This is way too many books, especially for someone who have a pretty full-packed June at the moment, but things might change and I might make a dent in this list. First off, I have to let the graphic novels be because I’m travelling and can’t order them to me, while preferring to read physical graphic novels so much more than digital. Heartstopper vol. 3 and Mooncakes – I’ll read them this fall instead.
- When we were magic by Sarah Gailey: queer female witches
- Sawkill girls by Claire Legrand: horror-ish fantasy with enemies to lovers and queer girls
- Out of salem by Hal Schrieve: nonbinary mc, lesbian mc, queer side characters and also lots of zombies. I don’t know how that works out either, going to find out I guess.
- Every heart a doorway by Seanan McGuire: asexual mc and children diseappearing into magical lands
- Wilder girls by Rory Power: a horror book set at an all girl’s school and a queer mc that i can’t quite figure out more about without potentially spoiling myself. This book review says; “feminist horror” and “hella gay”, so we’ll go with that.
- Felix ever after by Kacen Callender: transgender mc, dealing with self-discovery and falling in love for the first time.
- Brave face by Shaun David Hutchinson: memoir by a gay author.
Wolfsong by T. J. Klune: m/m romance, contains werewolves.
The last true poets of the sea by Julia Drake: my thought-process seeing this book was “hey look at that interesting title, wonder if it’s mermaids” then I investigated further and realized it’s a more serious story dealing with mental illness and the aftermath of a suicide attempt in the family, along with the mystery of uncovering a shipwreck and a f/f relationship.
Magic for liars by Sarah Gailey: urban fantasy/murder mystery standalone with bisexual love interest, a magical witchy school and lots of blood and violence and other questionable things.
Ship of smoke and steel by Django Wexler: a YA fantasy book with a bisexual mc that’s more of an anti-heroine, and also on a mission to steal a legendary ghost ships. I mean – bi pirates, basically.
The library of the unwritten by A. J. Hackwith: pansexual mc, also a former anti-heroine/badass who’s now settled down into being the Head Librarian of a “neutral space in Hell where all the stories unfinished by their authors reside” (from the synopsis). I have to love this, I mean – “power struggle between Heaven and Hell” sounds delightful.
Mask of shadows by Linsey Miller: genderfluid mc, also a badass thief. Fantasy with assassins and royalty and vicious circus acrobats apparently.
Poetry collections by queer girls
- Aphrodite made me do it by Trista Mateer
- Please don’t go before I get better by Madison Kuhn
- Almost home by Madison Kuhn
- Shame is an ocean I swim across by Mary Lambert
- Soft on soft by Mina Waheed