At this moment in time with uprisings against anti-Blackness happening in the US and all over the world, it feels urgent to focus on Black authors who are imagining Black futures. Plus, it was Octavia Butler’s birthday on June 22!
You’re joining a fight that is by no means new, check out this list of books to make sure you come correct to the next rally.
Queer and feminist books, including, YA, non-fiction, memoir, romance, literary fiction, comics, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, historical fiction, and poetry, hitting bookshelves this summer!
We’re still smack dab in the middle of a global crisis. But as summer approaches, you might want to forget our reality and float away with something joyful *and* queer. This list has got you covered.
Queer historical fiction books full of the steaminess, lush historical detail, and drama of Sarah Waters’s iconic lesbian coming of age story Tipping the Velvet.
I’ve scrounged the internet for totally FREE (and legal) digital copies of amazing queer books. Groundbreaking trans fiction, comics, queer classics, and more!
Comfort reads with queer characters to soothe you in today’s rough times! I’ve specifically picked books that are available in ebook format so that you can get a hold of them from the comfort of wherever your shelter in place is.
Now is a great time to escape to outer space, don’t you think?
Search polyamory and you’ll see the term partnered with words like “sexual revolution” and “on the rise” in several news pieces on the subject. Surely, there’s more to non-monogamy than sex, or the rebellion of joining a fad? What could it take to make being open/ polyamorous/ non-monogamous work? Eleven books and the internet’s idea of a “sexual revolution” bookshelf later, I present to you a list of some major titles relevant to queer women.
Many of us are intentionally spending more time indoors, and it’s a great time to pick up a new book. Here are some of the most exciting and interesting books by, about, for, or otherwise relevant to queer women, nonbinary and trans readers – not an exhaustive list, by any means, but a good place to start!
Sometimes you want queer ladies to get a nice happily-ever-after but you want them to have to really work for it, you know? That’s what these angsty lesbian romances are for.
I’ve been single for most of my life, but romance novels have been my constant partner.
The following 8 books are mind-blowingly good fiction audiobooks about queer women. I’m talking incredible voice acting that takes the story to a whole other level.
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!