Which Summer 2024 Queer Book Should You Read?

On the one hand, summer is not traditionally a big time for publishing, which means sometimes great books don’t get the attention they deserve. On the other hand, publishers also like to squeeze all their LGBTQ+ offerings into June for Pride Month, which means less buzzy books can get lost in the shuffle. Either way, my point here is that this quiz exists to pair you with a great queer book coming out this summer (June, July, or August) that you might not have otherwise found. From graphic novels and romance to historical adventure and poetry, there is quite a wide variety to be found. Let me know which book you got in the comments!

Which Summer 2024 Queer Book Should You Read?

Choose a song about summer:(Required)
Which (sub)genre / format are you in the mood for?(Required)
Choose a body(s) of water:(Required)
What's the best thing about summer?(Required)
Which themes/topics appeal?(Required)
Which anonymous out-of-context detail from the author's official bio intrigues you?(Required)
What are you putting on the grill this summer?(Required)
Choose a constellation to gaze at on warm summer nights:(Required)
Choose a classic queer book:(Required)
What's the best way to beat the summer heat?(Required)
Pick a boat to float on:(Required)
Who sounds like a main character(s) you want to spend time with?(Required)
What was your favorite summer activity as a kid?(Required)
Choose a tree(s):(Required)

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Known in some internet circles as Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, Casey Stepaniuk is a writer, librarian, and new parent. She writes for Book Riot and Autostraddle about queer and/or bookish stuff. Ask her about cats, bisexuality, libraries, queer books, drinking tea, and her baby. Her website is Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian. Find her on Twitter, Litsy, Storygraph Goodreads and Instagram.

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  1. I also want the full list, I’m gonna see if I can cobble it together using the answer options as clues:
    – Cuckoo, Gretchen Felker-Martin (my result)
    – The Italy Letters, Vi Khi Nao
    – Not For the Faint of Heart, Lex Croucher
    – Triple Sec, TJ Alexander
    – Bluff: Poems, Danez Smith
    – A Thousand Times Before, Asha Thanki
    – Vera Bushwack, Sig Burwash
    – The Stardust Grail, Yume Kitasei
    – The Ballad of Jacquotte Delahaye, Briony Cameron

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