Recommended by Chloe N: A very insightful, empathetic portrait of living with schizoaffective disorder. Wang unpacks a great deal in a short set of essays, and she does so with great intelligence and craft. Not only do you get your DSM-5 definitions, but a variety of personal anecdotes and pop culture references that add to the complexity and understanding of the issue.
Recommended Dan B: This is a campus novel turned on its head! This book was a very fast read, made faster by the fact that you won’t want to put it down! What would you do if you feared your significant other was getting involved in a cult? Read this to find out what not to do. Tense, quick, and complex, with multiple narrators and a lot going on. Recommended!
Recommended by Riley F: Come meet brilliant, awkward Eleanor. Discover why this isolated loner of a person melts your heart and makes you laugh and cry (you’ll probably cry). This book is bittersweet, which I love, and is a funny character study. Let it touch your heart too!
Recommended by Libby V: Talk about deep, meaningful writing! Emezi has such talent, and it is important to promote it since so few books by non-gender-conforming people get the spotlight. This was the first book I chose for the LGBTQ+ book club here and it proved to be a deep fountain of emotions and intellectual discussion.