Book Riot's 2020 Read Harder Challenge , hosted by thestorygraph

Read a debut novel by a queer author
All books added to this prompt

The Near Witch

V. E. Schwab

fiction fantasy historical young adult

320 pages

Let's Talk About Love

Claire Kann

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ romance
emotional funny lighthearted medium-paced

304 pages | first published 2018

Real Life

Brandon Taylor

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+
emotional reflective sad medium-paced

336 pages | first published 2020

Memorial

Bryan Washington

fiction lgbtqia+ literary
emotional reflective medium-paced

320 pages | first published 2020

Red, White & Royal Blue

Casey McQuiston

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ romance
funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced

423 pages | first published 2019

Gideon the Ninth

The Locked Tomb #1

Tamsyn Muir

fiction fantasy science fiction
adventurous dark funny medium-paced

448 pages | first published 2019

Something to Talk About

Meryl Wilsner

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ romance
emotional funny lighthearted medium-paced

336 pages | first published 2020

An Unkindness of Ghosts

Rivers Solomon

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ science fiction
challenging dark emotional medium-paced

351 pages | first published 2017

All Boys Aren't Blue

George M. Johnson

nonfiction lgbtqia+ memoir
challenging emotional reflective medium-paced

320 pages | first published 2020

Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi

fiction literary
challenging dark mysterious slow-paced

229 pages | first published 2018