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Diverse Reads: February 2020

This post is part of my diverse reads feature, where I list all the diverse books I’ve read in a given month.

February was once again a month filled with lots and lots of queer (and otherwise diverse) stories. I’m starting to get overwhelmed by all the many good books out there.

The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith

This was a super fun read, about a library in hell!
One of the MCs is a pansexual woman of color (and I think another character might be queer as well, but that’s not on page yet)

Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

While not a queernorm world, it is still a delightful sapphic story, with an f/nb romance.

Critical Point (Cas Russel #3) by S.L. Huang

Not only is Cass the most badass WoC I’ve ever come across in a book, we also get to know a black and a latinx, gay man (sidecharacters) in this one.

Harrow the Ninth (Locked Tomb #2) by Tamsyn Muir

SO. VERY. GAY. Told from Harrow’s POV, who’s a lesbian, but lots of other characters seem queer af too and it’s a queernorm world.

The Murderbot Diaries 1-4 by Martha Wells

The killer bot with social anxiety makes this always worth a mention alone, but it is also set in a queernorm wold with poly relationships.

Behind the Sun, Above the Moon

This is an anthology with only trans and non-binary (POV) characters, written only by trans and non-binary authors. These are stories of hope and not of trans/non-binary pain, including lots of other rep, like anxieties, different sexualities (like ace and demi), POC,… Great stories mixing fantasy and scifi.

The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

A sapphic (Asian) novella about a queen coming into her power. There are two POV characters, one is non-binary and the other a bi or pan woman.

Pheonix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee

The newest book by Yoon Ha Lee, coming out this year. This wonderful book features an (Asian) non-binary MC.

DIE, Vol. 2 by Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans

While I didn’t love this as much as the first, it’s still an awesome read. DIE features queer and gender-queer characters, some POC.

Docile by K.M. Szpara

An extremely intense book about capitalism and consent. This certainly throws a punch. The two main characters are both gay.

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Mar 01, 2020