Pride Reads: Queer Books on My Wishlist


Hello lovelies! How are you? I’ve been reading so many amazing Pride themed posts and recommendations this week and my TBR is growing. So I thought I’d share some of the queer books on my radar at the moment, some shiny new releases and a few older ones I should’ve probably read by now…

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamakia


I haven’t been reading a lot of graphic novels lately and I want to change that. This f/f story about a toxic, on and off relationship sounds so up my street and I’m in love with the black, white and pink color palette. It’s gorgeous. 

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins


This rom-com about a girl falling in love with a Scottish princess at her luxurious boarding school sounds so cute! It’s been one of my most anticipated releases this spring and I’m really hoping to get to it soon.

The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde


I really enjoyed Queens of Geek and I think Jen Wilde’s second book sounds even more interesting. I mean a female bisexual rockstar as the main character? Yes, please! Also, that cover is bi AF.

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan


I know, I should’ve read this one by now. I don’t know how it’s possible that I still don’t own a copy. It’s everything I love, a diverse fantasy with cool worldbuilding and an f/f relationship. This one’s definitley high priority.

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia


Queer Latnix girls at the heart of a revolution? I think I’m in love with this premise! And that cover is fire.

Birthday by Meredith Russo

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I’ve been looking for an Own Voices book with a trans main character to read and this one sounds perfect. It follows two friends who were born on the same day, on that day, through several years. I love this kind of narrative, so I’m excited!

The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta


Does it count as being on my wishlist if I already bought it? I just couldn’t resist this any longer. I mean, there’s queer witches and redwood trees. That’s my whole aesthetic.

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling


Can we take a moment to appreciate the universe for giving us two queer witch books in one month? Thank you, universe. This one’s set in Salem, has elemental magic and maybe a f/f/f triangle? (Yup, I already bought this one too.)capture-20181230-004950

Have you read any of these? Are there any I should get to sooner?
What queer books are on your wishlist at the moment?


30 thoughts on “Pride Reads: Queer Books on My Wishlist

  1. Girls of Paper and Fire is truly a fantastic book 😀 And I just heard about Birthday recently but I want to read it so badly! Haha I totally get what you mean about your tbr growing hugely with all these Pride month books…it’s a struggle, but at the same time, I can’t complain 😉

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    1. I’m so excited to read it, I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things! Have you seen the sprayed edges on the UK edition of Birthday? It’s really subtly gay 🌈 My TBR might not be happy about it, but I am! 💕

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  2. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me is amazing! I read it just a few days ago and it’s now my favorite standalone graphic novel, I’m in love with the art and the message is even better.
    Birthday is on my TBR too because I’ve been hearing really good things about it lately, and I liked Meredith Russo’s first book.
    And I hope These Witches Don’t Burn is as good as it sounds!

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    1. Oh, I’m so happy you enjoyed it! I’ll definitley make that one (and These Witches Don’t Burn, of course) a priority then.
      I’ve tried a couple of times, but I can’t seem to get into Russo’s first book. So I’m very happy this one sounds more up my street! I hope we’ll both enjoy it!

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  3. This is a great selection! Girls of Paper and Fire, We Set the Dark on Fire, The Lost Coast and These Witches Don’t Burn are all on my TBR, too. I’m currently reading Amy Rose Capetta’s The Brilliant Death, which is also queer fantasy, so I need to get my hands on a copy of The Lost Coast asap because I’m loving her writing. 🙂 Also I had no idea the romance in Her Royal Highness is f/f?! I might have to pick that one up!

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    1. Thank you! I’m happy to hear I’m not the only one who hasn’t read Girls of Paper and Fire yet, I hope we’ll both enjoy it as much as everyone else 😊 I’m always looking for more queer fantasy, so I’ll add The Brilliant Death to my TBR! Thanks for the recommendation 💕


  4. I’ve already read and ADORED Girls of Paper and Fire but the others are all on my list and I hope to get to them sooner than later! They all look so good and so freaking queer and I love it! More queer books please!


  5. I haven’t read any of these, but I do remember coming across These Witches Don’t Burn on your blog some time ago, and like it did last time, I felt intrigued by the story (and yes, I’ve admittedly googled it once more). The first queer book I can think of that I have read is Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. Fun list!

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  6. I can’t wait to read Her Royal Highness – I just read Red, White, and Royal Blue and the premises seem really similar so I’m hoping I’ll like it! I highly recommend Girls of Paper and Fire – it’s SO good, such a creative fantasy and the romance is wonderful.

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    1. I’m so excited to read both of those, I’ve been hearing so many amazing things about Red, White and Royal Blue! I’m definitley going to try to get to Girls of Paper and Fire this month. It sounds wonderful!

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  7. I’ve read Girls of Paper and Fire and really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend reading it asap


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