Category Archives: Fave Five

Fave Five: Sapphic YA Horror

My Dearest Darkest by Kayla Cottingham

A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee

Rules for Vanishing and These Fleeting Shadows by Kate Alice Marshall

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

The River Has Teeth and The Restless Dark by Erica Waters

Bonus: Coming in June 2023, You’re Not Supposed to Die Tonight by Kalynn Bayron

Fave Five: Adult M/F Romance Starring Trans Women

For the Love of April French by Penny Aimes (Contemp)

The Calyx Charm by May Peterson (Fantasy)

Through the Inferno by Jessi Noelle (Contemp)

A Lady for a Duke by Alexis Hall (Historical)

Caroline’s Heart by Austin Chant (Fantasy)

Bonus: For an all-trans F/F/M Romance, check out The Companion by EE Ottoman (Historical)

Fave Five: Queer YA Sports Fiction in Audio

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Man o’ War by Cory McCarthy, narrated by E.R. Fightmaster (Swimming)

Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler, narrated by Natalie Naudus and Lori Prince (Football, Cheerleading)

The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons, narrated by Jamie K. Brown (Soccer)

She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen, narrated by Piper Goodeve (Basketball, Cheerleading)

Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei, narrated by Tom Picasso (Hockey)

Bonus: It doesn’t appear to be on Libro, but Like Other Girls by Britta Lundin, narrated by Lindsey Dorcus (Football) is available on Audible.

Fave Five: YA Audiobooks with Non-Binary MCs

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Man o’ War by Cory McCarthy, narrated by E.R. Fightmaster

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver, narrated by MW Cartozio Wilson

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller, narrated by Deryn Edwards

Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore, narrated by Vico Ortiz and Avi Roque

The One True Me and You by Remi K. England, narrated by Vico Ortiz and Laura Knight Keating

Fave Five: YA About Queer Boys with Depression

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

This is Why They Hate Us by Aaron H. Aceves

We Are the Ants and At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Bridge by Bill Konigsberg

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Fave Five: Adult Fiction Set in the 1980s

My Government Means to Kill Me by Rasheed Newson (NYC)

Swimming in the Dark by Tomasz Jedrowski (Poland)

No Other World by Rahul Mehta (US, India)

The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst (London)

Jobs for Girls With Artistic Flair by June Gervais (Long Island)