PRIDE Reads! LGBTQ+ Book Recommendations 🌈


Heyhey, BookNerds! Happy Pride Month! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸŒˆ!

Last year I made a smaller list of queer/lgbtq+ books that you can check out here -> LGBTQ+ Reads! Pride Month Book Recs🌈

This year I have redone this list and added even more books!!

A significant amount of the books are written by ownvoice authors (but not all) – and only a handful on this list are ones with tragedy (which have been marked!). However, they are all fantastic reads that I highly recommend!


Fantasy/Sci-Fi!

  • Legends & Lattes, by Travis Baldree
  • Rep: Sapphic mc, slow-burn sapphic romance.
  • Winter’s Orbit, by Everina Maxwell
  • Rep: M/M central couple (one mc is bisexual/pansexual), queer normative society, multiple side characters in same-sex relationships, non-binary side characters.
  • Cinderella Is Dead, by Kalynn Bayron
  • Rep: Lesbian mc, sapphic central romance, gay side character.
  • Iron Widow, By Xiran Jay Zhao
  • Rep: Bisexual MC, Poly M/F/F relationship.
  • The Sound Of Stars, by Alechia Dow
  • Rep: Demisexual and biromantic MC, non-binary side characters, Anxiety, biracial mc, plus sized mc.

Contemporary!

  • What If It’s Us, by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera.
  • Rep: m/m mc’s.
  • History Is All You Left Me, by Adam Silvera
  • Rep: m/m main characters
  • The book has a tragic element and is an emotional read.
  • They Both Die At The End, by Adam Silvera
  • Rep: m/m main characters (one is bisexual)
  • Another sad book with tragedy.
  • You Should See Me In A Crown, by Leah Johnson
  • Rep: f/f mc’s.
  • Loveless, by Alice Oseman
  • Rep: Asexual, Aromantic, Lesbian, Pansexual, Gay side character.
  • -> I would recommend this for the AroAce rep primarily (But keep in mind this is one specific experience of asexuality, not the only experience.)

Historical Fiction!

  • The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo, by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Rep: bisexual mc, lesbian side character, f/f relationship, m/m relationship, gay side character, Cuban mc.
  • –> Great read but an emotional one.

Romance/Rom-Coms!

  • The Falling In Love Montage, by Ciara Smyth
  • Rep: Lesbian mc, sapphic side characters.

Graphic Novels!

  • CosmoKnights, by Hannah Templer
  • Rep: sapphic, queer cast, poc.

BL Novels!

  • Tian Guan Ci FU, by Mo Xiang Tong Xu
  • Rep: m/m mc’s.

Are any of these on your tbrs? Or have you already read them? Am I missing out on any must read queer books? Let me know!

Happy Reading and Happy Pride, BookNerds!πŸŒˆπŸ’œπŸ“š


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