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Celebrate Romance Month, and Romance All Year, with 25 Queer Books!

August has been romance month, and we’ve used the time to gather a list of our 25 favorite romantic queer stories! These may not be books you’d literally find shelved in the romance section, but they’re tales, in whatever genre, that feature strong romantic plots or subplots, and that people in the Press felt were appropriate for this list. The stories were suggested by Adrian Harley, Alessa Riel, boneturtle, D. V. Morse, ilgaksu, Nina Waters (unforth), ramblingandpie, Shadaras, Tris Lawrence (tryslora), and an anonymous contributor. Now that August is coming to a close, we wanted to share the list with you, and keep the romance going as the seasons turn and the days pass.

Read on…

25 Queer Books for Romance Month

  1. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
  2. The Magpie Lord by K. J. Charles
  3. Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  4. After Our Divorce, I Still Wore Your Jacket by Bu Wen San Jiu
  5. You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi
  6. The Spare Man by Mary Robinette Kowal
  7. More Me with You by Alex Bertie
  8. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
  9. Silent Reading by priest
  10. Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure by Courtney Milan
  11. The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
  12. The Ruin of Angels by Max Gladstone
  13. Fire Logic by Laurie J. Marks
  14. The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells
  15. The Red Scholar’s Wake by Aliette de Bodard
  16. Mr. Melancholy Wants to Live a Peaceful Life by Cyan Wings
  17. Black or White by Sachimo
  18. Like Real People Do by E. L. Massey
  19. Golden Stage by Cang Wu Bin Bai
  20. Heaven Official’s Blessing by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
  21. Those Years in Quest of Honor Mine by Man Man He Qi Duo
  22. Your Distance by Gong Zi You
  23. Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner
  24. Global University Entrance Examination by Mu Su Li
  25. A Lady for a Duke by Alexis Hall

What are YOUR favorite queer stories with romantic plots or subplots? Tell us in the comments! We’d love to hear your recs!

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