Discover the Best LGBTQ Books Released This Week

Let’s dive into the vibrant world of literature with a fresh slate of LGBTQ books hitting the shelves this week. Whether you’re into cozy fantasy, gothic novels, or post-apocalyptic adventures, there’s something for everyone. Below, we've curated a list of some of the must-read new releases that are sure to capture your imagination.

Sapphic Cozy Fantasy Delight

One of the standout titles this week is "We Were the Universe" by Kimberly King Parsons. This novel explores the life of Kit, a young mother struggling to cope with the lingering grief from her sister's death. What was meant to be a refreshing vacation with her best friend evolves into an existential crisis, propelling Kit towards fantasies of disrupting her monotonous life. This compelling story touches on themes of grief, friendship, and the complexities of motherhood.

“A story that navigates the labyrinth of loss and the yearning for a new beginning.”

Gothic Fiction with a Sapphic Twist

If gothic historical fiction piques your interest, then "Spitting Gold" by Carmella Lowkis is a must-read. In this gripping tale set in a world of deception, the once fake spirit medium, Baroness Sylvie Devereux, finds herself drawn into a final con to support her sick father, thanks to the reappearance of her disowned sister, Charlotte. The tension between reality and illusion adds a thrilling layer to this already riveting narrative.

More New Releases to Look Forward To

The array of new releases this week doesn’t stop there. If you’re a fan of Miranda July, you’ll be captivated by her latest work, "All Fours". Similarly, for those who missed the weekend recap of queer books, you can catch up on what we’ve been reading here.

Understanding Queer Narratives

Engaging with LGBTQ literature is not just about enjoying a good read—it’s about understanding the rich tapestry of queer experiences. From tales of love and loss to stories of triumph and self-discovery, these books offer a window into diverse narratives that are often underrepresented in mainstream media.

More Queer Book Recommendations

For those eager to explore further, the Book Riot website offers an extensive list of queer book recommendations. You can also check out their dedicated section for LGBTQ literature, where you'll find a variety of genres and themes.

Enhance Your Reading Experience with Bookish Merch

To enhance your reading experience, don’t forget to check out the fantastic bookish merch available at Liam and Lore. From literary-themed apparel to unique book accessories, there’s something to make your reading sessions even more enjoyable.

May 14, 2024 — Kristin James