Autostraddle’s list of 65 of the best queer books of 2023 includes categories for Comics/Graphic Novels and Memoirs, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Literary/Contemporary Fiction, Memoir/Biography, Mystery/Thriller, Nonfiction, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult Contemporary/Historical/Romance, and Young Adult Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.
Casey, who wrote the list, notes that there are even a few instant queer classics among these books. To get you started, here are 13 of Autostraddle’s best queer books of 2023:
Comics/Graphic Novels and Memoirs
Roaming by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
The Battle Drum by Saara El-Arifi
Lucky Red by Claudia Cravens
Organ Meats by K-Ming Chang
The Rage Letters by Valérie Bah and Translated by Kama La Mackerel
Hijab Butch Blues by Lamya H
The Bell in the Fog by Lev A.C. Rosen
Moby Dyke by Krista Burton
My Dear Comrades by Sunu P. Chandy
An Island Princess Starts a Scandal by Adriana Herrera
The Scourge Between Stars by Ness Brown
Young Adult Contemporary/Historical/Romance
The Luis Ortega Survival Club by Sonora Reyes
Young Adult Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
I Feed Her to the Beast and the Beast Is Me by Jamison Shea
For the full list, visit Autostraddle.
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