June - YA Mystery (G)

White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig

July - YA Coming of Age Dealing with Parent Death (L)

Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M Danforth

August - YA Contemporary Fiction Mexican American w/Powers (B)

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey

September - YA Super Hero (GB)

Hero by Perry Moore

Dreadnought by April Daniels

October - Queer Arkansas Memoirs (LG)

Boy Erased by Garrard Conley

Coal to Diamonds by Beth Ditto

November - Greek Myths Reimagined (LG)

Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block

Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

December - Humorous X-May Stories (G)

'You Better Not Cry' by Augusten Burroughs

'Holidays on Ice' by David Sedaris


January - Mystery (LG)

Light Before Day - Christopher Rice

The Last Place You Look - Kristen Lepionka

February - Afro-Futurism (LGBT)

Prey Of The Gods - Nicky Drayden

An Unkindness Of Ghosts - Rivers Solomon

March - YA Trans Pakistan/Iran Bacha Posh (T)

If You Could Be Mine - Anna-Marie McLemore

When The Moon Was Ours - Sara Farizan

April - Queer Arkansan Poetry (LG)

My Life as Adam by Bryan Borland

Othered by Randi M. Romo

May - Graphic Novel Memoir (L)

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole J Georges

June - LGBT Classics (LG)

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

July - Fantasy (B)

The Fifth Season by N K Jemisin

August - Fairy Tales Reimagined (LGT)

The Seafarer's Kiss by Julia Ember

Peter Darling by Austin Chant

September - Convention Love Stories (LGB)

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J C Lillis

October - Unreliable Narrators (LG)

'The Wicker King' by K. Ancrum

'The Drowning Girl' by Caitlín R. Kiernan

November - Non-Cisgender Short Fiction (TNB)

Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time: An Indigenous LGBT Sci-fi Anthology by Hope Nicholson (Editor)

Transcendent 2: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction 2016 by Bogi Takács (Editor)


January - YA Fantasy (G)

Carry On By Rainbow Rowell

February - Queer Arkansas Romance Novels (LG)

She Say, She Say by Olivia Renee Wallace

Basketball Jones by E Lynn Harris

March - Irish Historical Fiction (G)

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyn

The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Toibin

April - Time Travel (L)

This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield

May - Graphic Novel Memoir (L)

My Favorite Thing is Monsters - Emil Ferris

June - Contemporary Fiction (G)

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

July - Romace (A)

Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann

August -

August - Horror (L)

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

September - Attack of the Sequel

Read any sequel of a previous selection.

October - Local Poetry, Prose, and Shorts

More Than Organs by Kay Ulanday Barrett

Closet Cases: Queers on What We Wear by Megan Volpert (Editor)

Bible Belt Queers by Darci McFarland (Editor)

Filmmaking Confidential by Steve Balderson

November - Royal Romance (LG)

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Once Upon a Princess by Clare Lydon


January - YA Adventure (G)

Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig

February - Fantasy Novellas by Black Authors (L)

The Deep by Rivers Solomon

The Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

March - Paranormal (T)

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

April - Pulp Fiction

Read any pulp fiction novel you can find.

May - Historical Fiction (G)

Dancer by Colum McCann

June - Lesbian Vampires (L)

The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez

A Dowry of Blood by S. T. Gibson

July - Novel in Verse (G)

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

August - YA Science Fiction (L)

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

September - Fantasy (G)

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T J Klune

October - Thriller (L)

They Never Learn by Layne Fargo

November - YA Romance (G)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz


January - Short Fiction Fantasy (LG)

Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh

The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy

February - Romance (L)

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

March - Choose Your Own Adventure Romance (LG)

My Lady's Choosing by Kitty Curran

Stranger Things Have Happened by Josh Lanyon

April - Queer Arkansas Poetry (L)

Stardust by Kai Coggins

May - Graphic Novel Memoir (G)

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

June - YA Adventure (L)

Huntress by Amanda Radley

July - Fantasy (G)

They City We Became by N K Jemisin

August - Contemporary Fiction (TNB)

This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

September - Fantasy (G)

White Trash Warlock by David R Slayton

October - Horror (LT)

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

Manhunt by Gretchen Felker-Martin

November - YA Science Fiction (G)

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera