2SLGBTQIA+ Books for Adults - NEW 2023

New books for adults published since 2022!

Updated June 14, 2023
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The fake.
Whittall, Zoe
A scammer as alluring as she is elusive irrevocably upends the lives of two strangers in this gripping novel from the acclaimed author of The Best Kind of People. "The genius of Zoe Whittall's writing is her clear-eyed understanding of human nature, which she lays on the page...
Hijab Butch Blues: A Memoir
Lamya H.
A queer hijabi Muslim immigrant survives her coming-of-age by drawing strength and hope from stories in the Quran in this "raw and relatable memoir that challenges societal norms and expectations" (Linah Mohammad, NPR). "A masterful, must-read contribution to conversations on...
Chef's Choice
T.j. Alexander
A 2024 Lambda Literary Award Finalist "Urgent and intimate." --The New York Times Book Review A fake dating arrangement turns to real love in this deliciously delightful queer rom-com from the author of the sweetly satisfying Chef's Kiss<...
Astrid Parker doesn't fail.
Blake, Ashley Herring
An interior designer who is never without the perfect plan learns to renovate her love life without one in this new romantic comedy by Ashley Herring Blake, author of Delilah Green Doesn't Care.   For Astrid Parker, failure is unacceptable. Ever since she broke up with...
Wild Things
Laura Kay
NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR'S PICK * Two best friends. One huge crush. A year that could change everything... A warmhearted, hilarious queer rom-com about what happens when a group of friends are actually brave enough to live the dream and give up their dreary city apartments...
Sounds Fake but Okay: An Asexual and Aromantic Perspective on Love, Relationships, Sex, and Pretty Much Anything Else
Sarah Costello
Somehow, over time, we forgot that the rituals behind dating and sex were constructs made up by human beings and eventually, they became hard and fast rules that society imposed on us all.' True Love. Third Wheels. Dick pics. 'Dying alone'. Who decided this was normal? Sarah and...
Even Though I Knew the End
C. L. Polk
Winner of the Nebula Award! Finalist for the Hugo Award! Finalist for the World Fantasy Award! A New York Times Best Romance of 2022! C. L. Polk turns their considerable powers to a fantastical noir with Even...
Queer conception : the complete fertility guide for queer and trans parents-to-b
Kali, Kristin L.
Making a baby through love and science? Get the guidance you need to navigate the conception process with confidence and ease. " A a well-researched, deeply comprehensive (and readable!) guide to building a queer family in a way that works for you." -Emily Oster, author of...
The romance recipe.
Barrett, Ruby
A LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST  "The feelings in this one are dialed up so high you almost can't look at them directly: It would be like staring into the sun... Like Rosie Danan or Kate Clayborn, Barrett has a way of making palpable the full journey of a...
Making love with the land : essays /
Whitehead, Joshua (Writer)
A moving and deeply personal excavation of Indigenous beauty and passion in a suffering world The novel Jonny Appleseed established Joshua Whitehead as one of the most exciting and important new literary voices on Turtle Island, winning both a Lambda...
A quick & easy guide to asexuality [graphic novel] /
Muldoon, Molly, 1987-
This book is for anyone who wants to learn about asexuality, and for Ace people themselves, to validate their experiences. Asexuality is often called The Invisible Orientation. You don't learn about it in school, you don't hear "ace" on television. So, it's kinda hard to be ace in a...
All this could be different.
Mathews, Sarah Thankam
2022 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST ONE OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES' TOP 5 FICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR ONE OF TIME AND SLATE'S TOP 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR Named one of the BEST BOOKS OF 2022 by NPR, Vogue, Vulture,...
Paris Daillencourt is about to crumble.
Hall, Alexis J.
From the bestselling author of Boyfriend Material comes a sweet and scrumptious romantic comedy about facing your insecurities, finding love, and baking it off, no matter what people say.  Paris Daillencourt is a recipe for disaster. Despite his...
High-risk homosexual : [online electronic book] a memoir.
Gomez, Edgar (Writer)
A debut memoir about coming of age as a gay, Latinx man, High-Risk Homosexual opens in the ultimate anti-gay space: Edgar Gomez's uncle's cockfighting ring in Nicaragua, where he was sent at thirteen years old to become a man. Readers follow Gomez through the queer spaces where he learned to love...
I Am Ace: Advice on Living Your Best Asexual Life
Cody Daigle-Orians
How do I know if I'm actually sexual? How do I come out as asexual? What kinds of relationship can I have as an ace person? If you are looking for answers to these questions, Cody is here to help. Within these pages lie all the advice you need as a questioning ace teen....
Camp Damascus
Chuck Tingle
INSTANT USA TODAY & INDIE BESTSELLER! A Bram Stoker Award Nominee and CALIBA Golden Poppy Award finalist! A Best Book of 2023 (Vulture) and a Best Horror Book of 2023 (Esquire, Library Journal)! An Indie Next Pick...
The holiday trap.
Parrish, Roan
For fans of Alexandria Bellefleur and Alexis Hall comes a charming, hilarious, and heartwarming LGBTQIA+ romcom about two separate couples finding love over the holidays from acclaimed author Roan Parrish! Greta Russakoff loves her tight-knit family and tiny Maine hometown, even...
The secret lives of country gentlemen. [online electronic book]
Charles, KJ
Kiss her once for me.
Cochrun, Alison
Winner of Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBTQ+ Romance A Best New Holiday Romance by PopSugar, BuzzFeed, Refinery29, and more! The author of the "swoon-worthy debut" (Harper's Bazaar) The Charm Offensive returns with a festive romantic comedy...
In the Case of Heartbreak
Courtney Kae
With a gorgeous beachfront mansion, salty ocean breeze, steamy nights, and ALL the summertime feels, this funny, sexy queer rom-com is a celebration of summer love, as a cinnamon roll of a pastry chef finds his indie rocker crush suddenly within reach. Perfect for fans of Casey McQuiston,...
Mistakes were made.
Wilsner, Meryl.
"This blazing-hot forbidden romance manages to sensibly, and compassionately, capture the complexities of starting adult life after college and finding love and your identity in middle age. Cassie and Erin's romance is by turns delightfully raunchy and deeply emotional. This reader hopes...
The sleeping car porter.
Mayr, Suzette
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2024 DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD WINNER OF THE 2022 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE WINNER OF THE CITY OF CALGARY W.O. MITCHELL BOOK PRIZE WINNER OF THE 2023 GEORGES BUGNET AWARD FOR FICTION...
Dykette
Jenny Fran Davis
Named one of the Best LGBTQ+ Books of 2023 (So Far) by Vogue * Named a Best Book of 2023 (So Far) by Cosmopolitan * Named a Best Book of Spring 2023 by Esquire * Named a Most Anticipated LGBTQ+ Book of 2023 by BuzzFeed, Electric...
Your Driver Is Waiting
Priya Guns
A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Autostraddle, Shondaland, Booklist * In this electrifyingly fierce and funny social satire--inspired by the iconic 1970s film Taxi Driver--a ride share driver is barely holding it together on the hunt for love, dignity, and financial security....
Flux
Jinwoo Chong
Can we ever really change the past, or the future? What truth do we owe our families? What truth do we owe ourselves? In FLUX, a brilliant debut in the vein of William Gibson's Neuromancer and Ling Ma's Severance, Jinwoo Chong introduces us to three characters - Bo, Brandon and Blue - who are...

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