AAAAHHHH LOOK AT THESE BOOKS ON THIS LIST. GO LOOK AT THEM. THEY’RE SO BEAUTIFUL.
Honestly, this is a very short list. Of course there are tons of books I look forward to reading and can’t wait to be released. But this list, this list is the ones I’d journey through the depths of hell to retrieve.
*Side eye* wow. That was a bit extreme.
Anyways, let’s continue.
I don’t even know what book to start with. They’re all so equal in my mind for different reasons and I don’t think I could choose one over the others.
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman:
Alright, I’m starting with this one because I’ve already read it. In fact, you can read it too. It’s a webcomic over on Tapas. And I have the Kickstarter copy of this book but IT’S GETTING PUBLISHED! I WILL BE SHOUTING FOREVER ABOUT HOW YOU SHOULD PRE-ORDER IT. And it means so much to me I need every copy of it.
It’s a cute little fluffy story of two teens navigating school, family, and discovering themselves and it means a lot to me. It’s happy, for the most part, and it’s one of the first books/comics I read with gay characters when I was struggling and trying to figure out my sexuality. This is a story that I will always hold dearly.
I CANNOT WAIT FOR IT TO BE PUBLISHED AND HAVE THE PHYSICAL COPY IN MY HANDS ❤ I’M GOING TO BE SHOUTING IN TO THE VOID ABOUT THESE CHARACTERS UNTIL I DIE AND EVERY ONE READS IT.
Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston:
This one is a new adult romcom and I’M LIVING FOR IT. Honestly every time I see snippets of this book I die on the inside knowning I have to wait so long for it to be in my hands. *Cries in corner at the thought.* It’s got a president’s son and royalty in the form of a prince in a fake friendship with each other and this is the plot to a book i’ve been wanting for ages.
I just-I’m so excited all I can think of doing is printing off a picture of this book with the description and gesturing furiously at it. How can you not like it? It’s like my dream book in physical form. And if you’re just as excited for this as I am, but can’t find the pre-order link, here it is. I WILL BE SHOUTING ABOUT THIS FOREVER.
I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver:
I’M JUST GOING TO SHOUT THAT THIS BOOK IS SO IMPORTANT. I ALMOST FEEL THE NEED TO TYPE IN ALL CAPS TO GET THE POINT ACROSS (but I’m not because that hurts my eyes to read). As someone exploring their gender and not being quit comfortable using the title nonbinary or asking people in real life to use certain pronouns because of some family, this book is so freaking important.
I cannot stress this enough. Every time I hear about it, I get the same giddy feeling I had when I yearned to read Simon Vs. because it was the first book that I heard about that represented me as a gay person. And I’m so excited that there is a book that has a nonbinary main character. There’s the little hope that, oh, there are people like me out there and they feel the same things as me. It’s like a validation that there’s nothing wrong with you, that it’s everyone else who should change not you.
And I know people have said there are other books with nonbinary main characters out there, but this one is close to my heart because it’s the first one I’ve heard about. I’ll probably cry reading it like I’ve done before with my other ‘first’ queer book/s. Just go on and pre-order this book everyone.
Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan:
Hi, yes, this book owns my heart and I haven’t even read it yet. But the synopsis sold me and it just kept getting better with every line.
GUYS AS A KID I DRESSED UP AS A HOT DOG FOR HALLOWEEN. The title alone had me hooked and ready to read.
[My family tried so hard to get me to go as something else. I was in 3rd grade and not going for it]
Trying to set her friend up and scheming to get closer to someone BUT IT’S A QUEER BOOK. Hello, yes, it’s my favorite story trope and I want it.
I’m sorry but “coming-of-age queer romance stars a princess, a pirate, a hot dog, and a carousel operator” I’M IN, I AM SOLD. THIS IS A BOOK I’D DROP EVERYTHING TO READ.
I honestly need more info on this book because this is not enough for my excitement and I am an impatient bean.
Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins:
I talked about Red White and Royal Blue, now it’s time to geek out about this YA royal story with a girl and her princess roommate.
My little gay heart is freaking out peeps.
AND IT’S AT A BOARDING SCHOOL . . . IN SCOTLAND. SCOTLAND PEOPLE, SCOTLAND.
THE ROOMATE IS A PRINCESS . . . OF SCOTLAND, A LITERAL PRINCESS.
AND THEY CAN’T STAND EACH OTHER. BUT LIKE FIND THEM SELVES IN THE SORTTA FRIEND SORTTA GIRL FRIEND AREA.
IT’S LIKE MY DREAM BOOK IN FRONT ME. JUST *GRABBY HANDS*.
I need more f/f books of my favorite tropes and such.
So yah, I’d sell whatever’s left of my soul to read these books right now and cradle them in my arms. These books deserve so much hype and these authors and the teams behind them deserve so much love for bringing them in to the world.