YA by Trope/Theme

*Upcoming
^Allocishet protag
For Romance tropes, click here.

Coming Out

Lesbian

Gay

Bisexual

Transgender/Non-Binary

Asexual/Demisexual

Conversion Therapy

Crime

Drag

Epistolary

Fandom

Found Family

Friendship

Parentheticals are genders of friends in central friendship + number of queer characters in said friendship, e.g. (M/F, 2) means it’s about a male-female friendship and both are queer.

Friendship Breakups

Gaming

Gender Identity

Gentrification

Grieving

Parent

Sibling

Partner

Grandparent

HIV/Aids

Hollywood

Intergenerational

Mental Health

Female Protag

Male Protag

Music

Pregnancy

Pride/Stonewall

Questioning

Female MC

Male MC

Religion

Retelling/Reimagining

Revenge

Road Trip

Royalty

Contemporary

Fantasy

School Violence

Secret Relationships

Sexual Education

Sexual Assault

Siblings

Social Justice

Social Media

Includes books about blogs, vlogs, and podcasts

Space

  • The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
  • The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

Sports

Survival

Theatre

Unrequited Love

  • Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner

Queering up your shelf, one rec at a time!

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