The Best Queer Books of 2024 So Far, According to All the Lists

Last week, Jeff O’Neal rounded up the books being named the best of the year so far by tallying up all the titles on ten of the biggest lists out at the time of writing: The New York Times, Time, Harper’s Bazaar, The BBC, The New Yorker, Vogue, Vulture, Esquire, Goodreads, and Barnes & Noble.

I, of course, immediately wondered which queer books were appearing on these lists, so I took Jeff’s and added a couple more “best of” lists that came out in the past week: Amazon and NPR (Nonfiction and Fiction). I then went through and made note of the queer books included.

Sadly, I still don’t have 100% accurate queer book detection, so I’m sure I’ve missed some, but here are the ones I immediately recognized, arranged by the number of times they were mentioned.

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What’s your favorite queer book of 2024 so far? Let’s chat in the comments!

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