Caide's Picks

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I enjoy reading a wide range of fiction, political and social analysis, and graphic novels. As a dyslexic, easily distractible person, I actually listen to most of my books through libro.fm. Reading for fun is only something I have started up again in the last few years of my adult life, and I'm all about making reading of fun and fulfilling experience for those of us who haven't always considered ourselves "readers".

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Pet Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593175446
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

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Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Series #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250313188
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Published: Tordotcom - July 14th, 2020

Did certain corners of the internet say "lesbian necromancers in space!?" Count me in. What has struck me most about this book (and series) is not just the genre bending, plot twisting, many layered nature of this book, but how incredibly, irreverently hilarious it is! Gems like this: "Gideon said, “Did you know that if you put the first three letters of your last name with the first three letters of your first name, you get ‘Sex Pal’?” Please please read this book so we can talk about it.


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Detransition, Baby: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593133378
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Published: One World - January 12th, 2021

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The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9780525541622
Published: Riverhead Books - May 25th, 2021

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Meddling Kids: A Novel (Blumhouse Books) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781101974445
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Published: Anchor - May 29th, 2018

I had a whopping book crush on this book! I couldn't wait till we were together again, the characters showed up in my dreams, I couldn't stop talking about this giddy, campy, nostalgic, clever, thrilling romp!


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$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140428
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Published: Levine Querido - April 6th, 2021

A soft and utterly human novel. Everyone in the book fucks up, sometimes big time, but the characters still handle the mess with sweetness and care. I would especially recommend for anyone who wants non-preachy fiction about alcoholism in the family.


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$16.99
ISBN: 9781612197289
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Published: Melville House - August 7th, 2018

The Rib King: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062979063
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Published: Amistad - January 19th, 2021

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780525538899
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 16th, 2021

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The Only Good Indians: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781982136468
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - January 26th, 2021

Disturbing, devastating, satisfying. I was obsessed, and I never choose horror.


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One Last Stop Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250244499
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 1st, 2021

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We Ride Upon Sticks: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781524748098
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Published: Pantheon - March 3rd, 2020

I find myself thinking back to this book all the time and shoving it in all my friend's faces when their birthday rolls around. A frolicking, compelling coming of age novel that should really be a mini-series already. Thank you thank you AQB!!


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$16.95
ISBN: 9781910620724
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Published: Nobrow - May 4th, 2021

Summer Spirit follows the difficult cusp of tweenhood for Louise as her older sister and cousins leave her and their childhoods behind. Without peers to relate to, Louise slowly befriends the ghost of her grandmother's sister, trapped forever at Louise's same stage of life. Sinister yet sweet, Summer Spirit is your perfect beach read to devour in an afternoon.


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$14.99
ISBN: 9781945509568
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Published: Silver Sprocket - February 2nd, 2021

A werewolf and a witch going on three consecutive tinder dates? What more could you ask for?


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By L. L. McKinney, Robyn Smith (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401296407
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Published: DC Comics - February 23rd, 2021

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The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594487330
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020

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The Lesson Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781538584644
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Published: Blackstone - June 18th, 2019

What struck me most about this book was the mixture of tragic and bizarre with the mundane. Characters fall in and out of love, question their faith, and struggle with their parents all in the midst of an alien invasion to the Virgin Islands. Turnbull explores the impact of colonialism and violence through the perspectives of overlapping characters in both the past and present, ending with different and difficult "lessons". Also a beautifully read audiobook with Libro.fm!


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We Will Not Cancel Us: And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice Cover Image
$10.00
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ISBN: 9781849354226
Published: AK Press - November 17th, 2020

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All About Love: New Visions (Love Song to the Nation) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060959470
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 30th, 2018

Just reading the introduction to this book filled me with a love and understanding I didn't know I needed. Such a beautiful and thought provoking series of essays that has changed the ways I show and practice love with those around me.


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$14.99
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ISBN: 9785400519321
Published: Diana - December 23rd, 2019

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That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation Cover Image
$19.95
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ISBN: 9781593761950
Published: Soft Skull Press - May 1st, 2008

A must read for anti-assimilationist revolutionary queer politics!


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Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781839762123
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Published: Verso - October 27th, 2020

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Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780822360315
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Published: Duke University Press - August 7th, 2015

I've read this book twice cover to cover and then again as individual essays. Clare traces the intersections of disability, working class rural identity, whiteness, queerness, and intimacy in beautiful and powerful prose. Read this book and then read it again!


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A Song Below Water: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250315328
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Published: Tor Teen - June 2nd, 2020

You know a YA book holds up when you can read it at any age and still become deeply invested in everyone’s storylines. Literal Black Girl Magic as main characters Tavia and Effie struggle to come into their own magical identities and find power in themselves. Reading this book has sparked many rants with my friends on why standard high school reading can’t be as fun and politically relevant as this book.


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By Kristin Cashore, Ian Schoenherr (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780142426012
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Published: Penguin Books - September 17th, 2013

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Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250316776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

I've read a few other romance novels but none of them are quite as fun or joyful as this one!


Such a Fun Age Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541905
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 31st, 2019

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Binti: The Complete Trilogy Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9780756416935
Published: DAW - July 7th, 2020

Beautiful, political, and packed!


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Mooncakes Cover Image
By Suzanne Walker, Wendy Xu (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781549303043
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Published: Oni Press - October 15th, 2019

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Catboy Cover Image
$20.00
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ISBN: 9781945509155
Published: Silver Sprocket - September 1st, 2017

Cuddle up with this book and your IRL fur nugget on a rainy Sunday afternoon, and sigh.


Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware The Kitten Holy Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781608866878
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Published: BOOM! Box - April 7th, 2015

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The Witch Boy Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338089516
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Published: Graphix - October 31st, 2017

So sweet! We can celebrate witchcraft without being essentialist about gender! Hooray!


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Wow, No Thank You.: Essays Cover Image
$15.95
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ISBN: 9780525563488
Published: Vintage - March 31st, 2020

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A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143124870
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

Akata Witch (The Nsibidi Scripts #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142420911
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Published: Speak - July 11th, 2017

The Dispossessed: A Novel Cover Image
$10.00
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ISBN: 9780062421074
Published: Harper Perennial - September 29th, 2015

Kindred Cover Image
$16.00
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ISBN: 9780807083697
Published: Beacon Press - February 1st, 2004

The Color Master Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307744197
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Published: Anchor - April 22nd, 2014

Vampires in the Lemon Grove: And Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307947475
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Published: Vintage - January 14th, 2014