I was travelling last Friday, Inauguration Day, which meant that I couldn’t avoid all the TVs in the terminals. But I was also prepared: I had a list of books that have been helpful to me in one way or another, and I did a Twitter thread with the titles. This post is based on that list, with a few additions. This is a highly subjective list, obviously, but I hope that if nothing else, it inspires you to think about what stories are important to you right now.
MS. MARVEL by G. Willow Wilson. Yes, all of them.
AN INHERITANCE OF ASHES by Leah Bobet. YA sff.
ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY by Mildred Taylor. Middle grade historical fiction.
SORCERER TO THE CROWN by Zen Cho. Published adult, great YA crossover, historical fantasy.
ROSE UNDER FIRE by Elizabeth Wein. YA historical fiction. (Content-wise, may not be for everyone, but wonderful)
NOMAD by William Alexander. Middle grade SF.
The Imperial Radch books by Ann Leckie. Adult SF.
FIRE AND HEMLOCK by Diana Wynne Jones. YA fantasy.
THE FIFTH SEASON by NK Jemisin. Adult SFF.
CHIME by Franny Billingsley. YA historical fantasy.
WHITE IS FOR WITCHING by Helen Oyeyemi. Adult fantasy.
A HAT FULL OF SKY and the rest of the Tiffany Aching books by T. Pratchett. YA fantasy
BURN, BABY, BURN by Meg Medina. YA historical fiction.
EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR by E.K. Johnston. YA contemporary. (Sort of. Mostly.)
THE GIRLS AT THE KINGFISHER CLUB by Genevieve Valentine.
JAMES TIPTREE JR: THE DOUBLE LIFE OF ALICE B. SHELDON by Julie Phillips