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JAMES SIE VIRTUAL BOOKSHELF

Listen to James Sie's Skylight Books Podcast episode to hear more about his favorite books - as both a writer and a reader!  

Gender Queer: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781549304002
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Published: Oni Press - May 28th, 2019

A great graphic memoir that recalls Bechdel’s Fun Home, but documenting the journey of coming out as non-binary, and (possibly) asexual. Full of humor and honesty.


Felix Ever After Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062820266
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 20th, 2021

YA fiction centering a non-binary student. Full of heart and lived-in experience.


Cemetery Boys Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250250469
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Published: Swoon Reads - September 1st, 2020

Trans literature doesn’t have to be about coming out! This Latinx fantasy is also a love story!


Pet Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593175446
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

This YA novel feels like a classic already, à la A Wrinkle in Time, but with social justice as a baseline. Both timely and timeless.


Before I Had the Words: On Being a Transgender Young Adult Cover Image
By Skylar Kergil, Schuyler Bailar (Introduction by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781510764521
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Published: Skyhorse - July 20th, 2021

A rollicking and touching memoir from  trans vlogging pioneer, artist and musician Skylar’s Kergil.


Spellbound: A Graphic Memoir Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781951491031
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Published: Street Noise Books - September 8th, 2020

A wonderful graphic memoir that’s quietly subversive in its insistence that you view the artist’s identity from their point of view.


The House of Mirth Cover Image
By Edith Wharton, Jennifer Egan (Introduction by)
$19.00
ISBN: 9781982141790
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Published: Scribner - January 14th, 2020

One of my favorite books of all time. Wharton is sublime in her descriptive powers and character assassinations.


Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: A George Smiley Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143119784
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Published: Penguin Books - June 7th, 2011

le Carré is known for writing great spy novels, but he should be equally lauded for his concise, elliptical writing style and his ability to create fascinating, spot-on characters. I put him up there with Dickens in that regard.


The Honourable Schoolboy: A George Smiley Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143119739
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Published: Penguin Books - June 7th, 2011

Smiley's People: A George Smiley Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143119777
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Published: Penguin Books - June 28th, 2011

The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists 30th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Kelley Jones (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781401285814
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Published: Vertigo - January 29th, 2019

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062348685
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 7th, 2016

One of the first modern YA books I’ve read, and one that I obsessed over. The book “Love Simon” is based on, but I love the book a lot more.
 


Cat's Eye Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780385491020
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Published: Anchor - January 20th, 1998

Atwood is another writer whose sharp, poetic prose thrills me to no end.


Still Life Las Vegas: A Novel Cover Image
By James Sie, Sungyoon Choi (Illustrator)
$26.99
Possibly out of print. Email or call to check availability and price.
ISBN: 9781250055668
Published: St. Martin's Press - August 11th, 2015

My first book, a hybrid novel/graphic novel. Dark but fantastical, and a hot gay Greek statue.


Blow Your House Down: A Story of Family, Feminism, and Treason Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781640093164
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Published: Counterpoint - April 6th, 2021

This memoir blew my head off. I knew from the first page that it was going to be a thrilling, provocative ride, and I was right.


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Dune Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780441013593
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Published: Ace - August 2nd, 2005

The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547928210
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Published: Mariner Books - September 18th, 2012

The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547928203
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Published: Mariner Books - September 18th, 2012

The Return of the King: Being the Third Part of the Lord of the Rings Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547928197
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Published: Mariner Books - September 18th, 2012