August’s Most Anticipated LGBTQIA+ Literature

Hundred degree days, Leo season, the dog days of summer: August is here! To fill out your summer reading goals, we’ve got you covered with this month’s most anticipated LGBTQIA+ book releases.

If you’re not ready for summer to end, try Dogs of Summer, Andrea Abreu’s debut novel about two young girls coming of age in the Canary Islands. Dogs of Summer isn’t the only novel coming to us in English translation this month from translator Julia Sanches— check out Boulder, Eva Baltasar’s much-anticipated followup to Permafrost. Whet your appetite with an excerpt here.

It may be hot, but it’s the coldest summer of the rest of your life! If that thought haunts your every waking moment, try Eman Abdelhadi and M. E. O’Brien’s Everything for Everyone: An Oral History of the New York Commune, 2052-2072, chronicling the imagined history of a new collective social order in the wake of climate catastrophe and capitalist collapse. 

Should you find yourself eagerly awaiting the start of a new semester (I’m sure somebody is), get a head start with an upcoming LGBTQ studies title like Queer Kinship: Race, Sex, Belonging, Form wherein a series of contributors bring queer and trans interventions into kinship theory. 

If you’re heading to the beach a few more times before autumn comes, take a new queer romance novel to keep you company. Past Lambda award winner Georgia Beers is back with Cherry on Top, the unlikely love story between an influencer and a journalist who threatens her reputation. 

No matter what you’re looking for, our list will have something for you. If you have a book coming out in the near future, email us at for consideration in our upcoming lists.




  • A Beat Beyond by Major Jackson, University of Michigan Press
  • Gender Pioneers by Philippa Punchard, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Queer Tattoo by Benjamin Wolbergs, Florian Rudolph, and Brody Polinsky, Kettler Verlag

LGBTQ Studies




Young Adult Literature

Children’s/Middle Grade Literature


Comics/Graphic Novels