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Untamed Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984801258
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Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

Though I did not pick up this book until she'd been on the NYT bestsellers for quite a while, Glennon Doyle's Untamed took me on an emotional journey. She pinpointed things that I had always thought about myself but hadn't had the capacity to put into words. Reading this book felt like talking to an old friend.

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Gentleman Jack (Movie Tie-In): The Real Anne Lister Cover Image
By Anne Choma, Sally Wainwright (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780143134565
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Published: Penguin Books - April 30th, 2019

I became enthralled with the story of Anne Lister through the TV show first, but when I discovered that this book contained her diary entries, I knew I needed to read it immediately. I'm a sucker for historical biographies, and when they also happen to be part of the LGBTQ+ community, that's an added bonus!

The Deviant's War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374139797
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 2nd, 2020

This book tells a story that I was not previously familiar with, and it just goes to show how often this community and its stories are forgotten by the world around them. It's a battle which is unfortunately still being fought today, as the LGBTQ+ community constantly has to validate our existence and our lives.

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ISBN: 9781524745974
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Published: Dutton - May 26th, 2020

This novel is a heartbreaking, wonderful journey of a woman processing grief and intimacy following the sudden death of her mother. She finds a set of letters addressed to a man she's never heard of and sets off to discover more about her mother than she ever thought possible.

Anxious People: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501160837
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Published: Atria Books - September 8th, 2020

I've been waiting for Frederik Backman's next novel forever, and when I discovered that this one would be published along with many other books whose publication dates were postponed from the spring, I was thrilled! Backman has a superior way of threading individual stories together and carefully revealing how each one intertwines.

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ISBN: 9780525509288
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Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

It is a privilege to read, study, and discuss this book with members of Doylestown Presbyterian Church's congregation. This is a conversation that is far from over, but Kendi provides a fantastic platform to develop it further. They are not easy conversations by any standards, but they are vital.

The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two The Son of Neptune (new cover) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368051446
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 24th, 2019

My girlfriend and I have been flying through Rick Riordan's books for a little over a year and a half now, and this was one we finished earlier this summer. The adventures that Percy and his friends take together are wild, exciting, and other-worldly. These books are perfect for anyone in your life that has always felt a little different!