More than one book involves lesbians falling in love while bonding over a cute festive pet.
It sure has been a decade! Mainstream publishing has become much more open to queer stories, especially perhaps in YA, and the drive and determination of indie and queer publishing projects has meant that less saleable work that is sometimes more resonant to our lives has been able to make it to our shelves. Here are some of the brightest highlights!
Is it too obvious to say that reading books about queer women with superpowers can be very… empowering?
From gorgeous graphic memoirs to epic fantasy tales, twisty thrillers, swoony romances, exceptional essay collections, and more, there’s an amazing queer book from 2019 on this list for everyone!
“Books about *monstrous women* of all varieties. Softhearted giantesses, feral shapeshifters, malicious sea creatures, lonely gorgons. Women with the strength of gods, women with fangs and fur, women formed of craggy rock or ice or fire.”
When I made a pledge to myself a few years back to only read sci-fi books by or about queer people, I wondered whether the cover art would be subtly queered in the process. The answer, in many cases, was no: it was queered to the absolute max.
Whether you’re interested in witches as a horror trope, a doorway to sex positivity, a topic of historical exploration, or rich characters and ideas in fiction or poetry, at least one of these books will bring something into your life!
Here are 8 queer books appropriate for the Halloween season, from the genuinely terrifying to funny and lightly macabre.
Though there are still those who would keep bi characters off YA shelves, there are also plenty of fantastic young adult graphic novels, fantasy books, contemporary novels, and even nonfiction collections with bisexual characters that find their way into the hands of young readers and adults who appreciate YA. Here are a few essentials to check out during bisexual awareness month.
Eight excellent fantasy novels with trans main characters coming your way!
Whether your thing is queer girl YA inspired by Greek mythology, groundbreaking poetry collections, challenging and mind-expanding critical nonfiction on art, power, illness or design, or weird and dynamic short fiction, this fall brings you some new titles you won’t be able to stop thinking about.
Did you love My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris? Here are 8 more queer graphic novels with mind-blowing art and dark themes.
8 great YA books with lesbian main characters who are dealing with drama not related to coming out, homophobia, or anything related to their sexuality!
Whether your thing is memoir, fiction, new poetry or YA, there’s definitely something coming out this summer by and/or about queer people that you’re going to want to throw in your bag for the beach, get points for in your library’s summer reading program, or share with that new babe you just started seeing who loves your poetry recs.
8 queer women books to make you laugh!
Eight books with steamy summer affairs between women, with some settings abroad to boot!
These awesome eight crime books, including mysteries, thrillers, and true crime, all feature queer women!
Madeline Miller’s Circe was one of the most talked-about books of the year in 2018, and there’s a reason that we all love queer girl revisionings like Malinda Lo’s queer lit contemporary classic Ash. In that vein, here are 18 books that look at classic tales from a new point of view.
LGBT fiction for the tween / young teen in your life, or for anyone who likes a good queer book (spoiler: that’s everyone).
Here are 20 novels, YA titles, memoirs, poetry collections, and more that we think you’ll absolutely love. What are you excited about reading this spring?