LGBTQ+ Book Reviews

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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)
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)
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

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

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

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)
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)

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

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo (YA historical novel, lesbian mc)
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)
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

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)
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (YA fantasy, trans mc, f/m)
Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier (contemporary fiction, sapphic, f/f)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)

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