LGBT+ Fantasy Book Recommendations

Happy pride month everyone! Even though I don’t identify as LGBTQ+, I felt it was still important to use my platform to share some amazing books that contain characters that fall somewhere along the LGBTQ+ spectrum.  Usually the books I see recommended are contemporary, and while I don’t have anything against contemporary, fantasy is my go to genre so I wanted to share some recs in the fantasy genre! It’s surprisingly hard to find information about what characters identify as, because most of the time they are just listed as LGBT with no additional information

I haven’t read all the books on this list, and for the books that I haven’t read I may be missing some of the LGBT+ representation (or may have something listed incorrectly) so if you notice I have something listed incorrectly PLEASE let me know so I can correct it as soon as possible! I want to make this list as thorough as I can so that people can use this as a resource for LGBT+ fantasy books.

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  • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (B/A)
  • The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (G)
  • Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer (L/B)
  • The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen (G/B/non-binary)
  • Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto (G)
  • The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (L/B)
  • The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (L/B/non-binary)
  • The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso (L/B/non-binary)
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (G)
  • And I Darken by Kiersten White (G)
  • The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune (G)
  • The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood (L/B)
  • The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman (G/B)
  • Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco (B/G/non-binary)
  • Vicious by V.E. Schwab (A)
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (B/G)
  • Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran (L/G/B)
  • The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson (L)
  • The Thousand Names by Django Wexler (G/L)
  • The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan (G)
  • Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody (A)
  • Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne (G)
  • Red Sister by Mark Lawrence (L)stack of books near magnolia flower on table
  • Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal (T/B/G/L/non-binary)
  • Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters (L/B)
  • The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole (G/non-binary)
  • The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart (L)
  • The Copper Promise by Jen Williams (G)
  • The Vanished Queen by Lisbeth Campbell (B)
  • The Mermaid, the Witch & the Sea by Maggie Tokuda Hall (L)
  • Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim (G/L/B)
  • Havenfall by Sara Holland (B/L)
  • The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska (L)
  • The Winter Duke by Claire Elizabeth Bartlett (L/non-binary)
  • Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst (L/B)
  • Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller (A/Gender-fluid)
  • Black Wings Beating by Alex London (A)
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (G/B)
  • The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang (T)
  • City of Strife by Claudie Arsenault (G/L/B/A/non-binary)
  • Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria (A)
  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (G/B/T)
  • Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey (B)
  • The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley (B/non-binary)
  • Crier’s War by Nina Varella (L/B)
  • We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia (L)
  • Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson (B/A)
  • Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland (A)
  • The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta (gender-fluid)
  • Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust (L)
  • Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh (L/B/G)
  • Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (L/B)
  • Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh (G)
  • A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine (LGBTQIA+)
  • The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons (B)
  • The Tiger’s Daughter by K Arsenault Rivera (L/B)
  • Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger (T/L)
  • The Perfect Assassin by K.A. Doore (G/A)cherries
  • The Cerulean by Amy Ewing (L)
  • The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco (L)
  • Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi (L/B)
  • The Stone in the Skull by Elizabeth Bear (T)
  • The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie (B/T)
  • A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall (G/L/B/T)
  • The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark (G/B)
  • Godblind by Anna Stephens (G/B/T)
  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe (G/B/non binary)
  • The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (G/A)
  • Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling (L/G/B)
  • Poison Study by Maria V Snyder (G/T)
  • The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova (B)
  • The Steel Remains by Richard K Morgan (G/L)
  • Runebinder by Alex R. Kahler (G)
  • The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer (G/B)
  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (L/B)
  • Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (L/B)

 

There are a TON more out there, but these are some of the ones that I found to add to this list! If you know of any others, please leave them in a comment below!

 

 

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