64 book recommendations for Queers Gone By challenges


1. A book written or set during 1840-1912.


•Things in jars by Jess Kidd; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42278310

•Shadows in summerland by Adrian Van Young; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27133402

•The fair fight by Anna Freeman; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22430677

•The impossible girl by Lydia Kang; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39344110

•The firefly letters by Margarita Engle; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7144221

  1. A book about female doctors or women in science.


•To best the boys by Mary Weber; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40556417

•🌈 The tiger flu by Larissa Lai; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39070352

•Beloved poison by E S Thompson; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28933550

•The wages of sin by Kaite Welsh; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33875117

•🌈 The lady’s guide to petticoats and piracy by Mackenzie Lee; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37880094

•Bodies of light by Sarah Moss; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26038261

3. A book set in London or Edinburgh.


•🌈 Out of the blue by Sophie Cameron; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35880579

•A great and terrible beauty by Libba Bray; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3682

•🌈 Mr loverman by Bernardine Evaristo; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17879710

•The crimson petal and the white by Michel Faber; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10189061

•One good turn by Kate Atkinson; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/501124

4. A book about female friendships/support systems.


•🌈 The pros of cons by Alison Cherry; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31123196

•🌈 A people’s history of heaven by Mathangi Subramanian; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40591946

•Girl squads by Sam Maggs; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39873981

•Bosom buddies by Violet Zhang; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37826514

•Pieces of happiness by Anne Ostby; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33357417


1. A book written or set during 1869-1947.


•The snow child by Eowyn Ivey; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33597976

•The toymakers by Robert Dinsdale; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34846987

•The murmur of bees by Sofia Segovia; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41574696

•🌈 Iron cast by Destiny Soria; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28818313

2. A book about suffragettes.


•Does she dare by Bernard Ashley; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38730708

•The making of mollie by Anna Carey; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31282668

•🌈 Things a bright girl can do by Sally Nicholls; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33876596

•The hourglass factory by Lucy Ribchester; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22912907

•Star by star by Sheena Wilkinson; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36260938

•Sally heathcote by Mary M Talbot; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18364789

3. A book of plays/ a play


4. A book about fashion/ costume. 


•A vintage affair by Isabel Wolff; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5556595

•🌈 Silhouette of a sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12883644

•🌈 The prince and the dressmaker by Jen Wang; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34506912

•The midnight dress by Karen Foxlee; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17027870

5. A translated book.


•Man tiger by Eka Kurniawan; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23012658

•Moonbath by Yanick Lahens; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31944684

•🌈 Notes of a crocodile by Qiu Miaojin; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31395589

•Elefant by Martin Suter; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38232605

•The iliac crest by Cristina Rivera Ganza; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39676858

•Little beast by Julie Demers; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37514020


1. A book with a trans MC


•🌈 Zenobia july by lisa bunker; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35431592

•🌈 I’ve got a time bomb by sybil lamb; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22451466

•🌈 Small beauty by; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30326596

•🌈 Peter darling by austin chant; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33358438

•🌈 When the moon was ours by anna marie mclemore; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28220826

•🌈 I was born for this by alice oseman; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34325090

2. A crime book or book set in a prison 


•The mars room by Rachel Kushner; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35610823

•The enchanted by Rene Denfeld; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18090147

•Bad girls by caitlin davies; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37822723

•The red parts by maggie nelson; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31817301

•Eggshell skull by Bri Lee; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39675781

•Lady killers by Tori Telfer; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34017047

3. A book nominated for a lambda award in any transgender category from any year


•🌈 Freshwater by  Akwaeke Emezi; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35412372

•🌈 Little fish by casey plett; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37514015

•🌈 Fierce femmes and notorious liars by Kai cheng thom; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32279708

•🌈 Lost boi by Sassafras Lowrey; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23129755

•🌈 Redefining realness by janet mock; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18144031

•🌈 Even this page is white by vivek shraya; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28818619

4. A book with an orange or black cover 


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