15 LGBTQIAP+ Book Recommendations β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ

Hello, my loves! June is Pride Month here in The United States! So, I figured I’d write up a quick post about fifteen LGBTQIAP+ recommendations of books that I’ve read, that I’ve loved, and that mean a lot to me! I feel so very blessed to have all of these on my bookshelves! πŸ’–πŸ’›πŸ’™


This list is going to briefly talk about the sexual representation of each book! But I linked my reviews to all of these, so please read if you’d like more information, besides just the sexual representation! I love all fifteen of these books with my whole heart and soul! 🌈


➽ The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
❀ m/m relationship (gay main characters).

➽ The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion (Danielle Cain #1) by Margaret Killjoy
🧑 full queer cast, main character starring a f/f relationship, m/m relationship between side characters, trans man side character, genderqueer side character, and talk of a polyamorous relationship in book two. (Please pick these novellas up)!

➽ Black Iris by Elliot Wake
πŸ’› f/f relationship & sexual fluidity (also, the book that made realize I am pan)!

➽ The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin
πŸ’š polyamorous relationship (m/m/f) & trans woman side character.

➽ The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (The Road to Nowhere #1) by Meg Elison
πŸ’™ genderqueer & bi main character (both m/f and f/f relationships).

➽ Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire
πŸ’œ asexual main character, trans boy side character, & other queer main characters from other books in the series.

➽ Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
❀ bi main character (f/m relationship) & bi, lesbian, and genderqueer side characters (f/f side relationship).

➽ Inkmistress (Of Fire and Stars 0.5) by Audrey Coulthurst
🧑 bi main character (both f/f and f/m relationships).

➽ All Out Anthology edited by Saundra Mitchell
πŸ’› short stories starring trans characters, asexual characters, gay characters, lesbian characters, bi characters, sexuality not stated but for sure queer characters.

➽ Reign of the Fallen (Reign of the Fallen #1) by Sarah Glenn Marsh
πŸ’š f/f relationship, bi main character, and m/m side character relationship.

➽ The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
πŸ’™Β m/m relationship (gay main characters & best first kiss scene ever).

➽ The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
πŸ’œ f/f relationship (bi & lesbian),Β and m/m side character relationship.

➽ Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep #1) by Mira Grant
❀ f/f relationship (bi & lesbian).

➽ Sunstone, Vol. 1 (Sunstone #1) by Stjepan Ε ejiΔ‡
🧑 f/f relationship (bi & lesbian).

➽ Zodiac Starforce, Volume 1 by Kevin Panetta & Paulina Ganucheau
πŸ’› trans girl main character & f/f relationship (bi & queer/never stated).


➽ And here are some amazing blog/vlog posts by some of my favorites!
❀ Elise & The Bookish Actress
🧑 Silvia @ Silvia Reads Books
πŸ’›Β May @ Forever and Everly
πŸ’šΒ Lea @ Drums of Autumn
πŸ’™Β Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams
πŸ’œ LaRonda @FlyingPaperbacks


➽ And here are some amazing twitter threads by some of my favorites!
❀ Syd @jespervanck
🧑 El @eveIynstjames
πŸ’›Β MagenΒ @magencubed
πŸ’šΒ Jen @bookavid
πŸ’™Β JamiΒ @jamishelves
πŸ’œΒ Ashley‏ @ashleyhblake


And obviously these are not nearly all the amazing LGBTQIAP+ books and recommendations out there! These are just some (and some people and websites) that I love! And I hope that you might love them, too! Happy reading and happy Pride, loves! 🌈

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57 thoughts on “15 LGBTQIAP+ Book Recommendations β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ

  1. Great post Mel! I’m going to need to check out these books I haven’t read ASAP because they all sound so good, especially The Fifth Season! And thank you for the shoutout ❀

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  2. I loooooove this post and there are some of my faves on there (TSOA and The Darkest Part of the Forest) and I’m so, so excited to check the others out β™₯️ you’re seriously the best, Mel πŸ’•

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  3. I loved this post so much! And the shout outs at the end as well, such a nice way to show love and spread LGBTQIA+ recommendations. I’m going to be reading Wild Beauty this month and I’m so excited! So glad to know you liked it

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  4. Oooh, nice list! One of the challenge prompts for popsugar is a book with lgbtq character in it. I had into the drowning deep for another prompt, but i might read it for this one instead.
    Wild Beauty is one of those books i wanted to get for its cover. It’s so pretty ❀

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  5. MELANIE! M-E-L-A-N-I-E!!!!!!!!!!! I’m still catching up with blog posts after my trip and I see this casual shout out here???? I just CASUALLY freaked out a little haha ❀ ILY!! Also there were some recommendations I hadn't heard of before and I will definitely check them out!

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