I haven’t been around much this month (more on this later), and because of that, I haven’t posted about Septembers queer books. September isn’t over, so I’m definitely still going to post it! Here goes:
The Avant-Guards vol. 1 by Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes
I want to read this graphic novel because of the cover alone. It looks absolutely adorable, and the synopsis makes it even better. It looks like this story has a lot of queer characters (even a non-binary!) and poc 😀
The Avant-Guards is out September 3rd.
Stage Dreams by Melanie Gillman
Another graphic novel! I swear I’m not just picking them because of this. This is a queer western adventure, and while I’ve never been a real horse-girl, IT HAS A LATINX OUTLAW AND A TRANS RUNAWAY, who team up. I’m sorry but really.. it has a heist, so everone should just read it. That’s the takeaway. Just do it.
Stage Dreams is out September 3rd
We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar
So this story takes place in the early 1980s, and Goodreads says it’s kind of like The Perks of Being a Wallflower. From what I know about the story, it definitely has a lot of angst, anxiety and misunderstanding. It’s about people trying to find themselves and I think that most people in the world have either lost themselves in their life, or are still trying to find themselves. I’m personally really looking forward to reading this.
We Are Lost and Found is out September 3rd.
The Truth Is by NoNieqa Ramos
Spoiler warning, or maybe more of a trigger warning, this book deals with self-imposed homophobia. I really really hope it’s portrayed the right way, and is dealt with the right way, because this could really go both ways. Other important topics in the story are gun violence, transphobia, parental estrangement, gender and sexual identity and racism. This is all bundled together in a 272 page book. I’m kind of curious to see how this is all dealt with.
The Truth Is is out September 3rd
How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters
So this is Winters’ second book (the first being Running With Lions). A good friend of mine absolutely loved both books and honestly that’s enough for me to recommend it to everyone I know. It deals with trying to figure out who you are, which in Remy’s case, is a lot. And he has no idea where to begin.
How to Be Remy Cameron is out September 10th
There are of course a lot more queer books published, but I’ve noticed people don’t like to be overwhelmed. I also have to admit that the books that are featured here are the books I would love to read myself. So the list might be a bit biased. If you have any other queer books recommendations, please don’t hesitate to post them in the comments below! I’d love to discuss them 🙂