Nan’s List of LGBTQ Books That You Might Have Missed
Although June is over, pride goes on forever – and it’s always good to have LGBTQ books with you on the journey. Here are some recent notable books that might not have been on your radar (all of them available from Overdrive).
A Beautiful Crime by Christopher Bollen (eBook): In this intricate, captivating thriller, lovers Nick and Clay travel to Venice to fleece a very wealthy palazzo owner. Bollen makes you care (and makes you laugh).
Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg (eBook): An elaborately playful novel in which Jack Sheppard, the famous 18th century thief also known as Mack the Knife, is a trans man who loves the beautiful Bess.
Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe (eBook, from SAILS): Intimate and engaging graphic memoir of growing up and (sort of) coming out as an asexual binary person.
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo (eBook): The first Black woman to win the Booker Prize tells a big story jam-packed with Black feminist characters – Amma, a lesbian socialist playwright; Morgan, who is non-binary; Hattie, who is in her 90s…and many more.
Good Boy by Jennifer Finney Boylan (eAudio Book): The trans woman who wrote She’s Not There gives us a different kind of memoir—about the meaning of love, as told through her relationships with seven dogs.
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden (eBook): Compulsively readable memoir of a queer, biracial teen growing up in Boca Raton. She finds a chosen family with a circle of friends who all have neglectful or absent fathers
Real Life by Brandon Taylor (eBook): A Southern, queer, Black graduate student at a very white Midwestern university copes with micro-aggressions, the death of his father, his circle of friends and an unexpected sexual encounter.
Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (eBook, eAudio Book): Bestselling rom-com about Alex, the son of the first woman president, and Henry, the Prince of Wales — old enemies now pretending to be friends for better publicity. Funny, savvy, and feel-good empowering.
Right After the Weather by Carol Anshaw (eAudio Book, eBook, from SAILS): Forty-something lesbian Cate can barely make a living as a set designer. She is seeing a new woman but hung up on an old affair. Her ex-husband lives with her and rants about conspiracies. Witty, ironic, and compassionate.