Over 130 LGBT+ eBooks You Can Borrow From Singapore’s National Library

The National Library catalogue has a great number of LGBT+ ebooks on offer for borrowing. Unfortunately, while many sexual identities are represented here, and quite a few by non-binary writers made the list, the National Library has a saddening lack of transgender literature that I hope will be rectified one day.

Please note that this will be an overview of just the queer ebooks you can get from the library. Also, as this list would be incredibly long if it included every LGBT+ book in the catalogue, these are just my personal picks. Currently, this list has 136 ebooks.

Adult fiction

The Lessons by Naomi Alderman

The Last Nude by Ellis Avery

Venus Envy by Rita Mae Brown

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn

Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn

Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Some Hell by Patrick Nathan

At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai

Tin Man by Sarah Winman

The Powerbook by Jeanette Winterson

Gut Symmetries by Jeanette Winterson

Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson

My Education by Susan Choi

A Private Life by Ran Chen

My Cat Yugoslavia by Pajtim Statovci

Crossing by Pajtim Statovci

Sudden Death by Rita Mae Brown

Murmur by Will Eaves

A Beautiful Crime by Christopher Bollen

Kept Animals by Kate Milliken

Hex by Rebecca Dinerstein Knight

The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

All My Mother’s Lovers by Ilana Masad

Naamah by Sarah Blake

Mr Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

The Gods of Tango by Carolina De Robertis

Sphinx by Anne Garréta

My Fellow Skin by Erwin Mortier

Infidels by Abdellah Taïa

Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zerán

Miss Iceland by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

Apocalypse Baby by Virginie Despentes

Fantasy & sci-fi

The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson

A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson

The Binding by Bridget Collins

The Devourers by Indra Das

Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly

The Drowning City by Amanda Downum

Falling in Love With Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson

The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy

Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner

Magic’s Pawn by Mercedes Lackey

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

The Deep by Rivers Solomon

Circus Girl, the Hunter, and Mirror Boy by Neon Yang

The Black Tides of Heaven by Neon Yang

Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland

The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht

The Library of the Unwritten by A. J. Hackwith

The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan

The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Tarnished are the Stars by Rosiee Thor

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski

Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water by Vylar Kaftan

Proxy by Alex London

A Study in Honor by Claire O’Dell

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

Waiting on a Bright Moon by Neon Yang

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar

The Outside by Ada Hoffman

If, Then by Kate Hope Day

Escaping Exodus by Nicky Drayden

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

Tentacle by Rita Indiana

Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon


Another Country by James Baldwin

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

Last Words From Montmartre by by Qiu Miaojin

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

The Lydia Steptoe Stories by Djuna Barnes

Summer Will Show by Sylvia Townsend Warner

YA contemporary

The Inexplicable Logic of my Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake

Everything Leads To You by Nina LaCour

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera

The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown


The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Hunger: A Memoir of My Body by Roxane Gay

Afterglow by Eileen Myles

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch

Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Díaz

The New Old Me by Meredith Maran


Glass Cathedral by Andrew Koh

Ministry of Moral Panic by Amanda Lee Koe

Delayed Rays of a Star by Amanda Lee Koe

Lion City by Ng Yi-Sheng

Ten Things My Father Never Taught Me by Cyril Wong

The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza by Cyril Wong

Aunty Lee’s Delights by Ovidia Yu

The Lies That Build a Marriage by Christine Lim Suchen

Eight Plays by Ovidia Yu

Malay Sketches by Alfian Sa’at

Graphic novels

Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson


The Complete Poems of Sappho edited by Willis Barnstone

Collected Poems 1947–1997 by Allen Ginsberg

I Must Be Living Twice by Eileen Myles

Speak Low by Carl Phillips

Double Shadow by Carl Phillips

Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong

Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson

Short story collections

Salt Slow by Julia Armfield

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Things We Say in the Dark by Kirsty Logan

Yaiza is a content writer, magazine editor and creative author based in Singapore. She uses this space to write about books.