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    The 19 Best LGBTQ+ Books Of 2021 And That Definitely Deserve A Place In Your Bookshelf

    It was an amazing year for LGBTQ+ books.

    In a time when we were more isolated than ever, reading helped me feel connected to the queer community even when it wasn't possible to gather in public. Here are 19 of my favorites (in no particular order):

    1. The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.

    2. Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

    3. Kink: Stories, Edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell

    4. Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York 19871993 by Sarah Schulman

    5. ¡Hola Papi!: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons by John Paul Brammer

    6. Everybody (Else) Is Perfect: How I Survived Hypocrisy, Beauty, Clicks, and Likes by Gabrielle Korn

    7. We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman

    8. Last Call by Elon Green

    9. The Secret to Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel

    10. 100 Boyfriends by Brontez Purnell

    11. The King of Infinite Space by Lyndsay Faye

    12. Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers

    13. The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons

    14. Greedy: Notes From a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much by Jen Winston

    15. Sarahland by Sam Cohen

    16. Love in the Big City by Sang Young Park (translated by Anton Hur)

    17. Milk Fed by Melissa Broder

    18. Darryl by Jackie Ess

    19. The 2000s Made Me Gay: Essays on Pop Culture by Grace Perry