10 Queer Books to Cozy Up to This Winter (in no particular order…)
1. Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur
Join The Little Gay Book Club as they read Written in the Stars for December’s book! With nods to Bridget Jones and Pride and Prejudice, this books is a charming queer rom-com about a two women in a fake a relationship. With results not even the stars could predict, you’ll never want to put this read down.
2. Heartstopper Series by Alice Oseman
Made popular by the hit Netflix TV Series, Heartstopper is a kind, heartwarming coming-of-age graphic novel that will soothe any soul this holiday season. The stories, characters, and topics Oseman crafts within the pages are both gripping and healing.
3. One Last Stop by Casey McQuinston
Following the main character, August, a bi-girl searching for a place to call home, we are entangled in a story of longing, chance, and time travel. Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop is a magical, sexy, big-hearted romance where the impossible becomes possible as August does everything in her power to save a girl lost in time.
4. Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes
In this sharply funny and moving debut novel, we follow Yamilet Flores, a sixteen-year-old queer Mexican American girl navigating Catholic school. After being outed by her crush and ex-best friend at her last school, Yami has new priorities to focus on that don’t involve falling in love. This coming of age story will have you curled up with your favorite hot drink, enjoying the adolescent shenanigans of Yami and her friends.
5. Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie
Ophelia Rojas knows what she likes: her best friends, Cuban food, rose-gardening, and boys - way too many boys. When her plans for prom with her ex-boyfriend get derailed, Ophilia is struck by how much she is instead thinking about Talia Sanchez. Dive into this charming and fun book by your fireplace and see what path Ohelia takes as she grows up.
6. Golden Boys by Phil Stamper
National bestselling author Phil Stamper crafts the perfect summer friendship story, starring four queer boys with big hearts and even bigger dreams. With themes of friendship, summer, support, and adventure, this read will keep you intrigued and warm through these colder months.
7. Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
Recognized as both A Stonewall Honor Book and A Time Magazine Best YA Book of All Time, Felix Ever After is about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time. This book will take you on a journey you’ll never forget so grab your favorite blanket and get ready to travel through this heartwarming read.
8. Last Night a Beef Jerky Saved My Life by D. Mortimer
Cited as one of the most talented writers of our generation, Mortimer’s debut collection proves this. Part essay, part poem, part memoir and part SOS, Last Night a Beef Jerk Saved My Life will be a great addition to your holiday reading list.
9. Diary of a Drag Queen by Crystal Rasmussen
Within these pages, dive into the glamorous life and diary of Crystal Rasmussen. This is where the unspeakable becomes celebrated. This is the diary of a drag queen―one dazzling, hilarious, true performance of a real, flawed, extraordinary life.
10. There Are Trans People Here by H. Melt
Wanting some trans joy this holiday season? There Are Trans People Here is a testament to the healing power of community and the beauty of trans people, history, and culture. H. Melt’s writing centers the deep care, love, and joy within trans communities