Book Releases: April 2020

In these weird times, all of us could use something nice to read. Especially if wanting to read books means pre-ordering them and helping out authors who are debuting in upcoming months. And hey!, if you can afford it, consider using an indie bookstore for all your orders! Which should be plenty, given how many great books are coming out next month, just saying.

So, without further ado, here are 85 (!) LGBT April releases!

(As always, the rainbow emoji indicates that the rep is ownvoices.)


Vanishing Monuments by John Elizabeth Stintzi (nonbinary mc 🌈) – 1
Fourteen by Shannon Molloy (memoir 🌈) – 1
The Devil’s Blade by Mark Alder (bi mc, nonbinary side character) – 2
Crown of Smoke by P. M. Freestone (bi mc) – 2
No Modernism Without Lesbians by Diana Souhami (nonfiction) – 2

The Opposite of You by Sienna Waters (f/f relationship) – 2
Pretend You’re Mine by Riley Harris (f/f relationship) – 3
Reality Check by Nicole Pyland (f/f relationship) – 4
The Iron Crown by M. A. Grant (m/m relationship) – 6
The Stone of Sorrow by Brooke Carter (f/f relationship, nonbinary side character) – 7

Isola, Vol 2 by Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl & Msassyk (wlw mcs, poc cast) – 7
Princess Kevin by Michael Escoffier (gender nonconforming mc) – 7
The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead (m/m parents) – 7
Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie (m/m relationship, bi mc) – 7
Into the Tall, Tall Grass by Loriel Ryon (lgbt characters) – 7

Two Hearts Forever by Harper Bliss (f/f relationship 🌈) – 7
Birthright by George Abraham (poetry 🌈) – 7
The Malevolent Volume by Justin Phillip Reed (poetry 🌈) – 7
Indigo by Ellen Bass (poetry 🌈) – 7
The Shore by Chris Nealon (poetry 🌈) – 7

The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya (poc trans mc 🌈) – 7
The Sword in the Stars by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy (f/f relationship, bi li) – 7
Somebody Told Me by Mia Siegert (bigender mc 🌈) – 7 (tw assault)
Tack & Jibe by Lilah Suzanne (f/f relationship, bi/pan mc 🌈, lesbian li) – 7
Check, Please!: Sticks and Scones by Ngozi Ukazu (m/m relationship, gay mc) – 7

Catch of a Lifetime by Andrew Grey (m/m relationship 🌈) – 7
I Don’t Want to Die Poor by Michael Arceneaux (essays 🌈) – 7
My Art is Killing Me and Other Poems by Amber Dawn (poetry 🌈) – 7
Salt Body Shimmer by Aricka Foreman (poetry 🌈) – 7 edit: pub date moved to August
We Didn’t Ask for This by Adi Alsaid (gay mc) – 7

New Lease of Love by Arizona Tape (f/f relationship 🌈) – 10
A Royal Payne by Pixie Chica (f/f relationship) – 12
Inked With a Kiss by Jennie Davids (f/f relationship) – 13
A Poised Nuisance by Iris Rivers (f/f relationship, bi mcs 🌈, lesbian mc) – 13
The Last Dance by John Inman (mlm mcs) – 14

Elysium Girls by Kate Pentecost (wlw mc) – 14
Flavor of the Month by Georgia Beers (f/f relationship 🌈) – 14
Cirque des Freaks & Other Tales of Horror by JuliΓ‘n LΓ³pez (lgbt characters) – 14
Face the Music by Ali Vali (f/f relationship) – 14
Mending Fences by Angie Williams (f/f relationship) – 14

Silk and Leather ed. Victoria VillaseΓ±or (f/f relationships) – 14
The Last Place You Look by Aurora Rey (f/f relationship) – 14
The Mortician’s Daughter by Nan Higgins (f/f relationship) – 14
The Real Thing by Laney Webber (f/f relationship) – 14
What The Heart Remembers Most by M. Ullrich (f/f relationship) – 14

White Horse Point by Andrews & Austin (f/f relationship) – 14
The Prettiest Star by Carter Sickels (gay mc) – 14
Diary of a Drag Queen by Crystal Rasmussen (memoir 🌈) – 14
Find Me When I’m Lost by Cheryl A. Head (lesbian mc 🌈) – 14
Heart of Temptation by California Dawes (f/f relationship) – 14

What is the Grass: Walt Whitman in my Life by Mark Doty (memoir 🌈) – 14
Heaven by Emerson Whitney (memoir 🌈) – 14
The Tower by Paul Legault (poetry 🌈) – 14
Moonflower, Nightshade, All the Hours of the Day by JD Scott (lgbt characters) – 14
Sugar Summer by Hannah Moskowitz (f/f relationship) – 14

Confessions of a Gay Priest by Tom Rastrelli (memoir 🌈) – 15
Bloodsister by Alia Hess (nonbinary mc, bi li) – 17
To the Boys who Wear Pink by Revan Badingham (mlm characters) – 17
Fin & Rye & Fireflies by Harry Cook (gay mc 🌈) – 20 (cw outing, conversion therapy)
Late to the Party by Kelly Quindlen (lesbian mc 🌈, gay mc) – 21

Once a Girl, Always a Boy: A Family Memoir of a Transgender Journey by Jo Ivester (biography) – 21
Non-Binary Lives ed. by Jos Twist, Ben Vincent, Meg-John Barker & Kat Gupta (nonfiction) – 21
Good Boy by Jennifer Finney Boylan (memoir 🌈) – 21
For the Lost Time by Heather Blair (m/m relationship) – 21
Out of the Flames by Stacy Lynn Miller (f/f relationship) – 21

Don’t Cry for Me by Rachel Lacey (f/f relationship) – 21
The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman (bi mcs 🌈) – 21
Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan (m/f relationship, bi mcs 🌈) – 21
In the Role of Brie Hutchens… by Nicole Melleby (f/f relationship 🌈) – 21
Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran (lesbian mc & li 🌈, lesbian, gay & bi side characters) – 23

Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez (gay mc) – 23
Burn Zone by Annabeth Albert (m/m relationship) – 27
The Less Than Spectacular Times of Henry Milch by Marshall Thornton (gay mc) – 28
The Gay Agenda by Ashley Molesso & Chessie Needham (nonfiction) – 28
The Knockout Queen by Rufi Thorpe (gay mc) – 28

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson (memoir 🌈) – 28
Swimming in the Dark by Tomasz JΔ™drowski (m/m relationship, Polish mcs) – 28
Lands End by Mariah R. Embry (f/f relationship) – 29
Sin City Love by Pixie Chica (f/f relationship) – 29
Elixir by Charles Atkins (mlm characters) – 30

water sports, or insignificant white boys by Jeremy O. Harris (poetry 🌈) – 30
The Strangeworlds Travel Agency by L.D. Lapinski (gay trans mc, wlw mc, nonbinary side character) – 30
Emma’s Island by K. A. Moll (f/f relationship) – 30
Goldilocks by Laura Lam (lesbian characters) – 30
The Intoxicating Mr Lavelle by Neil Blackmore (gay mc 🌈) – 30
Cow Girl by Kirsty Eyre (lesbian mc) – 30


What are you looking forward to the most?


4 Replies to “Book Releases: April 2020”

  1. I haven’t heard of most of these books, so it’s really cool to see so many LGBTQ+ releases! I’m mostly excited for The Subtweet, Sugar Summer (though why is the cover so ugly???), In the Role of Brie Hutchens, and Queen of Coin and Whispers.

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