Get it. I suck at making jokes, but I always think they’re funny. I almost never share them though, so who knows if I’m really funny or if I just like laughing at myself. Anyway, the world is mostly quarantined and these are some queer books coming out during the quarantine. Enjoy!
Somebody Told Me by Mia Siegert
Yess this is a book with a bigender MC! After an assault Aleks/Alexis moves and finds out they can overhear people in the church confessional from their bedroom and decides to help them, being a guardian angel.
But when they hear a priest confess they sexually abused a parishioner, Aleks/Alexis decides to uncover the priests identidy, so make sure he never hurts anyone again. During their search, they have to face their own abuser and their trauma.
Somebody Told Me is out April 7
Check, Please! Sticks and Stones by Ngozi Ukazu
Yess, more Bitty! Eric Bittle is heading into his junior year at college with a new boyfriend *winkwink*. This is the second half of Check, Please and it’s such a good graphic novel. If you like queer stories, hockey, and trying ot find out who you are, this is definitely something you should read.
Check, Please! Sticks and Stones is out April 7
The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead
This is a cute MG book about Bea, whose parents divorced. And then her dad shares that he and his boyfriend Jesse are going to get married! And Bea if finally getting what she’s always wanted – a sister!
The List of Things That Will Not Change is out April 7
Sword in the Stars by Amy Rose Capetta
Ooooh this is the second book in the Once & Future series and this one still has a queer and diverse cast! The first book was mainly a sci-fi reimaging of the King Arthur story while this is a mix of historical fantasy and sci-fi. Sounds like a great ending to a duology!
Sword in the Stars is out April 7
Kept Animals by Kate Milliken
I had never heard of this book before I started looking at books for this list, but it looks good. It’s about Rory who works at a sable in California that her stepfather manages. She rides for the rich clientele, including June and Wade Fisk. While June seems interested in her, Rory is more interested in Vivian, the daughter of a famous moviestar. But then something happens that changes Rory’s life forever.
The book is narrated by Rory’s daughter, Charlie, who knows the key to her existence is in the story of that one summer when her mothers life changed forever.
Kept Animals is out April 21
Blue Flag vol. 1 by KAITO
I don’t think I’ve ever included a manga here! This book includes a quadrangle, which I had never heard of. A boy and a girl fall for eachother while their best friends had already fallen for them.
I’ve never really thought of reading manga’s, but htis might be my gateway into that world.
Blue Flag is out April 21
In the Role of Brie Hutchens… by Nicole Melleby
Brie is a soap opera superfan, an aspiring actor and a so-so student. She wants to be the star of the school play. But then her mom catches her looking at inappropriate photos of her favorite actress. In her panic she lies to her mother and now has to try and turn her lie into the truth. She asks Kennedy for help, who gives her butterflies, causing Brie to question her identity.
I feel like this book has the potential of being hilarious as well as carry an important message.
In the Role of Brie Hutchens… is out April 21
Late to the Party by Kelly Quindlen
Codi spends way too much time watching Netflix in her basement with her two best friends. That’s the reason she never crashed a party or kissed anyone. Not the fact that she’s gay. When her friends suggest crashing a party and she find a cool guy kissing another guy, a friendship is formed. The cool kid, Ricky, takes Codi under his wing into a wild summer filled with new experiences, including a really cute kid named Lydia. But she keeps it all a secret from her best friends. Oooooh intrigue!
Late to the Party is out April 21
All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson
This is a memoir by LGBTQ+ activist George M. Johnson. It tells the story of him growing up as a queer black teen and he shows readers how they can fight for themselves or be allies.
All Boys Aren’t Blue is out April 2020
And that’s it for this Queerantine! I hope you find something that you want to read. Will you let me know in the comments if you’ve found something you’re interested in?