Book Releases: 2020 Books With Non-Cis Protagonists

I told you about all the YA upcoming books of the first half of the year & today I’m here to tell you about all the 2020 books with non-cis protagonists. As the title implies, this list is compiled of books with main characters who are trans or non-binary, or both, or genderfluid… Everyone who is not cis.

I want to make three things clear:

1) this is a list of all the books I know of at the moment which is not to say it’s a list of all the books in existence;

2) I decided to include love interests as well, since they usually play a pretty major role in the story, but not other side characters;

3) I’m marking as ownvoices books written by authors whose gender identity matches the mc’s – please correct me, if I got something wrong.
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Book Releases: January (II)

Not that I completely forgot I had to do this post, but I maybe completely forgot I had to do this post. But no matter! I’m just in time.

The first part of January brought us an influx of amazing releases (check them out here), and the second part continues with that. I know I said that there were 45 books out this month, but I have since found several more and that number is closer to 70 now (and, of course, we missed the release date of a few, so get ready for a massive post at the end of the year again).

But anyway, take a peek at what’s in store!

And as ever, all our previous posts are here.

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ARC Review: Nottingham


Robyn Hood didn’t set out to rob the rich, but in Nottingham, nothing ever goes according to plan….

After a fateful hunting accident sends her on the run from the law, Robyn finds herself deep in the heart of Sherwood Forest. All she really wants to do is provide for her family and stay out of trouble, but when the Sheriff of Nottingham levies the largest tax in the history of England, she’s forced to take matters into her own hands. Relying on the help of her band of merry women and the Sheriff’s intriguing—and off limits—daughter, Marian, Robyn must find a way to pull off the biggest heist Sherwood has ever seen.

With both heart and freedom at stake, just how much will she risk to ensure the safety of the ones she loves?



Anna Burke

Published: 21st January 2020
Rep: lesbian mcs, lesbian & bi side characters, trans side character
CWs: self-harm, mentions of gendered violence/rape, homophobia & internalised homophobia

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Music Recs: Fav songs of June 2019

Yes, I know, those posts tended to feature ten songs (and a headache for me, when I had to cut the lists to just ten titles…), but I figured, you know… June was Pride month. What better excuse to include more songs? Right?

Which is to say today I bring you 20 songs by LGBT artists that came out in June 2019 and are my absolute best of all the songs from that month.

In case you missed it: my January, February, March, April & May choices!

(And remember, there’s a Spotify playlist with all the songs at the end of the post!)

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Book Recs: F/F Mystery/Thrillers (II)

I’m back with another sapphic rec list and just in time for #FFFeb! (If you haven’t heard, I’m running a month of only reading sapphic books on twitter and you’re welcome to join! More info is here.) Since mystery is my favourite genre (and Mahana @ Sapphic Library told me to do thrillers), this rec list is, unsurprisingly, full of mystery and thrillers.

To note first though, a fair few books on here are upcoming, so I have occasionally only been able to find limited information about them. So, apologies if I have made a mistake anywhere.

As ever, all the previous posts are here.

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ARC Review: The Relic Spell


Magic rolls through Orion Tamura’s history classroom like a tidal wave of golden light that only he can see. The spell is deadly, and Orion has no idea who cast it or what they want.

Answers are scarce—all of Port Monica’s sorcerers vanished fourteen years before, including Orion’s father. Armed with his limited knowledge of magic, Orion is the only one left in the city who is strong enough to investigate the origins of the spell.

But the city’s leaders will stop at nothing to censor and sabotage anyone who gets close to the truth. Invisible otherworlders watch every move Orion and his friends make, and a mysterious sorcerer who knows the answers haunts Orion’s dreams.


The Relic Spell

Jimena I. Novaro

Published: 17th December 2019
Rep: Japanese Argentine American bi mc, nonbinary side character

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Book Releases: LGBT YA Books of January-June 2020

If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you might be aware that I (Anna) tend to read YA literature. Well, not exclusively, but I sure enjoy it a lot. So for me to make a post solely about YA releases was really just a matter of time…

There are over 90 books listed here, getting publish from Janury to June 2020. Hopefully I didn’t miss anything but as a disclaimer: this is a list of all LGBT YA upcoming books I know about today.

The books are divided by publication month and each has the rep listed (in as detailed way, as we were able to find out). Ownvoices books also have a rainbow emoji next to them.

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Author Interview: Anna Burke

We have for you a very sapphic treat today! We talked with Anna Burke and if you’re still somehow not familiar with her name, you should know she only ever writes F/F books and they’re magical. And her next book, Nottingham, is out on 21st January, so look out for that!

You can also follow Anna on twitter.


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Wrap-up: December

For some of us (and by some of us, I mean Charlotte) December was an amazing month, reading-wise. Some of us read literally dozens of books and have a lot of recs to share with you guys. Other people (and by other people, I mean me, Anna) focused on watching gay movies & have close to nothing to share with you guys, because watching gay movies is a lot like playing Russian roulette – you just can’t tell which one will do you in.

Regardless, we both ended the year on a very gay note, so explore!

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Book Releases: All The 2019 Releases We Heard About Too Late

A good few times this year, I turned to Anna or Anna turned to me (metaphorically because we are some 1,000 miles away from one another in real life) and said hey look I found another book we missed off our list! Because there are several many books we either didn’t hear about in time (sad) or didn’t know were gay at all (even sadder).

So, because we want to promote ALL the LGBT books we possibly can, we started this post. All the LGBT books we didn’t hear about in time to add to our monthly releases list (and, if you thought we had some long monthly releases lists, you haven’t seen anything yet).

Undoubtedly, there are still more we’ve missed off, even after all this, but here are the NUMBER books that we didn’t get the first time round.

But before we start, just for you all, have a list of


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