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5 LGBT Books to Binge-Read this Fall

Some of the hottest LGBT books are coming out this fall! From a screen actor and internet star to magicians and a Hasidic Jew, these LGBT reads will have you laughing, feeling inspired and binge-reading the day away.

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1. Uncovered: How I left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home by Leah Lax

A truly groundbreaking memoir, Uncovered is the inspiring story of a Hasidic Jewish lesbian who left the only world she ever knew to uncover her true self. With an arranged marriage, a fundamentalist faith and seven children, Leah did not feel complete. This memoir dives into her creative, sexual and spiritual explorations and the journey she took to finally set herself free.

2. Not My Father's Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming, acclaimed actor of the stage and screen is making an appearance on bookshelves in his new book, Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir. Alan is a star known for embracing his diversity and fearlessness, and masking the incredibly painful childhood his father made him endure. Told with humor, wit and insight, Alan captivates readers with stories of his troubled past balanced with stories of his successful stardom. Grab a box of tissues because this book is going to make you cry tears of sadness and laughter.

3. The Great Bravura by Jill Dearman

Two is company, but three’s a crowd. That rings true in Jill Dearman’s upcoming book, The Great Bravura: A Novel. Prepare to be enchanted by the story of Bravura and Susie, partners in magic, friendship and occasionally between the sheets. All is well until the women decide to add a third magician to their act. Cue the alluring Lena, Bravura’s new love interest and a true magician—and not just the rabbit-out-of-a-hat kind. Conflict ensues, a “Disappearing Box” act goes terribly wrong and Susie goes missing. Now Bravura has to find her original partner, prove her innocence and incriminate her new love interest.

4. Binge by Tyler Oakley

Speaking of stardom, Tyler Oakley is releasing Binge, a witty collection of personal essays. The most prominent LGBTQ voice on YouTube and an inspiration to many, Tyler shares embarrassingly hilarious stories from blacking out in a Cheesecake Factory to projectile vomiting on his grandmother. The name says it all; Binge is truly a laugh-out-loud LGBTQ book to binge read.

5. Bettyville: A Memoir by George Hodgman

When George Hodgman trades Manhattan skyscrapers for his Missouri hometown he finds himself taking care of his aging, stubborn mother Betty. Though assisted living sounds tempting, George can’t stand to make his mother give up the home they both treasure. Living together forces George to acknowledge that his mother can’t accept the fact that he’s gay. As the unforgettable characters attempt to merge their worlds together, George begins to heal as he learns of his mothers own struggles and uncertainties.

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