M-E's queer bookshelf

The first shelf is a bunch of queer-book related links that might be of interest to you. After that, the shelves are split into categories, with lists of queer books I either own, have read, or am excited to read. There's nothing official about my list of books. Don't expect to find a comprehensive list! This is just specific to me, which means it's probably useless to most of you...but the shelf looks pretty! It's a work in progress, meaning I'm forever trying to catch up with adding relevant books.


Note: The bolded titles are my favorite/must-reads, and that's purely based on my personal feelings after having read the book (there are no critical literary reviews here or anything)! Remember many of these I haven't actually read yet to be able to bold them.


Book links!

YA fiction

Adult fiction

Kirstin Cronn-Mills - Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

Emily Danforth - The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Alexandra Diaz - Of All the Stupid Things

Sarah Diemer - The Dark Wife

Mayra Lazara Dole - Down to the Bone

Sara Farizan - If You Could Be Mine

Nancy Garden - Annie on My Mind

Madeleine George - The Difference Between You and Me

Laura Goode - Sister Mischief

I. W. Gregorio - None of the Above

Brent Hartinger - The Geography Club

Annameekee Hesik - The You Know Who Girls: Freshman Year

Shaun David Hutchinson - The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley | We Are the Ants

A.S. King - Ask the Passengers

Bill Konigsberg - Openly Straight | The Porcupine of Truth

David Levithan - Two Boys Kissing | Wide Awake | Will Grayson, Will Grayson | Boy Meets Boy

Malinda Lo - Adaptation | Inheritance | Huntress | Ash

Carrie Mac - Crush

Sarah McCarry - About a Girl

Lauren McLaughlin - Cycler (Cycler #1) | (Re)cycler (Cycler #2)

Anna-Marie McLemore - When the Moon was Ours

Hannah Moskowitz - Teeth | Gone, Gone, Gone |Not Otherwise Specified

Lauren Myracle - Kissing Kate | Shine

Julie Anne Peters - Keeping You a Secret | Lies My Girlfriend Told Me | It's Our Prom | She Loves You, She Loves You Not | grl2grl | Rage: A Love Story | Between Mom and Jo | Far From Xanadu | Luna

Cheryl Rainfield - Scars

Raziel Reid - When Everything Feels like the Movies

Sara Ryan - Empress of the World (Battle Hall Davies #1)

Erin Saldin - The Girls of No Return

Alex Sanchez - Boyfriends with Girlfriends | So Hard to Say | Rainbow Boys/High/Road (trilogy)

Tess Sharpe - Far From You

Robin Talley - Lies We Tell Ourselves | What We Left Behind | As I Descended

Mariko Tamaki - (You) Set Me on Fire

Bett Williams - Girl Walking Backwards

Sylvia Brownrigg - Pages For You

Emma Donoghue - Landing

Patricia Highsmith - The Price of Salt

Kief Hillsbery - War Boy

Ann-Marie MacDonald - Fall on Your Knees

Meredith Maran - A Theory of Small Earthquakes

Jodi Picoult - Sing You Home

Tracey Richardson - Blind Bet | No Rules of Engagement | The Wedding Party | Side Order of Love | The Candidate |

Gabby Rivera | Juliet Takes a Breath

Sarah Terez Rosenblum - Herself When She's Missing: A Novel

Dorothy Strachey - Olivia: A Novel

Sarah Waters - Fingersmith |The Night Watch |Tipping the Velvet

Jeanette Winterson - Written on the Body, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

Zoe Whittall - Bottle Rocket Hearts | Holding Still For As Long As Possible

About Canada: Queer Rights - Peter Knegt

Bad Feminist: Essays - Roxanne Gay

Brainstorm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences -  Rebecca M. Jordan-Young

Bumbling into Body Hair: A Transsexual's Memoir - Everett Maroon

Butch is a Noun - S. Bear Bergman

A Crystal Diary - Frankie Hucklenbroich

Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference - Cordelia Fine

Deviations: A Gayle Rubin Reader - Gayle S. Rubin

Don't Be So Gay!: Queers, Bullying, and Making Schools Safe - Donn Short

A Family by Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships - Bruce Gillespie

Female Masculinity - J. Halberstam

Full Frontal Feminism - Jessica Valenti

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic - Alison Bechdel

Gender Failure - Ivan E. Coyote, Rae Spoon

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation - Kate Bornstein, S. Bear Bergman

Gender Trouble - Judith Butler

Gender and Sexuality for Beginners -  Jaimee Garbacik

GenderQueer: Voices From Beyond the Sexual Binary - Joan Nestle, Clare Howell, Riki Wilchins

How to Get a Girl Pregnant -  Karleen Pendleton Jiménez

It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living - Dan Savage

The Last Time I Wore a Dress -  Daphne Scholinski

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me - Ellen Forney

The Meaning of Matthew: My Son's Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed  - Judy Shepard

Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" - Lena Dunham

Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme - Ivan E. Coyote, Zena Sharman

The Persistent Desire: A Femme-Butch Reader - Joan Nestle

Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag - A.K. Summers

Structuralism and Poststructuralism For Beginners

Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man - Chaz Bono

Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity - Julia Serano

Women's History for Beginners - Bonnie Morris

"You Can Tell Just By Looking": And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People - Michael Bronski

YA nonfiction



(Memoir, essays,


studies, etc.)

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