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"Many people need desperately to receive this message: 'I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.'" Kurt Vonnegut

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  • An epistolary novel or collection of letters
  • An alternate history novel
  • A book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018, The Great Believers, Rebecca Makkai
  • A humor book, And Now We Have Everything, Meaghan O'Connell
  • A book by a journalist or about journalism, Bad Blood, John Carreyrou
  • A book by an AOC set in or about space
  • An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America
  • An #ownvoices book set in Oceania, The Things She's Seen, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Ezekiel Kwaymullina
  • A book published prior to January 1, 2019, with fewer than 100 reviews on Goodreads
  • A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman, The Emissary, Yoko Tawada
  • A book of manga
  • A book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
  • A book by or about someone that identifies as neurodiverse, The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan
  • A cozy mystery
  • A book of mythology or folklore, The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan
  • An historical romance by an AOC
  • A business book
  • A novel by a trans or nonbinary author
  • A book of nonviolent true crime, The Library Book, Susan Orlean
  • A book written in prison (Cherry)
  • A comic by an LGBTQIA creator. My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Emil Ferris
  • A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009
  • A self-published book
  • A collection of poetry published since 2014
dec 12 2018 ∞
nov 12 2019 +
user picture christina: Alice Walker's "The Color Purple" is a great epistolary novel. Solmaz Sharif's "Look" is also a great book of poetry that takes official Congress records and turns them into a narrative about the American military. aug 15 2019