Librarians Name Their Top LGBTQIA+ Books of the Year

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Each year, members of the American Library Association’s Rainbow Round Table compile the Over the Rainbow Book List, a selection of excellent recent titles focused on LGBTQIA+ stories.

This year’s list is out now, featuring 48 exceptional nonfiction and fiction books for adult readers. The Over the Rainbow committee’s picks include a diverse array of authors, exploring history and contemporary politics through new lenses.

Here are their top ten titles:

Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex, by Angela Chen

Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America, by R. Eric Thomas

A History of My Brief Body, by Billy-Ray Belcourt

Homesick: Stories, by Nino Cipri

Homie: Poems, by Danez Smith

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir, by Jenn Shapland

Plain Bad Heroines, by Emily M. Danforth

The Prettiest Star, by Carter Sickels

Real Life, by Brandon Taylor

What's Your Pronoun?: Beyond He and She, by Dennis Baron

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