30 Romantic LGBT Books – Perfect For Pride Month

June is Pride Month. And what better time to read LGBT books than during Pride Month? With a wide range of genres that mainly focus on romantic queer relationships, these LGBT books are the perfect reads!

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LGBT Romance Books

lgbt books: conventionally yours

Conventionally Yours – Annabeth Albert

Charming, charismatic, and effortlessly popular, Conrad Stewart seems to have it all. Brilliant, guarded, and endlessly driven, Alden Roth may as well be the poster boy for perfection. When these mortal enemies are stuck together on a cross-country road trip to the biggest fan convention of their lives, their infamous rivalry takes a back seat as an unexpected connection is forged.

lgbt books: written in the stars

Written In The Stars – Alexandria Bellefleur

After a disastrous blind date, Darcy Lowell is desperate to stop her well-meaning brother from playing matchmaker ever again. Love and the inevitable heartbreak is the last thing she wants. So she lies and says her latest set up was a success. Darcy doesn’t expect her lie to bite her in the ass.

lgbt books: fingersmith

Fingersmith – Sarah Waters

Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby. One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives—Gentleman, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud’s vast inheritance. With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan.

lgbt books: take a hint dani brown

Take A Hint, Dani Brown – Talia Hibbert

Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success and academic renown. Romantic partners, whatever their gender, are a distraction at best and a drain at worst. So Dani asks the universe for the perfect friend-with-benefits—someone who knows the score and knows their way around the bedroom. When big, brooding security guard Zafir Ansari rescues Dani from a workplace fire drill gone wrong, it’s an obvious sign. 

lgbt books: the charm offensive

The Charm Offensive – Alison Cochrun

Dev Deshpande has always believed in fairy tales. So it’s no wonder then that he’s spent his career crafting them on the long-running reality dating show Ever After. As the most successful producer in the franchise’s history, Dev always scripts the perfect love story for his contestants, even as his own love life crashes and burns. But then the show casts disgraced tech wunderkind Charlie Winshaw as its star.

lgbt books: felix ever after

Felix Ever After – Kacen Callender

Felix Love has never been in love. He also secretly fears that he’s one marginalization too many—Black, queer, and transgender—to ever get his own happily-ever-after. When an anonymous student begins sending him transphobic messages Felix comes up with a plan for revenge. What he didn’t count on: his catfish scenario landing him in a quasi–love triangle….

lgbt books: honey girl

Honey Girl – Morgan Rogers

With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls’ trip to Vegas to celebrate. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn’t know. Until she does exactly that.

lgbt books: the queer principles of kit webb

The Queer Principles of Kit Webb – Cat Sebastian

Kit Webb has left his stand-and-deliver days behind him. But dreary days at his coffee shop have begun to make him pine for the heady rush of thievery. When a handsome yet arrogant aristocrat storms into his shop, Kit quickly realizes he may be unable to deny whatever this highborn man desires.

lgbt books: less

Less – Andrew Sean Greer

A failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can’t say yes – it would be too awkward. And you can’t say no – it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. So, you accept them all to avoid the wedding. What would possibly go wrong? 

lgbt books: a little life

A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara

Four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition— move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma.

lgbt books: one last stop

One Last Stop – Casey McQuiston

For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist. And there’s certainly no chance of her subway commute being anything more than a daily trudge through boredom and electrical failures. But then, there’s this gorgeous girl on the train.

lgbt books: cemetery boys

Cemetery Boys – Aiden Thomas

Bestowed by the ancient gods of death, Yadriel and the gifted members of his Lantix community can see spirits. Women – bruja – can heal bodies and souls, whilst men – brujo – can release lost spirits to the afterlife. Yadriel, a trans boy, wants to prove to his family that he is a brujo, so he summons a ghost.

Autoboyography – Christina Lauren

Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. When his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar, Tanner can’t resist having a go. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is a long time. But it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.

How To Find A Princess – Alyssa Cole

Makeda Hicks has lost her job and her girlfriend in one fell swoop. The last thing she’s in the mood for is to rehash the story of her grandmother’s infamous summer fling. But when Beznaria Chetchevaliere crashes into her life, the sleek and sexy investigator exudes exactly the kind of chaos that organized and efficient Makeda finds irresistible.

summer reads: love and other disasters

Love And Other Disasters – Anita Kelly

Recently divorced and on the verge of bankruptcy, Dahlia Woodson is ready to reinvent herself on the popular reality competition show Chef’s Special. Too bad the first memorable move she makes is falling flat on her face. Still, she’s focused on winning, until she meets someone she might want a future with. After announcing their pronouns on national television, London Parker has enough on their mind without worrying about the klutzy competitor stationed in front of them.

contemporary romance novels: the love hypothesis

The Love Hypothesis – Ali Hazelwood

As a third-year PhD candidate, Olive Smith doesn’t believe in romantic relationships. But her best friend does. Convincing Anh that Olive is dating and on her way to a happily ever after, Olive kisses the first man she sees. That man is none other than Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor.

summer reads: im so not over you

I’m So (Not) Over You – Kosoko Jackson

It’s been months since aspiring journalist Kian Andrews has heard from his ex-boyfriend, Hudson Rivers. But an urgent text has them meeting at a café. Maybe Hudson wants to profusely apologize for the breakup. Or confess his undying love. But no, Hudson has a favor to ask. He wants Kian to pretend to be his boyfriend while his parents are in town.

contemporary romance novels: boyfriend material

Boyfriend Material – Alexis Hall

WANTED: One (fake) boyfriend

Luc O’Donnel is reluctantly famous due to his parents. Now that his dad’s making a comeback, Luc’s back in the public eye and one compromising photo is enough to ruin everything. So, to clean up his image, Luc has to find a nice, normal relationship. And Oliver Blackwood is as nice and normal as they come.

contemporary romance novels: i can't think straight

I Can’t Think Straight – Shamim Sarif

Spirited Christian Tala and shy Muslim Leyla could not be more different from each other, but the attraction is immediate and goes deeper than friendship. Moving between Middle Eastern high society and London’s West End, this story explores the clashes between East and West, love and marriage, and convention and individuality creating a humorous and tender tale of unexpected love.

When Katie Met Cassidy – Camille Perri

Katie Daniels has just been dumped by her fiancé when she finds herself seated across a negotiating table from native New Yorker Cassidy Price. While at first Katie doesn’t know what to think, a chance meeting later that night leads them both to the Metropolis, a dimly lit lesbian dive bar that serves as Cassidy’s second home.

Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston

When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was the American equivalent of a young royal. But he has beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, it makes the British/U.S. relation worse. So they make a truce. what begins as a fake, Instagramable friendship grows deeper and more dangerous than they could have expected. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with Henry.

beach reads: call me by your name

Call Me By Your Name – Andre Aciman

A sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.

romance books for teens

Heartstopper – Alice Oseman

A graphic novel about love, life and everything in between. Charlie and Nick never spoke to each other before, but when they are made to sit next to each other, they quickly become friends. Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he knows he doesn’t have a chance. But love works in mysterious ways.

‘The queer graphic novel we wished we had at high school.’ – Gay Times

romance books for teens

Meet Cute Diary – Emery Lee

A swoon-worthy, heartfelt story of a transgender teen’s first love challenges his ideas about relationships. Noah Ramirez thinks he’s an expert on romance. He runs a blog where he writes a collection of trans happily ever afters. But they’re all made up stories. When the blog is exposed as fiction, Noah begins to unravel. He needs to prove the stories are real, which is where Drew comes in. Drew is willing to fake date Noah to save his blog. But Noah begins to fall in love for real.

They Both Die at the End – Adam Silvera

Prepare some tissues – this one’s another sad one. Death-Cast calls them to tell them they are going to die today. Two complete strangers, Mateo and Rufus, meet through an app called Last Friend, where they plan to spend their final day together. Even though the ending is given away in the title, you can’t help but wish that Mateo and Rufus get their happily ever after.

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating – Adiba Jaigirdar

Hani Khan is easy-going and well-liked, making her one of the most popular girls at school. When she comes out as bisexual to her friends, they don’t believe her – saying that she can’t be bi if she’s only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts out that she’s in a relationship with a girl her friends can’t stand: Ishu Dey. Ishu is the polar opposite of Hani, but she wants to be head girl and that’s basically a popularity contest that she cannot win. So, pretending to date Hani might not be such a bad idea after all.

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

Sixteen-years-old and not-so-openly gay Simon wants to keep drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, Simon’s secret is at risk. Now he has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone and not mess up his chance with the most adorable guy he’s met.

What If It’s Us – Becky Albertalli

Arthur is only in New York for the summer. But if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a show stopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. But when the two of them meet at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Saenz

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as they spend more time together, they discover that they share a special friendship.

The Henna Wars – Adiba Jaigirdar

Nishat doesn’t want to lose her family, but she also doesn’t want to hide who she is, and it only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life. Flávia is beautiful and charismatic, and Nishat falls for her instantly. But when students are invited to create their own businesses, both Flávia and Nishat decide to showcase their talent as henna artists.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best Lgbtq books?

Here are some the of the best LGBTQ books:

  1. Boyfriend Material – Alexis Hall
  2. When Katie Met Cassidy – Camille Perri
  3. Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston
  4. Heartstopper – Alice Oseman
  5. Love And Other Disasters – Anita Kelly
  6. Honey Girl – Morgan Rogers
  7. Take A Hint, Dani Brown – Talia Hibbert
  8. Conventionally Yours – Annabeth Albert
  9. Felix Ever After – Kacen Callender
  10. The Queer Principles of Kit Webb – Cat Sebastian

What book should I read for pride month?

The following books are perfect reads for pride month:

  1. Boyfriend Material – Alexis Hall
  2. When Katie Met Cassidy – Camille Perri
  3. Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston
  4. Heartstopper – Alice Oseman
  5. Love And Other Disasters – Anita Kelly
  6. Honey Girl – Morgan Rogers
  7. Take A Hint, Dani Brown – Talia Hibbert
  8. Conventionally Yours – Annabeth Albert
  9. Felix Ever After – Kacen Callender
  10. The Queer Principles of Kit Webb – Cat Sebastian

Which of these LGBT books are your favorite? Let us know!

30 Romantic LGBT Books – Perfect For Pride Month
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