reading it queer recommendations: 100+ queer books!

Monday, 1 June 2020


100+ queer books that fit at least one prompt for reading it queer. if they fit more than one then I've included it in every applicable prompt section (to my knowledge - I've doubled checked everything but if i've missed any then please do let me know). 



Non-Fiction:

Naturally Tan - Tan France | 2019
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name - Audre Lorde | 1982
We Have Always Been Here - Samra Habib | 2019
Gentleman Jack - Anne Choma | 2019
In The Dream House - Carmen Maria Machado | 2020
Buffering - Hannah Hart | 2016
All Boys Aren't Blue - George M Johnson | 2020
On Being Different - Merle Miller | 1971
The Rules Do Not Apply - Ariel Levy | 2017
This Is Going To Hurt - Adam Kay | 2017
Hunger - Roxane Gay | 2017
Under This Beautiful Dome - Terry Multcher | 2014
Over the Top - Jonathan Van Ness | 2019
Fairest: A Memoir - Meredith Talusan | 2020



Author / Character of Colour:

Naturally Tan - Tan France | 2019
Tell Me How You Really Feel - Aminah Mae Safi | 2019
Labyrinth Lost - Zoraida Cordova | 2016
The True Queen - Zen Cho | 2019
All Boys Aren't Blue - George M Johnson | 2020
In The Dream House - Carmen Maria Machado | 2020
We Have Always Been Here - Samra Habib | 2019
The Henna Wars - Adiba Jaigirdar | 2020
Let's Talk About Love - Claire Kahn | 2018
Ash - Malinda Lo | 2009
Felix Ever After - Kacen Callender | 2020
Like A Love Story - Abdi Nazemian | 2020
That Could Be Enough - Alyssa Cole | 2018



Additional Rep:

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali - Sabina Khan (Muslim MC) | 2019
Tell Me How You Really Feel - Aminah Mae Safi (Muslim + Jewish MC's)
We Have Always Been Here - Samra Habib (Muslim author, memoir)
A Room Away From the Wolves - Nova Ren Suma (Jewish MC) | 2018
Echo after Echo - Amy Rose Capetta (Jewish MC) | 2017
The Remaking of Corbin Wale - Roan Parrish (Jewish + Autistic MC's) | 2017
Far From You - Tess Sharpe (Chronic pain + addiction) | 2014
History is All You Left Me - Adam Silvera (OCD) | 2017
The Henna Wars - Adiba Jaigirdar (Muslim MC) | 2020
Naturally Tan - Tan France (Muslim author, memoir) | 2019
Reign of the Fallen - Sarah Glenn Marsh (Addiction) | 2018


Set Outside of the UK/US:

We Have Always Been Here - Samra Habib (Pakistan + Canada) | 2019
Here Comes The Sun - Nicole Dennis-Benn (Jamaica) | 2016
Amelia Westlake - Erin Gough (Australia) | 2018
Such A Lonely, Lovely Road - Kagiso Lesego Molope (South Africa) | 2018
If You Could Be Mine - Sara Farizan (Iran) | 2013
Le Bleu est une Couleur Chaude - Julie Maroh (France) | 2010
Fairest: A Memoir - Meredith Talusan (Phillipines (+ America)) | 2020
Cantoras - Carolina De Robertis (Uruguay) 
The Henna Wars - Adiba Jaigirdar (Ireland)





GENRE RECS:


YA Contemporary:
Late to the Party - Kelly Quindlen | 2020
Everything Leads to You - Nina Lacour | 2014
Tell Me How You Really Feel - Aminah Mae Safi | 2019
People Like Us - Dana Mele | 2018
Star-Crossed - Barbara Dee | 2017
Felix Ever After - Kacen Callender | 2020
Only Mostly Devastated - Sophie Gonzales | 2020
Her Royal Highness - Rachel Hawkins | 2019
Going Off Script - Jen Wilde | 2019
Kings, Queens and In-betweens - Tanya Boteju | 2019
I Wish You All The Best - Mason Deaver | 2019
The Subtweet - Vivek Shrayer | 2020
Such A Lonely, Lovely Road - Kagiso Lesego Molope | 2018
Date Me, Bryson Keller - Kevin van Whye | 2020
Camp - L C Rosen | 2020
You Should See Me In A Crown - Leah Johnson | 2020
Clap When You Land - Elizabeth Acevedo | 2020


Fantasy:
Reign of the Fallen - Sarah Glenn Marsh | 2018
Labyrinth Lost - Zoraida Cordova | 2016
The Gracekeepers - Kirsty Logan | 2015
Priory of the Orange Tree - Samantha Shannon | 2019
Tarnished are the Stars - Rosie Thorr | 2019
Huntress - Malinda Lo | 2011
Ash - Malinda Lo | 2009
We Set the Dark on Fire - Tehlor Kay Mejia | 2019
Foundryside - Robert Jackson Bennett | 2018
The Gilded Wolves - Roshani Chokshi | 2019
The Fever King - Victoria Lee | 2019
Crier's War - Nina Varela | 2019
Girls of Paper and Fire - Natasha Ngan | 2018
The Starless Sea - Erin Morgenstern | 2019
Peter Darling - Austin Chant | 2017


Sci-Fi:
This Is How You Lose the Time War - Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone | 2019
 A Memory Called Empire - Arkady Martine | 2019
The Weight of the Stars - K Ancrum | 2019
Nimona - Noelle Stevenson | 2015
Psychology of Time Travel - Kate Mascarenhas | 2019
The Long Way to A Small Angry Planet - Becky Chambers | 2014
More Happy Than Not - Adam Silvera | 2015
Not Your Sidekick - C.B Lee | 2016


Historical:
Carol / The Price of Salt - Patricia Highsmith | 1952
Tell It to The Bees - Fiona Shaw | 2009
Fingersmith - Sarah Waters | 2002
Annie on my Mind - Nancy Garden | 1982
The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller | 2011
Maurice - E.M Forster | 1971
Lies We Tell Ourselves - Robin Talley | 2014
Pulp - Robin Talley | 2018
Like A Love Story - Abdi Nazemian | 2020
That Could Be Enough - Alyssa Cole | 2018
Her Every Wish - Courtney Milan | 2015

Romance:
Who'd Have Thought - G Benson | 2017
Popcorn Love - K L Hughes | 2015
Once Ghosted Twice Shy - Alyssa Cole | 2019
Meet Cute Club - Jack Harbon | 2020
Nora and Liz - Nancy Garden | 2002
Coffee Boy- Austen Chant | 2016
How to be a Normal Person - T.J Klune | 2015
Red, White and Royal Blue - Casey Mcquiston | 2019
Treasure - Rebekah Weatherspoon | 2014
Spice and Smoke - Suleikha Snyder | 2012
Graham's Delicacies - Mina Waheed | 2019

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