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Tell Us The Books By Underrepresented Authors You Think People Should Add To Their Summer "Books To Read" List ASAP

I'll go first...

With summer 2023 right around the corner, it's time to add more books to our "Books to Read" list.

a woman reading a book by the pool

So I want to know: What are the books by unrepresented authors — whether it's from LGBTQIA+, younger women, people of color, disabled individuals, etc. — do you believe everyone needs to read at least once and why?

(Reminder that the book publishing industry is still heavily made up of older white male authors — so we want to platform those who may not always get the spotlight they deserve.)

For instance, is it a memoir such as Ashley C. Ford's best-selling book Somebody's Daughter or Michelle Zauner's best-selling book Crying in H Mart?

Book cover of Somebody's Daughter

Or is it a fiction book like They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera or Café Con Lychee by Emery Lee?

Book cover of They both die at the end

Or finally, maybe it's a non-fiction book such as As We Have Always Done by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson or Secrets of Divine Love: A Spiritual Journey into the Heart of Islam by A. Helwa

book cover of secrets of divine love

Plus, we want to know why specifically this book is a must-read and how it has impacted your life for the better.

Some reading in a library

If you have a book (or two), please let us know what they are in the comments below or in the Google form.