Four fictional queer summer reads

Do you love to read but are not a huge fan of nonfiction books? No worries, with these books, you will be able to lose yourself in the fictional lives of these queer characters.

“Herself When She’s Missing”

Author: Sarah Terez Rosenblum

Genre: fiction

Synopsis: Bad ass Andrea meets Jordan outside of a “Cry Wolf,” a brother-sister folk/rock duo, concert and her life is turned upside down. The chaotic romance between the two becomes increasingly toxic as they follow their favorite bad around the country. After Andrea breaks away from the relationship, she flees from Los Angeles to Chicago, thinking she has broken free. However, when Jordan shows up at Andrea’s doorstep, she realizes that she’s actually happy to see her.

“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Genre: historical fiction

Synopsis: Old Hollywood Cuban actress, Evelyn Hugo hires a green journalist to write her life story into a biographical book. Hugo tells all about being bisexual in Hollywood during the 1950s and 1960s.

“Lies My Girlfriend Told Me”

Author: Julie Anne Peters

Genre: fiction

Synopsis: The infuriating main character, Alix, is madly in love with her girlfriend, Swannee, and has to deal with the aftermath and emotions after Swanee suddenly dies. While searching for closure, Alix finds something else: Swanee’s secrets and lies.

“The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue”

Author: Mackenzie Lee

Genre: fiction

Synopsis: Henry “Monty” Montague is supposed to be a gentleman; however, his beloved pastimes for gambling, binge drinking and sleeping with men and women have diminished his reputation among his father. Does Monty redeem himself with his father? Does he find love? There’s only one way to find out and that’s to read the book.

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