Hi guys! How are you? I hope you’re having an amazing Pride Month so far! I think reading and boosting queer books is a wonderful way to celebrate and I’ve loved reading all the Pride themed posts on my feed. So today I want to share some of my personal favorite queer reads with you guys.
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
Stunning #OwnVoices magical realism about a family of women with the ability to grow flowers with their hands. The MC and all her cousins all bisexual.
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdo
Urban fantasy about a bruja who accidentally vanishes her family with her magic and has to travel to a dark and dangerous magical world to find them. The MC is bisexual and there’s an f/f romance.
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
Super cute contemporary about three friends attending the con of their dreams. It’s told from dual POV’s and one of the MC’s is bisexual and has a f/f romance.
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
Light and summery contemporary set in LA about a girl trying to make it in the film industry. MC is a lesbian and has a f/f romance.
The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
Beautiful, graphic novel retelling of One Thousand and One Night retelling in which a woman has to tell stories to distract the man who wants to seduce her girlfriend. Main f/f relationship.
Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill
Short and sweet graphic novel about a princess who runs away on a unicorn to be a hero and rescues another princess from a tower. Main f/f relationship.
Marriage of a Thousand Lies by S.J. Sindu
Underrated adult contemporary about a lesbian, Sri Lankan woman who’s married to a gay man, and her relationship with her first love – who’s about to enter an arranged marriage.
Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
YA contemporary about a black, Jewish girl returning to LA for the summer and exploring her sexuality. MC is bisexual and has both a male and female love interest.
And I Darken by Kiersten White
Alternate history inspired by Vlad the Impaler about a brutal princess and her gentle younger brother, who fall in love with the same boy. One of the MC’s is gay.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Fun and swoony historical fiction about two teenage boys seeing Europe, having adventures and falling in love. Bisexual male MC and main m/m relationship.
A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
A modern classic about one day in the life of a gay professor grieving the loss of his partner.
Crush by Richard Siken
Gay poetry that will break your heart:
“Sorry about the blood in your mouth. I wish it was mine.
I couldn’t get the boy to kill me, but I wore his jacket for the longest time.”
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Fantasy novella about a school for children who’ve come back from portal-fantasy worlds. MC is asexual and there’s a side characters who’s trans.
River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
Alternate history novella in which cowboys ride hippos, not horses. The cast is almost all queer and one of the characters is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.