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Day 18: JOMPBPC: Young Adult
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Aro & Ace books: M/nonbinary ships
Aces Wild - ace MC, ace nonbinary love interest
Meet Cute Diary - ace nonbinary love interest
Tears In The Water - acespec gender questioning MC, demi love interest
Help Wanted - ace nonbinary MC
Blasted Research - ace nonbinary MC
The Story of the Hundred Promises - arospec MC, other aro characters & themes
The Wolf Among The Wild Hunt - aroace MC (QPR)
Our Bloody Pearl - ace man / aroacespec agender MCs
Assassins: Nemesis - grey-ace nonbinary MC
#aspec books / aspec database
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JOMP BPC - October 3rd - Faceless
feat. Even Though I Knew the End by CL Polk
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Unwieldy Creatures by Addie Tsai
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Unwieldy Creatures, a biracial queer, nonbinary retelling of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, follows the story of three beings who all navigate life from the margins: Plum (she/her), a queer biracial Chinese intern at one of the world’s top embryology labs, who runs away from home to openly be with her girlfriend only to be left on her own; Dr. Frank (she/her), a queer biracial Indonesian scientist who compromises everything she claims to love in the name of science and ambition when she sets out to procreate without sperm or egg; and Dr. Frank’s nonbinary creation, painstakingly brought into the world due to complications at birth that result from a cruel twist of revenge, only to be abandoned. Plum struggles to determine the limits of her own ambition when Dr. Frank offers her a chance to assist with her next project. How far will Plum go in the name of scientific advancement and what is she willing to risk?
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Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas alt-cover
Prints available here
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“stories exist in all worlds. they are immutable. like gold.”
Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo
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Here is the final part of the bi4bi books posts!
I'd appreciate it if you let me know if there are any more bi4bi books that I didn't include here 💕
Books listed: They Never Learn by Layne Fargo If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia The Drowning Summer by C.L. Herman Case Sensitive by A.K. Turner Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist Her Soul to Take by Harley Laroux Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao City of Shattered Light by Claire Winn City of Vicious Night by Claire Winn The Light Years by R.W.W. Greener The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson Tell Me Anything by Skye Kilaen Her Scarlet Letters by Cat Giraldo Break Free by Raleigh Ruebins Modern Divination by Isabel Agajanian Caroline's Heart by Austin Chant The Door Into Fire by Diane Duane The Stone Prince by Fiona Patton Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner Wolf, Willow, Witch by Freydís Moon When the Stars Alight by Camilla Andrew Love at First Set by Jennifer Dugan Cleans Up Nice by Margo Phelps Educated by Nellie Wilson Queried Sick by Dallas Smith Chance Agreement by Margo Phelps Sirens & Muses by Antonia Angress Release by Suzanne Clay Orphia and Eurydicius by Elyse John Crown of Starlight by Cait Corrain To Beg or Not to Beg by Cat Giraldo Two Winters by Lauren Emily Whalen Electric Idol by Katee Robert Neon Gods by Katee Robert The Scandalous Letters of V and J by Felicia Davin The Spinster's Swindle by Catherine Stein Rocky Mountain Freedom by Vivian Arend Um traço até você by Olívia Pilar Biforia by Rebecca Romero Escalando Você by Rebecca Romero Entre estantes by Olívia Pilar → translated Between Bookshelves by Olívia Pilar Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine Victories Greater Than Death by Charlie Jane Anders The Stars Undying by Emery Robin Legend of Korra: Graphic Novels Harley Quinn: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour Novels Seven Days: Monday–Sunday by Venio Tachiban Brimstones and Roses It Would Be Great If You Didn't Exist My Werewolf Girlfriend The Fiancée Farce by Alexandria Bellefleur Xeni by Rebekah Weather
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I last read...
'The Darkness Outside Us' by Eliot Schrefer
what I wanted: this was labelled as "don't judge a book by its cover" in the bookstore and that + the bookseller review was enough to intrigue me
what I got: a cool mystery that starts out much stronger than it ends
what I thought: This is definitely not a book to be judged by its cover! It's a fun mystery and certainly kept me engaged, though I think it lost steam about two thirds of the way through. I rate it 3 out of 5 to-do lists.
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Just in time for Women’s History Month: Saidiya Hartman on young Black women in NYC and Philadelphia at the turn of the twentieth century.
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Books of 2023. THE SINGING HILLS CYCLE by Nghi Vo.
Don't mind me, just on a novella kick over here. I read Empress a while back and enjoyed it (so that'll be a reread!), and then a friend recommended Tiger as similar to a novella of my own that's loosely in the works, and THEN I won a Goodreads giveaway for Mammoths (!!!!), so clearly the stars are just all aligning. Since Mammoths comes out in September, I wanted to Actually Read The Advance Reader Copy In Advance (and maybe even write up a Review!).
(Side note: I know Riverlands isn't pictured, but it's Not Out In Paperback Yet and all my editions must match.)
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JOMP Book Photo Challenge July
Day 29: This Month’s Favorite
Highly recommend Clap When You Land!
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The Heart Hunter (Mickey George/V. Gagnon)
Queer normative world
Soulmates not necessarily in a romantic sense
Beautiful art
A thoughtful commentary on what it means to get one's heart broken and how to fix the cracks
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Reading She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan.
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Bi trans books part 1
Books with bi MCs that are also trans :)
Here is the goodreads list of bi trans books.
Books listed
💕 The Oracle Stone by Talli L. Morgan 💕 The Savior's Rise by Talli L. Morgan 💕 Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee 💕 Foxhunt by Rem Wigmore 💕 Wolfpack by Rem Wigmore 💕 The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie 💕 Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender 💕 Jude Saves the World by Ronnie Riley 💕 The Companion by E.E. Ottoman
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Another Instagram crosspost! I made a post of my favorite queer books last pride month, so here's some of my recent faves!
ID in alt text and book summaries under the cut.
Borderline by Mishell Baker follows a young woman named Millie recruited into an organization that guards the border between our world and the fae world. Artistic inspiration comes from a mystical tether to a fae and when a fae noble goes missing goes missing, Millie, despite being a new recruit, has to investigate across LA, meeting fae nobles and celebrities who owe their fame to their bond. Bisexual
Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger takes place in a fictionalized America where magic is normal. Elatsoe, a young Lipan Apache girl can summon the ghosts of dead animals. One night, she is visited in a dream by her cousin who tells her he has been murdered, though his death has officially been ruled an accident. Elatsoe travels to his town to investigate and encounters magical beings and a town full of secrets. Asexual
The Wicker King by K Ancrum follows a popular boy and a misfit who maintain a close and intense friendship despite their social differences. Jack begins experiencing visions of a parallel world existing alongside their own and demands August's help in fulfilling the prophecy the fantasy world centers around. The two become more and more codependent upon each other as they try to figure out whether Jack is hallucinating and how to fulfill the prophecy if it is real. Mlm- I don't remember if they specify any labels.
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant follows multiple perspectives of the crew of a ship going out to investigate the sinking of one of the company's other ships seven years prior. The sunken ship had been out to film a mockumentery on the existence of mermaids, but before they sank, they uploaded incredibly realistic footage of the crew being attacked by mermaids. The new ship is crewed by scientists and media personnel to discover both what happened to the other ship and whether the mermaid attack was real. Main character is bisexual with a lesbian love interest.
Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee follows an artist in a fantastical version of Korea during Japanese colonization. Though Jebi has no interest in politics and is perfectly happy to live under colonization as long as they get to paint, their sister hates the colonizers and kicks them out of the house when they apply for an artist's position in the colonial government. While in the government's employ though, Jebi discovers some of the horrors the government regularly commits and resolves to steal the government's dragon automaton and fight back. Nonbinary
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall takes place in a fantasy world that is divided by colonialism. Evelyn, the daughter of a noble family, is forced onto a ship by her mother to be delivered to her arranged husband. Flora, who has taken on the identity as Florian the pirate, is part of the pirate crew who masquerade as a transport ship before selling the passengers into slavery. Flora is assigned to guard Evelyn during their journey as she will fetch the highest price once sold, but the two begin to bond. Especially when the rest of the crew capture a mermaid that they plan to sell as well. Florian and Evelyn resolve to free the mermaid and escape together. Lesbian and nonbinary.
Our Bloody Pearl by DN Bryn follows Perle, a mute siren who has been captured and tortued by the pirate captain Kian as a prize. When Kian's ship is attacked by another pirate, Dejean, he finds and promises to free Perle, but because they are so injured from Kian's treatment, Dejean must take them back to his island to heal. The two slowly warm to each other as Perle heals and they hide from Kian, who is intent on revenge. Intersex and asexual
Eight Kinky Nights by Xan West follows Jordan, who just got divorced and moved to New York for her new job and is rooming with Leah, her best friend of decades. Because her ex wife wasn't interested in kink, Jordan has no experience with BDSM despite desperately wanting to be part of the community and explore herself as a dom. Since Leah is an experienced sub and works as a sex educator, she introduces Jordan to members of the community and decides that her Haunnuka gift to Jordan will be eight lessons on kink. Lesbian and grey ace
Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé follows Devon and Chiamaka, the only two black students at a prestigious private school. Devon is a scholarship student and a loner and Chimaka is rich, popular, and Head Girl. They have nothing in common before they both become the only targets of Aces- an anonymous online bully who starts outing all of their secrets and tormenting them. The two must work together to figure out the mystery behind Aces and why they are being targeted. Gay and sapphic
Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett follows Simone, a young HIV+ girl who is starting over at a new school after being forced to leave the old one as a result of serophobic bullying. When she starts crushing on and hanging out with a popular boy in school, she begins receiving anonymous letters threatening to out her as HIV+ if she doesn't leave stop spending time with him. She must decide what to do while attending a support group for other HIV+ teens and learning more about the community. Bisexual
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters follows three people. Ames detransitioned after experiencing a violent hate crime and is now presenting as a man and in a casual relationship with his boss, a straight woman named Katrina. When Katrina becomes pregnant and informs Ames that she does not want to be a single mother and will only keep the baby if Ames enters into a committed relationship with her, Ames realizes he cannot live the rest of his life with someone who sees him as a man. So he invites Reese, another trans woman and his ex who broke up with him when he detransitioned, to co-parent with them since Reese has always wanted to be a mother and he knows Reese understands that though he presents as a man, he is not cisgender. The three try to make their new relationship work as the pregnancy continues. Trans, lesbian, detransition
Mooncakes by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker follows a young witch who comes across her childhood crush, a werewolf, fighting a demon in the woods. The two of them investigate the demon and reconnect. Nonbinary
The Tea Dragon Society by K O'Neill follows a young blacksmith learning how to care for Tea Dragons and bonding with the dragons' care takers' young ward. Nonbinary, gay
Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation by Eli Clare is an essay collection centering on disability, class, queer identity, and environmental justice. Author IDed as a lesbian at the time of writing, but recent editions contain a forward clarifying him as trans
Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel by Julian K Jarobe is a short story collection featuring sci fi and fantasy stories. Variety of representation
A Place Called No Homeland by Kai Cheng Thom is a poetry collection centering race, sexuality, gender, and trauma. Trans
The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo is a Great Gatsby retelling focusing on Jordan Baker, who in this version is Vietnamese and was adopted into the Baker family. It is also set in a fantastical version of the 1920s where Gatsby's magic is more of his gilded glamour and Jordan's is one more factor in how her peers exoticize her. We follow the events of the original book and her relationship with Daisy while Jordan reflects on being a queer Asian woman who is treated like an exotic attraction by her peers. Bisexual
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland takes place in a world in which during the Civil War, zombies began to rise. The war was quickly ended in order to fight the zombies, but the fighters on the front lines are black and Native people who are forcibly conscripted into service at the age of eleven. Jane is training in both fighting and ettiquite so that she can serve as a bodyguard to upper class women, but when one of her friend's little sister goes missing, she begins investigating the disappearance that leads her to a conspiracy. Bisexual
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Day 6: JOMPBPC: Red Books
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Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman by Kristen R. Lee 👩🏽‍🏫📕
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