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Since it's the beginning of Pride Month, I'd like to plug some great fiction & non-fiction books written by and/or highlighting queer people and relationships that I've read this past year! Feel free to reply with any books that you like that you'd like to share!
- Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen
- Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
- Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu
- Let's Talk about Love by Claire Kann
- The Bone People by Keri Hulme
- The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation by Mò Xiāng Tóng Xiù (heed content warnings!)
- Heaven's Official Blessing by Mò Xiāng Tóng Xiù (heed content warnings!)

@laughwhilecrying I have very recently (two days ago) finished reading Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir, a sci-fi / fantasy novel.

Seeing you recommending The Bone People makes me want to try reading it again. I started it a few years ago, but never finished it as I wasn't good enough at reading English and so I was very slow at reading it.

@bksp Oooh I have that one on my list! I read some of her short stories a while back and have been interested in her longer stuff :)

Full disclosure: I haven't finished the bone people either lol, I got distracted with Chemistry by Weike Wang and got away from it but I fully intend to get back into it! And yeah it was a bit of a tough read - the wordplay could be a bit too slippery for me at times lol

@laughwhilecrying I'm halfway through Manhunt by Gretchen Felker-Martin.

It's very trans, very deeply upsetting, very deeply gruesome and completely bittersweet. Every word I read from it feels deeply in love with women, but at the same time scornful of humans. I picked it up because I saw it being review bombed by TERFs and fell in love with it.

I strongly recommend heeding content warnings, it's put me in proper upset moods - not at the book, but at the events and at people in the book.

@laughwhilecrying I really liked High-Risk Homosexual by Edgar Gomez, a memoir about being a gay Latinx man in the U.S., including living in Orlando during the Pulse shooting.

@bright_helpings thank you for sharing this! I need to check it out :)

@laughwhilecrying Loveless by Alice Oseman
there's a lot of internalised aphobia in it but i still enjoyed reading it
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