Books with LGBTQIA rep for beginners

Posted June 19, 2021 in Discussion Tags:


Ok, straight talk: I am NOT well versed in all the LGBTQIA authors and books out there. I’m trying to be better and more aware. I have students who identify as LGBTQIA and I want to have more to offer them. But, I’m still learning and this list is just a starting point. So, if you are like me-an ally who wants to support diverse stories-this is a starter list. If you are further along the ally journey than me, please share your recs in the comments!

Cassandra Clare

So, one of the first gay couples I encountered in reading was Magnus and Alec. I adored them! Clare has good rep in nearly all her books, but Alec and Magnus are in the Mortal Instruments series.

Sarina Bowen/Elle Kennedy

If you are a romance fan, you have to read Him/Us. This was my first M/M romance and it is beautiful. Bowen has written a few other stories with gay characters as well.

Cat Sebastian

Historical romance with LGBTQIA? Yes, it exists and it is great! Sebastian writes all kinds of parings and the stories are great. I have only read a couple, but Sebastian is a great author who happens to write about LGBTQIA characters so the books are great!

Olivia Waite

Another great historical romance author who has published a series, Feminine Pursuits, with Lesbian characters.

Vino and Veritas series

The vino and Veritas books are all written in the world of True North, created by Sarina Bowen. There are so many authors that have taken part or have books releasing soon that there is something for everyone!

Penelope Douglas

I haven’t read Tryst Six Venom, but it has been receiving great reviews! This book features lesbian heroines!

Casey McQuinston

Red, White, and Royal Blue is a great story! This is a must read for those looking to read their first gay romance for sure!

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3 responses to “Books with LGBTQIA rep for beginners

  1. Ann

    Hello, queer bookworm here! I have one thing to say: It’s the LGBTQ+ community, not the LG community. When recommending queer books, try to steer away from ONLY including those two sexualities, there’s a plethora of other sexualities out there that are often excluded from posts like these!
    On that note, If you ever have any questions about the acronym itself, what different sexualities are and mean, good recs by queer authors, or anything, feel free to message me!

  2. Thanks so much for correcting me! I have always been a bit unsure about queer, so I would love some book recs/author recs that fit that! Please feel free to share! I would love to make another post with better recs!

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