2SLGBTQIA+ Fiction

Fiction books written for adults with 2SLGBTQIA+ stories.

Updated June 13, 2023
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This is how you lose the time war.
El-Mohtar, Amal
HUGO AWARD WINNER: BEST NOVELLA NEBULA AND LOCUS AWARDS WINNER: BEST NOVELLA ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange letters--and fall in love...
Milk fed.
Broder, Melissa.
Named a Best Book of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, Time, Esquire, BookPage, and more A Most-Anticipated Selection by Vogue * Refinery29 * Vulture * BuzzFeed * Harper's Bazaar...
You exist too much.
Arafat, Zaina
A "provocative and seductive debut" of desire and doubleness that follows the life of a young Palestinian American woman caught between cultural, religious, and sexual identities as she endeavors to lead an authentic life (O, The Oprah Magazine). On a hot day in Bethlehem,...
The guncle.
Rowley, Steven, 1971-
Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant. That is, he loves spending time with them when they come out to Palm Springs for weeklong visits. However, tragedy strikes and Patrick suddenly finds himself taking on the role of primary guardian....
On earth we're briefly gorgeous.
Vuong, Ocean, 1988-
A New York Times bestseller * Nominated for the National Book Award for Fiction * Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling "A lyrical work of self-discovery that's shockingly intimate and insistently...
She who became the sun.
Parker-Chan, Shelley
Two-time British Fantasy Award Winner Astounding Award Winner Lambda Literary Award Finalist Hugo Award Finalist Locus Award Finalist Otherwise Award Finalist "Magnificent in every way."--Samantha Shannon, author of...
The prophets.
Jones, Robert, Jr., 1977-
Best Book of the Year NPR * The Washington Post * Boston Globe * TIME * USA Today * Entertainment Weekly * Real Simple * Parade * Buzzfeed * Electric Literature * LitHub * BookRiot * PopSugar * Goop * Library Journal * BookBub...
Detransition, baby.
Peters, Torrey
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * The lives of three women--transgender and cisgender--collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires in "one of the most celebrated novels of the year" (Time) "Reading this novel is like holding a live...
The thirty names of night.
Joukhadar, Zeyn
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction Winner of the ALA Stonewall Book Award--Barbara Gittings Literature Award Named Best Book of the Year by Bustle Named Most Anticipated Book of the Year by The Millions, Electric...
Heckin' Lewd.
Lore, Mx. Nillin
If you've been searching for smutty, fearless, gender diverse erotica written by affirming own-voices folks who get it, then this is the book you've been looking for! Packed with explicit stories from trans, nonbinary, and gender diverse writers, Heckin' Lewd celebrates sexual nonconformity,...
Memorial.
Washington, Bryan, 1993-
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, O, the Oprah Magazine...
The grief keeper.
Villasante, Alexandra.
This stunning YA debut is a timely and heartfelt speculative narrative about healing, faith, and freedom. Seventeen-year-old Marisol has always dreamed of being American, learning what Americans and the US are like from television and Mrs. Rosen, an elderly expat who had employed...
Peaces.
Oyeyemi, Helen
"Enchanting . . . the most surprising, confounding, and oddly insightful couple's trip in recent literary history." --Entertainment Weekly The prize-winning, bestselling author of Gingerbread; Boy, Snow, Bird; and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours...
A little life.
Yanagihara, Hanya
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the...
Fiebre tropical.
Delgado Lopera, Juliana
Winner for the 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction Winner of the 2021 Ferro-Grumley Literary Award for LGBTQ Fiction Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Fiction Lit by the hormonal neon glow of Miami, this debut novel follows a Colombian teenager's coming...
Blue-skinned Gods.
Sindu, SJ
From the award-winning author of Marriage of a Thousand Lies comes a brilliantly written, globe-spanning novel about identity, faith, family, and sexuality. In Tamil Nadu, India, a boy is born with blue skin. His father sets up an ashram, and the family makes a living off...
Young Mungo.
Stuart, Douglas, 1976-
A story of queer love and working-class families, Young Mungo is the brilliant second novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie Bain Douglas Stuart's first novel ...
Summer fun.
Thornton, Jeanne
Winner of the 2022 Lammy Award for Transgender Fiction From acclaimed author Jeanne Thornton, an epic, singular look at fandom, creativity, longing, and trans identity. Gala, a young trans woman, works at a hostel in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. She is...
When Katie met Cassidy.
Perri, Camille
Katie is living the New York dream. She's engaged to a charming art curator, has successfully made her way up the ladder at a multinational law firm, and has a hold on apartments in Soho and the West Village. She has come a long way from her Kentucky upbringing. But the rug is swept from under Katie...
Yerba Buena.
LaCour, Nina.
FROM BESTSELLING AND PRINTZ-AWARD WINNING AUTHOR NINA LACOUR, PERFECT FOR READERS OF WRITERS AND LOVERS "A study of complex, modern love...Expertly illuminates the trauma that Sara and Emilie are both wrestling with, as well as their hope and healing...Lingers like a...
Just by looking at him.
O'Connell, Ryan, 1986-
From the star of Peacock's Queer as Folk and the Netflix series Special comes a "funny, tender, and beautiful" (Gary Janetti, New York Times bestselling author) novel following a gay TV writer with cerebral palsy as he fights addiction and searches for...
A strange and stubborn endurance.
Meadows, Foz
"Stolen me? As well to say a caged bird can be stolen by the sky." Velasin vin Aaro never planned to marry at all, let alone a girl from neighboring Tithena. When an ugly confrontation reveals his preference for men, Vel fears he's ruined the diplomatic union before it can even begin. But while his...
The boy with a bird in his chest.
Lund, Emme, 1985-
Longlisted for The Center for Fiction 2022 First Novel Prize "A modern coming-of-age full of love, desperation, heartache, and magic" (Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author) about "the ways in which family, grief, love, queerness, and vulnerability all intersect"...
Nuclear family.
Han, Joseph
Winner of the AAAS Book Award for Prose APALA Adult Literature Honor Book Shortlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Prize Longlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A TIME Best Book of the...
The kingdom of sand.
Holleran, Andrew
The Kingdom of Sand is a poignant tale of desire and dread--Andrew Holleran's first new book in sixteen years. The nameless narrator is a gay man who moved to Florida to look after his aging parents--during the height of the AIDS epidemic--and has found himself unable to leave after their deaths....
To paradise.
Yanagihara, Hanya
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER * From the award-winning, best-selling author of the classic A Little Life--a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia.
Dead collections.
Fellman, Isaac R.
A whirlwind romance between an eccentric archivist and a grieving widow explores what it means to be at home in your own body in this clever, humorous, and heartfelt novel. When archivist Sol meets Elsie, the larger than life widow of a moderately famous television writer...
Wrath goddess sing.
Deane, Maya
"Deane's tour de force debut ...brings the familiar story to fresh, vivid, and unforgettable new life." - Publishers Weekly (starred review) Drawing on ancient texts and modern archeology to reveal the trans woman's story hidden underneath the well-known myths of The...
Skye falling.
McKenzie, Mia
GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK .A woman who's used to going solo discovers that there's one relationship she can't run away from in this "hilarious, electric" (The New York Times) novel, a probing examination of the complexities of family, queerness, race, and community ...
No Gods, no monsters.
Turnbull, Cadwell, 1987-
One October morning, Laina gets the news that her brother has been shot and killed by Boston cops. But what looks like a case of police brutality soon reveals something much stranger. Monsters are real. And they want everyone to know it. As creatures from myth and legend come out of the...
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...

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