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Queer readers’ 5 most anticipated LGBT+ reads of 2019 // Jocelyne at Brigandells

This is a brand new weekly series on my blog, where queer readers give us five of their most anticipated queer reads of 2019. New posts will be uploaded every Thursday, and each week a different reader/blogger will be featured.

The fifth instalment in the series comes from the brilliant Jocelyne @Brigandells. Today she’s sharing her top five most anticipated queer reads of 2019.

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These Witches Don’t Burn
by Isabel Sterling
Witches are cool enough but sapphic witches solving mysteries? Sign me up. I’m looking forward to this YA fantasy that takes place in modern day Salem. #OwnVoices



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Naturally Tan
by Tan France
In this memoir, the talented and hilarious Tan France from Queer Eye discusses his life growing up as a POC and queer person. He also talks about how growing up in a religious family, something I can relate to, has influenced him. #OwnVoices (Obviously, it’s an autobiography.)


Image result for wayward son rainbow rowellWayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
While not much has been revealed about Wayward Son‘s plot, the second book in the Carry On series will feature two major queer characters (mlm). I loved the first book so this is definitely on the list.



Image result for a place for wolvesA Place for Wolves by Kosoko Jackson
I am one hundred percent ready to have my heart broken numerous times by this book. Featuring a black protagonist, this novel will follow the story of two boys whose love gives them the strength to survive. #OwnVoices


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Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens
by Tanya Boteju

In this sapphic coming-of-age novel, our heroine Nima discovers the drag community and, in turn, herself. I’m excited to read about a biracial queer girl. As a bonus, it’s written by a Canadian author! #OwnVoices's profile picture
Jocelyne is a bi woc living on the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River (Toronto, Canada). She frequently posts about books on her Instagram and occasionally reviews books on her blog.

What are some of your most anticipated LGBT+ releases for 2019? Are you going to read any of Jocelyne’s picks?

Check out the other posts in the series:

Week one // Imi @ImiReviewsBooks

Week two // Olivia @HeirofGlitter

Week three // Charlotte @WonderfullyBookish

Week four // Stephi @StephiCham

Until next time,KateNEW

16 thoughts on “Queer readers’ 5 most anticipated LGBT+ reads of 2019 // Jocelyne at Brigandells

  1. I’m so freaking hype for A Place for Wolves, it looks so damn good! and i TOTALLY forgot that Tan France’s book is releasing this year, im now screamingggg

  2. Love this series, as always! Very much looking forward to These Witches Don’t Burn and Naturally Tan. We need more own voices books about queer men of colour in particular.

  3. These Witches Don’t Burn looks neat! there’s a few witchy books coming out this year, which is really cool, but sapphic content will always be more exciting to me! the book I’m most excited for is Once & Future, I can’t wait 😀 I’m also interested in The Weight of the Stars by K Ancrum 🙂

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