What’s COMING OUT (pun intended) this week? We love lgbtqia+ books and we want you to find ones you love, too!⁠ Thank you to bardicfool from Instagram for helping us out this time! Let us know anything that we missed in the comments! Independent books, especially, seem to pop up last minute so sometimes we do miss them! 🌈

Note: Please read summaries and reviews to find content that suits your interest range! We understand that some content may be objectionable to some readers, but we are only aiming to provide a list of what is available. It is up to you to make a judgment call based on content. 💜

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May 23

May 24

  • The Curse of the Spanish Ginger by Harper Cassidy
    • The latest novel by Harper Cassidy.
  • Honest Lies by Sam LaRose
    • Dylan Duology Book 1
    • A recently sober man returns to New York to restart his life and finds himself entangled in his ex’s life and relationships while also forging some new ones of his own.
  • Charm the Geeks: An MFF Menage Romance by Allyson Lindt
    • Spunky with a Geek Side Book 1
    • Three people with popular online reputations begin a relationship together but quickly face problems being in the spotlight.
  • Crystal’s House of Queers by Brooke Skipstone
    • In rural Alaska, two high school girls trying to hide their relationship struggle to embrace their identities and find a safe space to be who they are.
  • Fuzzy Logic by Meredith Spies
    • Science of Magic Book 2
    • A man who helps track down magic users before they can be locked up and experimented on finds himself on the run, trying to protect the person he’s not-so-secretly in love with.
  • Beautifully Torn by Charity Parkerson
    • Candied Crush Book 16
    • Three men struggling with their feelings for each other realize there may be a solution that doesn’t end with any broken hearts.
  • Entity by Toshi Drake
    • StarStation Book 1
    • After his captain sends him to investigate a spaceship, a man is forced to hide from pirates even as he also learns that the ship isn’t as empty as he was led to believe.
  • Glass Syndrome by Eiko Ariki
    • A student discovers the classmate he’s been assigned to tutor is performing in drag on an adult site in order to pay off his dad’s debts.
  • Vice Patrol: Cops, Courts, and the Struggle Over Urban Gay Life Before Stonewall by Anna Lvovsky
    • A historical look at the way LGBTQ+ people were criminalized and repressed in the US from the 1930s to the 1960s.
  • Getting Friendly by Saxon James
    • Never Just Friends Book 3
    • A man who’s finally achieved his dream of working for a construction company finds himself torn between his love for his work and his growing attraction to his off-limits boss.

May 25

  • Coming Home by Rebecca J Caffrey
    • Cherrington Book 2
    • A high school senior struggles to deal with an uncertain future, a homophobic sports team, and his unresolved feelings for a former classmate.
  • Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
    • When a popular girl comes out as bi, and her friends don’t believe her, she sets in motion a fake dating ruse with a fellow female classmate that quickly spirals out of control.
  • Aetherbound by E.K. Johnston
    • A girl whose genes mark her as undesirable joins the twin heirs to a powerful space station in a scheme to change their futures.
  • Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth
    • A teenager comes up with an unusual plan to “fix” her classmates’ problems while struggling to fix her own.
  • Pumpkin by Julie Murphy
    • After his audition tape for a drag show is spread across school, leading to a joke nomination for prom queen, a teenager joins forces with his sister’s girlfriend to make prom memorable.
  • To Light a Fire by Kristian Parker
    • Speak Its Name Book 1
    • In 1922, a man falls for his friend’s servant, and they struggle to keep their relationship secret.
  • Hard Sell: An LGBTQ Romance by Hudson Lin
    • Jade Harbour Capital Book 1
    • A businessman planning to buy out a struggling tech company butts heads with his best friend’s younger brother, with whom he had a one-night stand.
  • Bring Me a Dream by SJ Lynn
    • A man who begins dreaming of a beautiful stranger hatches a plan to get the sandman to make his dream a reality.
  • Head Games by Neve Wilder and Onley James
  • Hang the Moon by Alexandria Bellefleur
    • A man who’s always had a thing for his sister’s best friend gets the opportunity to woo her using cues from his favorite rom-coms.
  • Playing the Palace by Paul Rudnick
    • When an American event planner starts dating the Prince of Wales, the couple puts themselves in the way of not just tabloids, but the extreme disapproval of the Queen. 
  • How to Find a Princess by Alyssa Cole
    • Runaway Royals Book 2
    • In a retelling of the Anastasia story, a woman learns she may be the missing heir of a foreign country and reluctantly agrees to join an investigator in regaining her crown.
  • The Blacksmith and the Ex-Con: A Gay M/M Cowboy Romance by Jackie North
  • Understanding Desire: A Brother’s Best Friend Gay Romance by Quinn Ward
    • Club DeSires Book 2
    • A man falls for his brother’s best friend, and even as the two worry about being off limits to each other, they’re also desperate to make a long-distance relationship work.
  • Head to Head: An Enemies-to-Lovers, Forced Proximity, MM Romance by Eli Easton and Tara Lain
    • Nerds vs. Jocks Book 3
    • Two enemies from rival fraternities are forced to spend time together as they try to help a family member, leading them to realize their hatred might really be attraction.
  • Dead Uncles by Ben Kline
    • A collection of poetry about the traumas inflicted on an intergenerational family.
  • Day for Night by Jean McNeil
    • On the verge of Brexit, a filmmaker and his wife take on a new project that could change their relationship even as the country around them moves toward an uncertain future.
  • Permanent Revolution: Essays by Gail Scott
    • A collection of essays about the intersection of current events and queer feminism.
  • Arcadia by Emmanuelle Bayamack-Tam
    • An intersex woman growing up in a commune explores her sexuality and her sense of community as she comes to question the only rules she’s ever known.
  • Closer to Fine by Jodi S. Rosenfeld
    • A bisexual Jewish woman tries to make her way in the world.
  • Dead Dad Jokes (Button Poetry) by Ollie Schminkey
    • A collection of poetry about family, trauma, and loss.
  • Girl Crush by Rori K. Pierce
    • Upon transferring to a new school right before senior year, a teenager realizes the boy she’s been crushing on via text is actually a girl.
  • After Francesco by Brian Malloy
    • At the height of the AIDS epidemic of the late 80s, a man struggles with the loss of his partner and the need to find a way to move forward.
  • Burn It All Down by Nicolas DiDomizio
    • After they both suffer particularly bad breakups, a teenager and his mom flee their misguided attempt at revenge and try to figure out how to take responsibility for their mistakes.
  • What Did You Eat Yesterday? Vol. 15 by Fumi Yoshinaga
    • A gay couple bond over the many meals they share together over the years.
  • Boys Run the Riot 1 by Keito Gaku
    • The first volume of a manga series about a trans highschooler struggling to come out and finding relief in the world of fashion.
  • Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! 03 by Yuu Toyota
  • Regulating Homosexuality in Soviet Russia, 1956-91: A Different History by Rustam Alexander
    • A look at homosexuality in the USSR and the discussions surrounding it in government, education, and medicine between 1956 and 1991.
  • Queer Men’s Narrative by Jude Dibia and Olumide F. Makanjuola
    • A collection of essays about the similarities in how straight and queer men handle masculinity, sexism and the patriarchy.
  • Eruptions of Inanna: Justice, Gender, and Erotic Power by Judy Grahn
    • A collection of stories about the Mesopotamian goddess Inanna and her relevance to modern queer feminist audiences.
  • The Last Man Takes LSD: Foucalt and the End of the Revolution by Mitchell Dean
    • A look at how LSD changed Foucalt’s writing on sexuality and social movements.
  • Elizabeth and Monty: The Untold Story of Their Intimate Friendship by Charles Casillo
    • The story of the friendship between Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.
  • Every Body Shines: Sixteen Stories About Living Fabulously Fat by Cassandra Newbould
    • A collection of YA short stories celebrating body diversity.
  • The Guncle by Steven Rowley
    • A man unexpectedly finds himself the primary guardian of his niece and nephew, and he races to figure out how to be the reliable adult they need.
  • The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley
    • In a world where England is a colony of France, English is illegal, and Scotland is owned by rebels, an amnesiac desperately tries to track down “M,” the person he believes can explain who he is and how he lost his memory.
  • How to Become a Planet by Nicole Melleby
    • A teenager suffering from depression comes up with a checklist of things to do to appear “normal” but finds better ways to cope after getting a new therapist, a new tutor, and a new (cute) friend.
  • Tremendous Things by Susin Nielsen
    • Still reeling from an embarrassment from several years ago, a high school freshman gets a little help from his friends to impress the French girl he’s fallen for.
  • 151 Days by John Goode
  • Stuck In: Yellow Card Episode 2 by F.A. Ray
  • Hell Breaks Loose by Macy Blake
    • Hellhound Champions Book 4
    • A hellhound falls for the prince of hell, but their relationship is put on hold when a demon escapes into the human realm.
  • Daring to Dream by Carol Wyatt
    • A famous actress on the brink of divorce meets a much younger actress just starting her career, and the two grow closer than either of them intended.
  • Upsy-Daisy Dom by Tanya Chris
    • Hell’s Bedroom Book 3
    • A lawyer who also happens to be an aggressive Dom finds a partner willing to work with him, but their relationship may not survive a dangerous case with potentially disastrous consequences.
  • The Dark of You by Jack L. Pyke
    • Broken Ink Book 2
    • An ex-killer trying to adjust to life without the mind-control ink he once used finds support from someone else familiar with the drug, but their growing relationship is put in increasing danger as they discover the truth behind where the ink came from.

May 26

May 27

May 28

May 29

  • What Love Looks Like by Jarlath Gregory
    • A recent high school grad decides it’s time to find a boyfriend and meets a likely candidate online–except that he’s still in the closet.
  • The Lost Mage by Ben Alderson
    • War of the Wood Book 1
    • After his magic accidentally kills the son of his patrons, a man is forced to live as their false heir, not realizing a mad queen has other plans for him.
  • Angel Ink by Ali Lyda
  • Audra: Rehab (A Murder Mystery Series) by Mariah R. Embry
    • A woman in a rehab facility is reunited with her ex-girlfriend, a detective, when the two team up to solve the murder of another patient.
  • 29 Palms: Second Chances by Stephen Hess
    • 29 Palms Book 2
    • A government operative and his Marine boyfriend race to protect their friends.

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