Five Queer Books Everyone Should Read

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2018 is in full swing, and if you’re like us you may be thinking where did February go!? Why not take a moment to yourself to slow down and get lost in the pages of a great book? Unfortunately, like most artistic mediums, literature has typically been written for heteronormative audiences. Author Dave Madden is making 2018 a queer-only reading year because, “queers are my people, and I’ve spent too long convinced otherwise.” Well said!

Fairy Tales Presentation Society focuses on shining a light on queer voices and their stories. There is a wealth of LGBTQ+ authors and queer themed books to read. We’ve pulled a list of five queer books worth adding to your reading list this year. Enjoy!

The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding

Abby Ives is a young, plus-size, gay, fashion-obsessed teen. She lands an internship at a boutique she loves, and falls hard for fellow intern Jordi Perez.

When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment by Ryan T Anderson

Anderson provides thoughtful answers to questions about Transgender issues. Questions range from biology, psychology, to philosophy and policy.

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Alice, an asexual, has sworn off dating until she meets Takumi. After a summer of friendship, Alice must decide whether she is willing to risk it all by telling Takumi she has feelings for her.

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

After Griffin’s ex-boyfriend dies in a tragic accident, he goes on a downward spiral. Can Griffin confront his demons and secrets, and allow Jackson to help him heal?

Sodom Road Exit by Amber Dawn

Set in the summer of 1990, where a lakeside Ontario village has turned to a ghost town. Starla is a protagonist who feels lust and queer desire in lieu of fear.

What queer books are you looking forward to reading in 2018? Share your top picks with us in the comments below!

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