QUEER READS

This list contains our hand-picked selection of LGBTQ+ nonfiction and fiction!


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Hell Followed with Us By Andrew Joseph White Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781682633243
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Published: Peachtree Teen - June 7th, 2022

A furious, queer debut novel about embracing the monster within and unleashing its power against your oppressors.

“A long, sustained scream to the various strains of anti-transgender legislation multiplying around the world like, well, a virus." —The New York Times

*INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*


Afterparties: Stories By Anthony Veasna So Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063049901
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Published: Ecco - August 3rd, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE’S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK 

WINNER OF THE FERRO-GRUMLEY AWARD FOR LGBTQ FICTION


Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Series #1) By Tamsyn Muir Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250313195
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Published: Tordotcom - September 10th, 2019

Gideon the Ninth is the first book in the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Locked Tomb Series, and one of the Best Books of 2019 according to NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, BookPage, Shelf Awareness, BookRiot, and Bustle!

WINNER of the 2020 Locus Award and Crawford Award


Manhunt By Gretchen Felker-Martin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250794642
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Published: Tor Nightfire - February 22nd, 2022

“A modern horror masterpiece.” —Carmen Maria Machado, author of In the Dream House

Gretchen Felker-Martin's Manhunt is an explosive post-apocalyptic novel that follows trans women and trans men on a grotesque journey of survival.

“Disgustingly rendered and brilliantly imagined.” —NPR


Young Mungo By Douglas Stuart Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802159557
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Published: Grove Press - April 5th, 2022

A story of queer love and working-class families, Young Mungo is the brilliant second novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie BainDouglas Stuart's first novel Shuggie Bain, winner of the 2020 Booker Prize, is one of the most successful literary debuts of the century so far.


The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer By Janelle Monáe Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063070875
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Published: Harper Voyager - April 19th, 2022

New York Times bestseller!


Wild and Wicked Things By Francesca May Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316287159
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Published: Redhook - March 29th, 2022

"A sapphic historical fantasy novel that drips with dark curses and alluring witchcraft.


Rubyfruit Jungle: A Novel By Rita Mae Brown Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101965122
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Published: Bantam - June 23rd, 2015

“The rare work of fiction that has changed real life . . . If you don’t yet know Molly Bolt—or Rita Mae Brown, who created her—I urge you to read and thank them both.”—Gloria Steinem
 
Winner of the Lambda Literary Pioneer Award | Winner of the Lee Lynch Classic Book Award
 


Under the Whispering Door By TJ Klune Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250217349
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Published: Tor Books - September 21st, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND INDIE BESTSELLER
One of Buzzfeed's "Best Books of 2022"!
An Indie Next Pick!

A Locus Awards Top Ten Finalist for Fantasy Novel


The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. (The New York Times)

This is the way the world ends. . .for the last time.


One Last Stop By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250244499
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 1st, 2021

*INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
*INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER*
*INSTANT #1 INDIE BESTSELLER*


From the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that will stop readers in their tracks...


On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel By Ocean Vuong Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525562023
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Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

An instant New York Times Bestseller! 

Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel Award

Shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 

Winner of the 2019 New England Book Award for Fiction! 


To Paradise: A Novel By Hanya Yanagihara Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385547932
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Published: Doubleday - January 11th, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the award-winning, best-selling author of the classic A Little Life—a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia.


Spear By Nicola Griffith Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250819321
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Published: Tordotcom - April 19th, 2022

"A pleasure to follow [and] a lovely flexing of Griffith’s strengths in short form." The New York Times Book Review

“Spectacular—I've been waiting years for this book to exist.” —Maria Dahvana Headley, author of Beowulf: A New Translation


Yerba Buena: A Novel By Nina LaCour Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250810465
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 31st, 2022

FROM BESTSELLING AND PRINTZ-AWARD WINNING AUTHOR NINA LACOUR, PERFECT FOR READERS OF WRITERS AND LOVERS

“A study of complex, modern love…Expertly illuminates the trauma that Sara and Emilie are both wrestling with, as well as their hope and healing…Lingers like a perfectly mixed cocktail.” —San Francisco Chronicle


She Who Became the Sun (The Radiant Emperor Duology #1) By Shelley Parker-Chan Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250621801
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Published: Tor Books - July 20th, 2021

British Fantasy Award Winner
Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Two-time Hugo Award Finalist
Locus Award Finalist

"Magnificent in every way."—Samantha Shannon, author of The Priory of the Orange Tree

"A dazzling new world of fate, war, love and betrayal."—Zen Cho, author of Black Water Sister


Light From Uncommon Stars By Ryka Aoki Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250789068
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Published: Tor Books - September 28th, 2021

Good Omens meets The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet in Ryka Aoki's Light From Uncommon Stars, a defiantly joyful adventure set in California's San Gabriel Valley, with cursed violins, Faustian bargains, and queer alien courtship over fresh-made donuts.

Hugo Award Finalist
A National Bestseller
Indie Next Pick


You Exist Too Much: A Novel By Zaina Arafat Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781948226509
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Published: Catapult - June 9th, 2020

A “provocative and seductive debut” of desire and doubleness that follows the life of a young Palestinian American woman caught between cultural, religious, and sexual identities as she endeavors to lead an authentic life (O, The Oprah Magazine).


Honey Girl By Morgan Rogers Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780778311027
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Published: Park Row - February 23rd, 2021

Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Oprah Magazine * Marie Claire * Ms. Magazine * E * Parade Magazine * Buzzfeed * Cosmo * The Rumpus * GoodReads * Autostraddle * Brit & Co * Refinery29 * Betches * BookRiot and others

A LibraryReads Pick

"HONEY GIRL is an emotional, heartfelt, charming debut, and I loved every moment of it."


The Song of Achilles: A Novel By Madeline Miller Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062060617
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Published: Ecco - March 6th, 2012

A New York Times Bestseller

"At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art….A book I could not put down." —Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House


Boyfriend Material (London Calling) By Alexis Hall Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781728206141
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - July 7th, 2020

"It's a fun, frothy quintessentially British romcom about a certified chaos demon and a stern brunch daddy with a heart of gold faking a relationship."—New York Times bestselling author Talia Hibbert

AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH


Vagabonds!: A Novel By Eloghosa Osunde Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593330029
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 15th, 2022

LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE 

“If you read one debut novel in 2022, this should be it.” Los Angeles Times

Named a Most Anticipated Book of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, Harper's Bazaar, Buzzfeed, Ms. Magazine, Lit Hub, The Millions, and Electric Literature


Carmilla By Carmen Maria Machado (Editor), Joseph Sheridan Lefanu Cover Image
$17.00
Unavailable To Order
ISBN: 9781941360385
Published: Lanternfish Press - November 26th, 2019

Isolated in a remote mansion in a central European forest, Laura longs for companionship - until a carriage accident brings another young woman into her life: the secretive and sometimes erratic Carmilla. As Carmilla's actions become more puzzling and volatile, Laura develops bizarre symptoms, and as her health goes into decline, Laura and her father discover something monstrous.


Under The Udala Trees By Chinelo Okparanta Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544811799
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Published: Mariner Books - September 20th, 2016

“If you’ve ever wondered if love can conquer all, read [this] stunning coming-of-age debut.” — Marie Claire

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
 
Named a Best Book of the Year by
NPR * BuzzFeed * Bustle * Shelf Awareness * Publishers Lunch
 
“[This] love story has hyp


My Volcano By John Elizabeth Stintzi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781953387165
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - March 22nd, 2022

* Winner of the Sator New Works Award.
* 2022 Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize, Longlist.
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"A Most Anticipated Book"
--Lambda Literary, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Tor.com, The Chicago Review of Books, LGBTQReads, Ms. Magazine, The Mary Sue


Dead Collections: A Novel By Isaac Fellman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143136910
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Published: Penguin Books - February 22nd, 2022

A whirlwind romance between an eccentric archivist and a grieving widow explores what it means to be at home in your own body in this clever, humorous, and heartfelt novel.


The Boy with a Bird in His Chest: A Novel By Emme Lund Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982171933
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Published: Atria Books - February 15th, 2022

Longlisted for The Center for Fiction 2022 First Novel Prize

“A modern coming-of-age full of love, desperation, heartache, and magic” (Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize–winning author) about “the ways in which family, grief, love, queerness, and vulnerability all intersect” (Kristen Arnett, New York Times bestselling author).