Book Releases: May 2020

Another month has gone by which means it’s time to look ahead to what next month has in store for us with releases! If there’s any on here that you’re really excited about, there’s still time enough to preorder them and make sure you support the authors in this time.

Since there have been a lot of date changes due to the current situation, I’m not sure I’ve kept up with them all, so if any dates are completely in the wrong ballpark, please let me know!

You can find all our previous releases posts here.


The Fate of Stars by S. D. Simper (wlw relationship 🌈) – 1
Of Memory and Furniture by Bron Bateman (poetry 🌈) – 4
Swimmers in Winter by Faye Guenther (wlw mcs) – 4
Plenty of Hugs by Fran Manushkin (wlw relationship 🌈) – 4
Machine’s Last Testament by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (lesbian mc, wlw relationship, nonbinary li, polyamory) – 4

Second Dad Summer by Benjamin Klas (mlm relationship 🌈) – 5
Loud and Proud by Tea Uglow (nonfiction 🌈) – 5
Catrachos by Roy GuzmΓ‘n (poetry 🌈) – 5
After RubΓ©n by Francisco AragΓ³n (poetry 🌈) – 5
Meet Cute Club by Jack Harbon (mlm relationship 🌈) – 5

Hard Road Back by Andrew Grey (mlm relationship 🌈) – 5
All Adults Here by Emma Straub (lesbian mc, trans mc) – 5
The Gospel of Breaking by Jillian Christmas (poetry 🌈) – 5
Like Crazy by Dan Mathews (memoir 🌈) – 5
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (wlw mc, genderfluid li 🌈) – 5

The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton (trans, bi & nb characters) – 5
The Art of Drag by Jake Hall, illustrated by Sofie Birkin, Helen Li, Jasjyot Singh Hans (nonfiction) – 5 SEPTEMBER
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (wlw relationship) – 5
Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn (wlw relationship, bi mc, side mlm relationship 🌈) – 7
Burn by Patrick Ness (mlm relationship 🌈) – 7

Death of a Mermaid by Lesley Thomson (lesbian mc) – 7
Scandalous Passions by Nicola Davidson (bi mcs, polyamory 🌈) – 11
A Carriage of Misjustice by Charlie Cochet (mlm relationship) – 11
Waiting for You by Elle Spencer (wlw relationship 🌈) – 12
Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen & Lucia Soto (mlm relationship) – 5

Rules for Being Dead by Kim Powers (gay mc) – 12
Love on the Night Shift by Radclyffe (wlw relationship 🌈) – 12
Before Trans by Rachel Mesch (nonfiction) – 12
The Unbelievable Oliver and the Sawed-in-Half Dads by Pseudonymous Bosch & Shane Pangburn (mlm relationship) – 12
The Duchess and the Dreamer by Jenny Frame (wlw relationship 🌈) – 12

The Road Home by Erin Zak (wlw relationship 🌈) – 12
The Pink Line by Mark Gevisser (nonfiction) – 12
The Fixed Stars by Molly Wizenberg (memoir 🌈) – 12
Forging a Desire Line by Mary P. Burns (wlw relationship 🌈) – 12
Olivia’s Awakening by Ronica Black (wlw relationship 🌈) – 12

While My Heart Beats by Erin McKenzie (wlw relationship 🌈) – 12
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (trans mc 🌈) – 12
The Fascinators by Andrew Eliopulos (gay mc 🌈) – 12
House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess (lesbian mc) – 12
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar (wlw relationship, Bengali Muslim lesbian mc, Afro-Brazilian Irish bi li 🌈) – 12
The Summer of Impossibilities by Rachael Allen (wlw relationship, bi mc) – 12

The Boy in the Red Dress by Kristin Lambert (bi mc, gay drag queen side, side lesbian) – 12
We Had No Rules by Corinne Manning (lgbt cast) – 12
The Little Book of Pride by Lewis Laney (nonfiction) – 12
Refugees by Kim Fielding (mlm relationship) – 12
On the Field by Pixie Chica (wlw relationship) – 12

Slippery Creatures by K. J. Charles (mlm relationship) – 13
Cada Seis Meses by Clara Duarte (wlw relationship) – 14
The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole (nonbinary mc 🌈) – 16
Starcrossed by Allie Therin (mlm relationship) – 18
Date Me, Bryson Keller! by Kevin van Whye (mlm relationship 🌈) – 19

The Tree and the Vine by Dola de Jong, trans. by Kristen Gehrman (lesbian mc) – 19
This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling (wlw relationship, bi li 🌈) – 19
Boys of Alabama by Genevieve Hudson (mlm relationship) – 19
The Names We Take by Trace Kerr (bi trans mc 🌈) – 19
The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar (Syrian American trans mc 🌈) – 19

A History of my Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt (memoir 🌈) – 19
Amora: Stories by Natalie Borges Polesso, trans. by Julia Sanches (wlw mcs) – 19
I Come with Knives by S.A. Hunt (bi mc, Black gay side character, trans side character 🌈) – 19 JULY
Trans and Autistic: Stories from Life at the Intersection by Noah Adams & Bridget Liang (essays 🌈) – 21
The Thing About Alice by Jean-Luke Swanepoel (gay mc) – 21

Out Now: Queer We Go Again! ed. by Saundra Mitchell (anthology 🌈) – 26
Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith (trans mc 🌈) – 26
Hold Me Tight by Jason Schneiderman (poetry 🌈) – 26
The Ship We Built by Lexie Bean (trans mc) – 26
Morris Kight: Humanist, Liberationist, Fantabulist by Mary Ann Cherry (biography) – 26

Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner (wlw relationship, bi mc 🌈) – 26
Camp by Lev A. C. Rosen (mlm relationship 🌈) – 26
All My Mother’s Lovers by Ilana Masad (wlw mc) – 26
Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique by Sa’ed Atshan (nonfiction) – 26
The Hideaway Inn by Philip William Stover (mlm relationship 🌈) – 26

The Girl Next Door by Chelsea M. Cameron (wlw relationship 🌈) – 26
Fairest: A Memoir by Meredith Talusan (memoir 🌈) – 26
The Magnificent Sons by Justin Myers (gay mc, bi mc, trans side character 🌈) – 28
Here Comes the Miracle by Anna Beecher (gay mc) – 28 2021
The Book of Queer Prophets ed. by Ruth Hunt (nonfiction 🌈) – 28

The Scottish Boy by Alex de Campi & Trungles (mlm relationship) – 28
Hideous Beauty by William Hussey (mlm relationship 🌈; tw rape) – 28
Wonderland by Juno Dawson (trans mc 🌈) – 28
Self-Portraits as Yurico by Bailey Cohen (poetry 🌈)
Home by Jenn Alexander (wlw relationship 🌈) – 19


What are you looking forward to?


5 Replies to “Book Releases: May 2020”

  1. Omg sooo many new releases in this post! Thank you for putting this together
    I’m kinda confused about This Coven Won’t Break’s release date, though – on goodreads it says it comes out on June 2nd. I’m highly anticipating that one! As well as Clap When You Land.

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