Alpha Recs: F

Recently, the wonderful Dahlia Adler did a thread on Twitter where she recommended five good books for each letter in the alphabet. She suggested I might do a similar set of recs, and that sounded like a lot of fun to me, so I have decided to do a weekly series of alphabet-based book recommendations. Here is the most recent list.

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Six Good Books That Begin with F

  • From Scratch by Katrina Jackson (contemporary m/m/f romance) I found this polyamorous erotic romance utterly delightful! It has so many things I love, all together in one fluffy package: a lovely meet-cute, a really sweet friends to lovers arc, humor, heat, heart, baked goods, queerness, excellent friendships, polyamory, stellar fat representation. I laughed out loud more times than I could count, and fell really hard for all three of the main characters; the moments when they were sweet to each other were just so swoony.  Here is my review.
  • Fucking Trans Women by Mira Bellwether (sex ed zine) This zine is an invaluable resource, DIY sex ed by a trans woman written for trans women. It’s in my top ten of sex ed resources ever, and I cannot recommend it enough.
  • From the Same Star by Nicole Field (contemporary f/f romance) This is a gorgeous meet-cute romance that centers D/s and a beautiful grief arc. I love the ace rep and the vulnerability of the dominant love interest, and seeing the grieving MC Angela grow throughout the story.
  • The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez (contemporary middle grade book) One of the best middle grade books I read in 2017, this story centering a Mexican American girl who loves punk music and makes zines, grappling with moving to Chicago and being part of a new community. It’s about cultural identity, gender, and music, and the MC’s zines are woven through the story.
  • The Fat Studies Reader edited by Esther Rothblum and Sandra Solovay (non-fiction anthology) This anthology is a combination of fat activist essays and more academic fat studies work, and has a stellar lineup of authors. I was at the book launch, and have found this collection to be one of my most treasured fat activism resources throughout the years.
  • F*THS: Friends That Have Sex, Book 1 by GL Thomas (contemporary m/f romance) This is the first book in a fuck buddies to lovers romance series that I adore, with two bi leads, and geeky Afro-Cuban heroine who has cancer that I fell head over heels for; she is awesome and I adore her so much. The romance arc stretches over the three books, the first ending on a cliffhanger, and the series has a very NA romance feel, as the characters are very much finding their feet in adulthood.

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