LIST: 2022 lgbtq+ ya releases

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I can’t believe it’s already that time of the year, but happy pride month, lovelies!!! As usual, I compiled (almost?) all of the LGBTQ+ YA releases of this year to celebrate. You can view the lists from the previous years here:

As always, thank you thank you to Charlotte, who co-runs readsrainbow (a blog dedicated to LGBT media), along with Anna, for sending me the bulk of this list. I am forever grateful; please go follow them! This is a list of YA releases, but they are a great resource for LGBT novels for all age ranges, as is LGBTQ Reads (run by Dahlia Adler).

What’s a better way to celebrate Pride 2022 than going through this list of 200+ books detailed with all the representation I could find? (It was an effort of some 30+ hours rip.) So without further ado, here is a list of all the LGBTQ+ YA releases in 2022!

Of course, I am only human and there are bound to be errors in this post. If you see any mistakes, please let me know and I’ll fix it as soon as I can! * I tried to note any representation as detailed as I could, but I haven’t read most of this list and had to rely on other people’s reviews. Let me know if there’s something on-page that’s not noted here!

* If you are an author and would like me to edit or remove any personal information I have listed, I am more than happy to do so! Please message me and I will change it as soon as I can.

Also, I tried to include content warnings where I could, but please know that I could not find them for every single book. I would recommend you look into any content warnings before reading instead of depending on this post for them!

A typical disclaimer: this is more of a masterlist than a recommendation list. Again, I have not read most of the books on this list, so I cannot vouch for all of them. There are also a few books by authors who are known to have done some questionable and problematic things; if you’re curious, you can message me and I can let you know which of these are on the list. I don’t mean to stop you from reading this books, which is why they’re still on the list, but I personally do not support them and their actions. I encourage you to make your own judgments; you can often go through reviews before deciding to read a book as well.


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KEY

organized by release date then alphabetical
*** = written by an author of color
๐ŸŒˆ = romance

GENRES

๐ŸŽˆ = contemporary
๐Ÿงก = horror
โœจ = fantasy
๐ŸŒฟ = historical
๐Ÿ“š = anthology
๐ŸŒƒ = science fiction
๐ŸŒบ = historical fantasy
๐Ÿ” = mystery

TABLE OF CONTENTS

january
book:rep:author:
The Kindred by Alechia Dow ***
(read my review here)
๐ŸŒƒ
fat demiromantic asexual Black protagonist, bisexual Black protagonist, gay Black side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/m
Black author
Serendipity edited by Marissa Meyer (***)
๐ŸŽˆ, ๐Ÿ“š
sapphic Black protagonists, Chinese-American protagonists, gay protagonists, lesbian Latine protagonist, sapphic Latine protagonist
๐ŸŒˆ f/f, m/m
LGBTQ+ authors, authors of color, LGBTQ+ authors of color
The Ivory Key (The Ivory Key Duology #1) by Akshaya Raman ***
โœจ
Indian inspiration and -coded characters, gay protagonist, lesbian side characters
๐ŸŒˆ side f/f
Tamil-American author
Spin Me Right Round by David Valdes ***
(cw: homophobia, teacher-student relationship, homophobic violence)
๐ŸŒƒ
gay Cuban-American protagonist and side characteres, gay Chinese-American love interest, nonbinary side character, Thai-American side character, Indian-American side character, Black side character
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
gay Cuban-American author
Love Somebody by Rachel Roasek
๐ŸŽˆ
sapphic protagonists, nonbinary side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
bisexual author
Hopepunk by Preston Norton
(cw: conversion therapy, homophobia)
๐ŸŽˆ
 gay main character, lesbian side characterbisexual author
The Bone Spindle by Leslie Vedder
โœจ
lesbian protagonist, sapphic love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
queer asexual author
Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei
๐ŸŽˆ
bisexual protagonist, gay Black love interest, lesbian side characters, bisexual side characters
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
nonbinary author
Beyond the End of the World (The Other Side of the Sky #2) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
โœจ, ๐ŸŒƒ
bisexual protagonist
๐ŸŒˆ m/f
Game On edited by Laura Silverman (***)
๐ŸŽˆ, ๐Ÿ“š
LGBTQ+ characters
๐ŸŒˆ f/f, m/m
LGBTQ+ authors, authors of color, LGBTQ+ authors of color
Coming Back by Jessi Zabarsky
โœจ, graphic novel
lesbian protagonists
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
Into the Midnight Void (Beyond the Ruby Veil #2) by Mara Fitzgerald
(cw: blood, eye gore, body horror)
(read my review here)
โœจ
lesbian protagonist and love interest, gay side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
At the End of Everything by Marieke Nijkamp
๐ŸŒƒ
nonbinary protagonistnonbinary author
Rebel Boys and Rescue Dogs, or Things That Kiss with Teeth by Brianna R. Shrum
๐ŸŽˆ
trans boy love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/trans m
The Temperature of Me and You by Brian Zepka
๐ŸŒƒ
gay protagonist and love interest
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
gay author
february
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Murder of Crows by K. Ancrum ***
๐Ÿ”
bisexual Cuban-American protagonist, lesbian side character, gay side character, sapphic side characterbisexual intersex Black author
Magical Boy Volume 1: A Graphic Novel by The Kao
โœจ, graphic novel
trans boy protagonist, lesbian side characters, gay side character
No Filter and Other Lies by Crystal Maldonado ***
๐ŸŽˆ
fat bisexual Puerto Rican protagonist, fat sapphic love interest, Indian-American side character, Puerto Rican side characters
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
bisexual Puerto Rican author
Fire Becomes Her by Rosiee Thor
โœจ
aromantic bisexual protagonist, asexual nonbinary love interest, aromantic asexual side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/nb
queer author
The Gifts That Bind Us by Caroline Oโ€™Donoghue
(cw: transphobia, homophobia, self-harm)
โœจ
sapphic protagonist, bisexual genderfluid love interest, sapphic biracial (Filipino, Irish) side character, deaf side character, black side characters, side character with OCD
๐ŸŒˆ f/genderfluid
Across a Field of Starlight by Blue Delliquanti
๐ŸŒƒ, graphic novel
nonbinary protagonistsnonbinary author
Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie ***
(read my review here)
๐ŸŽˆ
queer biracial (Cuban, Irish) protagonist, Pakistani-American side character, biromantic asexual Korean-American side character, bisexual Afro-Puerto Rican side character, aromantic side character, pansexual Black side characterqueer multiracial (Colombian, Cuban, Irish) author
Golden Boys by Phil Stamper
๐ŸŽˆ
gay protagonists
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
gay author
Cold by Mariko Tamaki ***
๐Ÿ”, graphic novel
sapphic protagonist, gay protagonistqueer biracial (Japanese, white) author
The Moonstone Girls by Brooke Skipstone
๐ŸŒฟ
lesbian protagonist, gay main character
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
Bitter (Pet #0.5) by Akwaeke Emezi ***
โœจ
Black trans girl protagonist, lesbian Muslim side characternonbinary Nigerian-American protagonist
The Chandler Legacies by Abdi Nazemian ***
(cw: hazing (of a sexual nature), racism, sexism, sexual assault)
๐ŸŽˆ
gay Iranian protagonistgay Iranian-American author
Extasia by Claire Legrand
(cw: cult/religious trauma, body horror, torture, attempted sexual assault, suicide, mentions of physical abuse and domestic abuse)
โœจ
sapphic protagonist, love interest, and side characters
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
From Dust, a Flame by Rebecca Podos
โœจ
sapphic Jewish protagonist, lesbian Jewish love interest, gay side character with ADHD, Black Jewish side character, nonbinary side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
Jewish author
The Turning Pointe by Vanessa L. Torres ***
๐ŸŒฟ
Mexican-American protagonist, genderqueer love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/genderqueer
Mexican-American author
march
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Every Variable of Us by Charles A. Bush ***
๐ŸŽˆ
bisexual Black protagonist, lesbian Indian-American love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
queer Black author
The One True Me and You by Remi K. England
(cw: gender dysphoria, homophobia, transphobia, mentions of death of a parent by suicide)
๐ŸŽˆ
questioning nonbinary protagonist, lesbian protagonist, Black side character, sapphic side character
๐ŸŒˆ nb/f
nonbinary author
Loveless (Osemanverse #10) by Alice Oseman
๐ŸŽˆ
aromantic asexual protaognist
Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix by Aminah Mae Safi ***
๐ŸŒบ
sapphic side characters
๐ŸŒˆ side f/f
Muslim mixed race author
And They Lived by Steven Salvatore
(cw: outing, homophobia, fatphobia, gaslighting, disordered eating and purging (graphic), suicidal ideation)
๐ŸŽˆ
gay nonbinary protagonist, gay love interest
๐ŸŒˆ nb/m
gay genderqueer author
All Thatโ€™s Left in the World by Erik J. Brown
๐ŸŒƒ
gay protagonist, bisexual/pansexual protagonist
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
gay author
Messy Roots by Laura Gao
(cw: racism)
graphic novel, memoir
[ memoir ]lesbian Chinese-American author
One for All by Lillie Lainoff
(cw: death of a loved one, mention of sexual assault)
๐ŸŒฟ
protagonist with POTS, lesbian side character, demisexual biromantic side characterdisabled author
Great or Nothing by Joy McCullough, Caroline Tung Richmond ***, Tess Sharpe, and Jessica Spotswood
๐ŸŒฟ
lesbian protagonist, Japanese-American side character, British Chinese side characterAsian-American author
Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore ***
โœจ
trans nonbinary Mexican protagonist with dyslexia, trans nonbinary Mexican protagonist with ADHD, lesbian side character
๐ŸŒˆ nb/nb
queer bigender Mexican-American author
Take Her Down by Lauren Emily Whalen
(cw: sexual assault, rape, self-harm, biphobia)
๐ŸŽˆ
bisexual protagonist, lesbian side character, gay side character, nonbinary (demi-girl) side character
Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters ***
๐ŸŽˆ
gay Black protagonist, bisexual brown love interest, bisexual side character, nonbinary side character
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
Black author
A Million Quiet Revolutions by Robin Gow
(cw: homophobia, transphobia, deadnaming, misgendering)
๐ŸŽˆ
gay trans boy Puerto Rican protagonist, gay trans boy Jewish protagonist, queer nonbinary Latine side character, Puerto Rican side characters, Black side character
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
bisexual genderqueer author
Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram ***
(cw: homophobia)
(read my review here)
gay protagonist, gay Iranian-American love interest, Vietnamese-Canadian side character, Indian-Canadian side character, Brazilian-Canadian side character
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
gay Iranian-American author
Forward March by Skye Quinlan
(cw: outing, homophobia, depression, mentions of self-harm)
๐ŸŽˆ
asexual lesbian protagonist, bisexual love interest, nonbinary side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
asexual lesbian author
My Dearest Darkest by Kayla Cottingham
๐Ÿงก
lesbian protagonist, bisexual protagonist
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
Survive the Dome by Kosoko Jackson ***
(cw: police brutality, racism, racial slurs, gun violence)
๐ŸŒƒ
gay Black protagonist and love interest, Latina side character
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
gay Black author
So This Is Ever After by F. T. Lukens
โœจ
bisexual protagonist, mlm love interest, lesbian side character, polyamorous side character
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
Anything But Fine by Tobias Madden
๐ŸŽˆ
achillean protagonist and love interest, Muslim Indonesian side character
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
achillean author
Live, Laugh, Kidnap by Gabby Noone
๐ŸŽˆ
lesbian protagonist, sapphic love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin by Kip Wilson
๐ŸŒฟ
lesbian protagonist and love interest, LGBTQ+ side characters
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
When Our Worlds Collided by Danielle Jawando ***
(cw: past parental abuse, violence, racial abuse and attack)
๐ŸŽˆ
gay Black protagonist, Black protagonistsIrish-Nigerian-Ghanaian author
april
book:rep:author:
Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak (Unstoppable #2) by Charlie Jane Anders
๐ŸŒƒ
sapphic protagonist, sapphic trans girl Black Brazilian protagonist, nonbinary side characters
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
trans author
Omens Bite (Sisters of Salem #2) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
โœจ
lesbian protagonist, Egyptian side characters
She Gets the Girl by Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick ***
๐ŸŽˆ
lesbian protagonist, lesbian biracial (Korean, white) protagonist with anxiety, lesbian side characters
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
sapphic author, sapphic Asian-American author
This Rebel Heart by Katherine Locke
๐ŸŒบ
polyamorous Jewish protagonist, polyamorous genderqueer main character, polyamorous love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/genderqueer/m
queer nonbinary Jewish author
Nothing Burns as Bright as You by Ashley Woodfolk ***
๐ŸŽˆ
sapphic Black protagonist, bisexual Black love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
Black author
Blaine for the Win by Robbie Couch
๐ŸŽˆ
gay protagonist and side charactersgay author
Boys of the Beast by Monica Zepeda ***
๐ŸŽˆ
gay Jewish Latine protagonist, Latine protagonists
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
Mexican-American author
Vile Stars by Sera Milano
(cw: toxic relationship, domestic abuse (emotional))
๐ŸŽˆ
gay main characters
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
queer author
The Drowning Summer by Christine Lynn Herman
๐Ÿ”
bisexual protagonist and love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
bisexual author
Howl by Shaun David Hutchinson
(cw: sexual assault, homophobia)
๐Ÿงก
gay protagonistgay author
Mamo, Vol. 1 by Sas Milledge
(cw: mention of past child abuse)
โœจ, graphic novel
apphic protagonist, sapphic Filipino protagonist, Filipino characters
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
I Am the Ghost in Your House by Maria Romasco-Moore
โœจ
bisexual protagonist
Sofi and the Bone Song by Adrienne Tooley
(read my review here)
โœจ
lesbian protagonist, sapphic love interest, gay side character, sapphic side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
bisexual author
Harley Quinn: Reckoning by Rachael Allen
(cw: domestic abuse, sexual harrassment)
๐ŸŒƒ
bisexual protagonistbisexual author
No Stopping Us Now by Lucy Jane Bledsoe
๐ŸŒฟ
sapphic protagonist
Every Word You Never Said by Jordon Greene
(cw: homophobia, religious homophobia, bullying, ableism)
๐ŸŽˆ
nonverbal, gay gender non-conforming protagonist, pansexual protagonist
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
gay author
Dig Two Graves by Gretchen McNeil
(cw: sexual harassment)
๐Ÿ”
bisexual protagonist
Arden Grey by Ray Stoeve
๐ŸŽˆ
questioning asexual protaognist, trans boy side characterqueer nonbinary author
may
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An Unreliable Magic (A Hundred Names for Magic #2) by Rin Chupeco ***
โœจ
Filipino protagonist and side characters, gay main character, nonbinary Chinese main character, Japanese main characternonbinary Filipino author
The Queen of Junk Island by Alexandra Mae Jones
(cw: biphobia, homophobia, outing, sexual harassment)
๐ŸŒฟ
bisexual protagonist, lesbian biracial (Indigenous, white) love interest, asexual side character, sapphic side characters, Indigenous side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
Wish Upon a Satellite by Sophie Labelle
๐ŸŽˆ
trans nonbinary protagonist, trans girl love interest
๐ŸŒˆ nb/f
trans author
The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester by Maya MacGregor
๐ŸŽˆ
autistic panromantic asexual nonbinary protagonist, sapphic Latine side character
I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
(cw: religious homophobia)
(read my review here)
๐ŸŽˆ
bisexual protagonist, lesbian love interest, dyslexic gay Black main character, Black nonbinary achillean main character, lesbian side character, gay side character, nonbinary side character, bisexual side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/f, side m/nb
queer author
When You Call My Name by Tucker Shaw
๐ŸŒฟ
gay protagonistsgay author
Burn Down, Rise Up by Vincent Tirado ***
(cw: gore, violence)
๐Ÿงก
sapphic Afro-Dominican-American protagonist, sapphic Black love interest, Black side characters
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
nonbinary Afro-Latine author
If You Change Your Mind by Robby Weber
๐ŸŽˆ
gay protagonist and love interest(s)
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
gay author
Gay Club! by Simon James Green
๐ŸŽˆ
gay protagonist and side characters, lesbian side characters, trans side charactersgay author
The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jen Ferguson
๐ŸŽˆ
asexual Mรฉtis protagonist, bisexual Black side character, bisexual side character, achillean side charactersMรฉtis author
Dead End Girls by Wendy Heard
(cw: child abuse, death, lesbophobia)
๐Ÿ”
lesbian protagonist, sapphic nonbinary protagonist
๐ŸŒˆ f/nb
Cafรฉ Con Lychee by Emery Lee ***
๐ŸŽˆ
gay Chinese-Japanese protagonist with ADHD, gay Puerto Rican protagonist with anxiety
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
trans multiracial author
Beauty And The Besharam by Lillie Vale ***
(read my review here)
๐ŸŽˆ
Indian-American protagonist and side characters, Korean-American love interest and side character, queer demiromantic Indian-American side character, sapphic side characters, Mexican-American trans boy side character, Lebanese-American side character
๐ŸŒˆ side f/f
Indian-American author
Nate Plus One by Kevin van Whye ***
๐ŸŽˆ
gay biracial (South African, white) protagonist, bisexual Indian-American love interest, gay side character
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
gay biracial author
Galaxy: The Prettiest Star by Jadzia Axelrod, illustrated by Jess Taylor
๐ŸŒƒ, graphic novel
trans girl protagonist, sapphic love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
trans author, nonbinary artist
Melt With You by Jennifer Dugan
๐ŸŽˆ
bisexual protagonist and love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
The Days of Bluegrass Love by Edward van de Vendel, translated by Emma Rault
๐ŸŽˆ
gay protagonist and love interest
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
The Lesbianaโ€™s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes ***
(cw: outing, racism, lesbophobia, mentions of suicidal thoughts)
๐ŸŽˆ
lesbian Indigenous Mexican-American protagonist, lesbian Chinese-American love interest, bisexual Indegenous Mexican-American side character, gay Black side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
nonbinary Mexican-American author
Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta ***
๐ŸŽˆ
gay British Nigerian protagonist, gay Black love interest, trans boy love interest
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
gay Black author
Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster by Andrea Mosqueda ***
๐ŸŽˆ
bisexual Mexican-American protagonist, lesbian love interest, sapphic side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
Mexican-American author
A Cruel and Fated Light (The Hollow Star Saga #2) by Ashley Shuttleworth
โœจ
lesbian protagonist with depression, pansexual protagonist, gay protagonist, bisexual protagonist, genderfluid side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/f, m/m
pansexual genderfluid author
Primal Animals by Julia Lynn Rubin
๐Ÿงก
sapphic protagonist and love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
sapphic author
Milo and Marcos at the End of the Word by Kevin Christopher Snipes
(cw: internalized homophobia, religious homophobia, parental abuse (emotional))
๐ŸŒƒ
gay protagonist and love interest
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
gay author
All Signs Point To Yes edited by g. haron davis, Cam Montgomery, and Adrianne White (***)
๐ŸŽˆ, ๐Ÿ“š
queer Black protagonists, Korean protagonist, lesbian Latine protagonist, queer Latine protagonists, Ojibwe protagonist, demisexual protagonist, Peruvian protagonist, lesbian Puerto Rican-Uruguyan protagonist, pansexual Black protagonist, LGTBQ+ side characters of color
๐ŸŒˆ ?
LGBTQ+ authors (of color)
Speech and Debacles by Heather DiAngelis
๐ŸŽˆ
bisexual protagonist with endometriosis
๐ŸŒˆ f/m
bisexual author with endometriosis
The Fae Keeper (The Witch King #2) by H. E. Edgmon
โœจ
gay trans boy protagonist, achillean Black love interest, biromantic asexual Native American side character, LGBTQ+ side characters
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
queer trans author
The Merciless Ones (Deathless #2) by Namina Forna ***
โœจ
West African inspiration, sapphic side characters, trans side characters
๐ŸŒˆ side f/f
Sierra Leonean-American author
Out of the Blue by Jason June
โœจ
queer genderqueer protagonist, gay love interest
๐ŸŒˆ genderqueer/m
genderqueer author
A Little Bit Country by Brian D. Kennedy
๐ŸŽˆ
gay protagonists
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
gay author
Flip the Script by Lyla Lee ***
๐ŸŽˆ
bisexual Korean-American protagonist, lesbian Korean love interest, pansexual Korean side character, Korean side characters
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
bisexual Korean-American author
Man Oโ€™War by Cory McCarthy
(cw: internalized homophobia, gender dysphoria)
๐ŸŽˆ
pansexual nonbinary biracial (Lebanese, Irish) protagonist, bisexual agender love interest, asexual biracial (Lebanese, Irish) side character
๐ŸŒˆ nb/agender
queer trans biracial (Lebanese, Irish) author
Summerโ€™s Edge by Dana Mele
๐Ÿ”
lesbian protagonist, bisexual protagonistqueer author
Deep in Providence by Riss M. Neilson ***
(cw: grief, sexual harassment)
โœจ
Black protagonists, Filipino-American protagonist, sapphic protagonist and love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
Filipino-Cape Verdean-American author
Improbable Magic for Cynical Witches by Kate Scelsa
๐ŸŽˆ
lesbian protagonist and love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
lesbian author
Kings of Bโ€™more by R. Eric Thomas ***
๐ŸŽˆ
gay Black protagonists, bisexual side character
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
gay Black author
june
book:rep:author:
Only Pieces by Edd Tello ***
๐ŸŽˆ
gay Mexican-American protagonist, Mexican-American side characters, gay side character
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
Mexican-American author
Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler
๐ŸŽˆ
polysexual protagonist, butch lesbian protagonist
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
Jewish author
Happily Ever Island by Crystal Cestari
๐ŸŽˆ
lesbian protagonist, sapphic love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
Slip by Marika McCoola, illustrated by Aatmaja Pandya
(cw: attempted suicide of a side character, mentions of self-harm)
๐ŸŽˆ, graphic novel
sapphic protagonist and love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
Game of Strength and Storm by Rachel Menard
(cw: sexism, violence)
โœจ
demisexual protagonist, sapphic protagonist and side character
Out There: Into the Queer New Yonder edited by Saundra Mitchell (***)
๐ŸŒƒ, ๐Ÿ“š
view rep for each story in this review
๐ŸŒˆ m/m, f/m, f/f
LGBTQ+ authors, authors of color, LGBTQ+ authors of color
We All Fall Down (The River City Duology #1) by Rose Szabo
โœจ
queer genderfluid protagonist, butch lesbian protagonist, fat queer biracial (Black, white) protagonist, sapphic biracial (Black, white) protagonistnonbinary author
The Gravity of Missing Things by Marisa Urgo
๐Ÿ”
bisexual protagonist
๐ŸŒˆ f/m
bisexual author
Hell Followed with Us by Andrew Joseph White
(cw: violence, body horror, transphobia (deadnaming, misgendering), religious abuse, parental abuse, domestic abuse, self-injury, vomiting)
๐Ÿงก
gay trans boy protagonist, autistic gay protagonist, LGBTQ+ characters
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
queer trans author
Glorious Poison (Battalion of the Dead #3) by Kat Dunn
๐ŸŒบ
lesbian biracial (Black, white) protagonist, Black protagonist, bisexual protagonist, gay protagonist
If You Still Recognise Me by Cynthia So ***
(cw: past toxic relationship, homophobia)
๐ŸŽˆ
bisexual British-Chinese protagonist, lesbian Britishโ€“Chinese side character, sapphic British-Indian side character, sapphic biracial (Black, white) side character, bisexual nonbinary Vietnamese side character, Chinese side characters, gay Chinese side character, gay and sapphic side charactersbisexual nonbinary British-Hongkongese author
Not Good for Maidens by Tori Bovalino
(cw: gore, body horror, violence, trauma)
๐Ÿงก
bisexual protagonist, asexual protagonist, pansexual side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
Valiant Ladies by Melissa Grey
๐ŸŒฟ
lesbian biracial (Indigenous Peruvian, Dutch) protagonist, sapphic Spanish-Peruvian protagonist, Peruvian side characters
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
The Sea Knows My Name by Laura Brooke Robson
(cw: sexual assault)
โœจ
bisexual love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/m
The Comedienneโ€™s Guide to Pride by Hayli Thomson
๐ŸŽˆ
lesbian protagonist, sapphic love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
lesbian author
This Wicked Fate (This Poison Heart #2) by Kalynn Bayron ***
โœจ
bisexual Black protagonist, sapphic love interest, sapphic Black parents, Black side characters
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
sapphic Black author
Epically Earnest by Molly Horan
๐ŸŽˆ
bisexual protagonist, sapphic love interest, gay side characteres
๐ŸŒˆ f/f, side m/m
The Loophole by Naz Kutub ***
(cw: alcoholism, parental abuse, racism, Islamophobia)
โœจ
queer Muslim Indian protagonist21gay Muslim biracial (Indian, Malay) author
Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca Barrow ***
(cw: murder, suicide ideation, self-harm, intrusive thoughts, mentions of drowning)
๐Ÿ”
lesbian biracial (Black, white) protagonist with anxiety and depression, sapphic biracial (Filipino, white) love interest, biracial (Black, white) side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
queer Black author
Godslayers (Gearbreakers #2) by Zoe Hana Mikuta ***
๐ŸŒƒ
lesbian Korean-coded protagonist, bisexual Korean-coded protagonist
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
bisexual biracial (Korean, white) author
The Last Session Vol. 1: Roll for Initiative by Jasmine Walls, edited by Michael Moccio, illustrated by Dozerdraws
โœจ, ๐Ÿ“š
LGBTQ+ cast
july
book:rep:author:
The Promise of Lost Things by Helene Dunbar
โœจ
gay protagonists
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
Wash Day Diaries by Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith ***
๐ŸŽˆ, graphic novel
sapphic Black protagonists, Black protagonistsBlack, Puerto Rican, and Dominican author, Jamaican author
The King is Dead by Benjamin Dean ***
๐Ÿ”
gay Black protagonistgay Black author
The Society For Soulless Girls by Laura Steven
๐ŸŒฟ
sapphic protagonists
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
The You I See by Danny Freeman
๐ŸŒฟ
gay protagonists
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
Wake the Bones by Elizabeth Kilcoyne
๐Ÿงก
achillean main character and side character
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
queer author
Blackwater by Jeannette Arroyo and Ren Graham
โœจ
queer biromantic Black Puerto Rican protagonist, queer trans boy protagonist with a chronic illness, Black side character
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
Dauntless by Elisa A. Bonnin ***
โœจ
Filipino inspiration and -coded characters; lesbian protagonist, bisexual love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
Filipino author
Heat Wave (The Extraordinaries #3) by T. J. Klune
โœจ
gay protagonist with ADHD, bisexual love interest, lesbian side characters
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
gay author
Youngblood by Sasha Laurens
(cw: lesbophobia, blood, violence)
โœจ
lesbian protagonist, sapphic protagonist, queer nonbinary side character, gay Salvadorian side character, Chinese side character, biracial (Indian, white) side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
Violet Made of Thorns (Violet Made of Thorns #1) by Gina Chen ***
(cw: self-harm in a ritual/magical context, body horror)
(read my review here)
โœจ
East Asian-coded protagonist, bisexual brown side character, lesbian side characterChinese-American author
The Witchery by S. Isabelle ***
โœจ
sapphic Black protagonistsBlack author
Long Story Short by Serena Kaylor
(read my review here)
๐ŸŽˆ
neurodiverse protagonist, biracial (Indian, white) love interest, Black side character, gay side characterbisexual author
Beating Heart Baby by Lio Min ***
๐ŸŽˆ
adopted, pansexual biracial (Filipino, white) protagonist, achillean trans boy Korean-Japanese protagonist, lesbian Black side character, queer nonbinary side character
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
Chinese author
The Valkyrieโ€™s Daughter (The Helheim Prophecy #1) by Tiana Warner
โœจ
sapphic protagonist and love interest, trans girl side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
LGBTQ+ author
august
book:rep:author:
The Feeling of Falling in Love by Mason Deaver
(cw: transphobia, misgendering, homophobia)
๐ŸŽˆ
gay trans boy protagonist, achillean nonbinary love interest, gay side character, gay trans boy side character, bisexual Korean side character, bisexual Black side character, questioning Black side character
๐ŸŒˆ m/nb
nonbinary author
Bad At Love by Gabriela Martins ***
(read my review here)
๐ŸŽˆ
demisexual Brazilian protagonist, pansexual Brazilian-American protagonist, lesbian Black side character, Korean-American side character
๐ŸŒˆ m/f
Brazilian author
It Sounds Like This by Anna Meriano ***
๐ŸŽˆ
fat questioning asexual Latine protagonist, Jewish gray-aromantic gray-asexual love interest with ADHD and APD, Latine side characters, Black side character, trans boy side character, nonbinary side characters
๐ŸŒˆ f/m
Latine author
These Fleeting Shadows by Kate Alice Marshall
๐Ÿงก
sapphic protagonist and love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
queer author
Furysong (The Aurelian Cycle #3) by Rosaria Munda
(cw: burnings, blood, branding, grief; mentions of past coercive sexual relationship, threat of rape)
(read my review here)
โœจ
bisexual main character, gay main character
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
Blood Like Fate (Blood Like Magic #2) by Liselle Sambury ***
(cw: gun violence, eating disorder, blood, gore, violence, full list here)
(read my review here)
โœจ
Trinidadian-Canadian protagonist and side characters, Mexican-Canadian trans boy love interest, Trinidadian-Canadian trans girl side character, Trinidadian-Canadian demisexual lesbian side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/trans m
Trinidadian-Canadian author
The Honeys by Ryan La Sala
(cw: blood, bullying, grief, homophobia, sexual harassment, transphobia, violence)
๐Ÿงก
achillean genderfluid protagonist, lesbian side character, gay side character, questioning side characterqueer author
The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones
โœจ
bisexual protagonist, sapphic love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
This Is Why They Hate Us by Aaron H. Aceves ***
(cw: suicide ideation, intrusive thoughts, homophobia, anxiety, depression, mention of homophobic assault of a side character)
(read my review here)
๐ŸŽˆ
bisexual Mexican-American protagonist, Muslim bisexual Palestinian-American love interest, bisexual Afro-Puerto Rican/Cuban side character, bisexual Vietnamese-American side character, gay Mexican-American side characters, biracial (Black, white) side character
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
bisexual Mexican-American author
Clown in a Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives (Clown in a Cornfield #2) by Adam Cesare
๐Ÿงก
gay main characters
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
Felix Silver, Teaspoons & Witches by Harry Cook
โœจ
gay protagonist, bisexual love interest
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
gay author
All of Our Demise (All of Us Villains #2) by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman
โœจ
bisexual protagonistsbisexual authors
Moon Dark Smile (Night Shine #2) by Tessa Gratton
โœจ
nonbinary character, genderfluid character, LGBTQ+ castqueer nonbinary author
In the Shadow of the Throne by Kate Sheridan, illustrated by Gaia Cardinali
โœจ
gay Filipino protagonist, gay protagonist
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
september
book:release date:info:
Timberdark (Wranglestone #2) by Darren Charlton
๐Ÿงก
September 1rep: gay protagonist and love interest
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
author: gay author
Aces Wild: A Heist by Amanda DeWitt
๐Ÿ”
September 6rep: asexual protagonist and main characters, asexual nonbinary main character
Coven by Jennifer Dugan, illustrated by Kit Seaton
โœจ, graphic novel
September 6rep: sapphic protagonist and main characters, achillean side characters, Black side characters
Meet Me in Mumbai by Sabina Khan ***
๐ŸŽˆ
September 6rep: Indian-American protagonist, sapphic parents
๐ŸŒˆ side f/f
author: Muslim Pakistani-American author
Destination Unknown by Bill Konigsberg
๐ŸŒฟ
September 6rep: fat gay Jewish protagonist, gay love interest and side characters, lesbian side characters, trans girl Black side character, LGBTQ+ side characters, Jewish side characters
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
author: gay author
Self Made Boys by Anna-Marie McLemore ***
๐ŸŒฟ
September 6rep: trans boy protagonist, Latino trans boy protagonist, lesbian Latina side character, achillean side characters
author: queer bigender Mexican-American author
Funeral Girl by Emma K. Ohland
โœจ
September 6rep: asexual protagonist, nonbinary side character
author: queer author
The Sunbearer Trials (The Sunbearer Duology #1) by Aiden Thomas ***
โœจ
September 6rep: trans boy Mexican protagonist, LGBTQ+ characters, Mexican inspiration and -coded characters
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
author: queer trans nonbinary Mexican-American author
It Looks Like Us by Alison Ames
๐Ÿงก
September 13rep: asexual protagonist with anxiety, gay side character
Book of Dreams by Kevin Craig
๐Ÿงก
September 13rep: gay protagonist
author: nonbinary author
Death by Society by Sierra Elmore
(cw: suicide ideation, depression, self-harm, bullying, domestic violence, racism, anxiety (social and generalized), and rape trauma syndrome (no rape depiction))
๐ŸŽˆ
September 13rep: sapphic protagonists
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
author: Black author
Tragic Volume 1 by Dana Mele, illustrated by Valentina Pinti
๐ŸŽˆ, graphic novel
September 13rep: bisexual protagonist
๐ŸŒˆ f/m
author: queer author
Eternally Yours edited by Patrice Caldwell (***)
โœจ
September 20rep: LGBTQ+ characters
๐ŸŒˆ (?)
author: LGBTQ+ authors, authors of color, LGBTQ+ authors of color
Other Ever Afters: New Queer Fairy Tales by Melanie Gillman
โœจ, graphic novel
September 20rep: LGBTQ+ cast
๐ŸŒˆ (?)
author: nonbinary author
Rust in the Root by Justina Ireland ***
๐ŸŒบ
September 20rep: sapphic Black protagonist, Black side characters
author: Black author
The Killing Code by Ellie Marney
๐Ÿ”
September 20rep: sapphic protagonists
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
Fraternity by Andy Mientus
๐ŸŒบ
September 20rep: achillean protagonists, achillean Black protagonist
author: bisexual author
Bone Weaver by Aden Polydoros
โœจ
September 20rep: bisexual love interest, gay side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/m
author: bisexual Jewish author
The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers by Adam Sass
๐ŸŽˆ
September 20rep: gay protagonist and love interest
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
author: gay author
How to Succeed in Witchcraft by Aislinn Brophy ***
โœจ
September 27rep: lesbian biracial (Black, white) protagonist, bisexual Latina love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
author: bisexual biracial author
Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution by Kacen Callender ***
๐ŸŽˆ
September 27rep: neurodivergent polyamorous nonbinary Black protagonist, queer trans Black love interest, queer Black side characters, trans Black side characters
๐ŸŒˆ nb/trans m
author: queer trans Black author
Foul Lady Fortune (Foul Lady Fortune #1) by Chloe Gong ***
(cw: violence, blood, mentions of human experimentation)
(read my review here)
๐ŸŒฟ
September 27rep: demisexual Chinese protagonist, bisexual Chinese protagonist, bisexual Chinese main character, Chinese trans woman main character, aromantic asexual side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/m
author: Chinese-Kiwi author
october
book:release date:info:
Tasting Light edited by A.R. Capetta and Wade Roush (***)
๐ŸŒƒ, ๐Ÿ“š
October 4rep: nonbinary protagonist
author: LGBTQ+ authors, authors of color, LGBTQ+ authors of color
A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo ***
๐ŸŒฟ
October 4rep: bisexual biracial (Chinese, white) protagonist, butch lesbian love interest, queer side characters, nonbinary side characters
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
author: lesbian Chinese-American author
The First to Die at the End (Death-Cast #0) by Adam Silvera ***
๐ŸŒƒ
October 4rep: gay protagonists
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
author: gay Puerto Rican author
Anne of Greenville by Mariko Tamaki ***
๐ŸŽˆ
October 4rep: adopted, sapphic Japanese-American protagonist, sapphic love interest, sapphic parents
cw: homophobia
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
author: queer biracial (Japanese, white) author
The Restless Dark by Erica Waters
โœจ
October 4rep: sapphic protagonists
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
author: queer author
Hollow by Shannon Watters and Branden Boyer-White, illustrated by Berenice Nelle, colored by Kaitlyn Musto
โœจ, graphic novel
October 4rep: sapphic protagonist and love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
author: lesbian author
Twelfth Grade Night (Arden High #1) by Molly Horton Booth and Stephanie Kate Strohm, illustrated by Jamie Green
๐ŸŽˆ, graphic novel
October 11rep: gender-nonconforming protagonist, bisexual side characters, lesbian side characters, queer side characters
๐ŸŒˆ (?)
The Edge of Being by James Brandon
๐ŸŽˆ
October 11rep: pansexual protagonist, achillean side character, LGBTQ+ side characters
๐ŸŒˆ m/f
author: gay author
Reader, I Murdered Him by Betsy Cornwell
๐ŸŒฟ
October 11rep: bisexual protagonist, sapphic love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
author: bisexual author
Everyone Hates Kelsie Miller by Meredith Ireland ***
(cw: racism, sexual harassment, mentions of death of a loved one (best friend))
๐ŸŽˆ
October 11rep: adopted, demisexual Korean-American protagonist, biracial (Dominican, Irish) love interest, bisexual side character, Black side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/m
author: adopted demisexual Korean-American author
Not Your Hero (Sidekick Squad #4) by C. B. Lee ***
๐ŸŒƒ
October 11rep: bisexual protagonist, bisexual Chinese-Vietnamese love interest, trans side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
author: queer Chinese-Vietnamese-American author
The Nightland Express by J.M. Lee ***
๐ŸŒบ
October 11rep: trans genderfluid protagonist, achillean mixed race protagonist
author: queer biracial author
Fence: Rise (Fence #5) by C. S. Pacat, illustrated by Johanna the Mad
๐ŸŽˆ, graphic novel
October 13rep: achillean main characters
๐ŸŒˆ m/m
When Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb
๐ŸŒบ
October 18rep: genderless Jewish protagonist, Jewish protagonist, sapphic main characters
๐ŸŒˆ nb/m, f/f
author: nonbinary author
Drizzle, Dreams and Lovestruck Things by Maya Prasad ***
๐ŸŽˆ
October 18rep: South Asian-American protagonists, sapphic South Asian-American protagonist, bisexual South Asian-American father
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
author: South Asian-American author
Nothing Sung and Nothing Spoken by Nita Tyndall
๐ŸŒฟ
October 18rep: sapphic protagonist and love interests
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
author: nonbinary author
The Scratch Daughters (Scapegracers #2) by Hannah Abigail Clarke
โœจ
October 25rep: lesbian protagonist, sapphic love interest, sapphic Black side character, bisexual Chinese-American side character, achillean side characters
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
author: lesbian author
The Sevenfold Hunters by Rose Egal ***
๐ŸŒƒ
October 25rep: Muslim bisexual Somali protagonist, bisexual Black protagonist, pansexual side character, lesbian side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
author: Muslim bisexual Somali author
november
book:release date:info:
How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow
๐ŸŽˆ
November 1rep: lesbian Jewish protagonists
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
author: lesbian Jewish author
Seasparrow (Graceling Realm #5) by Kristin Cashore
(cw: rape, attempted rape, child abuse, PTSD, violence, physical abuse)
โœจ
November 1rep: demisexual protagonist
In the Key of Dale by Benjamin Lefebvre
(cw: grief, death of a parent (father))
๐ŸŽˆ
November 1rep: queer protagonist and side characters
author: queer author
This is Our Place by Vitor Martins ***, translated by Larissa Helena
๐ŸŒฟ, ๐ŸŽˆ
November 1rep: lesbian Brazilian protagonist, bisexual Afro-Brazilian love interest, gay Afro-Brazilian protagonist, gay Brazilian love interest, gay Brazilian protagonist, achillean Brazilian love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f, m/m
author: Brazilian author
The Ones We Burn by Rebecca Mix
โœจ
November 1rep: lesbian protagonist, bisexual love interest, LGBTQ+ side characters
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
The Vermilion Emporium by Jamie Pacton
โœจ
November 1rep: bisexual protagonist, sapphic side characters
๐ŸŒˆ f/m, side f/f
author: bisexual author
Silver in the Mist by Emily Victoria
โœจ
November 1rep: asexual protagonist, nonbinary side character
author: asexual author
Bloodmarked (The Legendborn Cycle #2) by Tracy Deonn ***
โœจ
November 8rep: Black protagonist, pansexual main character, lesbian Taiwanese-American side character, gay side character, nonbinary side character, bisexual side character, wlw side character
author: pansexual Black author
Born Andromeda by K. M. Watts
๐ŸŒƒ
November 15rep: bisexual polyamorous protagonist, demisexual polyamorous love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/m
author: nonbinary author
At Midnight edited by Dahlia Adler (***)
โœจ, ๐Ÿ“š
November 22rep: LGBTQ+ characters, characters of color
๐ŸŒˆ (?)
author: LGBTQ+ authors, authors of color, LGBTQ+ authors of color
The Marble Queen by Anna Kopp, illustrated by Gabrielle Kari
โœจ, graphic novel
November 22rep: sapphic protagonist and love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
author: queer Jewish author
We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammond ***
๐ŸŽˆ
November 29rep: sapphic biracial (Black, white) protagonist, sapphic Black love interest, Black side characters
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
author: queer Black author
december
book:release date:info
Acting the Part by Z. R. Ellor
๐ŸŽˆ
December 6rep: transmasc nonbinary protagonist, asexual love interest
๐ŸŒˆ nb/f
author: trans author
Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales
๐ŸŽˆ
December 6rep: bisexual protagonists, gay side character
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
author: bisexual author
The Shattered City (The Last Magician #4) by Lisa Maxwell
๐ŸŒบ
December 6rep: lesbian main character, Chinese main character, Black side character
This Cursed Crown (These Feathered Flames #2) by Alexandra Overy
โœจ
December 6rep: lesbian protagonist and love interest
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
A Million to One by Adiba Jaigirdar ***
๐ŸŒฟ
December 13rep: sapphic protagonists, lesbian protagonist, Lebanonese protagonist, French Haitian protagonist
๐ŸŒˆ f/f
author: Muslim queer Bangladeshi-Irish author

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