Book List

LGBTQIA+ Love Stories You Need to Read

May 24, 2023
The Riveted Team
Believe In Your Shelf

We think about romance a lot around here, and are always searching for stories that explore love in all its glory. While these books aren’t all romances at their core, the love story in each of them is wonderful and complex. Here are a few LGBTQ+ love stories you need to add to your list right now!

Want more great LGBTQ+ reads? Try out these great books! 

So This Is Ever After by F.T. Lukens

Carry On meets Arthurian legend in this funny, subversive young adult fantasy about what happens after the chosen one wins the kingdom and has to get married to keep it…and to stay alive.

Forget Me Not by Alyson Derrick

Perfect for fans of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Five Feet Apart, this tender solo debut by the coauthor of New York Times bestseller She Gets the Girl is a romantic ode to the strength of love and the power of choosing each other, against odds and obstacles, again and again.

If I See You Again Tomorrow by Robbie Couch

From the author of The Sky Blues and Blaine for the Win comes a speculative young adult romance about a teen stuck in a time loop that’s endlessly monotonous until he meets the boy of his dreams.

Spell Bound by F.T. Lukens

Two rival apprentice sorcerers must team up to save their teachers and protect their own magic in this lively young adult romantic adventure from the New York Times bestselling author of In Deeper Waters and So This Is Ever After.

The Lucky List by Rachael Lippincott

Rachael Lippincott, co-author of #1 New York Times bestseller Five Feet Apart, weaves a captivating, heartfelt love story about learning who you are, and who you love, when the person you’ve always shared yourself with is gone. Now out in paperback!

Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith

Chris is a transgender teen still processing a frightening assault from last year. Maia is grieving the loss of her older sister. When a near-fatal car accident brings them together, their rocky start makes them want nothing to do with each other, but they just can't seem to stay away. Falling in love was the last thing on either of their minds. But would it be so bad if it happened anyway?

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.  

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. 

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. At first they seem to have nothing in common, but as they spend more time together, a friendship blossoms, and along with it a sweet romance. Continue following this love story with its sequel, Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World.

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