Pride Month TBR | So many queer books!!

Normally I’d post a review but I asked on twitter whether you’d like instead to get a peek into my TBR this month, and the majority said yes so here I am! Sorry for the ones that preferred a review, I’ll write one for next week!

This month I’m going to try and read as many queer books as I can and I’m crediting Scribd for having such an awesome collection of books! Seriously, they should pay me by now, I mention them so often. Most of these books I’m going to read on Scribd because I was looking at my book shelves and apparently I own like 10 unread books and NONE of those are queer (*sad face*). So unless I order some new ones or magically find myself a good bookstore – OH MY GOD I JUST REMEMBERED I’LL BE IN NEW YORK THIS MONTH AHH THEY HAVE BOOKSTORES

Okay wow anyway, let’s get started on my (hesitant) TBR! I’m not sure I’ll read them all, but these are all the books I’m considering reading this month. I want to limit myself to books with LGBT+ main characters and will – if I can find it – list the LBGT+ representation! Also if you know any non-fiction I might like about queer people or queer topics, let me know, because I’m really new to this genre and I have no clue where to start.

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Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy – lesbian/questioning MC

From the reviews I skim read on goodreads I think I am either going to absolutely love it or going to hate it because that seem to be the only options. It’s about a girl who likes swimming and girls, and she starts questioning her identity as a lesbian and whether she might not be bi after all. I read Dumplin’ by the same author and didn’t really like it but maybe I should give her books another try!

Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman – gay MC, m/m ship

I skimmed some reviews and changed my mind, I’m not reading this one. A 17yo and a 24yo boy who fall in love and it’s supposedly very prose-heavy and there’s a lot of sexual attraction involved. And there’s a very inappropriate peach scene I read about that I’d really like to delete from my memory now please.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth – lesbian MC, f/f ship(?)

I’ve heard a lot about this book, mainly because of the movie. It’s about a girl who discovers she is a lesbian and goes to live with her conservative grandmother and I think there’s a conversion camp involved. I’m not 100% sure I will love this book but it’s definitely worth a try!

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson – gay MC, m/m ship

It’s written by Shaun David Hutchinson and that’s reason enough for me to pick it up! He’s so underrated, seriously, go read his books. This one is about a boy who ends up in a hospital and falls in love with a bullied boy who also gets into the hospital. It’s also part graphic novel and sounds amazing!

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reed – bi MC, f/f ship

Since the entire book community will not stop talking about this, I think I should give it a try even though the hype terrifies me. It’s about a Cuban bisexual famous person who tells her life story to a reporter.

Peter Darling by Austin Chant – Trans gay MC, m/m ship

I’ve heard great things about this book, and I’ve been eyeing it for a while but since it’s on Scribd, I’ll definitely pick it up! It’s about a transgender Peter Pan who falls for Captain Hook and I’M HOOKED already (sorry for the pun).

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera – lesbian MC (WOC)

The blurb is a little vague but this book is queer, intersectional and about feminism and that is enough for me to pick it up!

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde – bi MC, f/f ship

I have been wanting to read this book for so long! I just haven’t gotten myself a copy yet so maybe if I find it in a bookstore, I’ll get it finally! It’s about three friends: a Chinese-Australian bisexual youtube star, a fat and autistic girl with social anxiety and a Latinx-American boy, who go to a con and I read the first chapter and loved it!

Baker Thief by Claudie Arsenault – aromantic bigender MC and biromantic demisexual MC

I already published this post when I realized I hadn’t added this book yet! I’m already reading it and loving it! It’s about Claude/Claire who is a baker by day, thief by night and the detective that’s trying to catch them! And I think they become friends? Sounds WONDERFUL. I got an eARC but it releases soon!

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As you might have noticed there are a lot of gay and lesbian MCs in this list, so I’d like to add in some other books that are for example about enby or aro or ace or pan or bi or other queer folx so if you have any recommendations, let me know!

What will you be reading this Pride Month? Any of these books you’ve read? What is your favourite queer book? Please send me recommendations for queer fiction AND non-fiction if you have!

49 thoughts on “Pride Month TBR | So many queer books!!

  1. I haven’t read any of these but I’m reading They Both Die At The End in celebration of pride month. I also want to read Queens of Geek, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue!

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    1. I’ve heard great things about They Both Die At The End, but it’s probably the kind of book that’ll break my heart and I’m not sure I want that haha
      I hope you love them!

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  2. I read Baker thief last month and it was my favourite read of the month. So awesome! I have a couple of her other books on my kindle already and they all have great LGBTQIA rep and I’m even more excited to read them now

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  3. Scribd is a blessing tbh. I don’t use it at the moment because I have way too many unread books but it sounds great.

    I kind of flinched when I saw your post had Call Me By Your Name sooo I’m glad you decided not to read it lmao.

    Peter Darling!! I really want to read that one. Is that one on Scribd?

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    1. Scribd has completely taken over my reading life tbh, it’s almost all I read from oops (it’s just so convenient!)
      Hahaha yeah I didn’t hear anything about it except vague references but I’m glad I’m not picking it up either haha. Have you read it?
      Yess Peter Darling is on Scribd!

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      1. WAIT REALLY? Then I definitely have to get Scribd. It would be much cheaper than just individually buying books… (Although Peter Darling is exactly the one that I’d prefer to have a copy of, but shh.)

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      2. Yeah, exactly. My only two problems are that I have no regular income + I have like 400 unread books so I should… read those first… but I think I’ll get a Scribd subscription next year when I’m back at uni.

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  4. I just picked up Evelyn Hugo from the library today because it’s been on my TBR forever, but I didn’t realize the MC was bi, so now I’m even more excited to start! I may be adding a few others from your list to my TBR as well

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  5. Love to see all the LGBT support!! I’ve picked up call me by your name a ton in bookstores but ended up putting it down before getting to cash – that peach scene sounds shuddery and i haven’t even read it yet xD But I am weak to the idea of summer romances and a family member adored it so maybe I’ll still grab it! I heard AWESOME things about Peter Darling 😀 anything Peter Pan I am down for! Hope you enjoy your reading

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    1. I haven’t even read the peach scene and I’m already scarred for life haha. I hope you like it if you end up reading it though. I can’t wait to read Peter Darling! Thank you! I hope you have a good month 🙂

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  6. YES QUEENS OF GEEK I LOVE THAT BOOK SO MUCH. It was the first time I truly felt represented when it came to my bisexuality 😀 Plus A+ plus anxiety rep, fun, cute, so many great topics discussed and djfj I just really love Queens of Geek 😛 I hadn’t heard of Baker Thief but it sounds AMAZING and I need it asap

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  7. I have the Midseducation of Cameron Post on my bookcase and really need to get around to reading it! Perhaps this month I will finally read it.

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  8. YESSS SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO!!! i am perpetually screaming about that book. hope you have a great reading month/happy pride! ❤

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    1. I hope you love it!! Yes, definitely! Tash Hearts Tolstoy has great ace rep, Baker Thief has both demi-ace and aro rep, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue has aro-ace rep and it so good!

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