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Pride Reads: Most Anticipated 2019 Releases


Hello lovelies! How are you? I hope you had a lovely weekend. As you can probably tell by the title, I’m here to add even more gay books to your TBR!

All of Us with Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil – June 18th


“Michelle Ruiz Keil’s YA fantasy debut about love, found family, and healing is an ode to post-punk San Francisco through the eyes of a Mexican-American girl.”

I grew up on Fransesca Lia Block’s dangerous LA fairytales, so any book that mixes the grit of big city life, with a touch of magic will always have my heart and this one sounds like something special.

Wilder Girls by Rory Power – July 9th


“It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.”

I’d buy this book just for the cover, but the premise is just as intriguing. An all girl’s boarding school plagued by a mysterious affliction which changes the girls bodies, as well as the woods surrounding their school.

Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff – September 5th


“Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is on the run.”

I know I joke about how much I hate sequels, but I think this might be my most anticipated 2019 release. I’ve fallen completely in love with stabby, vengeful Mia Corvere; her sarcastic, shadow companion and all of Jay Kristoff’s dark, twisted universe.

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir – September 10th


“The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.”

Lesbian. Necromancers. In. Space.

Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell – September 24th


“Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right?”

Carry On read like really well-written, lighthearted and gay Harry Potter fan-fiction, which is 100% a compliment. I wouldn’t have guessed that the sequel would be a roadtrip novel, but I’m so happy it is!

Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry – October 8th


“In her debut novel, award–winning poet Brynne Rebele-Henry re-imagines the epic of Orpheus as a love story between two teen girls in rural Texas.”

I love mythology retellings and this is one of the more unique takes I’ve seen. It follows a teen girl who has to save herself and her girlfriend, after they’re sent to a conversion camp.

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco – October 15th


“Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon. But seventeen years ago, one sister’s betrayal defied an ancient prophecy and split their world in two.”

Goddesses at odds, elemental magic, a world split into perpetual night and unrelenting sun – this just sounds like such an epic and unique YA fantasy.  The author described one of the character as having “bookish chaotic lesbian goddess energy” and I’m 😍😍😍

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater – November 5th


“The dreamers walk among us and so do the dreamed. Those who dream cannot stop dreaming – they can only try to control it. Those who are dreamed cannot have their own lives – they will sleep forever if their dreamers die.”

What can I say? I’m beyond excited to be back in this world, with these characters again. That is all.


What’s your most anticipated queer books of 2019? Are any of these on your TBR as well?

30 thoughts on “Pride Reads: Most Anticipated 2019 Releases

  1. I did not know that Call Down the Hawk was a queer book but I planned to feature it in one of my nex Can’t Wait Wednesday so … 😉

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  2. I haven’t read anything by Jay Kristoff and didn’t really know about him or his books until the beginning of the year when he sort of popped up everywhere! I really want to read his books because they look like my kind of thing. At least I’m hopeful that they are!

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      1. Oooh, I love when stuff is polarising because it’s like book gambling. I shall go in with an open mind but be ready with a scathing tongue! Or one that is brimming with praise!


  3. I am SO PSYCHED for Wilder Girls!! I love a good YA horror and the fact that it’s sapphic just makes me even more excited, plus I love a good mystery plague/virus book. I’m also curious about Orpheus Girl; I requested it kind of on a whim on Edelweiss even though I didn’t know much about it because it sounded really unique and intriguing. I hope you enjoy these books!

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  4. Oh this is a lovely list! I don’t do well with horror, so I think I’ll stay away from Wilder Girls, but damn that cover, I love it so much ahha. I can’t wait for All of Us With Wings though, it sounds so good! 🙂

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  5. Great list! I’m so excited for All of Us with Wings and Wilder Girls, I went ahead and pre-ordered those. Also I didn’t know that about The Never Tilting World. Good to know! Rin’s mind is so powerful.

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