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Fall 2022’s Best New LGBTQ+ Books To Read

There’s a little something for every reader… 

By Sienna Vittoria Asselin

Even if you graduated years ago, soak up some of that back-to-school spirit this September by grabbing a couple new books to enjoy. We’ve got a list of the top new releases, including thought-provoking memoirs that provide insight into various experiences of sexuality and gender identity, and several entertaining and riveting novels that explore important themes of love and loss. 

By Chelsea Manning

In this fascinating memoir, Chelsea Manning gives readers an inside glimpse into her life as a former intelligence analyst for the US Army in Iraq, who declared her gender identity as a woman and began her transition the very day after she was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified military documents.
Buy it here: AmazonIndigo

As Little As Nothing: A Novel
By Pamela Mulloy

This new historical novel brings us back to the eve of WWII to a village in England. When a plane crashes nearby, four people are unexpectedly brought together: Aubrey, a middle-aged reproductive rights activist; her nephew Frank, whose club foot and suppressed homosexuality have made him a recluse; Miriam, who convinces Frank to teach her how to fly as an escape from the grief of repeated miscarriages; and Peter, the wounded pilot. 
Buy it here: AmazonIndigo

The Foghorn Echoes
By Danny Ramadan

This poignant novel opens in war-torn Syria in 2003, where two childhood friends, Hussam and Wassim, get caught acting on their romantic feelings for each other. Fast forward a decade later, and Hussam is living in Vancouver as an openly gay man, navigating the world of sex, drugs, and alcohol, and Wassim is living on the streets of Damascus after abandoning his wife and child. 
Buy it here: AmazonIndigo

The Family Outing: A Memoir
By Jessi Hempel

To outsiders, Jessi Hempel was part of the seemingly perfect American middle-class family. But on the inside, everything was a mess: her father was always away for work, her mother was lonely, and Jessi and her siblings grew up hiding who they truly were. In this emotional and honest memoir, Jessi walks readers through the chain of events triggered by everyone’s coming out: Jessi and her father as gay, her brother as transgender, her sister as bisexual, and her mother as a survivor of a terrifying encounter with an alleged serial killer. 
Buy it here: AmazonIndigo

The First to Die at the End
By Adam Silvera

This upcoming October release from YA novelist Adam Silvera is the much-anticipated prequal to the bestselling They Both Die at the End (beloved on BookTok and soon-to-be a television series co-written by the former executive producer of Bridgerton and Scandal). It goes back in time by seven years, to the first day of Death-Cast—if you’re not familiar with They Both Die at the End, this is the new technology that can supposedly predict the day of your death. The novel follows the love story of two boys that meet just as one of them receives his End Day call, and they spend the day together anyway, even though they know the goodbye will be devastating.
Buy it here: AmazonIndigo

Less is Lost
By Andrew Sean Greer

If you loved the Pulitzer Prize-winning Less: A Novel, you’ll want to pick up a copy of its follow-up, Less is Lost. Things are going well for Arthur Less; he’s in a good relationship with his partner Freddy and he’s enjoying success as a novelist. But soon everything turns upside down and in order to escape his problems, he sets out on a memorable road trip across America.
Buy it here: AmazonIndigo

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