shallow graves

What We Missed in January

January 1st – Raise the Stakes by Megan Atwood (T)

January 5th – The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine (B)

January 5thThis Song Is Not For You by Laura Nowlin (A)

January 5thThis Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (L)

January 14thColors by Russell J. Sanders (G)

January 19thWe Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson (G)

January 19thBurn (Four Sisters #2) by Elisa Sussman

January 20thThe Raising (The Torch Keeper #3) by Steven Dos Santos (G)

January 21th – Fake It (The Keswick Chronicles #1) by Victoria Kinnaird (G)

January 21th – Like I Know Jack by MC Lee (G)

January 26thShallow Graves by Kali Wallace (B)

January 26th – Any Other Girl by Rebecca Phillips (Gay parents)

January 28th – The Sun Dragon by Annabelle Jay (B, L)

the abyss surrounds us


February 1stTagged Out by Joyce Grant (G)

February 2ndSymptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin (Gender fluid)

February 2ndSpirit Level by Sarah N. Harvey (T)

February 8thThe Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie (L)

February 9thBleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward (L)

February 11thFinding the Sky by A.M. Burns (G)

February 18thDreams of Fire and Gods by James Erich (G, B)

February 25thRadio Silence by Alice Oseman (A) (UK release)

February 25thBall Caps and Khakis by Jo Ramsey (G, Queer Spectrum)



March 1st Under Threat by Robin Stevenson (L)

March 3rd – The Star Host by F.T. Lukens (B)

March 8thSeven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate (P, A)

March 8thOn the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis (T)

March 10thFjord Blue by Nina Rossing (G)

March 24thRefraction by Hayden Scott (G)

March 24thAs Autumn Leaves by Kate Sands (L, Queer Spectrum)

March 29thThe Great American Whatever by Tim Federle (G)

March 29thMy Year Zero by Rachel Gold (B, L)


Unicorn Tracks by Julia Ember (Harmony Ink Press, 2016)

April 1stThe Island of Beyond by Elizabeth Atkinson (Middle Grade)

April 1st – South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf (L)

April 5thThe New Guy (And Other Senior Year Distractions) by Amy Spalding (MC has two moms)

April  5th– Away We Go by Emil Ostrovski (B)

April 7thThe Ongoing Reformation of Micah Johnson by Sean Kennedy (G)

April 12thMy Seventh-Grade Life in Tights by Brooks Benjamin (Middle Grade)

April 14thTharros (Book #2) by C. Kennedy (G)

April 19thSaving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki (Lesbian moms, Gay secondary character)

April 19thPride: Celebrating Diversity & Community by Robin Stevenson

April 21th – Unicorn Tracks by Julia Ember (L)

April 26th – Drag Teen by Jeffery Self


if i was your girl

May 3rdIf I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (T)

May 3rdAsk Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann (B)

May 5thRufus + Syd by Julia Watts and Robin Lippincott (G, L)

May 12thBitter Moon Saga (Books #1-4) by Amy Lane (B)

May 17th Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson (B)

May 19th – Magic Fell by Andi Van (G, T)

May 31stWithout Annette by Jane B. Mason (L)

May 31st – Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup (G)

May 31st – The Inside of Out by Jenn Marie Thorne (L)

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