Summer is slowly drawing to a close and September is just around the corner which means 2019 Pride season is well and truly over. It’s always a little sad knowing that there’s an entire year before Pride rolls around again. However, that’s no reason to fret. Whether you donned some rainbow and glitter and danced through the streets or saw the coverage of Pride online, this year felt more fun, vibrant, safe, and tolerant than ever before. And if the season has left you feeling reflective here are the seven best LGBTQ books coming out in autumn 2019. If you’re looking for an excuse to stay in, snuggled under a blanket as the autumn evenings roll in then you have to pick up these seven books.
When it comes to making people feel accepted and seen, representation matters. I feel incredibly lucky that we live in a time where so many writers are dedicating their work to the stories of LGBTQ people and characters. And autumn is going to be a big season for bookworms. If you’re anything like me and take the turn in the season as an opportunity to find a new favourite coffee spot, fill up on pumpkin spice lattes, and catch up on the reading you missed out on when you were busy over summer then you’ll need some book inspiration. I can’t think of a better place to start than these seven books with seriously strong LGBTQ characters and twists and turns that will have you gripped.