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Add some new perspectives to your reading stack with the the best LGBTQIA+ fiction and non-fiction titles from our collection. This huge list of 100 titles highlights a fantastic variety of queer writing from talented authors across many topics and genres. Learn, laugh and love as you expand your reading horizons.

LGBTQIA+ Adult Fiction

Call me by your name* by Andre Aciman [he/him]^
I kissed a girl* by Jennet Alexander [she/her]
You exist too much by Zaina Arafat [she/her]
Everyone in this room will someday be dead* by Emily Austin [she/her]
Fun home: a family tragicomic by Alison Bechdel [she/her]^
Milk fed* by Melissa Broder [she/her]
The long way to a small, angry planet by Becky Chambers [she/her]
Black water sister by Zen Cho [she/her]
It’s been a pleasure, Noni Blake by Claire Christian [she/her]
The death of Vivek Oji* by Akwaeke Emezi [they/them]
Girl, woman, other* by Bernardine Evaristo [she/her]
Cleanness by Garth Greenwell [he/him]
What belongs to you by Garth Greenwell [he/him]
Less by Andrew Sean Greer [he/him]^
Boyfriend material* by Alexis Hall [he/him]^
The mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave [she/her]
The sweetness of water by Nathan Harris [he/him]^
Paradise rot: a novella by Jenny Hval [she/her]^
Out of love* by Hazel Hayes [she/her]
Carol by Patricia Highsmith [she/her]^
Devotion* by Hannah Kent [she/her]
The house in the cerulean sea* by T.J. Klune [he/him]
Nothing but my body by Tilly Lawless [she/her]
The lucky list by Rachael Lippincott [she/her]
The end of Eddy by Edouard Louis [he/him]^
The Nancys* by R.W.R. McDonald [he/him]
Cherry Beach* by Laura McPhee-Brown [she/her]
One last stop by Casey McQuiston [they/them]
Red, white & royal blue by Casey McQuiston [they/them]
Her body and other parties by Carmen Maria Machado [she/her]
The great believers by Rebecca Makkai [she/her]
A marvellous light by Freya Marske
The song of Achilles* by Madeline Miller [she/her]
Queer as fiction ed. Bronwyn Mehan [she/her]^ and Ygraine Heloise [she/her]
Earthlings by Sayaka Murata [she/her]
Home stretch* by Graham Norton
Hide by Matthew Griffin [he/him]
Detransition, baby* by Torrey Peters [she/her]
The overthinkers by Lisa Portolan [she/her]
The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo* by Taylor Jenkins-Reid [she/her]
Lote by Shola von Reinhold [they/she]
Honey girl by Morgan Rogers [she/her]
The queer principles of Kit Webb by Cat Sebastian
The priory of the orange tree by Samantha Shannon [she/her]
28 questions by Indyana Schneider [she/her]
We play ourselves by Jen Silverman [she/her]^
Marriage of a thousand lies by SJ Sindu [she/they]
Fortune favours the dead by Stephen Spotswood [he/him]^
Something to talk about by Meryl Wilsner
Tipping the velvet by Sarah Waters [she/her]^

LGBTQIA+ Non-fiction 

How to understand your sexuality: a practical guide for exploring who you are by Meg-John Barker [they/them] and Alex Iantaffi [they/them]
Queer: a graphic history by Meg John Barker [they/them]
A history of my brief body by Billy-Ray Belcourt [he/him]
The anxiety book for trans people: how to conquer your dysphoria, worry less and find joy by Freiya Benson [she/her]
Irrepressible: the Jazz Age of Henrietta Bingham by Emily Bingham [she/her]
Devils, lusts and strange desires: the life of Patricia Highsmith by Richard Bradford [he/him]
Karamo: my story of embracing purpose, healing and hope by Karamo Brown [he/him]
Transitioning later in life: a personal guide by Jillian Rae Celentano [she/her]
Girl, transcending by AJ Clementine [she/her]
Holding the man by Timothy Conigrave
Boy erased* by Garrard Conley [he/him]
Untamed* by Glennon Doyle [she/her]
Naturally Tan by Tan France [he/him]
Heaven bent: Australian lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex experiences of faith, religion and spirituality ed. Luke Benjamin Gahan [he/him] & Tiffany Jones [she/her]^
The queer advantage: conversations with LGBTQ+ leaders on the power of identity by Andrew Gelwicks [he/him]
Bold: stories from older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people by David Hardy [he/him] with Elizabeth Whiley [she/her]
Leave me alone: a memoir of me, myself and Trish* by Christian Hull [he/him]
Leaving isn’t the hardest thing by Lauren Hough [she/her]
Caught in the act: a memoir* by Shane Jenek [they/she/he]
All in: an autobiography by Billie Jean King [she/her]
The believer: encounters with love, death and faith* by Sarah Krasnostein [she/her]
The trauma cleaner* by Sarah Krasnostein [she/her]
Gaysia: adventures in the queer east* by Benjamin Law [he/him]
Growing up queer in Australia* ed. Benjamin Law [he/him]
The rules do not apply by Ariel Levy [she/her]
In the dream house* by Carmen Maria Machado [she/her]
Highsmith: a romance of the 1950’s* by Marijane Meaker [she/her]
Fourteen* by Shannon Molloy [he/him]
My year of living vulnerably* by Rick Morton [he/him]
The argonauts* by Maggie Nelson [she/her]
A gay guy’s guide to food: outrageously delicious recipes (plus stories and dating advice) from a food-obsessed gay by Khanh Ong [he/him]
My body keeps your secrets by Lucia Osborne-Crawley [she/her]
The autistic trans guide to life by Yenn Perkins [they/them] and Wenn Lawson [he/him]
The 2000s made me gay: essays on pop culture by Grace Perry [she/her]
One life by Megan Rapinoe [she/her]
Sex-ed: a guide for adults by Ruby Rare [she/her]
High school by Tegan [she/her] and Sara Quinn [she/her]
Stung with love: poems and fragments by Sappho [she/her]
The greatest feeling in the world by Tim and Rod Sattler-Jones [he/him]
My autobiography of Carson McCullers: a memoir by Jenn Shapland [she/her]
Bi the way: the bisexual guide to life* by Lois Shearing [they/she]
Heartsick* by Jessie Stephens [she/her]
Raising LGTBQ+ allies: a parent’s guide to changing messages from the playground by Chris Tompkins [he/him]
TransFamily: Australian stories from loved ones of trans and gender diverse people by TransFamily Victoria
Over the top: a raw journey to self-love by Jonathan Van Ness [they/he/she]
Transitions: our stories of being trans by Various Authors
The fixed stars by Molly Wizenberg [she/her]
A wild and precious life: a memoir by Edie Windsor [she/her]
Why be happy when you could be normal* by Jeanette Winterson [she/her]

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