Happy Pride, everyone!

I don’t usually compile book lists but I figured that a good way to celebrate Pride is by sharing this list of Queer Books to read for Pride Month! Of course, apart from sharing this list, it was also a great way for me to keep track of all the recent releases.

I spent the last weekend searching for LGBTQ+ books and I know this isn’t a definitive list. I probably left a lot of titles, so if you know a title I missed, feel free to comment them below. I also recommend checking out other resources dedicated to amplifying queer voices in Literature like LGBTQ Reads, and Reads Rainbow.

I split this list based on age group (YA and Adult Fiction). So without further ado, here are 100 new and upcoming LGBTQ books to celebrate Pride Month!

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Young Adult Queer Books to Read for Pride Month

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The Kindred by Alechia Dow (Jan 04 by Inkyard Press)

To save a galactic kingdom from revolution, Kindred mind-pairings were created to ensure each and every person would be seen and heard, no matter how rich or poor…

A YA sci-fi that follows Joy and Felix, who escape to Earth and discover their Kindred bond that may decide the future of the galaxy.

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The Bone Spindle by Leslie Vedder (Jan 11 by Razorbill)

Sleeping Beauty meets Indiana Jones in this thrilling fairytale retelling for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and All the Stars and Teeth.

The Bone Spindle follows Fi, Shane, and Briar Rose in a fast-paced adventure to try and break a century-old curse.

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Fire Becomes Her by Rosiee Thor (Feb 01 by Scholastic)

In Rosiee Thor’s lavish fantasy novel with a Jazz Age spark, a politically savvy teen must weigh her desire to climb the social ladder against her heart in a world where magic buys votes.

Seventeen year old Ingrid Ellis doesn’t have anything on her name, but a plan: rise to the top beside Linden Holt, the heir to a large political family and fortune. The only thing standing in her way is Linden’s father, Senator Holt.

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Boy at the Window by Lauren Melissa Ellzey (Feb 01 by Bold Strokes Books)

After jumping off a roof, Daniel Kim wakes up not in Neverland, but finds himself thrust into a mental health hospital and a new school. Daniel meets fellow cross-country runner, Jiwon Yoon, who may be the first person joining him in his Neverland daydreams.

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The Gifts That Bind Us by Caroline O’Donoghue (Feb 03 by Walker Books)

A spellbinding supernatural teen drama – and sequel to All Our Hidden Gifts.

Maeve and her friends are back together, but they’re not the only ones. Old enemies start appearing in different places, not long until they realize their powers attract unwanted attention.

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Golden Boys by Phil Stamper (Feb 08 by Bloomsbury YA)

National bestselling author Phil Stamper crafts the perfect summer friendship story, starring four queer boys with big hearts and even bigger dreams.

Gabriel, Reese, Sal, and Heath are best-friends bonded by their queerness. Hailing from a small rural town, they each embark on a big adventure separately to pursue their dreams. But what will this adventure mean for them and their friendship?

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Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie (Feb 08 by Feiwel & Friends)

A teen girl navigates friendship drama, the end of high school, and discovering her queerness in Ophelia After All, a hilarious and heartfelt contemporary YA debut by author Racquel Marie.

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The Magic Between by Stephanie Hoyt (Feb 14 by Nine Star Press)

In a world where everyone has magic coursing through them, legend says magic itself craves a mate. Legend says those with opposite magics have the greatest chance of forming the unbreakable Bond it desires.

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The Chandler Legacies by Abdi Nazemian (Feb 15 by Balzer + Bray)

A novel about the enclosed world of privilege and silence at an elite boarding school and the unlikely group of friends who dare challenge the status quo through their writing.

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The One True Me and You by Remi K. England (Mar 01 by Wednesday Books)

One small fandom convention. One teen beauty pageant. One meet cute waiting to happen.

Pageant Queen Teagan bumps into fanfic author Kay in a convention and sparks fly.

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All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. Brown (Mar 08 by Balzer + Bray)

What If It’s Us meets They Both Die at the End in this post-apocalyptic, queer YA adventure romance from debut author Erik J. Brown. Perfect for fans of Adam Silvera, Alex London, and Heartstopper by Alice Oseman.

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From Dust, A Flame by Rebecca Podos (Mar 08 by Balzer + Bray)

On her 17th birthday, Hannah wakes up transformed with an impossible mutation. Her search for a cure comes a discovery of a deep family history that stretches back during the Nazi Occupation.

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Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters (Mar 15 by Viking BFYR)

Kacen Callender meets Becky Albertalli in a deliciously geeky best friends-to lovers romance from award-winning author Julian Winters!

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So This Is Ever After by F.T. Lukens (Mar 15 by Margaret K. McElderry Books)

Carry On meets Arthurian legend in this funny, subversive young adult fantasy about what happens after the chosen one wins the kingdom and has to get married to keep it…and to stay alive.

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The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin by Kip Wilson (Mar 29 by Versify)

A fascinating historical novel about Hilde, a former orphan, who experiences Berlin on the cusp of World War II and discovers her own voice and sexuality and finds a family when she gets a job at a cabaret, by award-winning author Kip Wilson.

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My Dearest Darkest by Kayla Cottingham (Mar 29 by Sourcebooks Fire)

WILDER GIRLS meets THE CRAFT in this Sapphic horror debut that asks: What price would you be willing to pay to achieve your deepest desires?

When Finch and Selena accidentally summon a carnivorous and powerful creature at school, they are left questioning whether their desires trump the horrors they unleashed.

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She Gets The Girl by Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick (Apr 05 by Simon and Schuster BFYR)

She’s All That meets What If It’s Us in this swoon-worthy hate-to-love YA romantic comedy from #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Five Feet Apart Rachael Lippincott and debut writer Alyson Derrick.

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Nothing Burns As Bright As You by Ashley Woodfolk (Apr 05 by Versify)

From acclaimed author Ashley Woodfolk, Nothing Burns as Bright as You is an impassioned story about queer love, grief, and the complexity of female friendship that will keep your heart racing, and breaking, until the very last page.

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This Rebel Heart by Katherine Locke (Apr 05 by Knopf BFYR)

A tale set amid the 1956 Hungarian revolution in post-WWII Communist Budapest.

When Csilla’s parents get unexpectedly exonerated, her plans to leave her country falls into pieces. As protests against communism begin in other countries, Csilla must decide whether she should risk her life to help save her country or let it burn to the ground.

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Blaine for the Win by Robbie Couch (Apr 12 by Simon and Schuster BFYR)

After being dumped so his boyfriend can pursue more “serious” guys, a teen boy decides to prove he can be serious, too, by running for senior class president in this joyful romp from the author of The Sky Blues.

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Boys of the Beast by Monica Zepeda (Apr 12 by Tu Books)

Three cousins. Four days. One car. This smart and fearless road-trip novel is perfect for fans of David Levithan, Benjamin Alire Saenz, or Meg Medina.

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Every Word You Never Said by Jordon Green (Apr 26 by F/K Teen)

Jacob Walters′s dad has worked to make his son′s life a living hell. But when the cute new transfer student suffers his father′s wrath, Jacob must make the hardest decisions of his life.

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I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston (May 03 by Wednesday Books)

From the New York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop and Red, White & Royal Blue comes a debut YA romantic comedy about chasing down what you want, only to find what you need…

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If You Change Your Mind by Robby Webber (May 03 by Inkyard Press)

In this hilarious and heartfelt debut novel, an aspiring screenwriter learns sometimes love has its own script.

Aspiring screenwriter Harry believes love only exists in movies. But when his first heartbreak returns and a cute new guy shows up in town, Harry starts questioning everything he knows about romance.

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When You Call My Name by Tucker Shaw (May 03 by Henry Holt BFYR)

A love letter to New York and the liberating power of queer friendship, When You Call My Name is a hopeful novel about the pivotal moments of our youth that break our hearts and the people who help us put them back together.

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Burn Up, Rise Down by Vincent Tirado (May 03 by Sourcebooks Fire)

Mysterious disappearances.

An urban legend rumored to be responsible.

And one group of teens determined to save their city at any cost

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Cafe Con Lychee by Emery Lee (May 10 by Quill Tree Books)

Sometimes bitter rivalries can brew something sweet.

When a new fusion café in town enters the competition, Theo and Gabi realize they need to work together despite their differences in order to save their parents’ businesses.

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Dead End Girls by Wendy Heard (May 10 by Christy Ottaviano Books)

This pulse-pounding thriller offers a nuanced exploration of identity, freedom, and falling in love while your world falls apart.

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The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes (May 17 by Balzer + Bray)

A sharply funny and moving debut novel about a queer Mexican American girl navigating Catholic school, while falling in love and learning to celebrate her true self. Perfect for fans of Erika L. Sánchez, Leah Johnson, and Gabby Rivera.

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Melt With You by Jennifer Dugan (May 17 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons BFYR)

From the author of Hot Dog Girl comes a sweet and salty queer YA rom-com about two girls on a summer road trip in an ice cream truck.

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Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster by Andrea Mosqueda (May 24 by Feiwel & Friends)

In this voice-driven young adult debut by Andrea Mosqueda, Maggie Gonzalez needs a date to her sister’s quinceañera – and fast.

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Flip The Script by Lyla Lee (May 31 by Katherine Tegen Books)

The first rule of watching K-dramas: Never fall in love with the second lead.

Hana knows everything about K-dramas and when she finally scores a leading role, the producers whisk her into a fake-dating contract with her co-star, Bryan, to get all the buzz going. But when a new girl steps in and challenges her role as love interest, Hana finds herself in the middle of fighting for her role and falling for her on-screen rival.

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Out of the Blue by Jason June (May 31 by HarperTeen)

This instant New York Times bestselling novel from Jason June dives into the many definitions of the world home and shows how love can help us find the truest versions of ourselves.

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Summer’s Edge by Dana Mele (May 31 by Simon and Schuster BFYR)

I Know What You Did Last Summer meets The Haunting of Hill House  in this atmospheric, eerie teen thriller following an estranged group of friends being haunted by their friend who died last summer.

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Kings of B’More by R. Eric Thomas (May 31 by Kokila)

Two Black, queer best friends face their last day together with an epic journey through Baltimore in this magnetic YA debut by celebrated cultural critic and bestselling Here For It author R. Eric Thomas.

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Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler (Jun 07 by Wednesday Books)

In this sweet and funny new f/f romance from the author of Cool for the Summer, a cheerleader and the school’s newest quarterback are playing to win, but might lose their hearts in the process.

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A Little Bit Country by Brian D. Kennedy (Jun 07 by Balzer + Bray)

Neither Emmett nor Luke is looking for romance, but sparks fly when they meet. They become inseparable until a long-lost secret threatens to unravel everything, Emmett and Luke’s relationship is put to a test.

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If You Still Recognise Me by Cynthia So (Jun 09 by Little Tiger)

Elsie has a crush on Ada, the only person in the world who truly understands her. Unfortunately, they’ve never met in real life and Ada lives an ocean away. But Elsie has decided it’s now or never to tell Ada how she feels. That is, until her long-lost best friend Joan walks back into her life.

In a summer of repairing broken connections and building surprising new ones, Elsie realises that she isn’t nearly as alone as she thought. But now she has a choice to make…

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Epically Earnest by Molly Horan (Jun 21 by HMH Books)

In this delightfully romantic LGBTQ+ comedy-of-errors inspired by Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, a high school senior works up the courage to ask her long-time crush to prom all while deciding if she should look for her bio family.

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Dauntless by Elisa A. Bonnin (Jul 19 by Swoon Reads)

A teen girl must bring together two broken worlds in order to save her nation in this lush, Filipino-inspired young adult fantasy novel from debut author Elisa A. Bonnin.

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Youngblood by Sasha Laurens (Jul 19 by Razorbill)

For fans of Vampire Diaries and dark academia, two queer teen bloodsuckers at an elite vampire-only boarding school must go up against all of Vampirdom when they uncover a frightening conspiracy on campus.

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The Witchery by S. Isabelle (Jul 26 by Scholastic)

A bewitching debut by S. Isabelle, perfect for fans of Maggie Stiefvater, Zoraida Córdova, and Leigh Bardugo!

Logan, a baby witch struggling to control her powers, is taken under the wing of the infamous Red Three: Iris, Jailah, and Thalia. When the Haunting Season begins and the Wolves are awake to feed, humans and witches are forced to work together towards a common enemy.

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The Honeys by Ryan La Sala (Aug 02 by Scholastic)

From Ryan La Sala, the wildly popular author of Reverie, comes a twisted and tantalizing horror novel set amidst the bucolic splendor of a secluded summer retreat.

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These Fleeting Shadows by Kate Alice Marshall (Aug 09 by Viking BFYR)

The Haunting of Hill House meets Knives Out in a bid for an inheritance that will leave Helen Vaughan either rich…or dead.

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This is Why They Hate Us by Aaron H. Aceves (Aug 23 by Simon and Schuster BFYR)

Enrique “Quique” Luna has one goal this summer—get over his crush on Saleem Kanazi by pursuing his other romantic prospects. While his prospects seem interesting in their own ways, Quique realizes that getting over one guy by getting under a bunch of others might not be the best laid plan and living his truth comes at a high cost.

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Anything But Fine by Tobias Madden (Aug 31 by Page Street Kids)

Luca is ready to audition for the Australian Ballet School. All it takes to crush his dreams is one missed step . . . and a broken foot.

Jordan is the gorgeous rowing star and school captain of Luca’s new school. Everyone says he’s straight – but Luca’s not so sure . . .

As their unlikely bond grows stronger, Luca starts to wonder: who is he without ballet? And is he setting himself up for another heartbreak?

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The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas (Sep 06 by Feiwel & Friends)

Welcome to The Sunbearer Trials, where teen semidioses compete in a series of challenges with the highest of stakes, in this electric new Mexican-inspired fantasy from Aiden Thomas, the New York Times bestselling author of Cemetery Boys.

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Meet Me in Mumbai by Sabina Khan (Sep 06 by PUSH)

A novel in two acts—told eighteen years apart—gives voice to both mother (Ayesha) and daughter (Mira) after an unplanned teen pregnancy led Ayesha to place Mira up for adoption.

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I’m The Girl by Courtney Summers (Sep 13 by Wednesday Books)

A spiritual successor to the 2018 breakout hit, Sadie, I’m the Girl is a masterfully written, bold, and unflinching account of how one young woman feels in her body as she struggles to navigate a deadly and predatory power structure while asking readers one question: if this is the way the world is, do you accept it?

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How to Succeed in Witchcraft by Aislinn Brophy (Sep 27 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons BFYR)

An overachieving teen witch vies for a prestigious scholarship at her elite high school in this contemporary YA fantasy for fans of Never Have I Ever and Sabrina the Teen Witch!

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The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera (Oct 04 by Quill Tree Books)

In this prequel to #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon They Both Die at the End, two new strangers spend a life-changing day together after Death-Cast first makes their fateful calls.

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A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo (Oct 04 by Dutton BFYR)

Award-winning author Malinda Lo returns to the Bay Area with another masterful coming-of-queer-age story, this time set against the backdrop of the first major Supreme Court decisions legalizing gay marriage. And almost sixty years after the end of Last Night at the Telegraph Club, Lo’s new novel also offers a glimpse into Lily and Kath’s lives since 1955.

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The Restless Dark by Erica Waters (Oct 04 by HarperTeen)

Perfect for fans of Sadie and Wilder Girls, this newest novel from Erica Waters follows three girls at a true-crime contest to find the bones of a lost killer—even as a mysterious force pulls at the contestants’ darkest desires.

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Reader, I Murdered Him by Betsy Cornwell (Oct 11 by Clarion Books)

In this daring tale of female agency and revenge from a New York Times bestselling author, a girl becomes a teenage vigilante who roams Victorian England using her privilege and power to punish her friends’ abusive suitors and keep other young women safe.

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The Edge of Being by James Brandon (Oct 11 by Nancy Paulsen Books)

A tender and heartfelt queer YA novel about the multiplicities of grief, deeply held family secrets, and finding new love.

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Nothing Sung and Nothing Spoken by Nita Tyndall (Oct 18 by HarperTeen)

Set in Berlin before World War II begins, Charlie finds herself in an underground club, dancing to contraband American jazz with her best friend, Geli. Soon the club turns into more than just a simple escape but a large movement. With Hitler’s power increasing, the more Charlie is drawn into resistance, but soon she questions what she’s willing to risk.

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Drizzles, Dreams, and Lovestruck Things by Maya Prasad (Oct 18 by Disney-Hyperion)

Four sisters, four seasons, four flavors of romance.

Perfect for fans of Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, this sparkling YA rom-com celebrates sisterhood, family, and the love all around us.

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The Ones We Burn by Rebecca Mix (Nov 01 by Margaret K. McElderry Books)

Ranka is tired of death. All she wants now is to be left alone, living out her days in Witchik’s wild north with the coven that raised her, attempting to forget the horrors of her past. But when she is named Bloodwinn, the next treaty bride to the human kingdom of Isodal, her coven sends her south with a single directive: kill him. Easy enough, for a blood-witch whose magic compels her to kill.

Except the prince is gentle, kind, and terrified of her. He doesn’t want to marry Ranka; he doesn’t want to be king at all. And it’s his sister—the wickedly smart, infuriatingly beautiful Princess Aramis—who seems to be the real threat.

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How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow (Nov 01 by HarperTeen)

Becky Albertalli meets Casey McQuiston in this sapphic Jewish twist on the classic Christmas enemies-to-lovers rom-com, as college freshman Shani’s internship is interrupted by a whirlwind winter fling.

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We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds (Nov 26 by Roaring Brook Press)

In this debut novel by Jas Hammonds, seventeen-year-old Avery Anderson is sent to the hostile home of her terminally-ill grandmother. She finds friendship with Simone and Jade, but as their friendship grows, the sharped-edged opinions of their small southern town begin to hind at something insidious underneath.

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Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales (Dec 06 by Wednesday Books)

A girl enters a reality dating competition to get revenge on her cheating, royal-adjacent ex-boyfriend, and ends up falling for another girl on the show—in fact, the girl he cheated on her with.

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Acting the Part by Z.R. Ellor (Dec 06 by HarperTeen)

This delightfully tropey teen romance, perfect for fans of Ashley Poston and Lyla Lee, follows a queer teen actor navigating their gender identity while pretending to date their costar.

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A Million to One by Adiba Jaigirdar (Dec 13 by HarperCollins)

Adiba Jaigirdar, author of one of Time‘s Best YA books of all time, gives Titanic an Ocean’s 8 makeover in a heist for a treasure aboard the infamous ship that sank in the Atlantic many years ago.

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Queer Adult Fiction Books to Read for Pride Month

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Love and Other Disasters by Anita Kelly (Jan 18 by Forever)

The first openly nonbinary contestant on America’s favorite cooking show falls for their clumsy competitor in this delicious romantic comedy debut “that is both fantastically fun and crack your heart wide open vulnerable.” (Rosie Danan, author of The Roommate)

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Something Fabulous by Alexis Hall (Jan 18 by Montlake)

From the acclaimed author of Boyfriend Material comes a delightfully witty romance featuring a reserved duke who’s betrothed to one twin and hopelessly enamoured of the other.

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D’Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding by Chencia C. Higgins (Jan 15 by Carina Adores)

In this debut novel by Jas Hammonds, seventeen-year-old Avery Anderson is sent to the hostile home of her terminally-ill grandmother. She finds friendship with Simone and Jade, but as their friendship grows, the sharped-edged opinions of their small southern town begin to hint at something insidious underneath.

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Count Your Lucky Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur (Feb 01 by Avon Books)

Following Written in the Stars and Hang the Moon, national bestselling author Alexandria Bellefleur pens another steamy queer rom-com about former best friends who might be each other’s second chance at love…

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I’m So Not Over You by Kosoko Jackson (Feb 22 by Berkley)

A chance to rewrite their ending is worth the risk in this swoony romantic comedy from Kosoko Jackson.

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Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake (Feb 22 by Berkley)

A clever and steamy queer romantic comedy about taking chances and accepting love—with all its complications—by debut author Ashley Herring Blake.

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Tripping Arcadia by Kit Mayquist (Feb 22 by Dutton)

The first openly nonbinary contestant on America’s favorite cooking show falls for their clumsy competitor in this delicious romantic comedy debut “that is both fantastically fun and crack your heart wide open vulnerable.” (Rosie Danan, author of The Roommate)

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Wherever is Your Heart by Anita Kelly (Mar 01)

June has been coming to Moonie’s to pine after the local bartender, Mal. With Pride weekend and June’s 50th approaches fast, it’s time for her to figure out her next act.

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Chef’s Kiss by Jarett Melendez (Mar 01 by Oni Press)

Watch things start to really heat up in the kitchen in this sweet, queer, new adult graphic novel!

When Ben begins developing a crush on Liam, one of the other super dreamy chefs at the restaurant, and when he starts ditching his old college friends and his old writing job plans, his career path starts to become much less clear.

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Chef’s Kiss by T.J. Alexander (May 03 by Atria Books)

A high-strung pastry chef’s professional goals are interrupted by an unexpected career transition and the introduction of her wildly attractive nonbinary kitchen manager in this deliciously fresh and witty queer rom-com.

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The Sign for Home by Blair Fell (Apr 05 by Atria Books)

When Arlo Dilly learns the girl he thought was lost forever might still be out there, he takes it as a sign and embarks on a life-changing journey to find his great love—and his freedom.

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The Romantic Agenda by Claire Kann (Apr 12 by Berkley)

Joy is in love with Malcolm.

But Malcolm really likes Summer.

Summer is in love with love.

And Fox is Summer’s ex-boyfriend.

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No Rings Attached by Rachel Lacey (Apr 12 by Montlake)

From award-winning author Rachel Lacey comes the second installment in the Ms. Right series: a captivating romance about a reluctant bookseller finding love in unexpected places.

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Book Boyfriend by Kris Ripper (Apr 26 by Carina Adores)

A secret crush leads to not-so-secret romance in this delightful romantic comedy from Kris Ripper

There are three things you need to know about Preston “PK” Kingsley:

1) He’s a writer, toiling in obscurity as an editorial assistant at a New York City publishing house.

2) He is not a cliché. No, really.

3) He’s been secretly in love with his best friend, Art, since they once drunkenly kissed in college.

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Everything For You by Chloe Liese (May 10)

Gear up for an all-the-feels, steamy slow-burn in this enemies-to-lovers sports romance about fighting for love when life’s taught you it’s a losing game.

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You Made a Fool of Death Out of Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi (May 24 by Atria Books)

New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Akwaeke Emezi (they/them) reimagines the love story in this fresh and seductive novel about a young woman seeking joy while healing from loss.

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All The Things We Don’t Talk About by Amy Feltman (May 24 by Grand Central Publishing)

A “big-hearted, lively, and expansive portrait of a family” that follows a neurodivergent father, his nonbinary teenager, and the sudden, catastrophic reappearance of the woman who abandoned them (Claire Lombardo, New York Times bestselling author).

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Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour (May 31 by Flatiron Books)

The debut adult novel by the bestselling and award-winning YA author Nina LaCour, following two women on a star-crossed journey toward each other.

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Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson (May 31 by Penguin Books)

A Discovery of Witches meets The Craft in this first installment of this epic fantasy trilogy about a group of childhood friends who are also witches.

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So Happy For You by Celia Laskey (Jun 07 by Hanover Square Press)

A wedding weekend spirals out of control in this bold, electrifying, hilarious novel about the complexities of female friendship.

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Wicked Beauty by Katee Robert (Jun 07 by Sourcebooks Casablanca)

She was the face that launched a thousand ships,

The fierce beauty at the heart of Olympus,

And she was never ours to claim.

A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Helen of Troy, Achilles, and Patroclus that’s as sinful as it is sweet.

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The Final Strife by Saara El-Arifi (Jun 23 by Del Rey Books)

In the first book of a visionary fantasy trilogy with its roots in the mythology of Africa and Arabia that “sings of rebellion, love, and the courage it takes to stand up to tyranny” (Samantha Shannon, author of The Priory of the Orange Tree), three women band together against a cruel empire that divides people by blood.

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Gods of Want: Stories by K-Ming Chang (Jul 12 by Oneworld Books)

With each tale, K-Ming Chang gives us her own take on a surrealism that mixes myth and migration, corporeality and ghostliness, queerness and the quotidian. Stunningly told in her feminist fabulist style, these are uncanny stories peeling back greater questions of power and memory.

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The Romance Recipe by Ruby Barett (Jul 12 by Carina Adores)

A fiery restaurant owner falls for her enigmatic head chef in this charming, emotional romance.

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Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey (Jul 19 by Tor Books)

Come home.” Vera’s mother called and Vera obeyed. In spite of their long estrangement, in spite of the memories — she’s come back to the home of a serial killer. Back to face the love she had for her father and the bodies he buried there.

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Husband Material by Alexis Hall (Aug 02 by Sourcebooks Casablanca)


One (very real) husband

Nowhere near perfect but desperately trying his best

In BOYFRIEND MATERIAL, Luc and Oliver met, pretended to fall in love, fell in love for real, dealt with heartbreak and disappointment and family and friends…and somehow figured out a way to make it work. Now it seems like everyone around them is getting married, and Luc’s feeling the social pressure to propose. But it’ll take more than four weddings, a funeral, and a bowl full of special curry to get these two from I don’t know what I’m doing to I do.

Good thing Oliver is such perfect HUSBAND MATERIAL.

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All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Matthews (Aug 02 by Viking)

Graduating into the long maw of an American recession, Sneha is one of the fortunate ones. She’s moved to Milwaukee for an entry-level corporate job that, grueling as it may be, is the key that unlocks every door: she can pick up the tab at dinner with her new friend Tig, get her college buddy Thom hired alongside her, and send money to her parents back in India. She begins dating women–soon developing a burning crush on Marina, a beguiling and beautiful dancer who always seems just out of reach.

But before long, trouble arrives. Painful secrets rear their heads; jobs go off the rails; evictions loom. Sneha struggles to be truly close and open with anybody, even as her friendships deepen, even as she throws herself headlong into a dizzying romance with Marina. It’s then that Tig begins to draw up a radical solution to their problems, hoping to save them all.

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Ben and Beatriz by Katalina Gamarra (Aug 02 by Graydon House)

A “big-hearted, lively, and expansive portrait of a family” that follows a neurodivergent father, his nonbinary teenager, and the sudden, catastrophic reappearance of the woman who abandoned them (Claire Lombardo, New York Times bestselling author).

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In The Event of Love by Courtney Kae (Aug 30 by Kensington Books)

The debut adult novel by the bestselling and award-winning YA author Nina LaCour, following two women on a star-crossed journey toward each other.

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The Holiday Trap by Roan Parrish (Sep 06 by Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Gear up for an all-the-feels, steamy slow-burn in this enemies-to-lovers sports romance about fighting for love when life’s taught you it’s a losing game.

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Mistakes Were Made by Meryl Wilsner (Oct 11 by St. Martin’s Griffin)

From the critically acclaimed author of Something To Talk About comes a sharp and sexy rom-com about a college senior who accidentally hooks up with her best friend’s mom.

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Season of Love by Helen Greer (Oct 11 by Forever)

When Miriam Blum unexpectedly inherits part of her eccentric aunt’s Christmas tree farm, she has to team up with the hot butch farm manager to save the farm from developers—and face the past she’s been running from for a decade. A queer, Jewish take on classic Hallmark tropes.

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Kiss Her Once For Me by Alison Cochrun (Nov 01 by Atria Books)

The author of The Charm Offensive returns with a festive romantic comedy about a woman who fakes an engagement with her landlord…only to fall for his sister.

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This I Promise You by Jordon Greene and Kalob Daniel (Nov 08 by Franklin/Kerr Press)

A “big-hearted, lively, and expansive portrait of a family” that follows a neurodivergent father, his nonbinary teenager, and the sudden, catastrophic reappearance of the woman who abandoned them (Claire Lombardo, New York Times bestselling author).

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Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail by Ashley Herring Blake (Nov 22 by Berkley)

An interior designer learns to rebuild her love life from the ground up with zero blueprints in this new romantic comedy by Ashley Herring Blake, author of Delilah Green Doesn’t Care.

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A Dash of Salt and Pepper by Kosoko Jackson (Dec 06 by Berkley)

Sometimes two cooks in the kitchen are better than one in this swoony romantic comedy from the author of I’m So (Not) Over You.

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I’m really excited about a lot of these queer titles! I’m currently spending the rest of June reading some of the queer titles from my backlist. Although, I’ve recently read and enjoyed Flip The Script which was mentioned in this post!

So, if you’re looking to expand your shelf with queer books to read for pride month and the whole of 2022 in general, I hope you picked up some titles from this list!

And once again, Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈


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