Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole (romance novella, sapphic, f/f)
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (contemporary fiction, bi mc, f/f)
Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love by Jonathan Van Ness (memoir, gay mc)

P

The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons (YA contemporary fiction, trans mc, gay side character)
People Change by Vivek Shraya (nonfiction, trans)
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (YA fantasy, trans mc, f/m)
Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier (contemporary fiction, sapphic, f/f)
A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers (science fiction novella, trans mc)
The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. (historical fiction, m/m)
A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers (science fiction novella, trans mc)

R

Roadqueen: Eternal Roadtrip to Love by Mira Ong Chua (graphic novel, lesbian mc, f/f)
Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo (YA fantasy, bi mc, trans side character, f/m)

S

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (historical fiction, bi mc, f/m, f/f)
Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie (fantasy, lesbian mc)
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan (historical fantasy, sapphic, gay, gender exploration)
Snapdragon by Kat Leyh (middle grade graphic novel, trans, lesbian)
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)
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (mythology, gay, m/m)
Spinning by Tillie Walden (graphic novel, lesbian)
Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner (historical fiction, bisexual mc, m/m)
The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya (contemporary fiction, trans mc)

T

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (contemporary romance, bi mc, f/m)
Ten Steps to Nanette by Hannah Gadsby (memoir, lesbian)
Thirsty Mermaids by Kat Leyh (fantasy graphic novel, sapphic, trans side character)
This Town Sleeps by Dennis E. Staples (contemporary fiction, gay mc, m/m)
The Thousand Eyes by A.K. Larkwood (fantasy, sapphic, bisexual, nonbinary, f/f)
Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride (memoir, trans mc, f/m)
Trans-Galactic Bike Ride edited by Lydia Rogue (sci-fi novella, anthology, trans stories)
Twelfth Moon by Halli Starling (contemporary romance novella, gay, lesbian, nonbinary, poly)

U

Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune (fantasy, bisexual mc, m/m)
The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood (fantasy, lesbian mc, f/f)

V

Victories Greater Than Death by Charlie Jane Anders (YA sci-fi, bi mc, trans side character, f/f)

W

Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell (YA fantasy, gay mc, m/m)
We Are Satellites by Sarah Pinsker (science fiction, lesbian)
We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib (non-fiction memoir, queer mc)
Wilderwood by Halli Starling (paranormal romance, trans mc, pansexual mc, polyamory)
With Teeth by Kristen Arnett (contemporary fiction, sapphic, f/f)

Y

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson (YA contemporary fiction, sapphic, f/f)

Z

Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor by Xiran Jay Zhao (middle grade mythology adventure, gay)

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