Category Archives: Fave Five

Fave Five: LGBTQ Cli-Fi Novels

Eleutheria by Allegra Hyde

Depart, Depart! by Sim Kern

The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders

After the Dragons by Cynthia Zhang

Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller

Bonus: These are all Adult, but in YA, check out Want and Ruse by Cindy Pon.

Fave Five: Queer YA Set in the 1930s

An Impossible Distance to Fall by Miriam McNamara

I’ll Take Everything You Have by James Klise 

Nothing Sung and Nothing Spoken by Nita Tyndall

The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin by Wip Wilson

Bonus: Tehlor Kay Mejia’s “Healing Rosa” in All Out , ed. by Saundra Mitchell, is set in 1933

Fave Five: Indigenous Fiction Audiobooks

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Elatsoe and A Snake Falls to the Earth by Darcie Little Badger, narrated by Shaun Taylor-Corbett & Kinsale Hueston (YA)

The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jen Ferguson, narrated by Julie Lumsden (YA)

A Minor Chorus by Billy-Ray Belcourt, narrated by Jesse Nobess

This Town Sleeps by Dennis Staples, narrated by Kaipo Schwab

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse, narrated by Cara Gee, Nicole Lewis, Kaipo Schwab & Shaun Taylor-Corbett

Bonus: Nature Poem by Tommy Pico is a book-length poem narrated by the author

Fave Five: Middle Grade Adventure Series

B.E.S.T. World by Cory McCarthy

Cameron Battle by Jamar J. Perry

The Devouring Wolf by Natalie C. Parker

Battle Dragons by Alex London

Sir Callie by Esme Symes-Smith

Bonus: These are all series where at least one book has been published, but keep an eye on the upcoming fantasy duology Lulu Sinagtala and the Tagalog Gods by Gail D. Villanueva

Fave Five: New Queer Holiday Romances

For some older titles, click here for m/m and here for f/f.

In the Event of Love by Courtney Kae

You’re a Mean Once, Matthew Prince by Timothy Janovsky

Season of Love by Helena Greer

Kiss Her Once for Me by Alison Cochrun

The Holiday Trap by Roan Parrish

Bonus: Check out Honeymoon for One by Rachel Bowdler and read her post all about queer holiday romance here.

These are all Adult novels, but for a novella, try Felix Navidad by ‘Nathan Burgoine, and in YA, check out How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow 

Fave Five: LGBTQ Novels Inspired by Greek Mythology, Part II

For part I, click here.

Summer in the City of Roses by Michelle Ruiz Keil (YA)

Create My Own Perfection by E.H. Timms

Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry (YA)

This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron (YA)

Drag Me Up by R.M. Virtues

Bonus: Coming up in 2023, The Song of Us by Kate Fussner (MG) and Lies We Sing to the Sea by Sarah Underwood (YA)

 

Fave Five: MG with Ace-Spec MCs

Hazel’s Theory of Evolution by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

Rick by Alex Gino

The One Who Loves You Most by medina

A-Okay by Jarad Greene

The Trouble with Robots by Michelle Mohrweis

Bonus: Coming in 2023, Reel Love by Nilah Magruder and Just Lizzie by Karen Wilfrid