It's #Thanksgiving so here is a post of Books I Am Thankful I Read This Year!!!
1. HUNGER MAKES THE WOLF/BLOOD BINDS THE PACK by @katsudonburi

Space witches!! Motorcycles!! Girls being friends!! Queer characters!! Monstrous reality-bending humanoids!! THESE BOOKS HAVE EVERYTHING

goodreads.com/book/show/3313…
2. WINTERGLASS by @benjanun_s

Lesbians! Gladiators! Magic! Anticolonialism! Resistance against imperialism! Amazingly beautiful worldbuilding! Creative fantasy at its best!

goodreads.com/book/show/3624…
3. THE ONLY HARMLESS GREAT THING by @BBolander

Alt history!! ELEPHANTS!! Radium!! So much pain and rage and beauty and sadness packed into a perfect novella THAT MADE ME FEEL SO MANY THINGS!

goodreads.com/book/show/3465…
4. THE STARS ARE LEGION by @KameronHurley

All women!! Only women!! Living ships!! SO WONDERFULLY UNAPOLOGETICALLY BEAUTIFULLY GROSS!! Found family!! All different types of strength and love!!

goodreads.com/book/show/2909…
5. FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS by @jules_writes

The intense and enthralling journey of an anti-heroine!! Amazing worlbuilding!! Wonderfully nuanced character work!!

goodreads.com/book/show/3410…
6. WINTER TIDE/DEEP ROOTS by @R_Emrys

Found family!! Subversion of Lovecraft!! The Monsters Are The Good Ones!! Queer!! Amazing characters!! Intense and innovative storytelling!!

goodreads.com/book/show/2993…
7. FOLK by @mindandlanguage

Omg BEAUTIFUL MAGICAL WRITING!! A fairy-tale town as dark and dangerous as a fairy-tale should be!! Exploration of ties between families, friends, generations, and nature!! So evocative it's almost difficult to describe!

goodreads.com/book/show/3589…
8. A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS by @PaulTremblay

Ambiguous horror!! Genre-savvy characters!! Eerie, terrifying dissection of family, media, money, and exploitation!! Stays away from so many gross horror tropes!!

goodreads.com/book/show/2301…
9. SWIFT TO CHASE by @LairdBarron

More horror done right!! Breathlessly, infinitely inventive!! SO MANY DOGS!! Short connected stories that stand alone!! SO FASCINATING

goodreads.com/book/show/3113…
10. ACID WEST by @jgwheel

Best collection of personal essays I read this year!! Amazing fusion of personal and global history rooted deeply in a sense of place!! Sad and hopeful!! Painfully, beautifully written!!

goodreads.com/book/show/3917…
11. NO MAN OF WOMAN BORN by @AnaMardoll

Collection of fantasy stories about people who are not cis!! Everyone is not cis!! It's amazing!! Queer characters having adventures, fulfilling prophecies, building families, and breaking curses!! MUST READ!

goodreads.com/book/show/3990…
12. TRAIL OF LIGHTNING by @RoanhorseBex

Bad-ass monster-fighting Native heroine!! Fusion of Dine beliefs with dystopian elements!! Compelling characters!! Wonderfully painful narrative voice!!

goodreads.com/book/show/3637…
13. DREAD NATION by @justinaireland

The book about GIRLS BEING FRIENDS I've been dreaming about!! GIRLS BEING FRIENDS AND FIGHTING ZOMBIES!!

goodreads.com/book/show/3583…
14. THE TENSORATE BOOK by @halleluyang

Immensely complex and compelling worldbuilding!! Nuanced consideration of gender!! Different types of love and strength and devotion!! So creatively written!!

goodreads.com/book/show/3384…
15. ARMED IN HER FASHION by @kateheartfield

The absolutely wonderfully weird medieval fantasy I've been wanting!! Women being badass in so many different ways!! Hellbeasts!! Trans characters!!

goodreads.com/book/show/3993…
16. SPACE OPERA by @catvalente

Eurovision in Space!! Immensely, hilariously creative aliens competing in a galaxy-wide singing competition!! Heartwarming!! LEGIT MADE ME CRY!!

goodreads.com/book/show/2410…
17. MIRAGE by @somaiyadaud

Moroccan-inspired space fantasy!! Magic AND SPACE!! Strong characters with heartbreaking ties to their land, their families, their histories, their cultures!! Rebellion! Complex relationships!!

goodreads.com/book/show/3313…
18. IN THE VANISHERS' PALACE by @aliettedb

F/f Beauty and the Beast retelling WITH A DRAGON!! An immensely satisfyingly complex world!! Power of words!! Anti-colonial!! Amazing exploration of different types of devotion, duty, and love!!

goodreads.com/book/show/4172…
19. BENEATH THE CITADEL by @TheDestinySoria

A thrilling heist with queer characters!! Found family!! Different methods of rebellion and resistance!! Different sorts of strength!! An incredibly interesting setting!!

goodreads.com/book/show/3970…
20. SAWKILL GIRLS by @clairelegrand

OMG SO GOOD & GAY!! Girls fighting monsters!! Girls being monsters!! Girls being friends!! Messy, troubled, desperate, loving girls who are never judged for screwing up, who are loved & respected by one another!!

goodreads.com/book/show/3818…
21 THE BONE WITCH by @RinChupeco

Incredibly innovative storytelling!! Massively, wonderfully complex worldbuilding!! An anti-heroine FOR THE AGES!! All different kinds of love!! So many fascinating details!!

goodreads.com/book/show/3114…
I am so thankful to all the authors who have made my year (so far!) in books such a great one. The words you put out into the world have so much wonder and power within them and you are all lovely and amazing and important <3
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