Everyone loves a romcom and if you’re after a meet-cute to sweep you off your feet look no further than Tell Me Everything. Laura Kay’s second novel follows therapist Natasha as she adapts to life after splitting from her long-term partner, Georgia. With a host of fun and flighty characters including Natasha’s new love interest Margot, this warm and witty novel has a whole lot of heart. It’s easy to see why Kay is dubbed “the queen of messy lesbians.”
New York Times best-seller Betsy Cornwell is back this fall with a feminist historical thriller which promises to push all the right buttons. In Reader, I Murdered Him, queer teenager Adele takes it upon herself to give the abusive men of Victorian England what they deserve with the help of a fellow vigilante. This dark sapphic novel is already causing a stir with early readers ahead of its release on November 15.
The success of Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper series brought new attention to queer graphic novels in the first half of 2022. Doughnuts and Doom by Balacz Lorinczi is perfect fall reading, centered around the “will they/won’t they” relationship between a twitchy witch and a feisty rock star. A sparky must-read this Halloween!
Non-fiction fans – we’ve got your back! Refusing Compulsory Sexuality – A Black Asexual Lens on our Sex-Obsessed Culture is the intersectional read of the year. Author Sherronda J. Brown explores a wealth of topics including heteronormativity, race, and ace visibility in this thought-provoking collection examining twenty-first century society.
If short stories are your bag, readers are raving about K-Ming Chang’s Gods of Want. Full of weird and wonderful tales of queer Asian-American women, Chang’s mythical, mystical collection is a sensational read. If you love quirky, immersive reads, this one’s for you.
Time can be tight in our busy modern world, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the joy of reading. Discover the short, sharp observations of queer Black poet Renaada Williams in find her. keep her, an unflinchingly honest, raw selection of her work exploring themes such as sexuality, abuse and, of course, the true meaning of love.