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Chiara / September 7, 2016 , Wed / books & reading, lgbtqia

There’s been a lot of talk about diversity lately, and I have more serious thoughts on this that will at some point be transcribed into a post. But, for now, I wanted to share some LGBTQIA+ books that are coming out in the future that I am really excited to read about. Hopefully you’ll be won over by them all, and will add them to your TBR, buy them, or ask your library to get them. Here we go:

1) Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

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A bisexual Latina main character with magical powers? Add in a gorgeous cover, plus the fact that this book is #ownvoices, and I am 100% sold on it.

2) Boy Robot by Simon Curtis

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As you can see from the Goodreads description, there is not much to know about Boy Robot. YET. But sci-fi queer YA makes me incredibly happy, so I’m keen to find out more about it and see what it’s like.

3) Look Past by Eric Devine

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A transboy MC in a mystery/thriller? It is like the bookish gods have gifted me. And so did Net Galley, because it’s “read now” over there. Go, go, go.

4) Marian by Ella Lyons

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An f/f retelling of Robin Hood. I was on board from the moment I heard about it. I love me some queer retellings, and I’ve been wanting this one for a pretty long time now. I’m excited to read the e-ARC I have (smugly grinning over here), and share my thoughts once I’ve read it!

5) When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

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A trans MC falling in love with his best friend? Roses growing out of skin? SO MUCH MAGIC. I really, really hope that there is an adorable friends-to-lovers romance in this book because that would make my life, let’s be real. I pre-ordered the crap outta this book a long time ago.

6) A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho

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Another mystery/thriller, this time with a bisexual female main character looking for her best friend, who goes missing. I am so blessed with the books right now because lord knows this one is needed in my life. ASAP.

7) Beast by Brie Spangler

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A queer retelling of Beauty and the Beast, where Belle is trans. I … have a might need for this book. I really, really hope that the story is beautiful and gorgeous and respectful and done well because then it would be magical in so many ways.

8) Nowhere Near You by Leah Thomas

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I am so incredibly excited that Because You’ll Never Meet Me is getting this sequel! I want that gorgeous friendship between Ollie and Moritz again. I also kinda want them to fall in love, but that is severe wishful thinking on my part, I believe. But still. All the cheers for having these boys again!

9) Bad Boy by Elliot Wake

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Also pre-ordered the crap outta this book because of everything. The story, the author, #ownvoices – literally everything. SO EXCITED TO READ IT OMG.

And there we have it. A small collection of queer books that I am really, really excited about (if you couldn’t tell already by my little description thingies above). Are there any LGBTQIA+ books coming out that you’re excited about?

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11 Responses to some upcoming lgbtqia+ titles i’m excited about

  1. Rebecca says:

    I’m looking forward to Last Seen Leaving and for your review ;) I LOVE the sound of Beast and so hope it delivers! I do love a good mystery, so I’m off to add the ones mentioned to my tbr.

    • Chiara says:

      I’ll let you know when it goes live, then :D Ohh, I haven’t been so excited for a book in a long while, so I am really hoping that Beast is gorgeous. Awesome :D I’m glad to helped you add more books to your TBR!

  2. kayla says:

    BECAUSE YOU’LL NEVER MEET ME IS GETTING A SEQUEL??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS??

  3. Aentee says:

    Ohhh so many of these sounds FANTASTIC. I especially love the sound of When The Moon Was Ours as it seems beautiful and lyrical, I also really enjoyed the author’s previous book! Thanks so much for putting together this list, Chiara.

    • Chiara says:

      I know! I am 100% excited to read each and every one of them. I have read that When the Moon Was Ours is quite lyrical, which I am completely looking forward to :D I haven’t read the author’s other book, but I’m glad you enjoyed it, Aentee! No problem ^.^

  4. Topaz says:

    OKAY BUT CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE ROBIN HOOD AND BEAUTY AND THE BEAST RETELLINGS BECAUSE I DO NOT THINK I WILL EVER BE OKAY AGAIN & I’M UNABLE TO LET GO OF CAPS LOCK BECAUSE I AM FAR TOO EXCITED FOR MY OWN GOOD

  5. I HAVE ADDED ALL THE ONES I DIDN’T KNOW HERE SO FAST TO MY TBR. They all look awesome. I’ve been hearing things about a few — particularly good stuff about When the Moon Was Ours — but AAH THESE ALL LOOK AWESOME. Overall I just really need more LGBTQ+ books all the time. Although it was released earlier this month, I still haven’t managed to get my hands on Robin Talley’s As I Descended (f/f Macbeth retelling) which I’m very excited for! All the retellings are good. Yep. *nods* Thanks so much for all these wonderful recs!

    • Chiara says:

      YESSSS. I cannot WAIT to read When the Moon Was Ours! I am so excited because that cover is beautiful, and the story sounds gorgeous and just *sighs* Ohh, I quite liked As I Descended! And you’re totally right, we need all the retellings. Especially the queer ones. No problem, lovely! :D

  6. Romi says:

    I’m excited for SO MANY of these! And I’m super excited, because I found a couple new ones from your list that I hadn’t heard of before! *squeals* I’m the most excited for Beast – which, like you, I so hope is done beyond brilliantly – and Labyrinth Lost, although maybe because they’re the two I’ve been passionately wanting to read for some months now.

    Boy Robot (which now has a synopsis) sounds so intriguing and #addedit. You know my passion for most things Robin Hood (get me talking about Men in Tights one of these days, I dare you – although give me time to rewatch it, first, so I know what I’m talking about from more than 8 year old Romi’s memory) and that is 109% making me add Marian (so looking forward to your review of that one!), and I’m very glad, upon checking, that When the Moon Was Ours is already upon my tbr. *fistpumps the Romi that added it one day. She knows what’s going on.*

    I look forward to your reviews of most of these books, so I can know what others I should perhaps add, and any future queer book recommendation posts! BECAUSE THIS IS FANTASTIC AND IMPORTANT AND YESSS. *hugs* xx

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