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Fire and Hemlock

Diana Wynne Jones

$9.99 $9.19

I'm obsessed with this 1980s British suburban sort-of-retelling of the Tam Lin story. The plot is a complicated puzzle to work out, and it perfectly captures the feelings of being a young person surrounded by dysfunctional adults.

The Subtweet

Vivek Shraya

$16.95 $15.59

The best novel I've read in a long time. Vivek Shraya combines friendship, Twitter, celebrity culture, and post-colonial theory into a perfect, brilliant, complicated thing that works beautifully and leaves you asking yourself all the hard questions.

All the Birds in the Sky

Charlie Jane Anders

$15.99 $14.71

This all-too-possible speculative fiction book about technology features some of my favorite things: flawed main characters who pretty much do their best, a smartly-built plot, and a perfect ending.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Becky Chambers

$17.99 $16.55

A utopian almost-fable of a crew of lovable misfits on an unlikely mission across space-time.

Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan

$16.00 $14.72

Every page had something to either make my jaw drop or make me laugh out loud. Super entertaining. The sequels are just as good.

Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

$16.95 $15.59

A brilliant novel about intergenerational trauma.

There There

Tommy Orange

$28.00 $25.20

Also a brilliant novel about intergenerational trauma.

Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

$16.00 $14.72

Reading this book was like getting to have an hours-long conversation with your smartest friend about everything important.

The Dispossessed

Ursula K. Le Guin

$15.99 $14.71

What if the moon were full of anarchists? Leguin's classic holds up, decades later, still changing lives.

The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe

Kij Johnson

$15.99 $14.71

This novella's a dreamy, feminist reimagination of Lovecraft, following a woman and a cat on a slow-motion chase through strange landscapes, with a surprise ending.

The Seep

Chana Porter

$25.00 $22.50

Short and dream-like—what if an alien consciousness took over humanity and tried really hard to make us happy, despite us not really knowing what that is?

Gideon the Ninth

Tamsyn Muir

$17.99 $16.55

Hilarious macabre full of tough-ass queer teens solving puzzles and hacking at animated skeletons in a haunted mansion in space. Unlike anything else and completely delightful.

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea

Maggie Tokuda-Hall

$18.99 $17.47

A fantastic, new, swashbuckling, anti-colonial queer YA romantic fantasy.