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Despite my “anticipated releases” which I post every quarter, I’m here today to talk about even more new releases with the caveat being that these are all new LGBTQ+ books that are on my radar.
My bank account full on sobs every time I make a post like this because you know full well I can’t afford all these. It’s wishful thinking window-shopping.
Icebreaker by A. L. Graziadei
It’s no secrete that I’m a bit obsessed with hockey-romance books. Have been ever since I read the Off Campus series by Elle Kennedy.
Now, I’m not saying Icebreaker by A. L. Graciadei is going to be anything like that smutty and heterosexual series, but I am saying is that this is about two characters who play on the same college ice-hockey team that fall in love and features a hint of rivals-to-lover so I’m sure this is going to be right up my alley.
Melt With You by Jennifer Dugan
I’ve only read one other book by Jennifer Dugan which was Verona Comics, and I’ve been really looking forward to reading more of her work. The next of her books on my TBR is Some Girls Do with this newest release coming close second.
Melt With You follows two ex-best friends who drifted away from each other right before one left for college, but are forced back together when they have to work various festivals in the gourmet ice-cream van their mothers co-own together.
There’s been an influx in romance’s that feature food (grilled cheese, pho, now ice-cream) and I’m totally on board!
Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White
I have not read enough books with transgender representation, let alone with a trans main character and this is something I really want to remedy and Hell Followed With Us is definitely one of the books I want to read as soon as I can.
After looking at this gorgeous cover the only other thing I needed to know before adding this to my TBR is that the main character, Benji, is running away from the cult that raised him. I don’t know anything else about this book and I honestly don’t need to.
How to Excavate a Heart by
So this book is way off from being released because it’s a winter/holiday romance but I’ve been interested in it since I saw it floating around on Twitter weeks ago.
Again, I don’t know too much about the plot but there’s various elements to the story that grabbed my interest such as: Jewish main character(s?), dog walking business which means plenty of cute dogs, apparent enemies-to-lover, characters being snowed in together.
This all seems like a recipe for a really great read!
Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler
You guys remember that viral photo of the cheerleader tying back her footballer girlfriend’s hair? Yeah Home Field Advantage was inspired by that photo and i’m obsessed!!
All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donaghue
Ok this book came out in 2021 but I’m still including it on this post because I only just found out about this series, plus the sequel comes out this year so in my brain it still counts.
I’ve been into books with tarot-cards and psychics since reading The Raven Cycle so this book is up my alley as it follows a girl called Maeve whose ex-bestfriend draws an unusual and unsettling card. When this ends in an argument Maeve wishes Lily would disappear. The next day Lily is gone without a trace. Not only that but there’s a romance with a gender-fluid character and it’s set in Ireland.
…. I wasn’t planning on reading this book this month, my pride month TBR is already pretty long put maybe I need to add another.
The Society For Soulless Girls by L.K. Steven
I loved Laura Steven’s debut novel, The Exact Opposite of Okay, but sadly didn’t like her sophomore novel, The Love Hypothesis, so I’ve really been holding out for another book from her and I really think I’m going to love this new release.
The title alone is enough for me to want to read this book but the fact that this is a sapphic re-telling of Jekyll & Hyde in a dark academia setting is even more exciting. I keep saying that dark academia isn’t working for me, and yet I keep being lured in by cool sounding synopsis. Fingers crossed this one lives up to my anticipation.
So there we have a couple LGBTQ+ releases on my radar. In an ideal world I’d add these to my collection as soon as they’re released but sadly that’s not possible. They’re all being added to my wish-list though!
I’d love to know your thoughts and feelings on any of these books, as well as if there’s any other new LGBTQ+ books you’re looking forward to reading!