Looking for LGBTQ+ books to read during Pride Month? As a part of our #OtherworldlyPride celebration, Tor Teen authors are sharing their favorite LGBTQ+ YA books that you should add to your TBR this year!
“I had the pleasure of meeting Julian Winters before he was a published author. It has been wonderful to witness his journey into publishing his first, second and third novels with a fourth on the way. While I loved his first two novels, it’s his third–How to Be Remy Cameron–that reminded me why voices like his are necessary. How to Be Remy Cameron is heartfelt, joyous, and delightfully queer. Remy, a Black boy who came out at age fourteen, is a dynamic narrator and throughout the novel, Julian explores the idea of labels and identity and what they mean for our past, present and future. The romance is swoon-worthy in this character-driven book, and I, for one, can’t wait to see what Julian comes up with next.”
“I have to recommend Rosiee Thor’s Tarnished Are the Stars, a queer YA sci-fi about a girl with a clockwork heart, the boy tasked with hunting her down, and the spy sent to sabotage him. Featuring a fantastic f/f romance and some much-needed aroace representation, this one is a must-read for all my fellow space-gays.”
“In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan is not only an inventive, hilarious fantasy, but it’s also features one of my favorite bisexual disasters. All sexualities are accepted in the Other Lands, making any coming out moments joyful and not tense. The lead character is a bisexual and a total mess, which I love. His bisexuality is a part of him – and allows for a fantastic love triangle – but it doesn’t define him as much as his curiosity, his pacifism, his smart mouth, and his loyal friendship. In the Other Lands, all queer folk are allowed to be rich, fully-realized characters who go on grand and fantastical adventure.”