July 27, 2016 3 min to read

2016 LGBT Books

Category : Opinion, Resources

This list is current through July. Last year (2015), a total of 64 books with LGBT content were published, a near record. As you can see, there are sixty-nine titles on the following list and it’s only July. If this pace continues, 2016 will be a record year for LGBT publishing.





Cronn-Mills, Kirstin. LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field. Twenty-First Century Books. 104 p. ISBN: 9781467780124

Hillstrom, Laurie Collier. The Stonewall Riots. Omnigraphics. 218 p. ISBN: 9780780814424

Jennings, Jazz. Being Jazz. Crown. 272 p. ISBN: 9780399554643

Keyser, Amber J. The V-Word. Simon Pulse. 208 p. ISBN: 9781481427296

Collection of essays, some with queer content

Sprinkle, Preston. Living in a Gray World. Zondervan. 140 p. ISBN: 9780310752066

Stevenson, Robin. Pride. Celebrating Diversity and Community. Orca. 119 p. ISBN: 9781459809932



Brewer, Zac. The Blood between Us. HarperTeen. 274 p. ISBN: 9780062307910

Brown, Jaye Robin. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit. HarperTeen. 432 p. ISBN: 9780062270986

Carter, Celia. Tumbling. Viking. 432 p. ISBN: 9780451473004

Cassidy, Yvonne. How Many Letters in Goodbye? Flux. ??p. ISBN: 9780730747453

Cherry, Alison. Look Both Ways. Delacorte. 304 p. ISBN: 9780553511864

Clark, Kristin Elizabeth. Jess, Chunk and the Road Trip to Infinity. Farrar Straus Giroux. 263 p. ISBN: 9780374380069

Coulthurst, Audrey. Of Fire and Stars. Harper/Balzer + Bray. ISBN: 9780062433251

Cronn-Mills, Kirstin. Original Fake. Putnam. 352 p. ISBN: 9780399173264

Cross, Mimi. Before Goodbye. Skyscape. 420 p. ISBN: 9781503951280

Dawe, Ted. Into the River. Polis. 304 p. ISBN: 9781943818198

Desir, C. and Jolene Perry. Love Blind. Simon Pulse. 310 p. ISBN: 9781481416931.

Downham, Jenny. Unbecoming. Scholastic/David Fickling. 384 p. ISBN: 9780545907170

Duyvis, Corrinne. On the Edge of Gone. Abrams. Amulet. 456 p. ISBN: 9781419719035

Elmendorf, Dana. South of Sunshine. Albert Whitman. 272 p. ISBN: 978080757680

Floreen, Tim. Tattoo Atlas. S&S. 384 p. ISBN: 9781481432801

Garvin, Jeff. Symptoms of Being Human. HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray. 352 p. ISBN: 9780062382863

Gephart, Donna. Lily and Dunkin. Delacorte Press. 338 p. ISBN: 9780553536744

Girard, M-E. Girl Mans Up. HarperCollins/Tegen. 384 p. ISBN: 9780062404176

Goslee, S. J. Whatever. Roaring Brook. 266 p. ISBN: 9781626723993

Green, Sally. Half Lost. Viking. 410 p. ISBN: 9780670017140

Hartinger, Brent. Three Truths and a Lie. Simon Pulse. 272 p. ISBN: 9781481449601

Harvey, Sarah N. Spirit Level. Orca. 240 p. ISBN: 9781459808164

Hattrup, Karen. Frannie and Tru. HarperTeen. 320p. ISBN: 9780062410207

Hennessey, M. G. The Other Boy. Harper. 9780062427663

Hesse, Monica. Girl in the Blue Coat. Little, Brown. 301 p. ISBN: 9780316260640

Hutchinson, Shaun David. We Are the Ants. Simon Pulse. 464 p. ISBN: 9781481449632

Kendall, Grace, ed. I See Reality. Farrar. 304 p. ISBN: 9780374302580

Keplinger, Kody. Run. Scholastic. 304 p. ISBN: 9780545831130

Kessler, Liz. Read Me Like a Book. Candlewick. 304 p. ISBN: 9780763681319

Kokie, E. M. Radical. Candlewick. 448 p. ISBN: 9780763669621. PW 6/27

LaCour, Nina and David Levithan. You Know Me Well. St. Martin’s Griffin. 246 p. ISBN: 9781250098641

Linn, Laurent. Draw the Line. McElderry. 528 p. ISBN: 9781481452809

Logan, Kenneth. True Letters from a Fictional Life. HarperTeen. 336p. ISBN: 9780062380258

Madonia, Kristen-Paige. Invisible Fault Lines. S&S. 306 p. ISBN: 9781481430715

Mason, Jane B. Without Annette. Scholastic. 336 p. ISBN: 9780545819961

Mason-Black, Jennifer. Devil and the Bluebird. Abrams/Amulet. 336 p. ISBN: 9781419720000.

Matthews, Owen. The Fixes. HarperTeen. ISBN: 9780062336897

McLemore, When the Moon Was Ours. St. Martin’s Griffin.

Mittlefehldt, Rafi. It Looks Like This. Candlewick. 327 p. ISBN: 9780763687199

Moskowitz, Hannah & Kat Helgeson. Gena/Finn. Chronicle. 272 p. ISBN: 9781452138398

Nijkamp, Marieke. This Is Where It Ends. Sourcebooks/Fire. 288 p. ISBN: 9781492622468

Nowlin, Laura. This Song Is (Not) for You. Sourcebooks. 240 p. ISBN: 9781492602903

Ormsbee, Kathryn. Lucky Few. Simon & Schuster. 384 p. ISBN: 9781481455282

Ostrovski, Emil. Away We Go. Greenwillow. 288p. ISBN: 9780062238559

Peck, Richard. The Best Man. Dial. ISBN: 9780803738393

Redgate, Riley. Seven Ways We Lie. Abrams/Amulet. 352 p. ISBN: 9781419719448

Russo, Meredith. If I Was Your Girl. Flatiron Books. 290 p.

Saenz, Benjamin Alire. The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. Clarion. 464 p. ISBN: 9780544586505

Self, Jeffery. Drag Teen. PUSH/Scholastic. 272 p. ISBN: 9780545829939

Selzer, Adam. Just Kill Me. S&S. 336 p. ISBN: 9781481434942

Sherman, Giseal Tobien. The Farmerettes. Second Story Press. 348 p. ISBN: 1927583647

Spangler, Brie. Beast. Delacorte

Spotswood, Jessica, ed. A Tyranny of Petticoats. Candlewick. 368 p. ISBN: 9780763678487. BKL 2/1

Starmer, Aaron. Spontaneous. Dutton. 355 p. ISBN: 9780525429746

Stiefvater, Maggie. The Raven King. Scholastic. 448 p. ISBN: 9780545860352

Talley, Robin. As I Descended. Harper. ISBN: 9780062409239

Tamaki, Mariko. Saving Montgomery Sole. Roaring Brook.240 p. ISBN: 9781626722712

Wallace, Kali. Shallow Graves. HarperCollins/Tegen. 368 p. ISBN: 9780062366207

Ward, Kaitlin. Bleeding Earth. Adaptive. 258 p. ISBN: 9780986448485

Whaley, John Corey. Highly Illogical Behavior. Dial. 256 p. ISBN: 9780525428183

White, Kiersten. And I Darken. Delacorte. 496 p. ISBN: 9780553522310

Williamson, Lisa. The Art of Being Normal. FSG. 352 p. ISBN: 9780374302375

Wittlinger, Ellen. Local Girl Swept Away. Merit Press. 288 p. ISBN: 9781440589003

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