Celebrate Pride: The 40 Best LGBTQ+ Books of All Time | Ultimate Guide

Anti-LGBTQ+ book bans are on the rise, which means that we need to talk about the best LGBTQ+ books of all time. I’ve picked out 40 books from across the spectrums of gender expression and sexuality—with the understanding that no finite list of books can adequately explore the depths of human experience.

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The 40 Best LGBTQ+ Books of All Time | Ultimate Guide

As books like Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer come under fire, it’s important to remember that queer literature is not new, in spite of what the right-wing activists behind these censorship efforts would have you believe. 

LGBTQ+  books are as old as literature itself; the words sapphic and lesbian refer to the poet Sappho and her home on the Greek island of Lesbos, where she wrote poetry in the 7th century BCE. The world’s first novel, Lady Murasaki’s The Tale of Genji, contains a scene in which the eponymous teenage hero seduces a younger teenager, Kogimi.

This list contains 40 of the best LGBTQ+ books of all time for your reading pleasure. Included below are classic stories, brand-new YA releases, gritty horror novels, cozy romances, and more! No matter what kind of books you like to read, you’re sure to find something here that tickles your fancy and represents the queer community and queer experiences.

The 40 Best LGBTQ+ Books of All Time

Here are the 40 best LGBTQ+ books of all time, organized by representation and genre:

Aromantic Literary Fiction: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Convenience Store Woman: A Novel

The title character in Sayaka Murata’s breakout novel, Convenience Store Woman, has no romantic or professional aspirations. She’s content to live alone and work as a cashier at a local convenience store; she doesn’t need a boyfriend or a promotion. Although she finds most interpersonal reactions baffling, there’s a structure to customer interactions at the store that she can understand. Her family doesn’t understand how she can want nothing more, however, especially after 20 years in the same position. Pressure to find a husband and leave the store mounts, causing her to turn to an unlikely source for relief.

Asexual Romance: The Romantic Agenda by Claire Kann

The Romantic Agenda

What do you do when the best friend you’re secretly in love with decides he’s in love with someone else? If you’re Joy, the asexual protagonist of Claire Kann’s contemporary romance, you hatch a plan to make him super jealous. Malcolm wants to impress Summer, so he plans a vacation for the two of them…only to find out that Summer plans to bring her ex-boyfriend-turned-bestie, Fox, along for the ride. Malcolm responds by extending an invite to Joy, and the four young adults set off for a few days of fun. Once Joy and Fox realize that neither of them wants Malcolm and Summer to get together, however, the two fake a romance of their own, in The Romantic Agenda.

Asexual Young Adult: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, 2)

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy centers on Felicity Montague, a young Englishwoman who can’t get into medical school because of her sex. She’s not going to let English propriety squash her dreams, though. Felicity’s ex-friend is getting married, and her husband-to-be could have the power and influence necessary to secure Felicity’s spot in medical school. On her way to crash the wedding, she links up with an Algerian lady pirate who has the money Felicity needs to put her plan into motion.

Bisexual Coming-of-Age: Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating

Coming out as bi doesn’t exactly go the way Hani planned. Her friends say that she must be straight, because she has never dated a girl. In the heat of the moment, Hani makes up an outrageous lie—that she’s dating the school’s resident overachiever. Nobody in Hani’s friend group likes Ishu, not even Hani herself. But Ishu has big plans for her university career, and fake-dating Hani might just be the answer to her problems, in Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating.

Bisexual Romance: The Princess Trap by Talia Hibbert

The Princess Trap

Imagine if your hookup with someone you just met made front-page headlines. That’s Cherry’s problem in this rom-com from Talia Hibbert. The Princess Trap follows Cherry as she discovers that her discreet one-night stand was anything but. Turns out that Ruben, the hottie she met at the office, is actually a tabloid-darling prince with a bad reputation. There’s only one thing Ruben can do if he wants to save face: pretend that Cherry is his secret fiancée. What could possibly go wrong?

Bisexual Young Adult: Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia and Anna-Marie McLemore

Miss Meteor

Miss Meteor is a pitch-perfect YA novel about small-town pageantry. The story here centers on ex-BFFs Lita Perez and Chicky Quintanilla, who decide to bury the hatchet when Lita approaches Chicky for help entering—and winning—their hometown beauty pageant. Every other Miss Meteor winner has been blonde, white, and conventionally attractive, but Lita aspires to make history. Throw in some supportive older sisters and friends, and you’ve got a recipe for a great YA novel.

Gay Classic: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Norton Critical Edition (Norton Critical Editions)

When it comes to listing the best LGBTQ+ books of all time, including The Picture of Dorian Gray is a no-brainer. Oscar Wilde famously toned down the novel’s allusions to homosexuality—including the removal of Basil’s confession to Dorian: “I quite admit that I adored you madly, extravagantly, absurdly.” Dorian Gray remained so overtly queer, however, that, when Wilde found himself on trial a few years after the novel’s release, passages from it were used to convict him of “gross indecency with certain male persons.” Even so, more than 130 years after it was first published, The Picture of Dorian Gray remains a gay classic that every queer person should read.

Gay Coming-of-Age: Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International)

In 1953, author and thinker James Baldwin debuted with this semi-autobiographical Bildungsroman. Go Tell It on the Mountain centers on John Grimes, whose coming of age in 1930s Harlem is shaped by his budding sexuality, his religious beliefs, and his relationship with his abusive stepfather, a Pentecostal preacher.

Gay Fantasy: A Taste of Gold and Iron by Alexandra Rowland

A Taste of Gold and Iron

If you love angsty romances, this one’s for you. A Taste of Gold and Iron alternates between its two POV characters. The anxious Prince Kadou is the Sultan’s brother, and he harbors deep suspicions about the social climber who fathered her newborn child. When Kadou’s suspicions result in bloodshed, however, his personal bodyguard and lover, Tadek, is stripped of his position at court. That’s hardly Kadou’s biggest worry. There’s a counterfeiting scheme in the sultanate, and the last thing the country needs is for their currency to decrease in value. To restore his own reputation, Kadou’s put on the case—and placed on a collision course with a new bodyguard, Evemer, who is both devastatingly handsome and disconcertingly aloof. 

Gay Historical Fiction: My Government Means to Kill Me by Rasheed Newson

My Government Means to Kill Me: A Novel

Stories from the AIDS crisis rarely center on joy. My Government Means to Kill Me aims to correct that. Rasheed Newson’s novel follows 17-year-old Trey, who makes the impulsive decision to leave his family’s money and expectations behind for a chance at blazing his own trail in New York City. NYC is a hub of gay life on the East Coast, but it’s the early 1980s, and the AIDS epidemic is kicking into high gear. My Government Means to Kill Me never shies away from the horrors of the epidemic, but it also offers an intimate portrayal of one young, gay Black man’s joy in the face of fear.

Gay Mystery: Slippery Creatures by KJ Charles

Slippery Creatures (The Will Darling Adventures)

The first book in KJ Charles’ Will Darling Adventures series introduces readers to soldier-turned-bookseller Will, whose life takes a turn after he inherits a bookstore. Why are criminals and government officials alike demanding information Will isn’t sure he has? A handsome man named Kim might be able to help him, but Kim may turn out to be Will’s most dangerous enemy yet, in Slippery Creatures.

Gay Romance: I’m So (Not) Over You by Kosoko Jackson

I'm So (Not) Over You

A fake-dating scheme gets a little out of hand in I’m So (Not) Over You. When his ex texts after months of radio silence, Kian takes it as a sign that Hudson wants to get back together. And he does…sort of. Hudson’s parents are coming for a visit, and he wants Kian to pretend that they’re still an item. One fake dinner date later, the two men are on the hook to attend a high-profile wedding. The event offers networking opportunities that could make or break Kian’s career, but can he stand to play pretend with his ex for much longer?

Genderqueer Classic: Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Orlando: A Biography

The title character of this satirical classic changes sex—and sexual orientation—before achieving apparent immortality. Virginia Woolf’s Orlando begins in Renaissance England, where the hero serves as a page in the court of Queen Elizabeth I. He falls into a sudden coma as an adult and awakens as a woman with fluid sexuality and gender expression. Reveling in the power of her newfound femininity, but resisting the constraints of archaic gender roles, Orlando lives the next 300 years on her own terms, chasing lovers and hobnobbing with the literati.

Genderqueer Science Fiction: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Left Hand of Darkness (Penguin Galaxy)

Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness is a legendary exercise in understanding the absurdity of gender roles. The story centers on Genly Ai, the human emissary sent to the planet Gethen to convince the Gethenians to join an interplanetary alliance. Gethenians have no fixed sex, and they find humans’ restrictive gender roles and lack of androgyny disconcerting. Likewise, Genly Ai struggles to understand how a society can function in the absence of sexual dichotomy.

Lesbian Classic: The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

The Well of Loneliness (Wordsworth Classics)

According to the UK National Archives, sexual relationships between women in the country were never criminalized, despite being proposed in 1921, because “many parliamentarians did not believe that women had sexual relationships with other women, while others were concerned that such an amendment to the law would provide unwanted visibility.” Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness came along to shake things up in 1928. The novel follows Stephen, a self-identified “invert”—an old psychiatric term for gay and lesbian people—as she searches for a place where she can love women with openness and abandon.

Lesbian Fantasy: The Unbroken by C.L. Clark

The Unbroken (Magic of the Lost, 1)

C.L. Clark’s The Unbroken centers on two young women, Touraine and Luca, who harbor complicated feelings about their country and one another. Touraine was only a child when the Balladairan Empire colonized Qazāl, where she was born. Kidnapped and trained as a soldier, Touraine only gets the chance to return home as an adult, when the Qazāli people take up arms against Balladairan forces. She’s part of a contingent of guards protecting Princess Luca, the emperor’s niece. Putting a stop to the revolution in Qazāl will strengthen support for Luca’s bid to usurp the throne. She and Touraine have plenty of reasons not to trust one another, however. Can they work together to unseat the emperor without losing Qazāl in the process?

Lesbian Graphic Novel: Princess Princess Ever After by Kay O’Neill

Princess Princess Ever After

Two princesses do battle against their families’ expectations in Princess Princess Ever After. Sadie’s sister trapped her in a tower, where she awaited the knight in shining armor who would inevitably come to save her. She didn’t expect that knight to be a princess herself, however. Kay O’Neill’s graphic novel is a cozy story of love, heroism, and magic.

Lesbian Historical Fiction: Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Last Night at the Telegraph Club follows Lily Hu, a Chinese American teenager coming of age in San Francisco at the height of the Red Scare. Together with her white friend, Kath, Lily steals away to the Telegraph Club: a lesbian bar near her home in Chinatown. The two teens frequent the bar, and it soon becomes clear that they have feelings for one another. But many white Americans already regard Lily with suspicion because her parents are Chinese immigrants. Can she risk losing everything for their burgeoning love?

Lesbian Mystery: Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia

Dead Dead Girls (A Harlem Renaissance Mystery)

Set in 1926 Harlem, Dead Dead Girls revolves around a string of murders that gets a little too close for one woman’s comfort. Ten years ago, Louise escaped a kidnapper and became something of a local hero. She’s been trying to keep her head down ever since. So far, she’s succeeded; she has a fun, flirty life that involves jazz, gin, and even a lady love. But now, a detective needs Louise’s help to track down a serial killer targeting Black women—a killer who just left the body of their latest victim in front of the diner where Louise works. 

Lesbian Romance: Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake

Delilah Green Doesn't Care

No strings attached—that’s Delilah Green’s attitude toward her hometown. It’s a place she escaped, somewhere she never planned to return to. But her stepsister needs a wedding photographer, and she’s willing to cough up more than $10,000 if Delilah agrees to come home to Bright Falls for the event. It’s not exactly her dream job, but it does give her the opportunity to get back at some of the women who made her adolescent life miserable. Everything’s going according to plan, until Delilah starts to catch feelings for one of her stepsister’s best friends. Sparks will fly in Delilah Green Doesn’t Care.

Lesbian Science-Fantasy: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Series, 1)

Harrowhark is a talented necromancer, the Ninth House’s heir, and a real thorn in Gideon’s side. For her part, Gideon wants nothing more than to escape the Ninth House and join the infantry (Find more books like Gideon the Ninth here). When the God-Emperor invites each House’s heir to join his personal guard, Harrow can’t wait to go. Then her cavalier—the might to her magic—runs away from the fight, and she’s left with no other choice but to bribe Gideon into accompanying her, in Gideon the Ninth.

Lesbian Science Fiction: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

This Is How You Lose the Time War

This Is How You Lose the Time War traces the relationship between Red and Blue, two warriors caught on opposite sides of an eons-long war, through the secret messages they leave for one another to find. Begun over their diametrically opposed philosophies on the future of humanity, the war between the Agency and Garden rages on. Each side sends warriors backward and forward through time, altering the past to secure an advantage over their opponents in the future. Two of these soldiers—the Agency’s Red and Garden’s Blue—have been dispatched to deal specifically with one another’s workings. As they get to know one another through their taunting letters, however, Red and Blue realize they have feelings for one another.

Nonbinary Science Fiction: In the Watchful City by S. Qiouyi Lu

In the Watchful City

It’s Anima’s job to keep the city of Ora safe. Æ does not interact with Ora’s citizens. Instead, æ experiences Ora through the Gleaming: a highly developed surveillance program designed to keep watch on the city’s citizens. Anima loves ær city. But when a visitor brings in a collection of strange objects, each with a strong attachment to the world outside Ora, Anima’s sense of self and ær place in the world begins to change, in S. Qiouyi Lu’s  In the Watchful City

Nonbinary Young Adult: Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution by Kacen Callender

Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution: A Novel

With novels like Felix Ever After and This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story, Kacen Callender secured their place as an LGBTQ+ writer to watch. In Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution, Callender explores the impact of social media on teens’ lives. Kasim and Lark used to be friends. Now, he needs their help. Kasim has just posted a heartfelt confession of secret, unrequited love to Lark’s Twitter account, and it has gone viral. To help him save face, Lark takes credit for what he wrote—and takes the opportunity to use the thread as an excuse to talk to their crush.

Polyamorous Monster Romance: Entranced by the Basilisks by Lillian Lark

Entranced by the Basilisks: A Love Bathhouse Monster Romance (Monstrous Matches)

Entranced by the Basilisks is the polyamorous romance you’ve been waiting for. The story here centers on Emilia, a young woman cursed by a magical book to find love…or else. She has no choice but to turn to her boss and his lover for help. Soon, the three of them form a triad. But what happens to their relationship after Emilia’s curse breaks?

Polyamorous Science Fiction: Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

Iron Widow

In the world of Xiran Jay Zhao’s Iron Widow, the humans of Huaxia are locked in a deadly battle against a mechanized alien force known as the Hunduns. The psychic link required to operate the human military’s mechs often kills the concubines, whose families receive stipends for their daughters’ deaths. Zetian enlists to murder her sister’s killer, only to unexpectedly kill him through their psychic bond. It turns out that she’s an “Iron Widow,” capable of holding her own when paired with a male pilot—and she just might be unstoppable.

Queer Cozy Fantasy: Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree

Legends & Lattes

When it comes to queer cozy romances, you’ll be hard-pressed to beat Legends and Lattes. Travis Baldree’s smash hit follows Viv, an orc adventurer who retires to open a coffee shop—the first coffee shop, in fact—in Thune. Given the fact that most people in town have never heard of coffee, well, Viv has her work cut out for her. Luckily, she’s not alone in the fight to make her business a success; her new allies Cal and Tandri are working right alongside her. Viv might even mix business with pleasure, at least as far as Tandri’s concerned…

Queer Fantasy, Adult: A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske

Marvellous Light (The Last Binding, 1)

A Marvellous Light follows Robin Blyth, an overworked baronet, as he ventures deep into the heart of a magical society he never knew existed—all thanks to a clerical error. Robin’s latest responsibility isn’t devoid of complications, however. His predecessor met a mysterious fate, one that could point to much more serious problems within the magical corners of Great Britain. Then there’s the matter of Edwin Courcey, the bureaucrat who serves as his contact for all things magical and, quite frankly, doesn’t seem to like Robin very much. Like it or not, though, Robin and Edwin are going to be spending a lot of time together. Better to make the best of it, right?

Queer Fantasy, Young Adult: Spellhacker by M.K. England

Spellhacker

M.K. England’s Spellhacker transports readers to Kyrkarta, a land still reeling from a magical disease that killed thousands. In the spellplague’s aftermath, maz—the natural resource that powers magical abilities and was once free to anyone who wanted it—has been monopolized by the Maz Management Corporation, which sells it to only the wealthiest magicians. Resisters Diz, Remi, Ania, and Jaesin siphon maz to make a buck while simultaneously sabotaging the corporation’s profits. That is, until they stumble upon a powerful form of maz they’ve never encountered before—one that could change the way all of Kyrkarta views the spellplague.

Queer Romance: Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman

Call Me by Your Name: A Novel

This romantic work of historical fiction might be one of the most polarizing in recent memory. Call Me By Your Name centers on Elio Perlman, an American-born Jewish boy who lives with his parents on the Italian Riviera. Each summer, the young man’s father opens their home to a grad student for a six-week-long fellowship. Everything changes in 1983. That’s the year the Perlmans host Oliver, a 24-year-old Jewish doctoral candidate, begins a whirlwind romance with 17-year-old Elio.

Queer Short Stories: Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So

Afterparties: Stories

Anthony Veasna So’s Afterparties was one of the most anticipated short-story collections of 2022. Published less than a year after the author’s death, Afterparties examines the experiences of Cambodian Americans living in California. Queer, immigrant communities are the focus here, but So’s collection also touches heavily on matters of race, trauma, and family dynamics.

Trans Coming-of-Age: For Today I Am a Boy by Kim Fu

For Today I Am a Boy

This debut novel from the author of Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century follows the supposed “only son” of a Chinese Canadian family. Born into a family full of daughters, Peter Huang is devastated to be told that she is not a girl like her sisters. Her father tells her she is the “king” of the family, and his expectations complicate gender expression and identity for Peter—who later renames herself Audrey—in For Today I Am a Boy.

Trans Fantasy: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Cemetery Boys

Long ago, a powerful entity blessed Yadriel’s family with the power to heal the sick and ease the crossing of those who have passed on. Because Yadriel is transgender, his traditional family refuses to initiate him as a brujo. He takes it upon himself to summon his late cousin’s missing spirit and prove himself worthy of his family’s legacy, only to accidentally summon the ghost of Julian—a delinquent from his school who has unfinished business in the world of the living. Yadriel must race to help Julian complete his mission and cross over, in Cemetery Boys.

Trans Historical Fiction: Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg

Confessions of the Fox: A Novel

Jordy Rosenberg’s Confessions of the Fox centers on a transgender scholar named Voth, whose discovery of a previously unpublished manuscript leads to big questions about the lives of two notorious and charismatic Londoners. In the 18th century, few thieves were as famous as Jack Sheppard and Edgeworth Bess. The manuscript Voth finds, which purports to have been written by Jack himself, depicts the legendary thief as a trans man—a claim not seen in previous accounts of his life. 

Trans Horror: Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White

Hell Followed with Us

Hell Followed With Us imagines a near future in which a Christian fundamentalist cult has managed to usher in their apocalypse. Benji, a 16-year-old transgender boy, escapes the cult in the midst of this global crisis. It’s his first time seeing the world outside. The apocalyptic monsters prowling the streets soon force him to hide out in a local center for LGBTQ+ youth, where he’s finally accepted for who he is. Unbeknownst to Benji’s new allies, however, he carries with him a deadly bio weapon—one that could easily kill them all.

Trans Literary Fiction: Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

Detransition, Baby: A Novel

At turns comedic and tender, Torrey Peters’ award-winning novel, Detransition, Baby, examines the complicated relationships of three contemporary adults. Reese, a trans woman, was hoping to start a family with her ex, Amy. Then Amy—now called Ames—detransitioned, and the two of them broke up. Now, Ames has impregnated his new lover, Katrina, who also happens to be his boss. Katrina doesn’t necessarily want children, so Ames approaches Reese to ask her to help them raise the child.

Trans Science Fiction: Your Mind Is a Terrible Thing by Hailey Piper

Your Mind is a Terrible Thing

Alto went to bed with someone…and woke up alone. So begins Your Mind Is a Terrible Thing, which follows Alto as they try to unravel the mystery of the starship M.G. Yellowjacket. The rest of the Yellowjacket’s crew may be missing, but its comms specialist isn’t alone on board…

Trans Romance, Adult: The Companion by EE Ottoman

The Companion

EE Ottoman’s The Companion follows Madeline, a New York City-based writer who can’t seem to find a place among the city’s literati. Disillusioned, Madeline moves to Upstate New York, where a reclusive writer is in desperate need of a live-in companion. Working for Victor grows thorny when romance begins to blossom between them—a situation that is further complicated by Madeline’s budding romance with Audrey: Victor’s neighbor and ex-lover.

Trans Romance, Young Adult: Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee

Meet Cute Diary

A trans teenager must invent a fake relationship to save his eponymous blog in Meet Cute Diary. Readers flock to Noah’s website to read his fluffy, happy stories of love between trans people—stories they think are true. After someone exposes him as a fraud online, Noah races to save his reputation and the Diary with another half-truth: writing his own, real-life “love” story by fake-dating Drew.

Trans Short Stories: Rainbow Rainbow by Lydia Conklin

Rainbow Rainbow: Stories

Lydia Conklin’s Rainbow Rainbow explores the lives of contemporary queer and trans characters in stories that are joyous and painful, dark and sweet. Here, teens wrestle with the strictures of compulsive heterosexuality and stereotypical gender roles, adults question whether they’ve ticked the right boxes in their lives, and individuals and couples undergo massive transitions—both in gender and in life. 

Final Thoughts

We hope you’ve enjoyed this ultimate guide to the best LGBTQ+ books of all time. We’ve got answers to your burning questions about queer literature below.

FAQs

Why is it important to read LGBTQ+ books?

Art of all kinds operates as a window and a mirror. Children, teens, and adults of every race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, orientation, religion, socioeconomic level, and ability deserve to see their experiences adequately reflected in the media they consume.

Likewise, children who will grow up with privilege—those who are white, wealthy, cisgender, heterosexual, able-bodied, and male, for example—need to see from an early age that, not only is theirs not the universal experience, but also that they and people like them are not the only people who can be heroic protagonists.

What are WLW books called?

WLW stands for “women-loving women” or “women who love women.” WLW characters may be lesbians, bisexual, or pansexual, or they may be on the asexuality spectrum. We use the word sapphic to refer to WLW books and stories whose characters do not explicitly identify as lesbian.

What does it mean if a book is “sapphic”?

A sapphic book is a book that contains a romance between two or more women.

What is the female version of danmei?

Danmei are Chinese media about romantic and sexual relationships between men or boys. The name for Chinese media about romantic and sexual relationships between women is baihe. Baihe comes from the Japanese word yuri, which describes manga and other media depicting romantic and sexual relationships between women or girls. The male counterpart of yuri is yaoi.

Which LGBTQ+ Books are the most popular?

1. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
2. Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales
3. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli
4. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
5. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
6. Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet by Jennifer L. Armentrout
7. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
8. A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
9. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
10. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

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