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20 Must-Read Southern Gothic Novels

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.

The 25 Best Comic and Graphic Novel Fairytale Retellings

Get into some great fairytale retellings in graphic novels, including Baba Yaga’s Assistant by Marika McCoola and Emily Carroll.

20 Must-Read Contemporary Sapphic Novels

Explore must-read contemporary sapphic novels, including Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi, featuring lesbians, bi+ women, and queer women.

20 of the Best World History Books

If you need a fix for world history books, look no further. This must- read list is a great place to start.

20 Must-Read Queer Essay Collections

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.

20 Must-Read 2021 Young Adult Fantasy Releases

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.

20 Must-Read Picture Books From 2020

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.

28 Sex-Positive Books for Readers of All Ages

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.

20 Must-Read Horror Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Find some under-the-radar horror reads for the season, including The Low, Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado, illustrated by DaNi.