Still looking for an extra-inspirational New Year goal for 2018? How about… staying on top of all the amazing queer books coming out this year. Literary blog Band of Thebes has complied a list of the most anticipated queer books of the year. Even though all these books will be published in 2018, they will certainly leave a lasting impression for years to come.
The list includes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. You have both literary heavyweights like Edmund White, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Alan Hollinghurst, and Alexander Chee, as well as new fearless fare from Tommy Pico, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, and Jake Shears.
In other words, when it comes to queer reading material, 2018 is going to be lit. 📚🔥
So, what are you waiting for? Check out the entire list on Band of Thebes right now and start filling up your Amazon cart already. Below are a few of the most anticipated queer books that made the coveted list.
Queer Books Already Out
Joseph Cassara, The House of Impossible Beauties
Jake Shears, Boys Keep Swinging
Queer Books Coming Soon
Samuel R. Delany, The Atheist in the Attic (March 1)
C. Dale Young, The Affliction (March 6)
Alan Hollinghurst, The Sparsholt Affair (March 13)
Rigoberto Gonzalez, What Drowns the Flowers in Your Mouth (March 13)
Alexander Chee, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel (April 17)
Tommy Pico, Junk(May 8)
North Morgan, Into? (May 22)
Darnell Moore, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America (May 29)
Queer Books Coming Later
Edmund White, The Unpunished Vice (June 26)
Michael Arceneaux, I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I’ve Put My Faith in Beyoncé (July 24)
Dale Peck, Night Soil (August 14)
Jill Soloway, She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy (September 18)
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Sketchtasy (October 1)