5 Amazing Queer Books I’ve Read in 2019

amazing queer books i've read in 2019

Hi everyone! Since it’s Pride Month, I want to talk about some incredible books that I have read in the last few months and that include LGBTQIA rep.

Without further ado, here they are:

 

darius the great is not okayDarius the Great is not Okay by Adib Khorram

This book is about a biracial, gay teenager, who has depression, and that travels to Iran to meet her mother’s family in person for the first time. Darius is discovering his sexuality in this book and there is a sweet friendship between him and a boy he meets in Iran, but the main focuses of the book are family, tradition and mental health.

 

Graham-Delicacies-CoverGraham’s Delicacies by Em Ali

This is a collection of three queer love stories. There’s one about a Black bisexual women with anxiety and a chubby and anxious nonbinary baker, another one about a nonbinary baker and a Korean foodie vlogger, and one about a gay Mexican-American man and his gay Black coworker. If you are looking for diverse romance stories with low angst and so much cuteness that you’ll smile most of the time while reading them, this is for you! (Full review)

 

Red, White & Royal BlueRed, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

This book is about the love story between Alex, the Mexican-American son of the President of USA, who throughout the book realizes that he is bisexual, and Henry, the gay prince of England. It’s a swoon worthy, heartwarming romance! Also, this book has a huge political aspect, that’s fascinating, because Alex’s mom is up for reelection and because there are international political consecuences to their relationship.

 

we set the dark on fireWe Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

This is a Latinx fantasy book with an f/f romance that captured my heart. In this world, men have two wives, a Primera and a Segunda, each one with a different role in the family. This is the story of a Primera and a Segunda who fall in love and get involved with a rebelious group. Dani and Carmen, the main characters, are Latinx and Queer and they have a complex and captivating relationship.

 

Beneath the Citadel Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria

This book has five main characters and three of them are Queer. One is an ace, plus sized POC that has severe anxiety; another one is a bisexual POC; and the other is a gay teenager that was a victim of parental abuse. This book is about a heist in a world where there’s magic and the story is full of twists and turns, which makes it entertaining and engaging the whole time. (full review)

 

What amazing queer books have you read in 2019? Have you read any of the books I mentioned on this list? What queer books are you anticipating for the scond half of 2019? 

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17 thoughts on “5 Amazing Queer Books I’ve Read in 2019

  1. Red, White and Royal Blue is my favorite book of the year so far, I love it so so much! I’ve never had more fun while reading a book, I was literally laughing out loud the whole time. Also, Alex is the coolest frickin mc ever.
    Darius the Great is on my tbr, can’t wait to read it! 🖤🖤🖤

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  2. I hadn’t hear of Darius but I’m adding it right now to my TBR list, I’ve had Beneath the Citadel and Graham’s on that list forever and I’m hoping maybe this month I might be able to check them out 🙂

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  3. Red, White, & Royal Blue is at the top of my list as well! I loved that book and I’ve been recommending ti to every person I could think of! This is the first time I’ve heard of Graham’s Delicacies but I’m definitely going to check it out! It looks really cute and I love books centered around food! And Darius the Great has been on my TBR for a while now and I’ve only heard great things! I really need to read it soon!

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  4. I’m so excited to read all of these, especially Darius the Great is Not Okay and Red, White, & Royal Blue! I’ve heard so many good things, and I can’t wait to read them. I also want to read We Set the Dark on Fire, and as a Latinx person myself, I think it would be my cup of tea. Such a great list! 🙂

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  5. I haven’t read any of these books yet but I’m particularly interested in ‘Darius the Great is Not Okay.’ A couple of my favorite GLBTQ+ books that I’ve read this year have been ‘The Other Boy’ by M.G. Hennessy, ‘Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity’ by Kristin Elizabeth Clark, ‘Hurricane Child’ by Kacen Callender, ‘Highly Illogical Behavior’ by John Corey Whaley, and ‘Alice Isn’t Dead’ by Joseph Fink. If you’ve read any of them I’d love to hear what you thought! 🙂

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