Young Adult

  • B/P/Q/A – MC is bisexual, pansexual, queer/questioning, and/or asexual
  • + = label is stated explicitly on-page
  • ~Also includes cishet allo POVs
  • Titles with MCs of color are in purple
  • * = Not yet released
  • (Amz) – this is the link to purchase the book using the site’s Amazon Affiliates link. All money earned via this link goes back into the site.

Please note multi-POV books will be listed twice where more than one list is appropriate.

Gay/Bi/Queer/Questioning/Pan/Ace Male Protagonists




Gay/Bi/Queer/Asexual Female Protagonists



Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Speculative/Paranormal/Magical Realism

Transgender Protagonists (Binary)

Boys, Contemporary

Boys, Speculative

Girls, Contemporary

Girls, Speculative

Non-Binary Protagonists

Genderqueer, Contemporary

Genderqueer, Speculative

Genderfluid, Contemporary

Genderfluid, Speculative

Non-Binary, Speculative

Intersex Protagonists

(Please note: love interests noted below are only in books where said LI does not have a POV. Characters with POVs are noted as protagonists and included in the above lists.)

Explicitly Bisexual Love Interests (to Heterosexual Main Characters)

Explicitly Bisexual Love Interests (to Homosexual Main Characters)

Implicitly Bi LIs to Heterosexual MCs (as seen in Historical/SFF)

Implicitly Bi/Pan LIs to Homosexual MCs (as seen in Historical/SFF)

Implicitly Bi/Pan LIs to Bi/Pan MCs (as seen in Historical/SFF)

Transgender/NB Love Interests (to Cisgender Protagonists)

Anthologies with Queer Representation

  • *All Out ed. by Saundra Mitchell (entire anthology)
  • A Tyranny of Petticoats ed. by Jessica Spotswood (“City of Angels” by Lindsay Smith and “The Whole World is Watching” by Robin Talley)
  • Feral Youth ed. by Shaun David Hutchinson (Robin Talley)
  • Grim ed. by Christine Johnson (“The Twelfth Girl” by Malinda Lo)
  • My True Love Gave to Me ed. by Stephanie Perkins (“Your Temporary Santa” by David Levithan)
  • The Radical Element ed. by Jessica Spotswood (Anna-Marie McLemore, Jessica Spotswood)
  • Summer Days & Summer Nights ed. by Stephanie Perkins (“The End of Love” by Nina LaCour, “Souvenirs” by Tim Federle)
  • Summer Love ed. by Duet Books (entire anthology)
  • *Three Sides of a Heart ed. by Natalie C. Parker (Katie Cotugno, Tessa Gratton, Bethany Hagen, Justina Ireland, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Julie Murphy, Natalie C. Parker)
  • *Toil & Trouble ed. by Tess Sharpe and Jessica Spotswood (Elizabeth May, Tehlor Kay Mejia)

Queering up your shelf, one rec at a time!

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