We think about love a lot around here, and are always searching for stories that explore love in all its glory. While these books aren’t all romances, the love stories in each of them is wonderful and complex. Here are 5 books you need to add to your list right now.
1. Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
Tanner Scott, who identifies as bisexual, comes to terms with his feelings towards Sebastian Brother, all while living in a conservative Mormon community in Provo, Utah.
2. The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson
Elena Mendoza is just your typical teenager working a thankless job while crushing hard on Freddie, the girl who’s eye she hopes to catch. Their story is anything but simple, especially since Elena is tasked with saving the world.
3. The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith
Brooke struggles with her identity and trying to come to terms with her life when she meets Dani, a girl who really helps Brook change her perspective on what life is all about.
4. The True Queen by Sarah Fine
The third book in the Impostor Queen series combines fantasy, action, and romance. Elli and Ansa’s relationship, both platonic and romantic, is important as they try to keep their kingdom from crumbling.
5. Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
Natasha didn’t expect Unhappy Families, her web series adaptation of Anna Karenina, to go viral. Nor did she expect the complications it would bring to her love life and coming out as a romantic asexual.
Want more great LGBTQ+ reads? Try out these 9 great books!