LGBTQIA+ Books we want to read this summer!

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Alright, we have another LGBTQIA+ post to celebrate pride month.  Honestly, we are always here for any excuse to promote queer novels.  These books are ones we are *hoping* to get to this summer and the selection is looking extra fantastic this year! We are feeling very privileged to be getting all these diverse reads coming out!

tell me how you really feel

Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi
Currently reading the e-arc of this one, so I’ll get back to you on my thoughts but look at that cover?!!? At that sexual tension between two females on a YA cover, yes please!

Hot Dog Girl

Hotdog Girl by Jennifer Duncan
This one looks adorable, I don’t even know why I want to read this one so much but I just do.  I hope it’s as cute as it makes itself out to be.  

the weight of the stars

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
I really enjoyed Wicker King and I really don’t know much about this book other than we get a beautiful, black, queer woman as our protagonist.  I’m sold. 

summer of salt

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
Currenly reading Must Not Miss and enjoying it.  I am probably going to read this one for a readathon coming up near the end of the month – it looks sweet, and different and oh so queen and I’m all about that life.  I have a feeling Katrina Leno is going to become an author to watch for me. 

wilder girls

Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Best cover this year hands down.  Flipping amazing.  I’m a horror nut, so pretty much anything horror in YA hits my radar and this one looks unreal.  Feminist and queer and a take on Lord of the Flies, why don’t I have an arc of this one?!!? One of my most anticipated this year for sure. 

let's talk about love

Let’s Talk about Love by Claire Kann
I’ve been meaning to read this book for awhile now since it has an asexual main character

the love and lies of Rukhsana Ali

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
I had a chance to meet this author a couple weeks ago and hearing her talking about why she wrote this book just made me want to read it even more. 

The Lady’s guide to Petticoats and Piracy

The Lady’s guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
Felicity was my favourite character from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and I can’t wait to read her own story. Plus her being ace is just the cherry on top for me. 

Red, White & Royal Blue

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
So excited about this one, people keep raving about it and I absolutely can’t wait to dig into this one. I think it’s probably perfect for a summer read.

we set the dark on fire

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
So happy this is one of our group reads this month and I do get to finally read it. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about the F/F relationship.

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Did you read any of these? Do you have any of these on your TBR?

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28 thoughts on “LGBTQIA+ Books we want to read this summer!

  1. Let’s Talk About Love was really good. I’d definitely recommend that one for sure.

    I’m looking forward to checking out the rest of the books on your list, too, especially Hotdog Girl. I mean, the title alone is awesome and super attention-grabbing.

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  2. Wilder Girls (boring) and Let’s Talk About Love (I felt like it trivialed ace experiences were ones and made me cry from frustration over the rep) I’ve DNFed. However, I’ve only really seen glowing reviews of those both so I’m in the major minority with it.

    But, I love The Lady’s Guide because the aroace rep was fantastic! Plus, there was a sapphic Muslim character!

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    1. I’m hoping I have a better experience with Wilder Girls – we shall see.

      Mireille is ace, so I’ll be curious to see what her experience is with reading the book. I’m really sorry how the book made you feel though – that sounds awful. I don’t personally have the book, but I did plan on trying it someday. I have the author’s new book but it’s getting really mixed reviews so I don’t know what to think.

      Felicity is amazing. I really need to read the second book.

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      1. Fingers crossed that you enjoy it! I”ve mainly seen good reviews of it.

        Hm, that will be interesting. I identify as aroace and the MC in Let’s Talk About Love is very romantic. But, it also felt childish with how the romance and characterization was done. Yet, I saw lots of people love it. I think that the author just might be love or hate, you know?

        It’s so good! I loved it way more than the first book.

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  3. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (along with A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue) are both on my TBR, and I’m looking forward to getting to read them! Same with We Set the Dark on Fire. Great list.

    One LGBTQ+ book I’m really looking forward to is Gideon the Ninth! Lesbian necromancers. Yes, please!

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  4. literally all of these are on my tbr or i’ve read already! needless to say, I loved We Set the Dark on Fire so much and the cover for the sequel was revealed today and it’s so beautiful i could cry. I’ve read Lady’s Guide and I can say for sure that the book is amazing. So many amazing female friendships and the ace and aro rep is some of the best I’ve ever read! I’m also so excited to read Summer of Salt and RWARB because I’ve heard nothing but good things about them. Wilder Girls’ cover is absolutely gorgeous, and the fact that it’s horror AND gay is just a blessing!


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