By Melissa Broder
To help with her eating disorder, Rachel’s therapist encourages her to a communication detox from her mother. During the detox, Rachel becomes fascinated by a young Orthodox Jewish woman named Miriam. Witty and insightful, this novel explores the connection between our appetite for food, sex, and faith.
By Robert Jones, Jr.
Enslaved on a Deep South plantation, the only refuge Samuel and Isaiah have is their love for each other, which becomes threatened when another slave, Amos, spreads the gospel that deems their love a sin. This historical romance tells a story of suffering and the power of love through lyrical prose.
By Stina Leicht
Rosie, head of Monk’s Bar, has a job for Angel and her squad. A band of criminals, assassins, and mercenaries, Rosie pits them up against the Serrao-Orlov Corporation, a corporation not only threatening their group, but their planet. This Science Fiction novel is perfect for fans of The Mandalorian and Cowboy Bebop.
By Torrey Peters
Reese, a trans woman, almost has it all, but when her girlfriend detransitions and becomes Ames, her life crumbles. It turns out that by losing Reese, Ames has lost his only family. With a baby on the way with another partner, Ames wonders if the three can become a family after all.
By Chana Porter
After an alien invasion that makes anything imaginable possible, Trina’s wife Deeba moves on to a new existence, leaving Trina behind. Devastated, Trina drinks away her sorrow and goes on “a vengeful quest”. This literary sci-fi novel with trans rep delves into grief and identity through dreamlike prose.
By Brontez Purnell
Brontez Purnell touches on themes of loneliness and desire in this book about the lives of queer men. Sometimes dysfunctional and self-sabotaging, his characters struggle against white supremacy and personal trauma all while striving to maintain community among themselves.
By Morgan Rogers
Left unfulfilled by her recent PhD and constricted by her father’s expectations, Grace moves to New York to live with her new wife, Yuki Yamamoto, a stranger she married in Vegas. But as she falls for Yuki, the problems she’s been running from catch up to her.
By Zak Salih
When Sebastian runs into his childhood friend Oscar, he thinks their shared past will bring them together. But despite the marriage equality law that was recently passed, Oscar believes gay culture is dying, and the two collide in this emotional story about dealing with the past and struggling to fit in with changing society.
By C.M. Waggoner
Anti-hero Dellaria Wells takes a job as a female bodyguard with a band of women all hired to protect a young lady from a danger that Dellaria believes is exaggerated. It isn’t long before Dellaria realizes the danger is real and she must fight a mysterious enemy all while falling for a fellow bodyguard.
By Gabrielle Korn
Gabrielle Korn’s world seems to be perfect, especially when she’s promoted to editor-in-chief for a fashion magazine. Not only does she struggle with anorexia, but finding love as a young lesbian in New York. Her cultural and personal essays explore her own insecurities, sexuality, body positivity, and more.
By Elon Green
A true-crime narrative that not only reports on the serial murders of the Last Call Killer that targeted gay men in NYC in the ‘80s and ‘90s, but shares stories of the victims and the gay community, giving them the attention they didn’t receive at the time.
By Jo Ivester
Told through his and his family’s eyes, Once a Girl follows Jeremy as he comes out as transgender. From being called a Tomboy and wondering if he was asexual to having his breasts removed, this memoir is about self-discovery and acceptance.