• The cover of the book Here for It

    Here for It

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    You might know him from “Eric Reads the News,” but this series of essays acts like a memoir for R. Eric Thomas, chronicling every awkward low and fabulous high along the way. Personal, relatable, and—most importantly—real, this book will help you feel all the feels.

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  • The cover of the book Giovanni's Room

    Giovanni's Room

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    Trailblazing. Classic. Deeply human. These are just a few words to describe James Baldwin’s masterpiece novel. While this book takes place in 1950s Paris, it feels as salient and necessary today. It explores the tension between following your heart and doing what the world tells you is “right.” In a world where these are so often in conflict, this book will provide inspiration.

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  • The cover of the book Sister Outsider

    Sister Outsider

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    To put it simply, this book is essential reading. Audre Lorde is a Black lesbian poet and feminist writer who tackles sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class in her book of fifteen iconic essays. Her writing transcends place and time, and is as salient and actionable now as it was at publication.

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  • The cover of the book On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

    On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

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    Ocean Vuong veered from poetry for his debut novel, but brings the gorgeousness of his poetic prose with him. The story of a family, a first love, and hardship, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is told from the point of view of a son to a mother who can’t read. Achingly beautiful, this book tackles the immigrant experience, adversity, and a uniquely queer point of view.

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  • The cover of the book Wow, No Thank You.

    Wow, No Thank You.

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    Samantha Irby is in a league of her own. The New York Times bestselling author and humorist has never been more outspoken, loud, proud, and (gleefully) out of control than she is in her latest book of essays. I promise this will make you laugh—even in these times.

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  • The cover of the book Fairest

    Fairest

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    I don’t think I can say it more eloquently than NPR, so I’ll share the rave review here, “In Fairest‘s carefully nuanced and detailed analysis, Talusan articulates the ways in which people of color create solidarity when there are only one or two non-white individuals in these elite, predominantly white spaces of privilege… This nuance, this careful attention to looking and attempting to understand this journey not just from her own perspective, but also from those affected by it, gives a welcome maturity, depth and resonance to Talusan’s memoir.”

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  • The cover of the book Lot

    Lot

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    Bryan Washington has been called by some a “literary prodigy.” LAMDA Literary seems to agree; they recently awarded this collection of related, but distinct, stories a “Lammy” for Gay Fiction. The books brilliantly and viscerally explores the interior lives of poor, queer folks of Black and Latinx heritage in Houston, and the intersectionality of these identities in a way that brings humanity to stories of gentrification.

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  • The cover of the book Cantoras

    Cantoras

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    Cantoras takes us to Uruguay in the 1970s, under which homosexuality is illegal. This book tells the story of five women who discover an isolated part of the country, and reunite over the years when they gather in their secret sanctuary. From the jacket: “A genre-defining novel and De Robertis’s masterpiece, Cantoras is a breathtaking portrait of queer love, community, forgotten history, and the strength of the human spirit. At once timeless and groundbreaking, Cantoras is a tale about the fire in all our souls and those who make it burn.”

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