9 Upcoming LGBTQIA+ Books of 2020 for Your TBR—Pride Month Reading Recommendations

We’re exactly halfway through this year of 2020 and with Pride month here, the inspiration to read queer books is clear but let’s not forget: everyone should be reading queer books throughout the year. So here’s a list of nine books releasing in the next six months that can make your reading lists more diverse!

AFTER ELIAS BY EDDY BOUDEL TAN

Said to be an emotionally charged novel, this literary fiction is bound to leave you with more compassion and empathy for the same-sex couple who meet a tragedy just before their marriage in Mexico. After Elian’s flight fatally crashes, his fiance and lover—Coen, the main character—is left with a cryptic message that forces him to question everything about their life together. You an expect the suspense from underlying secrets and the heartbreak from loss when picking up this debut by a queer writer.

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THE SUMMER OF EVERYTHING BY JULIAN WINTERS

A YA contemporary that brings cultural and queer representation through a racially and sexually diverse group of characters. Mostly set in an indie bookstore, this heartwarming romance is full of nerd culture, friendships, a blooming crush, and love for comic books. Bringing a friends-to-lovers trope to the pages, Julian Winters is back with an emotional, fluffy novel to win hearts yet again.

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THE FRIEND SCHEME BY CALE DIETRICH

A perfect fusion of thrill and romance, this ownvoices YA novel dives through ridiculous societal norms and family obligations as the son of a mobster crime kingpin falls for the son of a police commissioner. Said to be a fast-paced addicting story, this romantic thriller promises more depth in terms of gender identity and sexuality through all the twists and turns of the plot.

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THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT BY AMINAH MAE SAFI

A YA contemporary by a renowned name, this voice-driven novel that spans through a single day is all about three young women saving their indie bookstore. Strong character arcs and distinct personalities will make you root for this diverse team while their vulnerabilities, passion, and fierceness seeps through. The third novel by Aminah Mae Safi, is bound to impress like her previous works.

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SURRENDER YOUR SONS BY ADAM SASS

A summer break becomes the nightmare in a conversion therapy camp where queer teens come together to uncover dark secrets of this camp while finding an escape. The emotional, psychological, and saddening impact of conversion is hard to miss in this well-plotted as well as character-driven story. Simply, a diverse LGBTQ+ ensemble adventure story founded on friendship, empathy, and freedom of identity.

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THE EXTRAORDINARIES BY T.J. KLUNE

A coming-of-age story starring a fanboy with ADHD, this YA debut of T.J. Klune promises superhero genre tropes and fan-fiction cliches to emotionally impress the readers. An ownvoices queer and neurodiverse contemporary that is filled with laughter and cries, you can expect the The Extraordinaries to set up the base for a fantastical trilogy.

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RULES FOR BEING DEAD BY KIM POWERS

A heartbreaking and mysterious literary fiction where a movie-obsessed young boy loses his mother, and he and her ghost search for what happened to her. Set in the timeline of 1960s Texas, this coming-of-age novel is suspenseful and funny as a clever, resourceful, and gay boy navigates the small hometown. While the narrative make you laugh, it’ll also answer life’s deepest questions, and is laced with nostalgia of the era this story is driven in.

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ARCHITECTS OF MEMORY BY KAREN OSBORNE

A debut science-fiction novel that dives deep into political themes of citizenship and greedy corporate conspiracies through a terminally-ill salvage pilot’s perspective. A bisexual main character must save her crew and her girlfriend to escape the holds of those who turned her into a living weapon. Said to be a deep-space dystopian mystery, this lightning-fast story features a sapphic romance while instilling grief and hope at the same time.

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THE FIRST SISTER BY LINDEN A. LEWIS

An epic space opera that stars three characters whose individual journeys through a dystopian science-fiction is gracefully tied together. A woman who begins falling for the man she’s spying on, a non-binary hero who spells rebellion, and an elite soldier who commences a journey that makes him rethink his allegiances. This queer debut novel also dives into themes of colonisation, power, technology, and gender.

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