LGBTQIA+ Books

ADULT

"Love is never wrong."
— Melissa Etheridge

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Cantoras
Rating: 4.38/5
Author: Caroline De Robertis
TW: sexual assault, torture, conversion therapy, homophobia, violence, suicide.


Review: “I’ve just spent this entire novel going back and forth between laughing and sobbing. It’s a triumph, a celebration and a shared mourning all in one.” -Cece


Summary: In 1977 Uruguay, a military government crushed political dissent with ruthless force. In this environment, where the everyday rights of people are under attack, homosexuality is a dangerous transgression to be punished. And yet Romina, Flaca, Anita "La Venus," Paz, and Malena--five cantoras, women who "sing"--somehow, miraculously, find one another. Together, they discover an isolated, nearly uninhabited cape, Cabo Polonio, which they claim as their secret sanctuary.
 

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On Earth We’re Briefly Beautiful
Rating: 4.05/5
Author: Ocean Vuong
Genre: Adult


TW: bullying and violence, abuse, drug addiction, homophobia, mental illness, animal violence.
Review: “This book is so, well, gorgeous. The writing and the story, the characters, the setting - none of it gives you a moment’s mercy. It’s unrelenting in its pain and its reality and its loveliness.” -Emma


Summary: With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.

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Under the Udala Trees
Rating: 4.03/5
Author: Chinelo Okparanta

TW: parental death, depression, grief, hanging (depicted in a dream), homophobia, miscarriage, misogyny, PTSD, rape.
Review: “What an amazing book!! Deeply personal and thoughtful!! A beautiful story, beautifully told. I was not expecting to be so captivated. I think what got me was the humanness of it all. The world building was superb.” -Monica


Summary: Inspired by Nigeria's folktales and its war, Under the Udala Trees is a deeply searching, powerful debut about the dangers of living and loving openly.

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Disoriental
Rating: 4.22/5
Author: Négar Djavadi

TW: violence, racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia.


Review: “Djavadi devastatingly and lovingly allows her reader to grasp - at least vicariously - the stripping of person in the immigrant experience.” -Linda Robinson


Summary: The story of a young girl and her family, at the core of an exploration of Iranian history.

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The Mercies
Rating: 4.01/5
Author: Kiran Millwood Hargrave

TW: anti-Indigenous sentiment and persecution, sexism, torture, violence, miscarriage.
Review: Reading this novel was like a feast to me. For one thing, the setting and all details included in this book are splendid. Scenery, clothes, food or architectural descriptions are splendidly researched and woven into the plot.


Summary: After a storm has killed off all the island's men, two women in a 1600s Norwegian coastal village struggle to survive against both natural forces and the men who have been sent to rid the community of alleged witchcraft.

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Red, White, & Royal Blue
Rating: 4.16/5
Author: Casey McQuiston
Genre: Adult

 

TW: Blackmail, Forced outing, Homophobia, Invasion/violation of privacy, Neglect (parental), Panic attack, Racism, Sexual abuse, Sexual harassment (mentioned), Sexually explicit scenes

 

Review: “My three S letter words summarize my feelings about this book: SPECTACULAR, SPLENDID, SPECIAL!” -Nilufer

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One Last Stop
Rating: 4.01/5
Author: Casey McQuiston

Review: “I found the book to be very unexpected. Even when I read the back cover, I didn’t expect the action to take the turn that it did which was very exciting as a reader.” - Nick Fitzgerald


Summary: Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop is a magical, sexy, big-hearted romance where the impossible becomes possible as August does everything in her power to save the girl lost in time.

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Series: London Calling
Boyfriend Material, Husband Material, Ten Things That Never Happened, Father Material
Rating: 4.08/5, 3.70/5, 3.⅘, 5/5
Author: Alexis Hall


TW: Body shaming (one incident, side-character), Cancer, Disordered eating (discussed), Homophobia, Parental abuse (manipulative, emotional), Workplace discrimination


Review: “Tender, patient, and raw as a confession, the experience of reading this novel felt like talking with an old friend by the hearth of a fire on a rainy day.” -Chai
 

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Untamed
Rating: 4.01/5
Author: Glennon Doyle
TW: Addiction, Disordered eating, Homophobia, Infidelity, Police brutality (brief mentioned), Rape (gang rape), School shootings, Sexism, Suicide


Review: “There aren't enough words for how much I loved this book.” -Katharine


Summary: Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live.
 

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Upright Women Wanted
Rating: 3.63/5
Author: Sarah Gailey
TW: Homophobia


Review: “This is a fun, rooting, tooting cowgirl extravaganza in the New West.” 

- Beverly
 

Summary: In Upright Women Wanted, award-winning author Sarah Gailey reinvents the pulp Western with an explicitly antifascist, near-future story of queer identity.

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

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We All Loved Cowboys
Rating: 3.43/5
Author: Carol Bensimon


Review: “Loved this one. An intimate look at a complex relationship thinly disguised (in a good way) as a road trip book. Definitely hits some of the familiar notes that my queer female friends have talked to me about…” -Jeff


Summary: After a falling out, Cora and Julia reunite for a long-planned road trip through Brazil. As they drive from town to town, the complications of their friendship resurface. By the end of the trip, they must decide what the future holds, in a queer, coming-of-age debut novel that has been celebrated in Brazil.

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

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Queer, There and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World
Rating: 4.14/5
Author: Sarah Prager
Genre: History 


Review: “Try and read this without becoming an emotional wreck. Just try.” -Emily May


Summary: Queer author and activist Sarah Prager delves deep into the lives of 23 people who fought, created, and loved on their own terms. From high-profile figures like Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt to the trailblazing gender-ambiguous Queen of Sweden and a bisexual blues singer who didn’t make it into your history books, these astonishing true stories uncover a rich queer heritage that encompasses every culture, in every era.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

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 Girl, Woman, Other
Rating: 4.33/5
Author: Bernardine Evaristo

TW: sexual assault, domestic abuse, child abuse, miscarriage, racism, transphobia, and homophobia.


Review: “The author put me in the shoes and mind of an amazing and varied selection of black women.” -Adina

 

Summary: Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

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The Broken Earth Series
Book: The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, The Stone Sky
Rating: 4.32/5, 4.32/5, 4.36/5
Author: N.K. Jemisin

TW: child abuse, death, genocide, gore, murder, racism, rape, slavery, violence, infanticide, mention of cannibalism.


Review: “This book is beautiful, this book is smart, this book is oh so heartbreaking, and this book is a masterpiece.” -Melanie


Summary: Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter.

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

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The Machineries of Empire Series


Book: Ninefox Gambit, Raven Stratagem, Revenant Gun
Rating: 3.81/5, 4.11/5, 4.14/5
Author: Yoon Ha lee

TW: Animal death (graphic), Death, Mass shooting, Suicidal ideation, Dismemberment, Gore, Sexual assault, Torture (mentioned), Manipulative behavior, Memory loss/erased memories, Suicide
Review: “This book is awesome. And I mean that in the formal sense of the word: my mind is officially blown.” -Carly


Summary: Centers on disgraced captain Kel Cheris, who must recapture the formidable Fortress of Scattered Needles in order to redeem herself in front of the Hexarchate.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Rating: 4.08/5
Author: Alison Bechdel

Review: “Works doubly as one hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel.” -Fabina


Summary: In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

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The Cybernetic Tea Shop
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Meredith Katz

Review: “I've got to say, with a title like "The Cybernetic Tea Shop," I expected this to be a fun, silly, quick read. Instead it was thoughtful and quiet, seeming to take up more space than the pages it occupied.” -Danika


Summary: When Clara stops by Sal's shop for lunch, she doesn't expect to find a real robot there, let alone one who might need her help. But as they begin to spend time together and learn more about each other, they both start to wrestle with the concept of moving on…

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

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The Charm Offensive
Rating: 4.23/5
Author: Alison Cochrun
TW: Biphobia, Emesis, Homophobia, Panic attacks, Racism


Review: “Despite the love story being right up my alley, it was the extra layers to the story that made it such a good read. It was so great to read a story that normalizes the pursuit for mental health and the different hardships everyone goes through mentally and often times on their own.” -Nick Fitzgerald


Summary: As Dev fights to get Charlie to connect with the contestants on a whirlwind, worldwide tour, they begin to open up to each other, and Charlie realizes he has better chemistry with Dev than with any of his female co-stars. But even reality TV has a script, and in order to find to happily ever after, they’ll have to reconsider whose love story gets told.

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

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Rubyfruit Jungle
Rating: 3.92/5
Author: Rita Mae Brown
TW: Homophobia


Review: “Fast moving and dynamic, Rubyfruit Jungle vividly sketches the coming of age of a lesbian in postwar America.” -Michael


Summary: Bawdy and moving, the ultimate word-of-mouth bestseller, Rubyfruit Jungle is about growing up a lesbian in America--and living happily ever after.

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

Zenobia July
Rating: 4.12/5
Author: Lisa Bunker
TW: forced outing of a side character, peripheral transphobia and islamophobia, and depictions of dysphoria


Review: “I love the found family and the vast array of genders, sexualities and gender expression represented (there’s the main trans girl character, her best friend who’s a genderqueer and I think aro/ace character, a side trans boy character, queer aunts, & a drag Queen uncle).” -Laura


Summary: Zenobia July is starting a new life. She used to live in Arizona with her father; now she's in Maine with her aunts. She used to spend most of her time behind a computer screen, improving her impressive coding and hacking skills; now she's coming out of her shell and discovering a community of friends at Monarch Middle School. People used to tell her she was a boy; now she's able to live openly as the girl she always knew she was.
 

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The Color Purple
Rating: 4.25/5
Author: Alice Walker

Review: “The Color Purple rips the clothes right off of your skin, leaving you bare and vulnerable. From the first freakin' moment opening the page. You are just THERE and you can't be anywhere else but THERE. Even when you're not.”

- Educating Drew


Summary: A powerful cultural touchstone of modern American literature, The Color Purple depicts the lives of African American women in early twentieth-century rural Georgia.