2020 LGBTQ+ RELEASES PART III

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And we are onto part 3 of this series which will be longer when the other books on my TBR finally get a cover so stay tuned! But for now, I have another 20 books featuring LGBTQ+ characters released in 2020. I am still on the lookout for more and if you know of any, drop a comment below! Last thing is my usual disclaimer saying that these books obviously haven’t been released yet so if I have added any incorrect information, then please let me know! Anyway, enjoy…

 

 

Euphoria Kids by Alison Evans48059321._SY475_
(non-binary MC)

This ownvoices book for enby rep just sounds like the cutest thing ever. Ever since Babs was cursed to occasionally turn invisible by a witch, she is used to being ignored despite having her mum and her dog. However, that all changes when she is noticed one day by Iris and Iris likes what they see. Iris knows what it’s like to not have friends – especially seeing as they grew from a seed in the ground. Together, they team up with a boy at school just like them and a lot of magic ensues.
Release Date: February 4th 2020

 

 

40204648._SY475_Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
(sapphic MCs, f/f romance)

What we know about this fantasy fiction is – “The future American Southwest is full of bandits, fascists, and queer librarian spies on horseback trying to do the right thing. ” So that basically translates to, ‘oh my god, I need it now.’ After fleeing an arranged marriage to a man previously engaged to her best friend (who she happened to be in love with before she was executed,) Esther finds herself as a stowaway in a Librarian’s book wagon. It has queer librarians? I mean. *grabby hands*
Release Date: February 4th 2020

 

 

 

Wranglestone by Darren Charlton 47175737._SY475_
(gay MC, m/m romance)

So we have already established that 2020 is going to be an amazing year for LGBTQ+ representation in books but this book just proves it. Wait for it… a zombie apocalypse book with a m/m romance. We are blessed. In this post-apocalyptic America, people survive on a national park surrounded by water. However, when winter comes and the ice appears, there’s nothing stopping the zombies from crossing. Everything changes when Peter makes a mistake that jeopardises the park and he must team up with Cooper, a boy he’s liked for a while, to herd the dead.
Release Date: February 6th 2020

 

 

 

46138193The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
(f/f romance)

This historical fiction already sounded like my cup of tea – especially after being compared to Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. However, thanks to Samantha Shannon over on Twitter, I also discovered this book features a f/f romance! The book takes place in 1617 Norway and a storm has killed off the island’s men. It tells the story of two women struggling to survive both the island and a group of men who have been sent to rid it of supposed witches. It’s everything I want in a novel and more.
Release Date: February 6th 2020

 

 

 

The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow42185079._SY475_ (1)
(asexual and demisexual MCs)

This book took a lot of digging in order to find out the representation. However, a quote from the author’s twitter says, “ownvoices for bi, anxiety, and demi rep” so if I have any wrong information, please let me know! However, this story features sci-fi, road trips, the influence of music and books and secret libraries. I’m going into this book quite blind so that’s all you’re going to know about it too. Hah.
Release Date: February 25th 2020

 

 

 

 

9780399546952_HelloNow_HC_CvLib.inddHello Now by Jenny Valentine
(m/m romance)

What could be better than a book about time travel? Yep, a book about time travel with a m/m romance. When Jude’s entire life changes and he has to move to a new town with his mother, he’s feeling a bit lost. That is until a handsome stranger by the name of Novo turns up with a secret – he can time travel. Not being in full control of his abilities, Novo knows that every moment is fleeting and when the two are faced with an important decision, they must decide if everything is worth sacrificing for love?
Release Date: March 3rd 2020

 

 

 

The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey 48117977._SY475_
(f/f romance) 

This gothic novel set during WW2 follows the story of Hetty who’s job it is to look after the national history museum’s collection of mammals. However, when she arrives at Lockwood manor with her exhibits, she soon realises she’s entered a whole new world. Soon her animals start going missing and she suspects she is being followed through the dark hallways of the manor. When she finds herself falling for Lord Lockwood’s beautiful daughter, she soon realises the rumours of ghosts and curses may be true.
Release Date: March 5th 2020

 

 


46803006._SY475_Super Adjacent by Crystal Cestari
(sapphic MC, f/f romance)

2020 is the year of gay superheroes and this book is a prime example of it. Claire has always wanted to work for superheroes and she has finally landed an internship with the Warrior Nation. A simple job soon becomes something more when she meets Joy, also known as Girl Power, the newest addition to the gang and owner of a very cute face. As well as romance, we also meet a huge cast of characters including Bridgette who takes Claire under her wing.
Release Date: March 17th 2020

 

 


Look by Zan Romanoff46752095
(bisexual MC)

Described as a coming-of-age tale with a slow-burn romance and discussions of important topics, this book definitely deserves more hype. We follow the story of social media influencer, Lulu, who shoots to fame after a video of her kissing another girl is accidentally released. Struggling to cope with the sudden attention and losing her current boyfriend after the event, Lulu finds herself living each day just going through the motions. That is until she meets Cass at a party and she begins to find herself, and what truly matters, again.
Release Date: March 31st 2020

 

 

 

46305867In the Role of Brie Hutchens by Nicole Melleby
(questioning MC)

Another thing I am so happy about for next year is all the middle grade books featuring LGBTQ+ characters and I really hope they become more and more popular. This one tells the story of Brie, an eighth-grader, aspiring actress and soap opera fan. However one day, her dreams of attending a performing art school are jeopardised when her mother discovers Brie looking at inappropriate photos of her favourite actress. What follows is a journey of self-discovery, first crushes and battling with expectations.
Release Date: April 1st 2020

 

 

 

The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton44779658._SY475_
(trans, bi, and NB characters)

Although I wasn’t able to find the representation on Goodreads, the author has said on Twitter that this book has – “fierce trans, bi, and NB characters and is all about smashing the dominant hetero gender-based patriarchal norm at a medieval themed restaurant.” So that sounds bloody brilliant. We have also been promised a swoony romance, a sassy protagonist and a story that will make you feel empowered. Just give it to me now.
Release Date: May 5th 2020

 

 

 

47487492._SY475_The Summer of Impossibilities by Rachael Allen
(f/f romance)

Guys, this has been described as “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but with two of the girls falling in love with each other.” So do we really need any other information? Best friends, Skyler, Ellie, Scarlett and Amelia Grace are forced to spend a Summer together just like their mums did years before. Dealing with their own individual problems, it’s the last thing they want to do but by the end of the summer, none of them are the same. There are a lot of crushes, boat-rides, secrets and most importantly, friendship.
Release Date: May 12th 2020

 

 

Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith45306326
(trans MC)

This debut coming-of-age story follows our main character, Pony, who after coming out as transgender in his previous high school, now wants to start afresh and stay under the radar in his new school. However, things soon change when he meets Georgia, a cisgender girl who is drawn to him. How will Georgia keep up her rule of no dating until graduation and how will Pony be able to stay under the radar when he falls for her? This is both a story about finding love whilst staying true to yourself.
Release Date: May 26th 2020

 

 

 

42393479._SY475_The Ship We Built by Lexie Bean
(trans MC)

This ownvoices book for trans rep was brought to my attention via Twitter and I am so glad about that. This middle-grade novel follows the story of Rowan who has a lot of secrets, including struggling with the people at school who think he’s not the “right kind” of girl, and not the “right kind” of boy. One day, Rowan discovers a way he can release his secrets – by writing letters and attaching them to balloons and it isn’t long before he meets a kindred spirit at school who understands what it’s like to feel alone.
Release Date: May 26th 2020

 

 

 

Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner48469110 (1)
(f/f romance)

I must point out quickly that this is not the final cover so I will definitely update it upon release. However, this book truly sounds amazing and I am excited. When Hollywood show-runner, Jo is photographed making her assistant, Emma laugh on the red carpet, the media instantly dubs them as a couple. Now hounded by the press and the gossip threatening to ruin their careers, the women begin to spend more time together and they soon realise the gossip may not actually be false after all. This is already giving me some Evelyn Hugo vibes so I am here for it.
Release Date: May 26th 2020

 

 

 

41564826The Ballad of Ami Miles by Kristy Dallas Alley
(f/f romance)

Despite not finding enough information on Goodreads, the author has confirmed that this book features a f/f romance. It follows the story of Ami who was raised in isolation. However when one day her grandfather arranges a marriage for her, she soon realises being one of the few remaining women to be able to have children is not something she wants. With the help of an aunt, she flees the compound and sets out on a journey to find her mother and a person of her own choosing. A story of destiny, self-discovery and fighting for yourself.
Release Date: May 26th 2020

 

 

 

You Don’t Live Here by Robyn Schneider 46137813._SY475_
(bisexual MC)

Described as an “authentic bisexual coming-of-age story,” this book follows the story of Sasha, who after the death of her mother, finds herself living with her estranged grandparents. Despite feeling lost, her grandparents seem to know exactly what she wants and want to control everything from her future job to her weight and who she should be with. Struggling to make everything work, Sasha finds herself drawn to Lily who shows her what it’s like to feel hopeful again. She must soon decide whether to fight for what she wants or be the girl her grandparents want her to be.
Release Date: June 2nd 2020

 

 

 

43785638._SY475_Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner
(ace MC)

Let’s all just appreciate that beautiful cover for a second… right, ok. This is “A story of mock trial, feminism, and the inherent power found in a pair of knitting needles,” which has been confirmed on Twitter to have an ace MC! I’m not sure how the other girls identify but I’m excited to find out. Struggling to deal with day to day life, Raina and Millie come together for an unlikely meeting in the bathroom where they plan to start a team, recruiting other angry girls in the process. Moral of the story, I need it now.
Release Date: June 2nd 2020

 

 

 

Love Is for Losers by Wibke Brueggeman 46404768
(questioning MC)

This story is about Phoebe, a fifteen year old girl who doesn’t believe in love and vows never to do it. However, when she finds herself volunteering at a thrift store, it isn’t long before she meets Emma, who has very different opinions on love to Phoebe. What ensues is a journey to understanding identity and sexuality as well as struggling with grief. It shows the importance of friendship and all with a sprinkling of humour. So excited for a book with a younger protagonist to explore her sexuality!
Release Date: July 14th 2020

 

 

 

40960784._SY475_Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters
(f/f/m love triangle)

Shady Grove has the ability to call ghosts back using a magical fiddle inherited from her late father and she aims to use it to clear her brother’s name after he is accused of murder. However, getting the truth out of the dead isn’t as easy as it sounds and she must choose between discovering the truth or keeping her remaining family afloat. I also believe that Shady has a crush on a banjo-playing girl and a rodeo boy!
Release Date: July 21st 2020

 

 


Which are you most excited for?
Lots of Love,
Angharad
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2 thoughts on “2020 LGBTQ+ RELEASES PART III

  1. Ahhh so many of these sound so good! I was already excited for Upright Women Wanted and The Mercies, but The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly, In the Role of Brie Hutchens and Something to Talk About are all going straight on my TBR. (Also I just started The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo yesterday and I’m pretty sure I’m already in love.)

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