2020 queer books i’m excited for

After making a “gay af” shelf on Goodreads for all of the queer books I want to read, I decided I had to share some of the queer books coming out in 2020 that I’m excited for.

 

surrender your sons – adam sass

September 2020

Like most books on this list, I’ve been excited for this one since the deal was announced in PW. SURRENDER YOUR SONS is about a gay teen boy whose family has him kidnapped and sent to a conversion camp on a remote island, where he and other queer teens have to survive and figure out the island’s dark secrets. Add it on Goodreads

 

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felix ever after – kacen callender

May 12, 2020

When I saw this was up on Edelweiss for download I almost screamed. FELIX EVER AFTER is about a trans boy who tries to get revenge on a classmate but ends up falling for his nemesis instead while dealing with a transphobic, anonymous troll. Add it on Goodreads

 

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girl, serpent, thorn – melissa bashardoust

May 12, 2020

I’ve been wanting Melissa Bashardoust to come out with a new book after loving her debut, GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS, which was a sapphic Snow White retelling. This book is a sapphic fantasy about a girl who is poisonous to touch. Add it on Goodreads

 

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the henna wars – adiba jaigirdar

May 12, 2020

This book is pitched as WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI and SIMON VS, aka two of my favorite books EVER. It’s about two teen girls from rival henna businesses who fall in love and I am so HERE FOR IT I AM SCREAMING. Add it on Goodreads

 

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you should see me in a crown – leah johnson

June 2, 2020

If I don’t get an ARC of this book I am going to cry so much. Anyway. YSSMIAC is about a poor black girl from a small town who goes for prom queen when her financial aid plans for college fall through, but falls for her rival. Add it on Goodreads

 

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cinderella is dead – kalynn bayron

July 7, 2020

I am so sorry that all these books aren’t coming out until spring/summer, so, so sorry. CINDERELLA IS DEAD is set 200 years after the original Cinderella story in a world where girls must go to a ball to display their skills in order to be chosen as a bride. The MC of this book would much rather marry her childhood best friend though, and she decides to run away on the night of the ball, and discovers secrets about the original story of Cinderella. Add it on Goodreads

 

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the fascinators – andrew eliopulos

May 12, 2020

This book was pitched as THE RAVEN BOYS meets SIMON VS, aka two of my favorite things, which means I have to read it, obviously. It’s about magic going wonky and queer teens. Add it on Goodreads

 

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we are totally normal – rahul kanakia

March 31, 2020

I know most people really hated Rahul Kanakia’s debut, ENTER TITLE HERE, but I actually really liked it, so I was excited to hear he was coming out with another contemporary, this time featuring a bi teen. Add it on Goodreads

 

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dark and deepest red – anna-marie mclemore

January 14, 2020

My queer heart is super embarrassed to admit I have yet to finish an Anna-Marie McLemore book yet. But this one sounds so good, so maybe this is it?? DADR is set in 1518 Strousburg, where women get a strange sickness that makes them dance in the streets until they die. Add it on Goodreads

 

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when we were magic – sarah gailey

March 3, 2020

This book is about a group of friends who do magic that goes wrong and end up killing a boy. That is pretty much all I need to know about it in order to know it’s one of my most anticipated books of 2020. Add it on Goodreads

 

This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the queer stuff coming out in 2020, or even a list of all the queer books I’m excited for, but I didn’t want to make it too terribly long so I’m keeping it at 11 books. Please tell me in the comments what queer books you’re excited for in 2020!

Comments

  1. Caro @ bookcheshirecat on

    I love your list, it introduced me to lots of books that hadn’t been on my radar! πŸ₯° I’m very excited for When We Were Magic, it sounds so intriguing and thrilling at the same time 😊

    1. cottoncandybookwitch on

      thank you!! There were even more I wanted to include but I was worried the post would get too long, lol. glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

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