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 9

May 10

May 11

  • Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler
    • A teenager who thinks she has everything she wants–including the attention of a hot boy–finds herself confused by the reappearance of the girl from her summer fling.
  • Baby and Solo by Lisabeth Posthuma
    • A teen struggling to start over finds a part time job at a video store, but just as he’s coming to love his new life, his past catches up and threatens to ruin it.
  • Prize Money by Celeste Castro
    • A barrel racer and a professional stunt woman are thrown together and begin to grow closer, but their very different life paths could tear them apart.
  • Sweet Hart by Rae Marks
    • Hart Consulting Book 1
    • A man trying to find his missing brother finds a lead that takes him to the Ukranian mafia–and someone who might be able to help.
  • Fate’s Attraction by Dirk Greyson
    • A wolf shifter comes across an amnesiac inexplicably caring for a shifter baby and a collection of wolf pups, and their growing relationship threatens to put all of them in danger.
  • Pursuit: A Victorian Entertainment by Felice Picano
    • In Victorian England, a young man tracks his lord’s missing lady across Europe in search of the truth regarding her disappearance.
  • Permanent Volta by Rosie Stockton
    • A collection of queer love poems.
  • Origins by Jen Jensen
    • A ghost hunter chases down her past in a haunted house in the Arizona desert.
  • Soul Surrender by Daniel de Lorne
    • Immortals of the Apocalypse Book 3
    • In a post-apocalyptic world where humanity is on the brink of destruction, a soul-eater has the chance to right past wrongs and give humankind a future.
  • ROLL OVER AND DIE: I Will Fight for an Ordinary Life with My Love and Cursed Sword! Vol. 2 by kiki and Sunao Minakata
    • ROLL OVER AND DIE: I Will Fight for an Ordinary Life with My Love and Cursed Sword! Book 2
    • The second volume of a manga series about an unlikely hero and her cursed sword.
  • Stone Fruit by Lee Lai
    • As their relationship begins to crumble, two women turn back to their respective families to reconnect.
  • School Zone Girls Vol. 1 by Ningiyau
    • School Zone Girls Book 1
    • The first volume of a manga series about two high school girls who like to cause trouble at school–while refusing to admit their feelings for each other.
  • A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow Vol. 7 by Makoto Hagino
  • I Think Our Son Is Gay 01 by Okura
  • Don’t Be Cruel: plus+ Vol. 2 by Yonezou Nekota
    • A collection of side stories from a manga series about a playboy highschooler who catches a studious classmate cheating on a test and blackmails him into a relationship.
  • Dick Fight Island Vol. 1 by Reibun Ike
    • Eight warriors engage in some unusual tactics to determine who will become the next king.
  • My Alcoholic Escape from Reality by Nagata Kabi
    • My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness Book 4
    • A diary comic by a manga artist struggling with her mental and physical health.
  • A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns: Friends & Family Bundle by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson
    • A guide to gender neutral pronouns delivered by a genderqueer artist and their best friend, a cisgender man.
  • Creating an LGBT+ Inclusive Workplace: The Practical Resource Guide for Business Leaders by Kryss Shane
    • A guide to creating LGBTQ+ inclusive workplaces, including tips on company policies, training, and more.
  • Reflections from Both Sides of the Glass Ceiling: Finding My True Self in Corporate America by Stephanie Battaglino
    • A trans woman’s story of coming out in corporate America and dealing with the loss of male privilege in the workplace.
  • Black Water Sister by Zen Cho
    • When a young woman moves back to Malaysia with her parents, she realizes the voice she’s been hearing in her head is her spirit medium grandmother, who forces her into a revenge plot against a magnate who offended her god.
  • We Are Satellites by Sarah Pinsker
    • As the world population increasingly gets brain implants called Pilots, one woman becomes part of a movement to stop the spread of the new technology, even though it pits her against her own family.
  • Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton
    • When a seventeen-year-old wins the lottery on an illegally purchased ticket, she struggles to decide whether to try to collect, even as the people around her become obsessed with figuring out who won.
  • Incredible Doom by Matthew Bogart and Jesse Holden
    • Incredible Doom Book 1
    • A graphic novel series about a group of teens growing up during the early days of the internet and coping with the struggles of their daily lives by finding each other online.
  • Thanks a Lot, Universe by Chad Lucas
    • An anxious teen struggling in foster care catches the eye of a classmate who wants to help but worries that reaching out will reveal his secret.
  • After Lorca by Jack Spicer
    • An American poet’s tribute to the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca.
  • Hidden Dreams by Shelley Thrasher
    • A woman searching for answers after her mother’s death travels to Cambodia, where she falls for her tour guide.
  • The Honeymooners by D.G. Carothers
  • Gracie & Zeus Live the Dream by Elizabeth Roderick
    • A music journalist and her son get caught up in the dangerous lives of her rock & roll interviewees.
  • A Husband for Hartwell by J.A. Rock and Lisa Henry

May 12

  • Runaway by Casey Cox
    • Escape Book 2
    • A party boy without direction finds himself in a fake relationship that he realizes he actually wants long term.
  • My Parents’ Surprise: MM Alpha/Omega Mpreg Romance by Rosa Swann
    • Blossoming of Fate Book 4
    • An alpha and omega who are trying to hide their relationship–and their pregnancy–find their secrets coming to a head at a family party.
  • Spoken Bliss: Unravelled by Darreal Joseph
    • A collection of poems about the experiences of a lesbian who grew up in a close-minded family and moved on to find herself.
  • Exiles of Tabat by Cat Rambo
    • The Tabat Quartet Book 3
    • In a world where magical creatures are fighting to be free, a reluctant heroine has a chance at escape–if she’s willing to take it.
  • Power of the Valkyrie: Chronos Edda #4 by Chris Studabaker and Mannix
    • The fourth volume of a comic book series pitting a valkyrie against her demigod nemesis in a battle that will change the future.
  • Hindsight Being 2020 by Eli Kwake
    • A collection of poetry and short stories written during 2020.
  • Mulligan by Eric Filler
    • Swap Games Book 3
    • A bad boy golfer is cursed by a rival and becomes a very bad female high school golf player.
  • Sealed with Acceptance by A.J. Marcus and Caitlin Ricci
    • Two fated mates go their separate ways after one cheats, but when they’re drawn together again by their families, they have an opportunity for a second chance.
  • Cold Hard Ground by Ariel Millar
    • Carpe Noctem Book 1
    • In a post-apocalyptic world, an injured alpha wolf and a human who has been the victim of dangerous experiments realize they’re fated mates.
  • Spare Room by E.M. Denning
    • The Trouble with Triads Book 1
    • After a fire leaves him homeless, a man moves in with his ex and his ex’s husband, which leads to the three of them considering a relationship.
  • Callan’s Atlas by K Webster
    • Brigs Ferry Bay Book 3
    • A teenager who moved from New York to Maine after a traumatic event is struggling to figure out what to do with his life now that he’s eighteen–in part due to a police officer who’s caught his eye.

May 13

May 14

May 15

  • My Life Ongoing, by C.s. Cobb by Candas Jane Dorsey
    • An intersex teen who refuses to choose a gender is sent to a youth psych ward and befriends a girl with her own difficult–and dangerous–parental relationship.
  • The Beast Within Me by Beau Lake
    • The Wolves of Wharton Book 2
    • A woman hoping to find a wolf pack of her own gets involved with a rakish alpha whose secrets, along with hers, could endanger them all.
  • Yancy in Love by J.B. Marsden
    • Two newlyweds decide to adopt a child and struggle to weather the process.
  • The Eagle and the Trembling Vessel by W. Dale Jordan
  • Omega Uncorked: A Non-Shifter Alpha Omega Mpreg Romance by Aria Grace and Lorelei M. Hart
    • Oak Grove Book 9
    • The new guy in town struggles to find an omega who’s a good fit until he comes up with a less conventional method.
  • BREATHE by Sophia Soames
    • A former adult entertainer struggling to find a new direction becomes the target of a college student who is also trying to get his life together and wants to help.
  • Pass by Jennifer Cody
    • Shattered Pawns Book 1
    • A detective who can see wings on the latest dead body he found becomes involved with several paranormal creatures and a danger that the three of them will have to stop together.
  • Dark Purity by Aja James
    • Pure/Dark Ones Book 17
    • A creature who has finally escaped his creator sets off to find the person who set him free.
  • Queer Between the Covers: Histories of Queer Publishing and Publishing Queer Voices by Leila Kassir and Richard Espley
    • A history of queer publishing from the 1880s through the present day.
  • Creep Love by Michael Walsh
    • A story, told in poetry, about a pregnant woman, her abusive boyfriend, and her younger sister.
  • Old Wounds by Carrsan T. Morrissey
    • After a horrific childhood event, a woman struggles to find meaning–and get revenge–through a vigilante identity she hopes will lead her to the original perpetrator of her trauma.
  • Here Is a Game We Could Play by Jenny Bitner
    • A lonely woman trying to find meaning in her life imagines more and more outlandish fantasies with a perfect lover.
  • To the Warm Horizon by Jin-young Choi
    • A group of Koreans struggles across a post-apocalyptic landscape hoping for survival.
  • Horses in the Sand by Lorrie Potvin
    • A memoir about a queer woman’s journey to learn more about her heritage and become an artist.
  • Stone Hearts by BL Maxwell
    • The Stone Series Book 3
    • After the end of a war, two gargoyles are given the opportunity to live a life together, but when an old enemy reappears, they may have to give up everything they’ve been trying to build.
  • Endless as the Stars by Domina Alexandra
    • Two paramedics who lost important people in their lives reach out to each other for friendship that slowly becomes something more.
  • Through My Eyes: 2016 Part 1 by Anna Beatriz
    • A woman struggling with her faith and her identity ends up with even more questions when she meets and falls for another woman.
  • Dusk Descending by Fionn Wagner
    • The Turning Wheel Book 1
    • A man with a dangerous magic finds himself with a circle of unexpectedly loyal friends–and with the attention of deities who expect him to defeat a god of death.
  • Big Daddy by Jayda Marx
    • Naughty Daddies Book 1
    • A tough man with a soft heart relies on his sassy and loving partner to help him through some unexpected life changes.

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