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Books are organised by author's last name. The books I've read are in bold, and reviewed books are linked. Some books will show up in more than one category. Any books I missed? Send me your suggestions!

Please note that I can't vouch for books I haven't yet read.


Books with BIPOC (Black, American Indian, and People of Color) and Racial Minority Characters and/or Authors

Books with American Indian and Indigenous characters and/or Authors

-Arctic and Subartic Native Nation Characters and/or Authors
  • Wrist by Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler (Lac des Mille Lacs/Nizaatikoong author)
  • Those That Cause Fear by Neil Christopher and Germaine Arnaktauyok (Inuit author and characters)
  • Fall from Grace by Wayne Arthurson (Cree author)
  • The Hill by Karen Bass (Cree characters)
  • Whispers in the Dark by Joseph Bruchac (Narragansett characters)
  • Those who Run in the Sky by Aviaq Johnston (Inuk author and characters)
  • The Qalupalik by Elisha Kilabuk (Inuit author and characters)
  • In the Shadow of Evil by Beatrice Culleton Mosionier (Métis author)
  • Strangers the Recokoner by David Alexander Robinson (Norway House Cree author)
  • The Night Wanderer by Drew Hayden Taylor (Curve Lake First Nations author)
  • The Shadows that Rush Past by Rachel A. Qitsualik (Inuit author and characters)
-Northeast Native Nations Characters and/or Authors
  • The Dark Pond by Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki author and Shawnee character)
  • Night Wings by Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki characters and author)
  • Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac (Mohawk characters, Abenaki author)
  • Whispers in the Dark by Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki author)
  • The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez (Black/Iowa(Báxoǰe) author)
  • Chancers by Gerald Vizenor (Chippewa character and author)
  • Ghost in the Rainbow by Joan Leslie Woodruff (Shawnee characters)
-Plains Native Nations Characters and/or Authors
  • Cirque Berserk by Jessica Guess (Oglala Lakota character)
  • After the People Lights Have Gone Off by by Stephen Graham Jones (Blackfoot/Niitsitapi characters and author)
  • Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones (Blackfoot characters and author)
  • The Chichi Hoohoo Bogeyman by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (Sioux/Dakota characters and author)
-Southeast Native Nations Characters and/or Authors
  • Dark River by Louis Owens (Choctaw author)
  • Bone Games by Louis Owens (Choctaw author)
  • Billy Buckhorn: Abnormal by Gary Robinson (Cherokee author and characters)
  • The Ballad of Billy Badass and the Rose of Turkestan by William Sanders (Cherokee author and characters)
  • How I Became a Ghost by Tim Tingle (Choctaw characters and author)
  • Bad Medicine by Ron Querry (Choctaw author)
-Southwest Native Nations Characters and/or Authors
  • When Spirits Walk by Christine Gentry (Navajo characters)
  • Grandfather's Story of Navajo Monsters by Richard Red Hawk (Navajo/Diné characters and author)
  • Ghost Singer by Anna Lee Walters (Navajo/Diné author)
  • After Obsession by Carrie Jones and Steven E. Wedel (Navajo character)
-Pacific Islander/Indigenous Polynesian characters
  • Hawai'i's Best Spooky Tales Series by Rick Carroll (Hawaiian characters)
  • Cacy & Kiara and the Curse of the Ki'i by Roy Chang (Native Hawaiian characters)
  • REEK by Bradley Freeman (Maori character)
  • Glen Grant's Chicken Skin Tales by Glen Grant (Hawaiian characters)
  • Obake: Ghost Stories in Hawai'i by Glen Grant (Hawaiian characters)
  • The Bone Tiki by David Hair (Maori characters)
  • Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healy (Maori character)
  • Haunted Hawaiian Nights by Lopaka Kapanui (Hawaiian characters and author)
  • The Legend of Morgan's Corner and Other Ghost Stories of Hawai'i by Lopaka Kapanui  (Hawaiian characters and author)
  • There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins (Hawaiian character)

Books with Asian Characters and/or Authors

- Chinese Characters and/or Authors
  • The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson (Chinese American characters)
  • Cacy & Kiara and the Curse of the Ki'i by Roy Chang (Chinese American characters and author)
  • The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo (Chinese characters and Malaysian Chinese)
  • A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts: A Collection of Deliciously Frightening Tales by Ying Chang Compestine (Chinese characters and author)
  • Devil's Call by J. Danielle Dorn (Chinese-American main character)
  • Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine (Chinese characters)
  • Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healy (Chinese New Zealand character)
  • Valley of Terror by Zhou Haohui (Chinese characters and author)
  • Hell's Game by Teresa Lo (Chinese American character and author)
  • The Evolutionist by Rena Mason (Author is of Chinese and Thai descent)
  • Possess by Gretchen McNiel (Chinese American character)
  • Water Ghosts by Shawna Yang Ryan (Chinese characters and Taiwanese American author)
  • The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay (Chinese-American character)
  • Dead Man's Gold and Other Stories by Paul Yee (Chinese-Candian author and Chinese characters)
- Hong Konger Characters and/or Authors
  • The Plague by Kevin Chong (Hong Konger author)
  • Dead Man's Gold and Other Stories by Paul Yee (Hong Konger characters)

- Japanese Characters and/or Authors
  • Queen of K'n-Yan by Ken Asamatsu (Japanese characters and authors)
  • Another by Yukito Ayatsuji (Japanese characters and author)
  • The Decagon by Yukito Ayatsuji (Japanese characters and author)
  • The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco (Japanese-American characters and Chinese Filipino author)
  • The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (Chinese Filipino author)
  • Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination by Rampo Edogawa  (Japanese characters and author)
  • REEK by Bradley Freeman (Japanese main character)
  • Obake: Ghost Stories in Hawai'i by Glen Grant (Japanese and Japanese-American characters)
  • 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad (Japanese main character)
  • The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (Japanese American author)
  • Out by Natsuo Kirino (Japanese characters and author)
  • The Crimson Labyrinth by Yusuke Kishi  (Japanese characters and author)
  • The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike (Japanese characters and author)
  • The Summer of the Ubume by Natsuhiko Kyogoku  (Japanese characters and author)
  • Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry (Japanese American main character)
  • In the Miso Soup by Ryu Maurakami (Japanese characters and author)
  • Audition by Ryu Maurakami (Japanese characters and author)
  • Now You're One of Us by Asa Nonami  (Japanese characters and author)
  • Goth by Otsuichi (Japanese characters and author)
  • Parasite Eve by Hideaki Sena (Japanese characters and author)
  • Dark Water by Kōji Suzuki (Japanese characters and author)
  • Ring by Koji Suzuki (Japanese characters and author)
- Korean Characters and/or Authors
  • Skin Food by Type A (Korean characters and author)
  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (Korean-American author) 
  • Cacy & Kiara and the Curse of the Ki'i by Roy Chang (Korean American characters)
  • Behind the Mask by Yangsook Choi (Korean-American author and characters)
  • Under My Skin by Juno Dawson (Korean-British character)
  • The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong (Korean characters and author)
  • The Vegetarian by Han Kang (Korean characters and author)
  • The Underground Village: Short Stories by Kang Kyeong-ae (Korean characters and author)
  • Infinity House by Shane McKenzie (Korean American author)
  • Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh (Korean American characters and author)
  • The Hole by Pyun Hye Young (Korean characters and author)
  • The Haunting of Pico by Patrick Kampman (Korean-American main character)
- Taiwanese Characters and/or Authors
  • The Butcher's Wife by Li Ang
  • Water Ghosts by Shawna Yang Ryan (Taiwanese American author)
- South East Asian Characters and/or Authors
  • Horror: Philippine Fiction for Young Adults by Dean Francis Alfar (Filipino characters and author)
  • Ghost Moon Night by Jewel Allen (Filipino characters and author)
  • The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo (Malaysian Chinese author)
  • Horror Stories by Tunku Halim (Malaysian characters and author)
  • Dark Demon Rising by Tunku Halim (Malaysian characters and author)
  • The Butcher by Jennifer Hillier (Filipino major character and Filipino author)
  • Wonderland by Jennifer Hillier (Filipino author)
  • The Disallowed: The Tale of a Contemporary Vampire Family by Owen Jones (Thai characters)
  • Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw (Malaysian author)
  • The Judgment by Chart Korbjitti (Thai characters and author)
  • The Frangipani Hotel by Violet Kupersmith (Vietnamese characters and Vietnamese author)
  • Raising Hell by Aurelio Rico Lopez II (Filipino)
  • The Evolutionist by Rena Mason (Author is of Chinese and Thai descent)
  • Age of Blight Kristine Ong Muslim (Filipino author)
  • Filipino Ghost Stories: Spine-Tingling Tales of Supernatural Encounters and Hauntings by Alex G. Paman (Filipino characters and author)
  • Water Ghosts by Shawna Yang Ryan (Taiwanese American author)
Indian Characters and/or Authors
  • Haunting Bombay by Shilpa Agarwal (Indian characters and author)
  • Avenue of Death by Akash Bansal (Indian author)
  • The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste (Indo-Tobagonian characters)
  • Hell’s Children by Andrew Boland (Indian characters and author)
  • Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova (Indian-American side character)
  • The Devourers by Indra Das (Indian author and characters)
  • Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (Igbo and Tamil author)
  • Afterlife: Ghost stories from Goa by Jessica Faleiro (Indian characters and author)
  • The other side: Dare to visit alone by Faraaz Kazi (Indian characters and author)
  • Dead: A Ghost Story by Mina Khan (Indian author and characters)
  • White Tears by Hari Kunzru (Kashmiri English author)
  • Frankly Spooking by Sriramana Muliya (Indian author and characters)
  • The Mine by Arnab Ray (Indian characters and author)
  • Let The Game Begin by Sandeep Sharma (Indian characters and author)
  • The Haunting of Cabin Green by April A. Taylor (Indian America character)

Books with Black characters and/or Authors

(For North African characters and authors see MENA)

- West-African Characters and/or Authors
  • Easy Motion Tourist by Leye Adenle (Nigerian characters and author)
  • Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (Igbo and Tamil author)
  • The Sleepless by Nuzo Onoh (African characters and Nigerian British author)
  • Unhallowed Graves by Nuzo Onoh (African characters and Nigerian British author)
  • The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi (Nigerian British author and Nigerian characters)
  • White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi (Afro European minor characters and Nigerian British author)
  • My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Amos Tutuola (Nigerian author and characters)
- Afro-Haitian Characters and/or Authors
  • Hadriana in All My Dreams by René Depestre
  • How To Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend by Linda D. Addison (Black characters and author)
  • One Blood by Qwantu Amaru (Black characters and author)
  • Agatha by Anonymous (Black character)
  • Minion by L.A. Banks (Black characters and author)
  • Mimic: African Horror by Angel Berry (Black characters and author)
  • Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes (Black characters)
  • Necromancy by Darlene Black (Black author)
  • The Revenant Road by Michael Boatman (Black author)
  • Who Wants to be The Prince of Darkness? by Michael Boatman (Black author)
  • The Elementals by Michael McDowell Boatman (Black characters)
  • Devil's Marionette by Maurice Broaddus (Black characters and author)
  • The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown (Black character and author)
  • Let’s Play White by Chesya Burke (Black characters and author)
  • Fledgling by Octavia Butler (Black characters and author)
  • The Black Heart: A Dark Disturbing Cannibalistic Murder Thriller by Allen Dark
  • Panic by Sharon Draper (Black characters and author)
  • The Between by Tananarive Due (Black characters and author)
  • The Good House by Tananarive Due  (Black characters and author)
  • My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due  (Black characters and author)
  • Daymares by Kenya Moss-Dyme (Black characters and author)
  • Good Ghost Gone Bad by Janiera Alexandria Eldridge (Black author)
  • Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (Black main character)
  • Soul Enchilada by David Macinnis Gill (Black characters)
  • The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez (Black characters and Black/Native author)
  • Cirque Berserk by Jessica Guess (Black main character and author)
  • 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad (Black main character)
  • Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (Black characters and author) 
  • Scream Site by Justina Ireland (Black Author)
  • Hocus Pocus and the All New Sequel by A. W. Jantha (Two black main characters)
  • Mixtape for the Apocalypse by Jemiah Jefferson (Black author)
  • Moonshine by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Black characters and author)
  • The House of Erzulie by Kirsten Imani Kasai (Biracial Black characters and author)
  • Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw (Black characters)
  • The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy (Black major character)
  • The Barrow Will Send What it May by Margaret Killjoy (Black major character
  • Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn (Black author)
  • The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle (Black main character and author)
  • The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle  (Black author)
  • Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand (Asexual main character)
  • Thunderland by Brandon Massey (Black author)
  • Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall by Suzette Mayr (Black main character and author)
  • The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia McKissack (Black characterand author)
  • Ten by Gretchen McNeil (Black major character)
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison (Black characters and author)
  • The Black Exorcist by Joseph Nazel (Black characters and author) 
  • Shadow Shapers by Daniel Jose Older (Afro-Latina character)
  • The Sleepless by Nuzo Onoh (Nigerian British author)
  • Unhallowed Graves by Nuzo Onoh (Nigerian British author)
  • The Dark World by S.C. Parris (Black author)
  • The Everlasting by Rasheedah Prioleau (Gullah author)
  • Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves (Biracial Black main character and black author)
  • Voodoo Season by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Black characters and author)
  • White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig (Black major character
  • Spook Lights: Southern Gothic Horror by Eden Royce (Black characters and author)
  • Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff (Black characters)
  • Out of Salem by Hal Schrieve (Black characters)
  • Hoo Doo by Ronald L. Smith (Black characterand author)
  • The Haunting of Cabin Green by April A. Taylor (Black character) 
  • Dark Dreams: A Collection of Horror and Suspense by Black Writers by various (Black characters and authors)
  • The Book Of A Thousand Sins by Wrath James White (Black author)
  • Like Porno for Psychos by Wrath James White (Black author)
  • Orgy of Souls by Wrath James White (Black author)
  • Population Zero by Wrath James White (Black author)
  • The Resurrectionist by Wrath James White (Black author)
  • Succulent Prey by Wrath James White (Black author)
  • Everything I Know About Zombies I Learned in Kindergarten by Kevin Wayne Williams (Black characters)
Indigenous Australian Characters and/or Authors
Afro-Caribbean Characters and/or Authors
  • The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste (Afro-Tobagonian characters and author)
  • The Good House by Tananarive Due (Caribbean character)
  • Creatures Of The Night: Tales Of Caribbean Folklore, Mystery & Superstition by Aurora Gayle (Caribbean characters and author)
  • Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson (Caribbean characters and author)
  • Mojo: Conjure Stories by Nalo Hopkinson (Caribbean characters and author)
  • Tales of the Caribbean: Witches and Duppies by Evan Jones (Caribbean characters)
  • The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories Kindle Edition by Martin Munro (Caribbean characters)
  • Everything I Know About Zombies I Learned in Kindergarten by Kevin Wayne Williams (Trinidad and Jamaican-American characters) 

Books with Latin@/e/x Characters and/or Authors
  • Shutter by Courtney Alameda (Latina author)
  • Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda (Latina main character and author) 
  • Shadow Shapers by Daniel Jose Older (Afro-Latina character and Latino author) 
  • Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero (Hispanic character and author)
  • Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias (Latino author)
  • Hungry Darkness by Gabino Iglesias (Latino author)
  • Zero Saints by Gabino Iglesias (Latino author)
  • Loteria by Cynthia Pelayo (Latinx characters)
  • Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (Latinx characters and author)
  • Everything I Know About Zombies I Learned in Kindergarten by Kevin Wayne Williams (Hispanic and Latinx characters)
- Mexican and Xican@/e/x (Chican@/e/x) Characters and/or Authors
  • The Nymphos of Rocky Flats by Mario Acevedo (Mexican American author and characters)
  • Children of the River Ghost by Alexandra Aceves (Mexican American character and author) 
  • Mexican Ghost Tales of the Southwest by Alfred Avila  (Mexican and Mexican American characters)
  • Chupacabra Vengeance by David Bowles (Mexican American author)
  • Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley by David Bowles (Mexican American author)
  • Five Midnights by Ann Dávila Cardinal (Puerto Rican characters and author)
  • Hell Chose Me by Angel Luis Colón (Mexican-American author)
  • The Illiac Crest by Cristina Rivera Garza (Mexican author)
  • Creepy Creatures and Other Cucuys by Xavier Garza (Mexican-American characters and author)
  • Soul Enchilada by David Macinnis Gill (Mexican Americans characters)
  • Camp Slaughter by Sergio Gomez (Mexican American author)
  • The Beloved by J.F. Gonzalez (Mexican American author)
  • Clickers by J.F. Gonzalez (Mexican American author)
  • La Llorona, the Weeping Woman by Joe Hayes (Mexican characters and authors)
  • Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias (Mexican characters)
  • Zero Saints by Gabino Iglesias (Mexican characters)
  • The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude (Biracial Mexican American character)
  • Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry (Mexican American characters and Biracial Mexican American author)
  • Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore (Mexican American character and author)
  • Certain Dark Things by Siliva Moreno-Garcia (Mexican and Indigenous Mexican characters and Mexican Canadian author)
  • Itzá by Rios de la Luz (Xicana characters and author)
  • This Strange Way of Dying: Stories of Magic, Desire & the Fantastic by Siliva Moreno-Garcia (Mexican Canadian author)
  • Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo (Mexican characters)
  • Santa Muerte by Cynthia Pelayo (Mexican characters)
  • Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic by various (Mexican characters and authors)
  • Letters to the Damned by Austin Crawley (Mexican British Main character)
- Cuban Characters and/or Authors
  • A Festival of Ghosts by William Alexander (Latinx character, Cuban American author)
  • Storm Orphans by Matt Handle (Cuban main character)
  • Her Body and Other Parties Carmen Maria Machado (Cuban-American author)
Puerto Rican Characters and/or Authors
  • Category Five by Ann Dávila Cardinal (Puerto Rican author and characters)
  • Five Midnights by Ann Dávila Cardinal (Puerto Rican characters and author)
  • Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova (Puerto Rican characters)
  • Tales from the Invisible Continent by Tony Báez Milán (Puerto Rican author)
  • Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa Montes (Puerto Rican author)
- Central American Characters and/or Authors
  • Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya (Salvadoran author)
- South American Characters and/or Authors
  • Ghosts by César Aira (Argentinean characters and author)
  • 2666 by Roberto Bolano (Chilean author and characters)
  • Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova (Ecuadorian American author)
  • Blow-Up and Other Stories by Julio Cortázar (Argentinian author)
  • End of the Game and Other Stories by Julio Cortázar (Argentinian author)
  • The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring (Argentine-American author, Argentinian characters)
  • Those Who Remain by Priscila Santa Rosa (Brazilian American author)
  • The Children by Carolina Sanin (Colombian characters and author)
  • Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin (Argentinean characters and author)
  • Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin (Argentinian author and characters)
  • The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories by Horacio Quiroga (Uruguayan author)

Books with MENA (Middle Eastern, North African) and/or Arab characters
  • The Dark Pond by Joseph Bruchac (Armenian character)
  • Abduction by Anouar Benmalek (Algerian characters, Moroccan authors)
  • The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat (Persian characters and author)
  • Beware The Stranger by Ahmed Khalifa (Egyptian author)
  • Egyptian Gothic: Stories From The Land of Pharaohs and Revolutions by Ahmed Khalifa (Egyptian characters and author) 
  • Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials by Reza Negarestani (Iranian author)
  • The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi (Middle Eastern characters)
  • Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi (Iraqi author)
  • Out of Salem by Hal Schrieve (Turkish protagonist)
Books with Characters and/or Authors with a Disability

All Books with Characters and/or Authors with Addiction
  • Devil's Call by J. Danielle Dorn (Supporting character has alcohol dependence)
  • On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis (Character has addiction)
All Books with Autistic Characters and/or Authors 
  • This Plague of Days Season One by Robert Chazz Chute (Autistic main character)
  • On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis (Main character and author have autism)
  • The End Games by T. Michael Martin (Character implied to have autism)
  • The Hollow Girl by Hillary Monahan (Autistic Author)
  • Snakes Eyes by Hillary Monahan (Autistic Author)
  • Basement Beauty by Carmilla Voiez (Autistic author)
  • Broken Mirror and Other Morbid Tales by Carmilla Voiez (Autistic author)
All Books with Chronically Ill Characters and/or Authors 
  • My Sweet Audrina by V.C. Andrews (multiple characters have chronic illnesses)
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray  (Character with epilepsy)
  • Good Ghost Gone Bad by Janiera Alexandria Eldridge (Author has fibromyalgia) 
  • The Dark Between by Sonia Gensler (Character with epilepsy)
  • Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys (Cystic fibrosis)
  • What We Saw at Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard (Main character Xeroderma Pigmentosum)
  • The Aviary by Kathleen O'Dell (Heart Condition)
  • Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt (autoimmune disease)
  • Dark Muse by David Simms (Character has brittle bone disease)
  • Demon King by Erik Henry Vick (Author has autoimmune disease)
  • Errant Gods by Erik Henry Vick (Protagonist and author have autoimmune disease)
All Books with Characters and/or Authors with a Cognitive/Learning Disability
All Books with D/deaf and Hearing Impaired Characters and/or Authors 
  • Static! by Michael R. Collings (Hearing impaired author)
  • Deaf House by Alexandra Connor (Deaf characters)
  • The Legend of Five Great Deaf Ghost Stories by James (Casey) Gillies (deaf author and characters)
  • Shrine by James Herbert (major character is deaf/mute)
  • InSight by Polly Iyer (Deaf main character)
  • Soul Catcher by Colin Kersey (Deaf character)
  • The Unfinished by Jay B. Laws (Deaf main character)
  • The Silence by Tim Lebbon (Deaf main character)
  • Silent Fear by Lance Morcan (Deaf characters)
All Books with Intellectually Disabled Characters and/or Authors
All Books with Characters and/or Authors with Mental Illness
  • Devil's Call by J. Danielle Dorn (Author has mental illness)
  • The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison (Main character has OCD)
  • The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee (Character with bipolar disorder)
  • The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan (Main character has bipolar disorder)
  • A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis (Main character with mental illness)
  • Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann (Main character has OCD)
  • Ten by Gretchen McNei (Major character with Bipolar disorder)
  • The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle (Characters with mental illness)
  • The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing (character with unknown disorder)
  • White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi (Main character has Pica)
  • Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves (Main character has bipolar disorder)
  • This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (Main character has depression)
All Books with Physically Disabled and/or Mobility Impaired Characters and/or Authors
  • My Sweet Audrina by V.C. Andrews (author and multiple characters have physical disabilities)
  • The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver (Main character is quadriplegic)
  • After the People Lights Have Gone Off by by Stephen Graham Jones (Paraplegic character)
  • Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King (main character uses a wheelchair)
  • Midnight by Dean Koontz (side character uses a wheelchair)
  • The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes (main character is amputee)
  • Errant Gods by Erik Henry Vick (main character has a physical disability)
  • Odd & Tru by Cat Winters (character with Polio)
All Books with Characters and/or Authors with PTSD
  • Shutter by Courtney Alameda (Main character has PTSD)
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (Main character has PTSD)
  • The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes (Main character has PTSD)
All Books with Characters and/or Authors with a Speech Disorder
All Books with Blind and/or Low Vision Characters and/or Authors
  • Murder in Bastille by Cara Black (Blind main character)
  • Annerton Pit by Peter Dickinson (Blind main character)
  • Girl, Stolen by April Henry (Blind main character)
  • InSight by Polly Iyer (Blind main character)
  • Blindness by Jose Saramago (Blind characters)
  • Dark Muse by David Simms (Blind character)
  • The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (Blind characters)
Books With LGBTQIA Characters and/or Authors

All Books with Asexual Characters and/or Authors
  • Dreams of Shreds and Tatters by Amanda Downum (Asexual main character)
  • Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys (Asexual main character)
  • Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healy (Asexual major character)
  • The Bone People by Keri Hulme (Asexual main character and author)
  • Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand (Asexual main character)
  • Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore (Demisexual author)
  • Bittersweet Symphony by Rebecca McNutt (Asexual character and author)
  • Beyond the Black Door by AdriAnne Strickland (Asexual main character and author)
  • Now Entering Adamsville by Francesca Zappia (Asexual character and author)
All Books with Bisexual, Polysexual, and/or Pansexual Characters and/or Authors
  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (Bisexual side character)
  • We are Wormwood by Autumn Christian (Bisexual author)
  • Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova (Bisexual main character and side character)
  • The Devourers by Indra Das (Bisexual characters)
  • On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis (Author is Bisexual)
  • All the Bad Apples, by Moïra Fowley-Doyle (Bisexual characters)
  • F4 by Larissa Glasser (Bisexual main character)
  • The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman (Bisexual protagonist)
  • Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw (Bisexual author)
  • Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand (Bisexual main characters)
  • Unfinished Business: Tales of the Dark Fantastic by Catherine Lundoff (Bisexual author)
  • Her Body and Other Parties Carmen Maria Machado (Bisexual characters and author)
  • Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon (Bisexual characters)
  • The Lights by Carrie Pack (Bisexual author)
  • Dust of Wonderland by Lee Thomas (Bisexual main character)
  • The Ballerina and the Revolutionary by Carmilla Voiez  (Bisexual author)
  • Basement Beauty by Carmilla Voiez (Bisexual author)
  • Broken Mirror and Other Morbid Tales by Carmilla Voiez  (Bisexual author)
  • The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson (Bisexual characters)
All Books with Gay/Queer Men Characters and/or Authors
  • The Books of Blood by Clive Barker (Gay author)
  • The Great and Secret Show by Clive Barker (Gay author)
  • The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker (Gay author)
  • Vintage: A Ghost Story by Steve Berman (Gay character and author)
  • Claustrophilia by Ezra Blake (Gay characters and author)
  • Stranger by Sherwood Smith and Rachel Manija Brown (Gay main character)
  • Pumpkin Teeth by Tom Cardamone (Gay characters and author)
  • Fallocaust series by Quil Carter (Gay characters and author)
  • My Boyfriend's Back by Elliot Cooper (Gay characters and author)
  • The Skull of Truth by Bruce Coville (Side character is gay)
  • Family Values by Brandon Cracraft (Gay author)
  • Camp Carnage by Elliot Arthur Cross (Gay characters and author)
  • The Fallen Boys by Aaron Dries (Gay author)
  • The House of Signs by Aaron Dries (Gay author)
  • Willy by Robert Dunbar (Gay characters and authors)
  • The Night Ocean by Paul La Farge (Gay character)
  • The Hexslinger Trilogy by Gemma Files (Gay character)
  • REEK by Bradley Freeman (Gay main character)
  • The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht (Gay main characters)
  • Asylum by Mark Allan Gunnells (Gay characters and author)
  • Where the Dead Go to Die by Aaron Dries and Mark Allan Gunnells (Gay characters and author)
  • Hainted by Jordan L. Hawk (Gay characters)
  • Night Shadows: Queer Horror by Greg Herren (Queer characters and authors)
  • Blood Divine by Greg Howard (Queer characters and authors)
  • The Boys on the Mountain by John Inman (Gay character and author)
  • Willowman by John Inman (Gay character and author)
  • After the People Lights Have Gone Off by by Stephen Graham Jones (Gay characters)
  • The Unfinished by Jay B. Laws (Gay main character and author)
  • The Glittering World by Robert Levy (Gay characters and author)
  • The Three by Sarah Lotz (Gay main character)
  • Blackwater: The Complete Caskey Family Saga by Michael McDowell (Gay author)
  • Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell (Gay author)
  • The Elementals by Michael McDowell (Gay author)
  • Matt Powers Lives! by K.A. Merikan (gay characters)
  • Stung by K.A. Merikan  (Gay characters)
  • The Bone Key by Sarah Monette (Gay main character)
  • More Than This by Patrick Ness (Gay character and author)
  • Alan Lennox and the Temp Job of Doom by Brian Olsen  (Gay character)
  • Odd Adventures with your Other Father by Norman Prentiss (Gay character)
  • A Demon Inside by Rick R Reed (Gay characters and author)
  • IM by Rick R. Reed (gay characters and author)
  • White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig (Gay characters and author)
  • Enter, Night by Michael Rowe (Gay character and author)
  • October by Michael Rowe (Gay character and author)
  • Wild Fell by Michael Rowe (Gay author)
  • Keep This to Yourself by Tom Ryan (Gay characters and author)
  • Santa is a Vampire by Damian Serbu (Gay main character and author)
  • The Vampire's Angel (Gay main characters and author)
  • Worship Me by Craig Stewart (Gay character and author)
  • The Absence of Light by J. Daniel Stone (Gay author)
  • Blood Kiss by J. Daniel Stone (Gay character and author)
  • My Zombie Boyfriend by T. Strange  (Gay characters)
  • Cold Fingers by Amy Spector (Gay characters)
  • The Haunting of Cabin Green by April A. Taylor (Gay characters)
  • Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (Trans man character and author)
  • Dust of Wonderland by Lee Thomas  (Gay characters and author)
  • Torn by Lee Thomas (Gay characters and author)
  • Kill Creek by Scott Thomas (Gay character)
  • Helleville by Hayden Thorne (Gay main character)
  • The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay (Gay characters)
  • Bending the Landscape: Original Gay and Lesbian Horror Writing by various (Queer male characters)
  • Night Shadows: Queer Horror by various (Gay characters and authors)
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray: An Annotated, Uncensored Edition by Oscar Wilde (Gay character and author)
All Books with Intersex Characters and/or Authors
  • Ring by Koji Suzuki (Character with Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome)
All Books with Lesbian/Queer Women Characters and/or Authors
  • Children of the River Ghost by Alexandra Aceves (Lesbian characters)
  • Salt Slow Book by Julia Armfield (Queer character)
  • Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist (Queer protagonist)
  • Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero (Lesbian character)
  • Burning by Jane Chambers (Lesbian author and characters)
  • Camp Carnage by Elliot Arthur Cross (Lesbian character)
  • The Price of Meat by KJ Charles (Queer protagonist)
  • Fist of the Spider Woman: Tales of Fear and Queer Desire by Amber Dawn (Lesbian characters and author)
  • Sodom Road Exit by Amber Dawn (Queer main character and author)
  • Devil's Call by J. Danielle Dorn (Lesbian author)
  • Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (Lesbian character)
  • All the Bad Apples, by Moïra Fowley-Doyle (Lesbian main character, queer characters, queer author)
  • Slow River by Nicola Griffith (Lesbian characters and author)
  • The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez (Lesbian character and author)
  • Night Shadows: Queer Horror by Greg Herren (Queer characters and authors)
  • Eat your Heart Out by Dayna Ingram (Lesbian characters and author)
  • Hocus Pocus and the All New Sequel by A. W. Jantha  (Two lesbian main characters)
  • The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude (Lesbian character)
  • Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw (Lesbian side character)
  • The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan (Lesbian characters and author)
  • The Red Tree by by Caitlín R. Kiernan (Lesbian characters and author)
  • The Lamb Will Slaughter The Lion by Margaret Killjoy (Queer characters)
  • The Barrow Will Send What it May by Margaret Killjoy (Queer characters)
  • The Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr (Lesbian character)
  • Child of Doors by J.S. Little (Lesbian protagonist)
  • Unfinished Business: Tales of the Dark Fantastic by Catherine Lundoff (Queer characters)
  • Itzá by Rios de la Luz (Queer character and author)
  • Her Body and Other Parties Carmen Maria Machado (Queer characters)
  • Rules For Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall (Queer character)
  • Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall by Suzette Mayr (Lesbian main character and author)
  • The Hollow Girl by Hillary Monahan (Queer Author)
  • Snakes Eyes by Hillary Monahan (Queer characters and Author)
  • Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon (Lesbian characters and author)
  • Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (Lesbian characters)
  • White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi (Queer characters
  • The Lights by Carrie Pack (Queer characters)
  • Blood Countess by Lana Popović (Queer women characters)
  • Wilder Girls by Rory Power (Queer characters)
  • MapleCroft by Cherie Priest (Lesbian main character)
  • Out of Salem by Hal Schrieve (Lesbian characters)
  • Winter Smith: London's Burning by J.S. Strange (Queer protagonist)
  • As I Descended by Robin Talley (Lesbian characters and author)
  • The Haunting of Cabin Green by April A. Taylor (Queer author)
  • Carmilla by Kim Turrisi (Queer characters)
  • Bending the Landscape: Original Gay and Lesbian Horror Writing by various (Queer characters)
  • Night Shadows: Queer Horror by various (Lesbian characters and authors)
  • Bleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward (Queer characters)
  • Affinity by Sarah Waters (Lesbian characters and authors)
  • The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson (Lesbian author)
All Books with Non-Binary Characters and/or Authors
  • The Devourers by Indra Das (Non-binary character)
  • Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (Non-binary character and Trans/non-binary author)
  • In the Mind of Revenge by Liv Hadden (Non-binary protagonist)
  • Malus Domestica by S. A. Hunt (Non-binary author)
  • Let the Right One in by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Non-binary character)
  • Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore (Nob-binary author)
  • Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp (Non-binary author)
  • The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Daniel Mallory Ortberg (Non-binary characters)
  • Out of Salem by Hal Schrieve (Genderqueer protagonist and author)
  • Beyond the Black Door by AdriAnne Strickland (Non-binary author)
  • The Ballerina and the Revolutionary by Carmilla Voiez  (Genderqueer main character)
All Books with Trans Characters and/or Authors
  • Claustrophilia by Ezra Blake (Trans man author) 
  • X,Y by Michael Blumlein (Trans main character)
  • Spirit Houses by Die Booth (Trans man author)
  • Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z. Brite (Trans man author)
  • Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite (Trans man author)
  • Under My Skin by Juno Dawson (Trans woman author)
  • Grave Matter by Juno Dawson (Trans woman author)
  • Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (Trans main character and trans/non-binary author)
  • Demonspawn by Christina Engela (Trans woman author)
  • Psycho Nymph Exile by Porpentine Charity Heartscape (Trans women characters and author)
  • F4 by Larissa Glasser (Trans women characters and author)
  • The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan (Trans woman author and minor character)
  • The Red Tree by by Caitlín R. Kiernan (Trans woman author)
  • The Lamb Will Slaughter The Lion by Margaret Killjoy (Trans male character and trans woman author)
  • The Barrow Will Send What it May by Margaret Killjoy (Trans male character and trans woman author)
  • Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore (trans-man character)
  • Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon (Trans male character)
  • The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Daniel Mallory Ortberg (Trans man author, gender fluid characters)
  • Out of Salem by Hal Schrieve (Trans characters)
  • Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (Trans man character and author)

1 comment:

  1. This is really fantastic!! Thank you so much for creating this list. It's needed so much.

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