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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.
YA fiction centering a non-binary student. Full of heart and lived-in experience.
Trans literature doesn’t have to be about coming out! This Latinx fantasy is also a love story!
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.
A rollicking and touching memoir from trans vlogging pioneer, artist and musician Skylar’s Kergil.
A wonderful graphic memoir that’s quietly subversive in its insistence that you view the artist’s identity from their point of view.
One of my favorite books of all time. Wharton is sublime in her descriptive powers and character assassinations.
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.
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.
Atwood is another writer whose sharp, poetic prose thrills me to no end.
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My first book, a hybrid novel/graphic novel. Dark but fantastical, and a hot gay Greek statue.
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.