Upcoming LGBTQIAP+ Reads for the Last Half of 2018 πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Hey, my loves! I know that Pride is almost over, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop living our queerest lives for the rest of 2018! I just wanted to write up a quick post about some upcoming LGBTQIAP+ books that are being published in the last half of 2018! And I think you should all have these on your radar! 🌈


➽ Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie
July 17th 2018 by Delacorte

➽ The Descent of Monsters (Tensorate #3) by J.Y. Yang
July 31st 2018 by Tor.com

➽ Fence Vol. 1 (Fence #1-5) by C.S. Pacat & Johanna the Mad
July 31st 2018 by BOOM! Box


➽ Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
August 28th 2018 by Dial Books

➽ Toil & Trouble edited by Tess Sharpe & Jessica Spotswood
August 28th 2018 by Harlequin Teen

➽ Bloody Rose (The Band #2) by Nicholas Eames
August 28th 2018 by Orbit



➽ Rule (Rule #1) by Ellen Goodlett
September 11th 2018 by Little, Brown


➽ Heartstopper: Volume One (Heartstopper, #1) by Alice Oseman
October 2018 by Self-Publishing

➽ Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
October 2nd 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books

➽ Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria
October 9th 2018 by Amulet

➽ What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
October 9th 2018 by HarperTeen

➽ Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore
October 9th 2018 by Feiwel Friends

➽ The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta
October 30th 2018 by Viking



➽ Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
November 6th 2018 by Jimmy Patterson Books

And if you’d like more LGBTQIAP+ recommendations for books that I already love: click here! Also, these are obviously not all the LGBTQIAP+ books that are coming out in the last half of the year, these are just the ones that I plan on reading and that I’m super hyped for! But you all know how much I love book recommendations, especially queer book recommendations, so please let me know what your most anticipated LGBTQIAP+ book is for the rest of 2018! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

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50 thoughts on “Upcoming LGBTQIAP+ Reads for the Last Half of 2018 πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

    1. Yeah, October is going to be the biggest blessing to the book world! (Muse too, Lord, help me!) And I hope you love them all, love! Let me know if you want to buddy read anything! And happy reading, Aimee! πŸ’—xx


    1. Awh, thank you, Lily love! I need both of those graphic works… NOW! But I’m like “Don’t you dare read them now, Melanie… WAIT FOR THEM PHYSICALLY!” I’m just a mess! Hahaha! But happy reading, love! πŸ’—xx

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  1. Lovely post πŸ’• I’m so excited for Blanca & Roja and Toil & Trouble, and also for Fierce Like a Firestorm, cause I loved the first book.

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  2. LOVING this list Mel! I hadn’t heard of Hull Metal Girls, it looks like perfection! πŸ’“I’ve been looking for some good reccs on web comics turned to graphic novels which is how I found Check! Please but just recently came across Heartstopper & I’m so glad to see it here! 😍 FAB list twin! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

    P.S. RULE we have to read soon! πŸ€—

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    1. Awh, thank you, love! I love being twins with you! ALL THE BOOKS! And I seriously need to pick up Check Please, because of youuu! RULE SOON! (So many books soon! Haha!) πŸ’—xx


  3. Love this post! πŸ’— I’m really excited to read What If It’s Us and Girls of Paper and Fire, and I also can’t wait for The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (by Mackenzi Lee) to be released (also in October!). Wow, haha, there are so many amazing books coming in October; it’s so exciting! 😍

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    1. Oh wow! That’s a good pick, love! I still need to read GGTVAV! Ahhh, so many books! But I hope you love all three, and I can’t wait to talk to you about them! Happy reading! πŸ’—xx

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  4. Great list, Mel! I hadn’t heard of Darius the Great Is Not Okay. I just added it to my Goodreads want-to-read. There’s a giveaway running for it right now too. Love Adam Silver and I have to read Blanca & Roja because Anna-Marie McLemore…

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    1. Awh, this warms my heart, Ann Marie! And yes! I stan one queen, and it’s Anna-Marie Mclemore! Hahaha! I hope you have a wonderful July, babe! Happy reading! Also – we totally need to plan a buddy read together before the end of the year! πŸ’›βœ¨

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  5. I am still waiting for Netgalley to approve me for Toil and Trouble! I will read anything with Tess Sharpe on it. I love her so much!

    Awesome list! ❀

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    1. They better approve you soon *shakes fist*! Because I really think you’re going to love it! And thank you, love! I hope life is treating you kindly because you deserve the universe! ❀ xx

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