Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver ($2.99, Sci-Fi)
Sweet Ruin by Nazarea Andrews ($2.99, Contemp NA)
3 by Hannah Moskowitz ($3.99, Contemp YA)
She Whom I Love by Tess Bowery ($4.24, Historical)
Kneel, Mr. President by Lauren Gallagher ($4.24, Contemp Romance)
One Life to Lose by Kris Ripper ($4.99, Contemp Romance)
Poison Kiss by Ana Mardoll ($4.99, Fantasy)
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How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis
Defying Convention by Cecil Wilde
Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
(Bonus: All the Feels by Danika Stone is a fandom YA with a bi LI)
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, check out these excellent LGBTQ YAs featuring main characters dealing with mental health issues:
Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz (B, Eating Disorder)
Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley (G, Agoraphobia)
History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera (G, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin (GF, Anxiety)
Scars by Cheryl Rainfield (L, Depression w/suicidal ideation and self-harm)
Every month, the site will feature an LGTBQIAP+ read that’s over a year old, as part of a “Backlist Book of the Month” feature. I’m excited to kick it off with one of my personal favorites, Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz (Simon Pulse). Three reasons I love this book:
- Intersectionality FTW: Etta is a Black, bisexual ballerina in recovery for an eating disorder
- So much bi pride. So much. If you’re sick and tired of seeing bi erasure in lit, this book will make you do a serious fist pump of pride. (And yes, it’s nominated for a Bisexual Book Award.)
- The voice. Etta’s voice is killer. If you wanna see just how much that can matter for a book, this is definitely one to pick up.
Etta is tired of dealing with all of the labels and categories that seem so important to everyone else in her small Nebraska hometown.
Everywhere she turns, someone feels she’s too fringe for the fringe. Not gay enough for the Dykes, her ex-clique, thanks to a recent relationship with a boy; not tiny and white enough for ballet, her first passion; and not sick enough to look anorexic (partially thanks to recovery). Etta doesn’t fit anywhere— until she meets Bianca, the straight, white, Christian, and seriously sick girl in Etta’s therapy group. Both girls are auditioning for Brentwood, a prestigious New York theater academy that is so not Nebraska. Bianca seems like Etta’s salvation, but how can Etta be saved by a girl who needs saving herself?
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