Book Recs: Scribd LGBT Starter Pack

It’s quarantine day 2839394, you already baked your sourdough bread, learned how to embroider, cleaned all the grout in your flat, and – in a ideal world – finished all the books on your bookshelves. What to do now, you ask? Read more, of course!

Because we’re all tight on funds right about now, I would like to remind you that Scribd is offering a 30 days free trial on their whole library. If you’re not familiar with the website, this post would be a good place for you to get going. I tried to include a variety of genres in this list, but like it says in the title, it literally is just a starter pack.

(And if you’ll use my invite link, you will actually get two months off and I will get one, too. It’s a win-win situation.)

Final note: I very much encourage you to leave reviews of the books you’ll read on amazon and/or goodreads, and buying your own copies, if you can afford it. Or requesting them at your local library once it’s open again!



The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson
The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron
Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan


We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia
Reverie by Ryan La Sala
Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales [review]
Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch


Dreadnought by April Daniels
Like Water by Rebecca Podos
Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz
Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver


The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
The impossible Contract by K.A. Doore [review]
After the Eclipse by Fran Dorricott
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
Just Married? by Natasha West


Tommy’s Tale by Alan Cumming
Lie With Me by Philippe Besson
Work For It by Talia Hibbert
The Binding by Bridget Collins
Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly


Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg
Behind the Sun, Above the Moon ed. by Brooklyn Ray
The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang
Sing for the Coming of the Longest Night by Iona Datt Sharma & Katherine Fabian
The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara


Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
Maurice by E.M. Forster
Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters


Silverchest by Carl Phillips
Dream Work by Mary Oliver
IRL by Tommy Pico
This Way to the Sugar by Hieu Minh Nguyen
Shame is an Ocean I Swim Across by Mary Lambert


Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure by Courtney Milan
Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole
The Rat-Catcher’s Daughter by K.J. Charles
In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard


Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration by David Wojnarowicz
To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done For America – A History by Lillian Faderman
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock


*I’m using “trans” in the sections’ titles as an umbrella term to include trans, nonbinary, genderqueer and generally non-cis rep.

I added all those books to a list on Scribd for ease of use!


Are you using Scribd? Or are you about to start now, during the pandemic?

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13 Replies to “Book Recs: Scribd LGBT Starter Pack”

  1. I’m actually listening to Radio Silence on Scribd right now lmaoo. I read SDH’s 2019 release (I can’t remember its title) and I really liked it, so I’m looking forward to read his other books! Also, I read We Are Totally Normal at the start of this month and I kinda hated it haha, but This is How You Lose the Time War sounds so good and I can’t wait to start it soon.

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    1. yes! one of the three main characters who get a POV is gay and he gets a bi love interest! there are also side mlm and wlw characters! it’s honestly one of my new favourites series, i love everything abt it!

      – anna

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  2. This list is incredible! I’ve just been thinking of getting my free month on scribd, and there are quite a few here that I’m interested in, most importantly Like Water and Out of the Blue 😀 I loved Work For It (to be honest, I adore everything I’ve read by Talia Hibbert), Once Ghosted, Twice Shy and Only Mostly Devastated, the latter is one of my favorites of this month (the friendship in it!!! so wholesome). Great list! 🙂

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