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7 Books By LGBTQ+ Authors To Give This Holiday Season

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Books by queers make extra good gifts

This holiday season, pick up a classic piece of LGBTQ+ authored literature, or a new book by a contemporary writer (who you should probably be following on Twitter). These books aren’t just good options for the queers in your life, these are good reading, period. Books carry us away to new places, new people, and new experiences, and studies have shown that reading increases our capacity for empathy, which is neat!

Here are some titles guaranteed to make you think, make you cry, and maybe even make you a better person.

Abandon Me by Melissa Febos (available here)
A memoir in short essays, Abandon Me powerfully links two narratives: Febos’ ill-fated, long-distance love affair with a woman who makes her heart stop, and her search for and reconnection with her birth father. In between, meditations on thematically related literature and art comprise the connective tissue that makes this a gut-wrenching read. Febos’ prose is raw and unyielding. Bring tissues.

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