Rainbow Bookshelf

Novels and Anthologies by Queer Creators, for Queer Readers

  • Unpacking (Game Review)

    June 22, 2022 by

    Unpacking, dev. Witchbeam, available on Nintendo Switch, macOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5 A game about a life told through the act of unpacking it — and about queer joy. When you play Unpacking, the game is telling you its story without words — well, except for the caption jotted into the… Read more

  • SOMETHING LIKE LOVE — Christina C. Jones

    June 16, 2022 by

    “Well… I think we should resume our ‘mutually beneficial exchange of energy…’ on an exclusive basis.” — Astrid, Something Like Love From my Pride Reads list 2022, here’s Something Like Love by Christina C. Jones, #6 in the Serendipitous Love series! I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Sean Crisden and Wesleigh Siobhan, which was… Read more


    August 2, 2022 by

    I can hardly believe that these words that had sunk deep inside me are surfacing and coming out through my own lips rather than resting heavily all the way to my grave. Mother, Concerning My Daughter Recently I’ve been very taken with My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite and Concerning My Daughter by… Read more

  • THAT GREEN EYED GIRL — Julie Owen Moylan

    July 17, 2022 by

    I couldn’t imagine one day where I might be happy, or even sad in an ordinary way. I’d run away, but I couldn’t seem to forget. Dovie, That Green Eyed Girl That Green Eyed Girl tells two stories: one set in 1955, the other in 1975. The first is the story of two women, Gillian… Read more

  • DELILAH GREEN DOESN’T CARE — Ashley Herring Blake

    June 26, 2022 by

    From my Pride Reads list 2022, here’s Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake, #1 in the Bright Falls series! I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Kristen DiMercurio, which I very much enjoyed. In this sapphic rom-com featuring a lesbian and a bi woman as MCs and a medium-sized cast of other queer… Read more

  • FOXHUNT — Rem Wigmore

    December 12, 2021 by

    That was the thing about good people. They did the right thing just because it was. — Orfeus, Foxhunt Orfeus the musician is searching for hope in the heart of danger… In a lush solarpunk future, plants have stripped most of the poison from the air and bounty hunters keep resource hoarders in check. Orfeus… Read more

  • TAKE A HINT, DANI BROWN — Talia Hibbert

    September 14, 2021 by

    Feeling is always worth it. — Danika Brown; Take A Hint, Dani Brown Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown and an occasional roll in the hay to relieve all that career-driven tension. But romance? Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. So Dani asks the universe for the perfect friend-with-benefits… When… Read more


    May 3, 2021 by

    A showrunner and her assistant give the world something to talk about when they accidentally fuel a ridiculous rumor in this debut romance. — Meryl Wilsner, Something To Talk About Hollywood powerhouse Jo is photographed making her assistant Emma laugh on the red carpet, and just like that, the tabloids declare them a couple. The… Read more

  • PERFECT ON PAPER — Sophie Gonzales

    March 22, 2021 by

    “Self-Analysis: Darcy PhillipsIs not set in stone.” — Sophie Gonzales, Perfect on Paper This is the (mostly) spoiler-free review of this novel. If you’re also interested in a transcript of my reading journal discussing internalised biphobia and bi erasure, you can find it on my Patreon. Darcy Phillips has a secret. It’s not that she’s… Read more

  • GIRL, SERPENT, THORN — Melissa Bashardoust

    February 13, 2021 by

    “Even if she’s upset with you now, if you do right by her, she will forgive you.” — Melissa Bashardoust, Girl, Serpent, Thorn This is the spoiler-free review of this novel. If you’d like to read my full reading journal, you can check it over on my Ko-fi. Girl, Serpent, Thorn is a magic, fantastic… Read more

  • Reading Journal 001: Nina LaCour’s WATCH OVER ME

    October 20, 2020 by

    Warning: reading journal entries contain plot spoilers! After I started reading Watch Over Me and talked about it to my girlfriend, I was in the middle of talking about it when I suddenly realised: I have not read the blurb. (It’s Nina LaCour, so… insta-buy for me.) If I had, I’d have known going in… Read more

  • JULIET TAKES A BREATH — Gabby Rivera

    March 16, 2020 by

    “I wanted her to change my world.”“Mi amor, only you can change your world.” — Gabby Rivera, JULIET TAKES A BREATH An excellent story about a young queer woman from the Bronx who goes to Portland for the summer to find a new love, White Feminism, and the joy of community. Rivera’s grasp on setting… Read more

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