For eccentric, flawed characters, sinister events, and explorations of race, class, decay, and isolation, get into Southern Gothic novels, including Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward.
Get into some great fairytale retellings in graphic novels, including Baba Yaga’s Assistant by Marika McCoola and Emily Carroll.
Explore must-read contemporary sapphic novels, including Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi, featuring lesbians, bi+ women, and queer women.
If you need a fix for world history books, look no further. This must- read list is a great place to start.
From self-reflective to observant, and serious to funny, these queer essay collections explore queerness in all its messy glory, including How to Write An Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee.
YA fans are getting some immersive and magical fantasy fiction this year! Don’t miss out on any of these epic 2021 YA fantasy books, including Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart.
A list of 2020 picture books to read from stories teaching antiracism and self love to ones with silly animal friendships, including The Ugly Doodles by Valeria Wicker.
These sex positive books for readers of all ages will give you an education in a sex life that is healthy, pleasurable, and consensual, including The Body Is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor.
Find some under-the-radar horror reads for the season, including The Low, Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado, illustrated by DaNi.