Book Releases: April 2021

My cat spent the day sunbathing, meanwhile I was putting together this post for y’all. Life is what it is. But in all seriousness, there are some fabulous books coming our way next month, so I hope you are all very excited! Surely everyone can find something out of over 100 titles…

As always, a rainbow emoji next to an author indicates they’re LGBT – if you know I made any mistakes here, feel free to let me know. And if you need some more books, you can find all our previous releases posts here.


The Inverts by Crystal Jeans (wlw mc, mlm mc) – 1
Sistersong by Lucy Holland (trans mc) – 1
Eat Your Heart Out by various authors (lgbt characters) – 1
Easily Fooled by H. Nigel Thomas (gay mc) – 1
🌈 The Outrage by William Hussey (m/m relationship) – 1

🌈 Penumbra by Dan Ackerman (m/m relationship) – 1
🌈 Adventures with My Daddies by Gareth Peter & Garry Parsons (gay dads) – 1
🌈 Dear Birch by Margaret Christakos (poetry) – 1
The Gilded Madonna by Garrick Jones (m/m relationship) – 2
The Call of the Triple Spiral by Lisa Saffron (f/f relationship) – 5

🌈 Hideaway by Rachel Lacey (f/f relationship) – 5
🌈 Flipcup by Kim Hartfield (f/f relationship) – 5
🌈 Local Star by Aimee Ogden (bi/pan mc, polyam relationship, nonbinary characters) – 5
Is There Still Room In Your Life For Me? by Will Manwill (m/m relationship) – 6
🌈 First, Become Ashes by K. M. Szpara (gay mc) – 6 tw rape, dubious consent, non-consensual bdsm; bdsm cult; graphic depictions of rape involving a main character and an authority figure (multiple occurrences), graphic depictions non-consensual BDSM involving two main characters (multiple occurrences), graphic depiction of self-harm involving a main character, graphic depiction of sadomasochistic violence and injuries, general unsafe BDSM practices, manipulation in a cult environment, doubt of reality by main characters (what’s real and what’s not, unreliable narrator, descriptions that are purposefully misleading/vague, etc.)

🌈 The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch (gay mc, mlm li, trans character, gay characters) – 6 tw homophobia, racism, f-slur, past car accident, past death of a parent, vomiting
Zara Hossain Is Here by Sabina Khan (Pakistani American bi mc) – 6
Oculta by Maya Motayne (gay mc) – 6
🌈 Poison Priestess by Lana PopoviΔ‡ (bi wlw mc) – 6
Aru Shah and the City of Gold by Roshani Chokshi (bi character) – 6

🌈 Grandad’s Camper by Harry Woodgate (gay grandad) – 6
🌈 Permafrost by Eva Baltasar, trans. by Julia Sanches (lesbian mc) – 6 tw self harm, suicidal thoughts, drug abuse, suicide of side character, attempted suicide of side character
Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi (m/m relationship) – 6
🌈 A Better Life by Randall Mann (poetry) – 6
🌈 How to Fail as a Popstar by Vivek Shraya (play memoir) – 6

🌈 Middletown by Sarah Moon (gnc sapphic mc) – 6
A Whole World: Letters from James Merrill ed. by Langdon Hammer & Stephen Yenser (nonfiction) – 6
🌈 Cute Mutants, Vol 4: The Sisterhood of Evil Mutants by S. J. Whitby (f/f relationship, bi, trans, ace, nonbinary characters) – 6
🌈 All the Rage by Rosamond S. King (poetry) – 6
🌈 Broken Horses by Brandi Carlile (memoir) – 6

Our Work is Everywhere by Syan Rose (nonfiction) – 6
Spellbound by Ophelia Silk (f/f relationship) – 8
Department of Death by Lev Raphael (gay mc) – 9
An Open Secret: The Family Story of Robert and John Gregg Allerton by Nicholas L. Syrett (nonfiction) – 9
🌈 The Sheltering Tree by J. R. Lawrie (m/m relationship) – 9

Rising and Other Stories by Gale Massey (sapphic mcs) – 13
🌈 Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve (trans mc, lesbian side character, bi Japanese American side character, Black gay side character, trans & nonbinary side characters) – 13 tw misgendering, deadnaming, outing, transphobic assault, lesbophobic slurs
🌈 Victories Greater Than Death by Charlie Jane Anders (bi/pan mc, trans female bi/pan li, non binary characters) – 13
Malice by Heather Walter (lesbian mc & li) – 13 tw past & present torture, lesbophobia, past suicides, blood, drugs
The Helm of Midnight by Marina Lostetter (nonbinary characters, mlm & wlw side relationships) – 13 tw graphic body horror, death, drugs, graphic gore, graphic murder (of pregnant women and a child), graphic mutilation, thoughts of suicide, graphic violence

🌈 Iron Goddess of Mercy by Larissa Lai (poetry) – 13
🌈 Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing by Lauren Hough (essays) – 13
Accidental Desperados by Lee Lynch (f/f relationship) – 13
Always Believe by Aimee (f/f relationship) – 13
Courage by Jesse J. Thoma (f/f relationship) – 13

Best of the Wrong Reasons by Sander Santiago (m/m relationship) – 13
I Am Chris by R. Kent (trans mc) – 13
A Fae Tale by Genevieve McCluer (f/f relationship) – 13
The Queen Has a Cold by Jane Kolven (f/nb relationship) – 13
The Secret Poet by Georgia Beers (f/f relationship) – 13

You Again by Aurora Rey (f/f relationship) – 13
🌈 Ghost in a Black Girl’s Throat by Khalisa Rae (poetry) – 13
🌈 How to Be Better by Being Worse by Justin Jannise (poetry) – 13
🌈 The Light of the Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner (f/f relationship, bi Jewish mc, lesbian li) – 13 tw sexual violence, misogyny, violent antisemitism, sexual content involving minors & adults, grief, death
🌈 Living and Loving in the Age of AIDS by Derek Frost (memoir) – 13

The Serpent’s Curse by Lisa Maxwell (lesbian mc) – 13
The Kingdom’s Sandcastle by Luai Qubain (gay mc) – 13
🌈 Catcalling by Lee Soho, trans. by So J. Lee (poetry) – 13
The Facts and Legends of Callie Catwell by Sophia Derise (bi mc) – 13
🌈 The Princess and the Odium by Sam Ledel (f/f relationship) – 13

🌈 I’m a Wild Seed by Sharon Lee De La Cruz (memoir) – 13
🌈 Last Days by Tamiko Beyer (poetry) – 13
Holding onto Light by Lucien Grey (m/m relationship) – 13
🌈 Testing the Wind by Peter Ilgenfritz (memoir) – 14
🌈 Duct-Taped Roses by Billeh Nickerson (poetry) – 15

The Cleveland Heights LGBTQ Sci-Fi And Fantasy Role Playing Club by Doug Henderson (lgbt cast) – 15
🌈 The Strangeworlds Travel Agency: The Edge of the Ocean by LD Lapinski (wlw mc, nonbinary character, trans character) – 15
The Accidental Diary of B.U.G. by Jen Carney (wlw parents) – 15
Across the Hall by Kat Jackson (f/f relationship) – 15
Cure for Insomnia by Laina Villeneuve (f/f relationship) – 15

Words Unsaid by K. G. MacGregor (f/f relationship) – 15
Zero Chill by Carolyn Elizabeth (f/f relationship) – 15
🌈 The Companion by E. E. Ottoman (trans mc, sapphic trans mcs, polyamory, m/f/f relationship) – 16
Born Ready by Jodie Patterson & Charnelle Pinkney Barlow (trans mc) – 20
🌈 Cinnamon Roll by Anna Zabo (m/m relationship) – 20

🌈 She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen (lesbian mc, lesbian Indian-American li) – 20
🌈 In Deeper Waters by F. T. Lukens (m/m relationship, bi/pan mc, mlm li) – 20
🌈 The Key to You and Me by Jaye Robin Brown (lesbian mc, wlw li & characters) – 20
🌈 Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli (gay character) – 20
🌈 These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy (lesbian mc & li) – 20

Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart (wlw side characters) – 20
Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff (trans mc, ov) – 20
Finding the Vein by Jennifer Hanlon Wilde (lgbt characters) – 20
🌈 Defekt by Nino Cipri (queer mc, trans and nonbinary characters) – 20 tw bullying, transphobia, blood, violence, death
🌈 Water I Won’t Touch by Kayleb Rae Candrilli (poetry) – 20

The Soldier and the Spy by Annabelle Greene (m/m relationship) – 20
🌈 Parker by Jack Harbon (m/m relationship, bi mc) – 20
🌈 All the Powerful Invisible Things by Gretchen Legler (memoir; reprint) – 20
Gender Pioneers: A Celebration of Transgender, Non-Binary, and Intersex Icons by Philippa Punchard (nonfiction) – 20
Prince & Knight: Tale of the Shadow King by Daniel Haack & Stevie Lewis (m/m relationship) – 27

Green Glass Ghosts by Rae Spoon & Gem Hall (nonbinary mc) – 27
Chaos on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer (f/f relationship) – 27
🌈 A Natural History of Transition by Callum Angus (trans characters) – 27
🌈 Men I’ve Never Been by Michael Sadowski (memoir) – 27
🌈 The Groundhog Forever by Henry Hoke (lgbt mcs) – 27

🌈 The Naomi Letters by Rachel Mennies (poetry) – 27
🌈 How Y’all Doing? by Leslie Jordan (memoir) – 27
🌈 As Beautiful As Any Other by Kaya Wilson (memoir) – 27
🌈 The Hate Project by Kris Ripper (m/m relationship) – 27
🌈 Up in Smoke by Annabeth Albert (m/m relationship) – 27

🌈 Lies With Man by Michael Nava (gay mc) – 27
🌈 When Sparks Fly by Kristen Zimmer (f/f relationship) – 28
🌈 This Can Never Not Be Real by Sera Milano (lesbian mc, sapphic mc) – 29
🌈 Radio Silence by Cara Malone (f/f relationship) – 29
🌈 A Friend in the Fire by C. S. Poe & Gregory Ashe (m/m relationship) – 29

🌈 Death’s Champion by Karen Frost (f/f relationship)
🌈 Worthy of Love by Quinn Ivins (f/f relationship)
🌈 Mask for Mask by J. D. Scott (poetry)
The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan (bi mc, m/f relationship)
Valkyrie 107 by Arizona Tape (f/f relationship)


What are you looking forward to the most?

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