Badass Backlist Titles You Won't Want to Miss (Again)
The buzz is always palpable.
The book is reviewed, featured, newsletter'd, talked about on social media, talked about on social media, talked about on social media until the posts slow and the book seems to fade into oblivion.
Books last. (Especially the good ones).
Here are our picks for the March 2023 Books of the Month, all 5+ years old.
I Don't Think of You (Until I Do)
Tatiana Ryckman$12.00 $11.16
This literary novella from Future Tense Books has stuck with me for years. Ryckman cuts into the meat of modern romances with an intensely likable protagonist, lyrical prose, and all the ways in which love can break.
Kathe Koja$17.95 $16.69
The oldest book on our list is none other than the iconic THE CIPHER by Kathe Koja. Winner of multiple awards & national acclaim, this dark sci-fi fantasy novel takes a porthole to terror on its way toward transformation.
An Unkindness of Ghosts
Rivers Solomon$15.95 $14.83
I got this one from Uncle Bobbie's a few years back, and I found myself flying (anti-gravity style) through it in about three days--despite me not having to review it AND it being 300+ pages. Even the structure of the spaceship will have you thinking.
Myriam Gurba$16.95 $15.76
This memoir from Coffeehouse Press does so many things. It’s got some trigger warnings for sure, but that’s because it talks so earnestly about such important shit. Oh, and it’s damn funny.
Learn to Swim
Joseph Edwin Haeger$15.00
Back when I bought this one, the publisher (U Hell Press) told me to open it to any page and read a short excerpt and I'll find something lovely. I did, and then I found more. Could be one of the most touching portraits of a friendship I've ever read.
Night Sky with Exit Wounds
Ocean Vuong$16.00 $14.88
Did you know the bestselling author of ON EARTH WE'RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS published indie first? This poetry collection from Copper Canyon Press showed us what brilliance was in store with more of Vuong's work.