October 2019 Reads for the Rest of Us

As I was choosing the 23 books for this month’s list, one major theme emerged: triumph. I didn’t intend to pick books that centered this theme so strongly, it just happened. But I am so glad it did because I need this fierce inspiration lately. I hope you find some in these like I did.

2019 Reads for the Rest of Us

These are the books written by Black and Latinx women, women of color and Indigenous women writers; lesbian, bisexual, aro/ace, queer, intersex, transgender and gender non-conforming writers; international writers; writers who are disabled, neurodivergent, justice involved or living in poverty; or any number of other writers whose stories haven’t been as visible coming out in 2019 that I can’t wait to read.