This year, reading has been our savior. The simple flip of a page transported us to faraway places when the world was at a standstill, and the commentary from characters provided respite from that overwhelming voice in our head encouraging us to rewatch Bridgerton (yet again).
But as the world attempts to return to normal and we trade in our tracksuits for party pieces, that doesn’t mean we have to give up our rekindled love for literature. Actually, we would argue now there’s even more reason to keep it alive. Because let’s be real, after a period of little to no socialization, we all need some help when it comes to conversation starters.
From André Leon Talley’s scandalous memoir The Chiffon Trenches, about his life as a fashion editor, to Fran Lebowitz’s Reader including key essays like “how to not marry a millionaire,” ahead we break down the 21 best books by LGBTQIA+ authors that are sure to widen your eyes and your mind.