This is one of those books that make you cry, laugh, scream, gasp, and when it's over... you wish you could forget it just to read it for the first time again. Evelyn Hugo is an actress who is finally ready to tell her story of fame in the '50s-'80s, exploring her struggle with celebrity status, societal pressures, and her identity as a biracial, bisexual woman. Being adapted for TV by Freeform and the producer of The L Word.Recommended by Alice G.
In an underground labyrinth of books reminiscent of the Neitherlands library in Lev Grossman's The Magicians trilogy, Zachary Ezra Rawlins sifts through story after story, searching for his own. After stumbling across an odd anecdote from his childhood in an authorless book, Zachary seeks answers in the subterranean library, through painted doors and overlapping realities. There, he finds stories barely contained by their pages, riddles of Fate... (read more)Recommended by Alice G.
Want to prove to the dog people in your life that cats can learn tricks too? This guide will explain how to train your kitty to sit, high five, take their medicine, get in their carrier, come when called, and generally impress your friends, family, and people at the local dog park with your cat on a leash.Recommended by Alice G.
Devastatingly beautiful, In the Dream House is a work of traumatized text, made up of stunning vignettes and fragmented stories of one queer woman’s experience with an abusive lesbian relationship. It’s intermixed with literary theory and poignant observations about the nature and history of LGBTQ relationships and abuse.Recommended by Alice G.
In the wake of a Wild West Flu epidemic, a woman’s first responsibility becomes child-bearing — while those who can’t have children are hunted for witches. Outlawed follows a midwife on the run and a gang of fellow outlaws, persecuted for who they are and whom they love, as they try to build a life for themselves in a world that doesn’t understand them. Upright Women Wanted meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this incredible queer alternate-history... (read more)Recommended by Alice G.
In a nameless Midwestern town peppered with drug addicts and confederate flags, 17-year-old Riggle has a week's suspension to find his uncle or come up with $800 rent. I absolutely loved the protagonist's voice: sarcastic yet devastating, disillusioned yet hopeful, and honest to a fault.Recommended by Alice G.