Have you ever wanted an erotic romance to make you question your own spirituality? Did you *really* enjoy the second season of Fleabag? I went into this book expecting some spicy scenes with not much substance and instead found a romance that was both tender and exciting. The theological and philosophical conversations that take place in this novel are as important and memorable as the numerous extra spicy scenes. Recommended by Lauren M
It has The Cat Returns energy. To be honest, this book just makes me happy. It's cute, short, and sweet, and it talks about one of the reasons I love storytelling so much. It's good escapism for when capitalism makes you very, very tired.Recommended by Seb D.
Werewolves and vampires hate each other. Everyone knows that. So when Lachlain finds the woman destined to be his mate, he is more than a little disappointed to find that she's a vampire. Emma wants nothing to do with him — in fact, she's terrified of the crazed werewolf. This book is full of sass and excitement. I love the world Kresley Cole has created.Recommended by Rose H.
I am a total sucker for amusing romance book titles and so I couldn't resist reading Wallbanger. Luckily, Clayton's writing lives up to the fun and raunchy title. This is the first in the series and was a hot and amusing way to spend my time.Recommended by Jennifer V.
Though this book is titled after its ravenous female leads, it is haunted by the male gaze. Always lurking, it is almost a character unto itself, an inescapable force that controls, compels, and creates. Eléonore, Laura, and Inès act as sirens performing for an unseen audience — they are simultaneously larger than life and no bigger than the range of a telescope. Intense, darkly erotic, and sinister, The Governesses is a story... (read more)Recommended by Lauren P.
My Solo Exchange Diary is Nagata Kabi's perfect sequel to her debut, the mega-cute yet deeply sad My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness. She chronicles the process of releasing a huge hit while still dealing with intense anxiety and stagnancy, while also hiding the fact of her book's release (and its taboo contents) from her disapproving and disappointed parents, with whom she still lives. As she sees how her narrative has... (read more)Recommended by Cosima C.
Historical, thought-provoking, hypnotic, and erotic. The diaries of Anaïs Nin are endlessly entertaining and interesting, and make excellent company for quiet baths.Recommended by Connor M.
Both laugh-out-loud funny and heart-wrenchingly sad, My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness is a beautiful queer narrative that shouldn't be overlooked. Adorably illustrating her personal struggles with body dysphoria and sexual identity in deeply poignant ways, author Kabi Nagata explores what it is to want to connect, to want to be held, to want to belong. If you've ever needed a friend, this book is for you.Recommended by Cosima C.
A sun-dappled California sex comedy lit up with pinball machine prose, Absolutely Golden doesn't skimp on the details. Full of chatterbox nudists spouting groovy-isms at warp speed, flitting from one dalliance to the next, D. Foy's frolic through the 1970s is sheer candy-coated delirium. An unadulterated pleasure just begging to be ogled.Recommended by Justin W.
This book is soft and tender, yet doesn't shy away from content that is hard to chew on or questions that have no easy answers. I can't wait for Volume 2!Recommended by Junix S.
Why should everyone read a book about a pedophile's obsessive and frankly gross relationship with a little girl? Because if you are a reader — a lover of words, puns, witticisms, metaphors, and allusions — Lolita is a literary masterpiece that can't be passed over in a fit of queasy morality. Humbert Humbert, the novel's unreliable narrator, knows that he's a despicable pervert and yet the reader can't help enjoying him as he surveys... (read more)Recommended by Rhianna W.