From light-hearted rom-coms to steamy love affairs, there’s something for everyone.
Queer literature has gone more mainstream than ever, and the past couple decades have seen an abundance of queer romances. Novels like Akwaeke Emezi’s You Made A Fool of Death With Your Beauty, Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue, or Michelle Hart’s We Do What We Do in the Dark are taking over book-lovers’ group chats and BookTok. For every type of romance — forbidden! unexpected! fated! mismatched! antagonist! sweet! — there’s a queer version available. And every month there seems to be a new must-read LGBTQIA+ book hitting bookstores.
With all this abundance, you’ve got plenty to choose from. Below, 48 of the best queer romance books to read right now.
This article was originally published on