I love everything about this book, from the meticulous research, to the beautiful cover, to the stunning revelations it holds. Martin and Ozma have compiled a thoughtful, hilarious, sexy collection of Lou Sullivan’s personal diaries. Do you not know about Lou Sullivan yet? A trans icon if there ever was one, he paved the way for gay trans men, who had previously been barred from medical transition. This collection covers myriad topics: Sullivan’s... (read more)Recommended by Kyan F.
Sarah Rose Etter cuts right to the heart (and gut) of complex emotions. Each narrative turn left me devastated, and the catharsis of the final pages left me floating for days after. This remarkable debut makes Etter an author to look out for. Plus, if you're into book design, Two Dollar Radio's books are among my favorites.Recommended by Kyan F.
Simply put: this is the book I've been waiting for my whole life.Recommended by Kyan F.
This was one of my favorite books as a child and, wow, does it hold up! Claudia Kincaid is a precocious 12-year-old who ropes her younger brother into running away with her to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Most of all, I love that this book respects the intelligence of young readers. The author understands that children have rich internal lives and complex emotional motivations. This book, while small, is wise and expansive, and I found its... (read more)Recommended by Kyan F.
Fans of Gertrude Stein, Franz Kafka, and John Waters, get ready to take a dive into Lispector’s avant-garde world. The titular narrator reflects on the cockroach she has discovered and killed in her former maid’s room, culminating in a crisis of personality. Rich with metaphor and social analysis, The Passion According to G. H. is a beautiful meditation that demands to be read. Keep your pencil close at hand; there are sure to be lines,... (read more)Recommended by Kyan F.