Under Consideration for March 2023

By Katelin Deushane  

These are the titles under consideration for March 2023 and have at least one yes vote.


After Sappho by Shelby Wynn Schwartz

An exhilarating debut from a radiant new voice, After Sappho reimagines the intertwined lives of feminists at the turn of the twentieth century.

Any Other City by Hazel Jane Plante

By the author of Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian): the fictional memoir of a trans indie rock musician that reveals how the act of creation can heal trauma and even change the past.

The Battle Drum by Saara El-Arifi

Murder. Secrets. Sacrifice: Three women seek the truth of the empire’s past. And the truth they find will have the power to ignite a war, in the sequel to The Final Strife, the continuation of a visionary fantasy trilogy inspired by the myths of Africa and Arabia.

Because You Were Mine by Brionne Janae

In their latest collection of poems, Cave Canem Poetry Prize winner Brionne Janae dives into the deep, unsettled waters of intimate partner violence, queerness, grief, and survival.

Confidence by Rafael Frumkin

Best friends (and occasional lovers) Ezra and Orson are teetering on top of the world after founding a company that promises instant enlightenment in this thrilling caper about scams, schemes, and the absurdity of the American Dream.

Even though I knew the end by C. L. Polk

C. L. Polk turns their considerable powers to a fantastical noir with Even Though I Knew the End.

Gay Poems for Red States by William Edward Taylor Carver Jr.

In Gay Poems for Red States, Carver counters the injustice of a persistent anti-LGBTQ+ movement by asserting that a life full of beauty and pride is possible for everyone. More than a collection of poetry, Carver’s earnest and heartfelt verses are for those wishing to discover and understand the vastness of Appalachia, and for the LGBTQ+ Appalachians who long for a future—for a home—in an often unwelcoming place.

More Sure: Poems and Interruptions by A. Light Zachary

A book of poems and interruptions, recording instances of love, self-realization, and recovery in non-binary, queer, and autistic lives.

People Who Report More Stress: The Stories by Alejandro Varela

The People Who Report More Stress is a collection of interconnected stories brimming with the anxieties of people who retreat into themselves while living in the margins, acutely aware of the stresses that modern life takes upon the body and the body politic.

The Secret Lives of Country Gentleman by KJ Charles

Gothic scandal meets Bridgerton intrigue in this swashbuckling Regency romance from celebrated author KJ Charles.

Solomon’s Crown by Natasha Siegel

Two rival kings fall desperately in love—but the fate of medieval Europe hangs in the balance.


A Trans Man Walks Into a Gay Bar by Harry Nicholas

In this raw, intimate and unflinchingly honest book, we follow Harry as he navigates the sometimes fraught and contradictory worlds of contemporary gay culture as a trans gay man, from Grindr, dating and gay bars, to saunas, sex and ultimately, falling in love. Harry’s brave and uplifting journey will show you there is joy in finding who you are.

Ace and Aro Journeys by The Ace and Aro Advocacy Project

Combining a rigorous exploration of identity and sexuality models with hundreds of candid and poignant testimonials – this companion vouches for your personal truth, wherever you lie on the aspec spectrum. You are not invisible! You are among friends.

Boyslut: A Memoir and Manifesto by Zachary Zane

A sex and relationship columnist bares it all in a series of essays—part memoir, part manifesto—that explore the author’s coming-of-age and coming out as a bisexual man and move toward embracing and celebrating sex unencumbered by shame.

The Other Pandemic: An AIDS Memoir by Lynn Curlee

A searing photo-illustrated historical memoir from the LGBTQIA+ frontlines of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s.

You’re That Bitch: & Other Cute Lessons about Being Unapologetically Yourself by Bretman Rock

A chaotically joyous collection of essays from one of the original influencers and the internet’s sweetheart, Bretman “The Baddest” Rock.


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