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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  • Confessions of a Teenage Closet Case by Alex Blades
    • A quiet teenager who feels constrained by his family and a popular jock who secretly wants to go to art school struggle to find their own ways.
  • The Love Song of Ivy K. Harlowe by Hannah Moskowitz
    • A girl secretly in love with her best friend finds her world turned upside down when the friend gets seriously involved with someone else.
  • The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon
    • The Witch King Duology Book 1
    • A trans witch, once betrothed to his fae best friend, struggles to find a balance between his need for freedom and doing what’s required to save the world he thought he wanted to leave behind.
  • Never Kiss Your Roommate by Philline Harms
    • Two best friends try to navigate their relationships in a private school where rulebreakers are constantly in danger of being exposed by a gossip blog run by The Watcher.
  • The Lucky List by Rachael Lippincott
    • After her mother’s death, a teenager feels she’s lost all of her luck until she discovers a bucket list her mother left behind and is encouraged by a new friend to check off all the boxes.
  • Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June
    • After leaving his small hometown for Seattle, where he finds a thriving LGBTQ+ community, a teenager struggles to balance all the things he’s dreamed of doing with following his heart.
  • Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide
    • After two private school students are chosen to be prefects, their lives are turned upside down by the mysterious Aces, who starts spreading increasingly dangerous rumors about them.
  • The Passing Playbook by Issac Fitzsimons
    • A transgender fifteen-year-old soccer player is benched by a transphobic law and must decide whether watch from the sidelines or come out to everyone–including the guy he’s falling for–and fight for his place on the team.
  • Girl in the Walls by Katy Michelle Quinn
    • After moving to a remote Vermont town, a lonely boy discovers and befriends a girl who lives inside the walls of his room–and who has more in common with him than he realizes.
  • Tracker Hacker by Jeff Adams
    • Codename: Winger Book 1
    • A teenager who is also a secret agent is unexpectedly thrown into the field to find his missing father.
  • The (Un)Popular Vote by Jasper Sanchez
    • When he sees a candidate for student body president start spreading dangerous rhetoric, a teenager trying to pass as a cisgender guy decides to risk his privacy in order to run.
  • Trouble Girls by Julia Lynn Rubin
    • Two girls on a road trip encounter violence and escalating danger that leads them into becoming fugitives who can only rely on each other.
  • The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer
    • Two boys trapped on a space station must discover the truth about what happened to them and what their mission really is.
  • The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag 
    • A teenager desperate to escape from the island where she grew up is rescued from drowning by a mysterious girl, and as the two fall in love, their combined secrets threaten to change their lives forever.
  • Independence Daze by Bruce K Beck
  • For the Love of Charley by Patty Schramm
    • Romance in the Yukon Book 3
    • A Canadian woman still mourning her wife after ten years meets someone new and struggles to decide if she’s ready to move on.
  • Scarlet Dandelions: The Zither and the Sword by Fynn Chen
    • Two princesses are brought together by a political arrangement between their countries but soon find their relationship taking an unexpected turn.
  • Of Bones & Twilight by Elle Porter
    • In an alternate United States, a bounty hunter and an outlaw work together to get revenge on a clan of beastmen who betrayed them both.
  • Seeing Red: MM Hurt/Comfort Romance by E. L. Esch
    • A man recently released from prison struggles to figure out how to move forward, especially after he meets someone with similar experiences who has a much more positive outlook on life.
  • Lucky Seven: MM Small Town Romance by E. L. Esch
    • Uncertain about his sexual orientation, a college student attends a meeting of an LGBTQ+ group on campus, where he meets and falls for a fellow attendee.
  • Blue 42 by C. A. Rene
  • Rattling Chains by T. Strange
    • Bound to the Spirits Book 1
    • A “ghost janitor” who cleans up after crimes and hauntings sets out to prove that there’s a serial killer on the loose.
  • Girls Kingdom: Volume 3 by Nayo and Shio Sakura
    • Girls Kingdom Book 3
    • A maid faces down ghosts, mysterious exchange students, and the ultimate challenge of finding the perfect gift for the girl she’s serving.
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed by Karelia Stetz-Waters
    • After a straight-laced woman inherits a struggling sex toy store, she must team up with her laid back co-owner and find a way to save the shop–and maybe each other.
  • One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
    • A woman who’s decided there’s no such thing as magic develops a “subway crush” on a fellow subway passenger who appears to be displaced from the 1970s.
  • Hot as Heller by Lucy Lennox
  • Stone’s Mistake by Adrian J. Smith
    • Agent Morgan Stone Book 1
    • An FBI profiler called in on a case finds herself distracted by a crush on her coworker, and when her distraction causes her to make a big mistake, it’s up to her to save the people she’s put in danger.
  • A New Life by Randi Triant
    • A journalist looks into the suspicious death of her older sister.
  • Drama Pan by Joe Cosentino
    • Nicky and Noah Mysteries Book 12
    • Two theater professors putting on a new version of Peter Pan investigate the deaths of a group of visiting technical designers.
  • love, life by Bernadine Stapleton
    • A “true fable” about coming out starring a woman traveling in Italy.
  • Protecting the Line by Sylvain St-Pierre
    • A man running a private security business must face the possibility of a friend’s betrayal and the possibility of assistance from an old enemy.
  • Electric Blue by Cameron James
  • Unburied: A Collection of Queer Dark Fiction by Rebecca Rowland
    • A collection of dark short stories spotlighting LGBTQ+ characters who don’t fall into the “bury your gays” trope.
  • Las Biuty Queens: Stories by Iván Monalisa Ojeda
    • A collection of short stories about Latinx queer and trans immigrants to New York City.
  • The Ministry of Guidance and Other Stories by Golnoosh Nour 
    • A collection of short stories about young Iranians questioning their sexualities and identities.
  • Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Eric LaRocca
    • A horror story about two young women who meet in an internet chat room in the early 2000s.
  • AND WHAT NOW by Jason Menendez
    • A man discovers later in life that he might not be as straight as he thought.
  • Future Feeling by Joss Lake
    • A bitter dog-walker obsessed with a trans influencer winds up accidentally hexing an unsuspecting third party, and all three are forced to work together to deal with issues surrounding identity, transitioning, and some very unusual avocados.
  • Buy Me Love by Martha Cooley
    • A woman who’s just won the lottery struggles to decide whether to cash in her prize–and how to deal with her newfound luck.
  • Selected Poems of Emanuel Xavier by Emanuel Xavier
    • A collection of poems by a Latinx LGBTQ+ poet who rose to fame during the mid-1990s.
  • With Teeth by Kristen Arnett
    • A woman struggles to raise her increasingly violent son without her frequently absent wife.
  • The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo
    • A retelling of The Great Gatsby that reimagines Jordan Baker as a queer Vietnamese adoptee trying to find her way in the world.
  • Club Olympus by James Morley
    • In 1929 New York City, the Olympian gods live as crime lords who rule the town–until a dangerous new enemy starts up a gang war that could destroy them all.
  • The Membranes by Ta-wei Chi
    • Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan Book 21
    • In a near future where humanity lives underwater due to climate change, a woman who specializes in dermal care finds herself increasingly questioning her gender, memory, and sense of reality.
  • Wendy, Darling by A.C. Wise
    • After Peter Pan abducts her daughter, a grown-up Wendy travels to Neverland to get her back.
  • The Pride Omnibus by Joe Glass, Cem Iroz, Hector Barros, Jacopo Camagni, and Ryan Cody
    • An man brings together the world’s best LGBTQ+ superheroes to form a new team to fight prejudice, misrepresentation, and a few supervillains as well.
  • A Witch’s Love at the End of the World Vol. 3 by Kujira
  • The Summer of You by Nagisa Furuya
    • My Summer of You Book 1
    • Two high school boys fall for each other over a shared love of movies.
  • Hitorijime My Hero 10 by Memeco Arii
    • Hitorijime My Hero Book 10
    • The tenth volume of a yaoi manga series about a reluctant gang member and the high school teacher who convinces him that heroes might exist after all.
  • As a Woman: What I Learned about Sex, Power, and the Patriarchy after I Transitioned by Paula Stone Williams
    • A memoir by a former evangelical pastor who had to reevaluate her understanding of spirituality and gender in the workplace after she transitioned.
  • Homo Psyche: On Queer Theory and Erotophobia by Gila Ashtor
    • A look at how queer theory can suffer from a narrow view of the erotic.
  • A Night at the Sweet Gum Head: Drag, Drugs, Disco, and Atlanta’s Gay Revolution by Martin Padgett
    • A look at 1970s Atlanta through the lens of its drag clubs and growing community of activists.
  • The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle over Same-Sex Marriage by Sasha Issenberg
    • A historical look at the struggle the legalize gay marriage.
  • Desire: A Memoir by Jonathan Dollimore
    • A cultural critic’s memoir about his experiences with depression, literature, and the gay subcultures of New York, Brighton, and Sydney.
  • I Have Not Loved You with My Whole Heart by Cris Harris
    • A memoir focusing on the author’s father, an Episcopal priest and alcoholic who came out during the AIDS epidemic and died of HIV in 1995.
  • My Place at the Table: A Recipe for a Delicious Life in Paris by Alexander Lobrano
    • A famous food critic takes a look at his evolution from Howard Johnson’s aficionado to one of the most influential Parisian restaurant critics today.
  • The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin
    • In a world where witches help keep the climate in check, an unusually powerful witch whose magic is tied to every season must save the world from destruction–even if it means giving up the woman she loves.
  • The Ghosts We Keep by Mason Deaver
    • When their older brother is killed, a teenager struggles with isolation and grief but finds some solace in spending time with their older brother’s best friend.
  • Speak for Yourself by Lana Wood Johnson
    • A teenager struggling to put together a team to enter an academic competition tries to play Cupid for two of her teammates but only complicates matters when she falls for one of them.
  • Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia
    • A Harlem Renaissance Mystery Book 1
    • A woman trying to live a normal life in 1926 Harlem finds herself reluctantly drawn into the investigation of several murders of young Black women like her.
  • Infraction by Yvonne Zipter
    • In 1875 St. Petersburg, a woman in love with math, literature, and her female lover finds her carefully arranged life in danger when her husband decides he’s no longer happy to keep things platonic.
  • My Prayers, in Manuscript by Khalid Amin and Khali Kazama
    • A collection of poetry about self-awareness, spirituality, and small moments of beauty.
  • Just Desserts by Geonn Cannon
    • Twenty short stories featuring lesbian romance.
  • Tuck In: Yellow Card Episode Three by F.A. Ray
  • Love’s Legacy: A Gay MM Romance Novel by Blake Allwood
  • Finding His Home: An MM Age Gap Daddy Romance by K. D. Ryan
    • Safe Harbor Book 2
    • A university student and a ballet dancer find their world turned upside down and their relationship in jeopardy after big changes in their respective career prospects and financial situations.
  • Jacob & Max by Romeo Alexander

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