Book Releases: September 2020

September is a monster month for releases (there are 100+ in this post alone, not to mention any that we might not know about just yet). And also one where, every time I felt I had the list down, I found yet another release. (Not that I’m really complaining, apart from having to edit and re-edit the damn thing so many times…)

So, get yourself a cuppa, and have a scroll!

As ever, you can find all our previous releases posts here and the rainbow emoji indicates an author who id’s as LGBT.


I Have Something to Tell You by Chasten Buttigieg (memoir 🌈) – 1
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (mlm relationship, Latinx trans mc 🌈) – 1
Gold Wings Rising by Alex London (mlm relationship 🌈) – 1
The Bridge by Bill Konigsberg (gay mc, 🌈; tw for suicide) – 1
Wayward Witch by Zoraida Cordova (nonbinary li, pan characters) – 1

As the Shadow Rises by Katy Rose Pool (mlm mcs) – 1
Throwaway Girls by Andrea Contos (past wlw relationship, bi mc; cw for past conversion therapy) – 1
The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu (mlm relationship, bi mc) – 1
Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody (bi mc) – 1
Recommended for You by Laura Silverman (wlw parents) – 1

Bling Blaine: Throw Glitter, Not Shade by Rob Sanders (gay mc) – 1
Be Gay, Do Comics ed. by Mat Bors (lgbt cast) – 1
Upon This Rock by David Eugene Perry (mlm relationship) – 1
The Engagement by Sasha Issenberg (nonfiction) – 1
The Art of Drag by Jake Hall, illustrated by Sofie Birkin, Helen Li, Jasjyot Singh Hans (nonfiction 🌈) – 1

Blizzard by Henri Cole (poetry 🌈) – 1
Suitor by Joshua Rivkin (poetry 🌈) – 1
Love and Other Poems by Alex Dimitrov (poetry 🌈) – 1
Depart, Depart! by Sim Kern (trans mc, lgb side characters 🌈) – 1
Cardinal Divide by Nina Newington (trans mc) – 1

Natch: City Lights Spotlight No. 20 by Sophia Dahlin (poetry 🌈) – 1
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw (wlw characters) – 1
Flamer by Mike Curato (gay mc 🌈; tw for bullying, attempted suicide) – 1
The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Katie O’Neill (wlw relationship) – 2
The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker by Lauren James (gay & bi characters) – 3

Goldie Vance: Larceny in La La Land by Hope Larson (wlw relationship) – 3
Life of Riley by Simon James Green (gay mc 🌈) – 3
To be a Gay Man by Will Young (memoir 🌈) – 3
Yellow Jessamine by Caitlin Starling (wlw mc 🌈) – 3
Lovers Rock by Ava Freeman (wlw relationship 🌈) – 4

Splash by J. R. Hart (mlm relationship) – 4
Time Lost by C. B. Lewis (mlm relationship) – 4
Stone and Steel by Eboni Dunbar (wlw relationship 🌈) – 5
Bestiary by K-Ming Chang (lesbian mc, wlw Taiwanese-American cast 🌈) – 8
The Final Child by Fran Dorricott (wlw relationship 🌈) – 8 postponed to Sept 2021

The Watcher by Jennifer Pashley (gay mc) – 8
The Summer of Everything by Julian Winters (mlm relationship 🌈) – 8
Iron Heart by Nina Varela (wlw relationship, bi mc 🌈) – 8
Night Shine by Tessa Gratton (gq mc, wlw & mlm relationships) – 8
The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart (wlw relationship) – 8

In a Midnight Wood by Ellen Hart (lesbian mc 🌈) – 8
Mom Marries Mum! by Alice Priestley & Ken Setterington (wlw parents) – 8
Coffee Days Whiskey Nights by Cyrus Parker (poetry 🌈) – 8
Prime Deceptions by Valerie Valdes (pan mc) – 8
Second Helpings by Brandon Witt (mlm relationship 🌈) – 8

Even the Milky Way is Undocumented by Amy Shimshon-Santo (poetry 🌈) – 8
Cypher by Rich Larson (trans mc) – 8
Master of Poisons by Andrea Hairston (f/nb, nb/nb, bi characters) – 8
Islands of Mercy by Rose Tremain (wlw mc) – 10
After Elias by Eddy Boudel Tan (gay mc) – 12

Moments in Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan (wlw relationship 🌈) – 14
To Make the Wounded Whole by Dan Royles (nonfiction 🌈) – 14
Cassadaga Nights by Jana Denardo (mlm relationship) – 14
The Art of Saving the World by Corinne Duyvis (ace lesbian mc 🌈) – 15
The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke (lesbian mc, Chinese American bi mc, Black sapphic mc, gay parents 🌈) – 15

Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour (wlw mc 🌈) – 15
Surrender Your Sons by Adam Sass (gay mc, gay, bi & trans side characters 🌈; cws for conversion therapy, descriptions of apparent suicide, homophobic language, internalised homophobia, homophobic violence (including murder), transphobia, homophobic abuse) – 15
Who I Was With Her by Nita Tyndall (past wlw relationship, bi mc 🌈) – 15
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (bi mc, lesbian character, nb character, wlw & mlm relationships) – 15
Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro (wlw relationship 🌈) – 15

Even if We Break by Marieke Nijkamp (bi, trans & nonbinary mcs 🌈) – 15
It’s In Her Kiss by Rachel Lacey (wlw relationship 🌈) – 15
Our Subway Baby by Peter Mercurio & Leo Espinosa (gay parents) – 15
These Violent Delights by Micah Nemerever (mlm relationship; tw for violence) – 15
Shelly Struggles to Shine by Kit Rosewater & Sophie Escabasse (wlw characters) – 15

A Country for Dying by Abdellah TaΓ―a, trans. by Emma Ramadan (trans mc, gay mc) – 15
Longing for You by Jenny Frame (wlw relationship) – 15
Too Hot to Ride by Andrews & Austin (wlw relationship) – 15
Ciel by Sophie LaBelle (gnc trans mc) – 15
Lady of Stone by Barbara Ann Wright (wlw relationship) – 15

A World Between by Emily Hashimoto (wlw mc) – 15
Last Resort by Angie Williams (wlw relationship 🌈) – 15
Just One Taste by CJ Birch (wlw relationship) – 15
Bet Against Me by Fiona Riley (wlw relationship) – 15
Passion’s Sweet Surrender by Ronica Black (wlw relationship) – 15

Money Creek by Anne Laughlin (wlw relationship 🌈) – 15
Broken Reign by Sam Ledel (wlw relationship) – 15
If We Were Electric by Patrick Earl Ryan (gay characters) – 15
A Queer New York by Jen Jack Gieseking (nonfiction 🌈) – 15
The Hellion by S.A. Hunt (bi mc, trans side character 🌈) – 15

The Holiday Detour by Jane Kolven (f/nb, lesbian mc 🌈) – 15
Common Goal by Rachel Reid (mlm relationship) – 21
Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh (wlw mc) – 22
Jo by Kathleen Gros (wlw relationship) – 22
The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire by Michael Dante DiMartino & Michelle Wong (wlw relationship) – 22

Vampires Never Get Old ed. by Zoraida Cordova & Natalie C. Parker (bi mcs, gay mc, wlw mcs, wlw relationship, trans mc 🌈) – 22
Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia & Anna-Marie McLemore (Latinx pan mc, trans li 🌈) – 22
How it All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi (gay Iranian American mc 🌈) – 22
The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life by Dani Jansen (wlw relationship 🌈) – 22
Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots (wlw mc, lgbt cast 🌈) – 22

Coming Out, Moving Forward: Wisconsin’s Recent Gay History by R. Richard Wagner (nonfiction 🌈) – 22
Confessions of a Dreamer by Kenna White (wlw relationship) – 22
Let the Beat Drop by Cheri Ritz (wlw relationship) – 22
If These Ovaries Could Talk: The Things We’ve Learned About Making An LGBTQ Family by Jaimie Kelton, Robin Hopkins (nonfiction 🌈) – 22
Moonstruck, Vol. 3: Troubled Waters by Grace Ellis & Shea Beagle (wlw mcs) – 22

The Testimony of Alys Twist by Suzannah Dunn (bi mc) – 24
Silver Moon by Richard Amos (mlm relationship 🌈) – 25
The Same Breath by Gregory Ashe (mlm relationship 🌈) – 25
Like Love by Michele Morano (essays) – 25
The Love Study by Kris Ripper (m/nb 🌈) – 28

Burning Roses by S. L. Huang (Latina lesbian mc, Chinese wlw trans mc) – 29
Under the Shifting Stars by Alexandra Latos (genderfluid mc) – 29
Striking Distance by Sarah Rees Brennan (mlm relationship) – 29
Pepper’s Rules for Secret Sleuthing by Briana McDonald (wlw relationship 🌈) – 29
Crownchasers by Rebecca Coffindaffer (pan mc, gay, lesbian & nonbinary side characters 🌈) – 29

A Neon Darkness by Lauren Shippen (lgbt cast) – 29
How to They/Them by Stuart Getty (nonfiction 🌈) – 29
Burning Sugar by Cicely Belle Blain (poetry 🌈) – 29
Frost by Elizabeth Knox (wlw relationship) – 29
Bloodlaced by Courtney Maguire (nonbinary mc) – 29

Barbed Wire by Erin Wade (wlw relationship) – 30
Imperfect Shot by Ryann Fletcher (wlw relationship) – 30
Acedia by Hildred Billings (wlw relationship) – 30
Dear Dorothy: A Home Grown Fairytale by Suzi F. Garcia (poetry 🌈)
Glitter and Ashes ed. by Saida Agostini (lgbt cast 🌈)


What are you looking forward to?


9 Replies to “Book Releases: September 2020”

  1. I love these posts! I find them so useful to see all the different releases and I love being able to see which authors are queer so easily!! I’m so excited for Cemetery Boys ❀

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