Reading It Queer Rec List!

Hello and welcome to my reading it queer rec list!! If you have no idea what I'm talking about you can check out my explanation post here and then come back to check out the book recs!



Any books marked with a * means that the author is an own voices writer! (Where possible I've included the book that matches their own identity but occasionally it may be more of a general 'they are a queer writer and this book features a queer protagonist and of course I'm going solely on what the author themselves have said.)


F/F Relationship:
Contemporary:
The Love and Lies of Ruhksana Ali - Sabina Kahn
Her Name in the Sky - Kelly Quindlen*
Cinder Ella - S. T Lynn*
Echo after Echo - Amy Rose Capetta*
Going Off Script - Jen Wilde*
Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel - Sara Farizan
It's Not Like It's A Secret - Misa Suguira
Who'd Have Thought - G Benson

Fantasy:
Reign of the Fallen - Sarah Glenn Marsh*
Labyrinth Lost - Zoraida Cordova

Historical:
Lies We Tell Ourselves - Robin Talley*
Fingersmith - Sarah Waters
Silver Wings - H P Munro
Tell it to the Bees - Fiona Shaw


Bisexual Character:
Contemporary:
Queens of Geek - Jen Wilde*
Let's Talk About Love - Claire Kann*
Leah on the Offbeat - Becky Albertalli
Little and Lion - Brandy Colbert
Radio Silence - Alice Oseman* (side character is also demisexual)
Bingo Love - Tee Franklin
Caught Inside - Jamie Deacon

Fantasy:
Labyrinth Lost - Zoraida Cordova
Reign of the Fallen - Sarah Glenn Marsh
Inkmistress - Audrey Coulthurst
In Other Lands - Sarah Rees Brennan


Asexual Character:
Contemporary:
Let's Talk About Love - Claire Kann*
Perfect Rhythm - Jae*
Tash Hearts Tolstoy - Kathryn Ormsbee*
We Go Forward - Alison Evans*
Summer Bird Blue - Akemi Dawn Bowman

Fantasy:
We Awaken - Calista Lynne
The Lifeline Signal - RoAnna Sylver
Quicksilver - R. J. Anderson
Fourth World - Lyssa Chiavari
City of Strife - Claudie Arseneault


Aromantic Character:
Contemporary:
We Go Forward - Alison Evans
Summer Bird Blue - Akemi Dawn Bowman

Fantasy:
Stake Sauce - RoAnna Sylver
The Trouble - Daria Defore
The Lifeline Signal - RoAnna Sylver
City of Strife - Claudie Arseneault


Additional Rep:
Contemporary:
Let's Talk About Love - Claire Kann (WOC)
A Tiny Piece of Something Greater - Jude Sierra (mental health)
The Love and Lies of Ruhksana Ali - Sabina Kahn (Muslim, WOC, Bangladeshi-American)
Cinder Ella - S. T Lynn (WOC)
Little and Lion - Brandy Colbert (WOC, Jewish)
Bingo Love - Tee Franklin (WOC)
Anger Is A Gift - Mark Oshiro
It's Not Like It's a Secret - Misa Suguira (Japanese-American, WOC)
Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel - Sara Farizan (Persian, WOC)

Fantasy:
The Lifeline Signal - RoAnna Sylver (autistic, disabled, Vietnamese-American)

Historical:
Lies We Tell Ourselves - Robin Talley (WOC)


M/M Relationship:
Two Boys Kissing - David Leviathan*
They Both Die at the End - Adam Silvera*
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli
A Tiny Piece of Something Greater - Jude Sierra*
Noah Can't Even - Simon James Green*


Trans Character:
Contemporary:
Long Black Veil - Jennifer Finny Boylan*
If I was Your Girl - Meredith Russo*
Long Macchiatos and Monsters - Alison Evans
George - Alex Gino

Fantasy:
Cinder Ella - S.T Lynn
Peter Darling - Austin Chant*

Non-binary Character:
Contemporary:
I Wish You All The Best - Mason Deaver*
First Spring Grass Fire - Rae Spoon*

Fantasy:
Mask of Shadows - Linsey Miller
The Black Tides of Heaven - J.Y Yang*
On A Sunbeam - Tillie Walden*
The Brilliant Death - Amy Rose Capetta

I hope you find this rec list helpful and do let me know if you're intending to take part in Reading it Queer next month!!

eloise x


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