By Amber Wiles

All books in the LGBTQIA+ Book Recommendations series have been sourced in collaboration with the Book Society and Film Society, alongside The Hullfire team.


Sci-Fi and Fantasy


The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon

In this epic fantasy novel which spans over 800 pages, a world divided comes to its ultimate battle as an ancient enemy awakens, and seeks to find its new leader. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousands years, however their Queen Sabran is heirless and assassins seeks to destroy her rule. Ead a lady-in-waiting is secretly protecting the Queen with dark magic, but will it be enough?


The City We Became – N.K. Jemisin

Three time Hugo Award winner N.K. Jemisin returns with her first novel since The Broken Earth trilogy. The book follows New York as it comes alive through avatars representing the five boroughs which make up New York – Manhatten, Brooklyn, Queen, The Bronx and Staten Island. In this ambitious exploration of what makes a city a city, Jemisin examines what happens when this comes under threat, and who is it that really makes up New York.


The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller

Although published over ten years ago, Song of Achilles, has catapulted into the spotlight in the last couple of years thanks to BookTok. In this epic retelling of the story of Achilles and Patroclus, Madeline Miller retells and captures this epic Greek mythology like no other writer. As the two characters set of on an unknown journey, they will face the hand of fate like never before.


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