My Goal Is To Read 100 Books In 2024, So Here Are 10 LGBTQ+ Books I've Loved & 10 I'm Excited For

This year, my goal is to read 100 books (which I'm tracking on StoryGraph). I'm about 40 percent of the way there, and along the way, I've read some really incredible LGBTQ+ books that I think way more people should check out! Likewise, there are plenty more on my TBR!

All these books contain LGBTQ+ romances, characters, and/or are written by LGBTQ+ authors.

Here are 10 LGBTQ+ books I've loved in 2024 so far:

Some of these books are new or upcoming releases, but others are backlist books that are new to me!

Also, a note: My taste leans toward Young Adult, fantasy, horror, and thrillers, but if that's not your jam, you can share your recs for other LGBTQ+ books you love in the comments!

1.The Honeys by Ryan La Sala

Book cover of "The Honeys" by Ryan La Sala, featuring various flowers and the tagline "Sometimes the darkest secrets lurk in broad daylight."

2.Gorgeous Gruesome Faces by Linda Cheng

Book cover of "Gorgeous Gruesome Faces" by Linda Cheng, featuring a close-up of a person's face with glittery makeup. Text reads, "You'll love them to death."

3.So Let Them Burn by Kamilah Cole

Cover of "So Let Them Burn" by Kamilah Cole, featuring an illustration of a woman's face framed by stylized flames and dragon silhouettes, with bold title text

4.Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Cover of the book "Ace of Spades" by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, showcasing two characters, each facing opposite directions, with surrounding text emphasizing its finalist award status

5.The Society for Soulless Girls by Laura Steven

Book cover of "The Society for Soulless Girls" by Laura Steven. It features a girl with blood-stained arms holding a book, with the tagline "They'll sacrifice everything to learn the school's secret."

6.Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Cover of the book "Cinderella is Dead" by Kalynn Bayron, featuring an illustration of a girl with curly hair in a dress, standing in a forest

7.What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

Cover of "What Big Teeth" by Rose Szabo featuring a woman with a monstrous open mouth on her face among intricate floral designs

8.The Invocations by Krystal Sutherland

Book cover for "The Invocations" by Krystal Sutherland, showing three women with intense expressions and dark, flowing abstract elements overlaid on their faces

9.The Lost Girls: A Vampire Revenge Story by Sonia Hartl

Book cover of "The Lost Girls" by Sonia Hartl features a close-up of a woman with fangs and blood on her lips. The subtitle reads "A Vampire Revenge Story"

10.And Come Out, Come Out, Whatever You Are by Kathryn Foxfield

Book cover of "Come Out, Come Out, Whatever You Are" by Kathryn Foxfield, featuring a person in white standing with text in bold handwritten-style font

And here are 10 LGBTQ+ books I'm looking forward to reading in 2024:

11.The Loudest Silence by Sydney Langford

Book cover for "The Loudest Silence" by Sydney Langford. Features two animated characters, one playing a guitar and the other singing, with an audience's hands raised

12.I Feed Her to the Beast and the Beast Is Me by Jamison Shea

Book cover of "I Feed Her to the Beast and the Beast Is Me" by Jamison Shea, featuring a woman's head partially submerged in water with a dark, eerie backdrop

13.The Poisons We Drink by Bethany Baptiste

Book cover for "The Poisons We Drink" by Bethany Baptiste featuring a woman with wind-blow hair and a determined expression, standing with mystical smoke swirling around her

14.The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig

Book cover of "The Fell of Dark" by Caleb Roehrig, featuring plastic vampire fangs and the tagline, "Why are the cute ones always undead?"

15.The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling

Cover of "The Coldest Touch" by Isabel Sterling. Illustration features two girls touching hands in a dark, eerie setting. Caption reads, "Death drew them together. Life could tear them apart."

16.Fragile Remedy by Maria Ingrande Mora

Book cover of "Fragile Remedy" by Maria Ingrande Mora. The cover features a glass bottle with a cityscape inside and a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard seal

17.Dear Wendy by Ann Zhao

Cover of the book "Dear Wendy" by Ann Zhao. Two characters lie on a grassy area: one with curly hair, the other with glasses and a laptop

18.Loveless by Alice Oseman

Cover of "Loveless" by Alice Oseman featuring three illustrated characters: one with curly hair in a tuxedo, one with long hair in a dress, and one with shoulder-length hair looking worried

19.How to Die Famous by Benjamin Dean

Cover of "How to Die Famous" by Benjamin Dean, featuring illustrated people holding cameras around the title text. "Celebrity comes at a deadly price" at the top

20.And finally, Have You Seen This Girl by Nita Tyndall

Book cover of "Have You Seen This Girl" by Nita Tyndall, featuring illustrated faces merged into one

What are your favorite LGBTQ+ reads of 2024? Tell me in the comments so I can add them to my TBR!

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