What may turn out to be an even brighter bright side of the year than normal, tons of LGBTQ books to read during downtime are on the horizon for 2020.

All of these titles are or will be available wherever books are sold, but please give special consideration to your independent bookstores and retailers during these uncertain economic times for small business.

Special thanks to Q friend, queer culture vulture, indie bookseller and reading advocate John McDougall for his recommendations. Here are the top 10 most anticapated books of the year with their expected release dates. Order or pre-order now.

 

Firewatching by Russ Thomas

(Out now)

 

A Beautiful Crime by Christopher Bollen 

(Out now)

 

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

(Out now)

 

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T J Klune

(Out now)

 

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales

(Out now)

 

When You Get The Chance by Tom Ryan and Robin Stevenson

(May)

 

The State of Us by Shaun David Hutchinson

(July)

 

The Bright Lands by John Fram 

(July)

 

The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig

(July)

 

Surrender Your Sons by Adam Sass

(August)

Please order, pre-order or download from independent booksellers whenever possible.

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