The Books That Defined My Decade

The 2010s are over, and in my latest Book Riot video (did you know I make videos weekly on that channel now?), I wanted to reflect back on my decade in reading. I picked a favourite book of each year, as well as a whole bunch of runners-up. Of course, most of them are bi or lesbian.

Books mentioned, with non-Lesbrary books crossed out:

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Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall  Two or Three Things I Know for Sure by Dorothy Allison  Inseparable by Emma Donoghue    The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m danforth


Nevada by Imogen Binnie  The Collection edited by Tom Leger and Riley Macleod  Fist of the Spider Woman edited by Amber Dawn  The Red Tree by Caitlin R. Kiernan  The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez


Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce  Adaptation by Malinda Lo    Inheritance by Malinda Lo  Prairie Ostrich by Tamai Kobayashi


Bodymap by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha cover  Falling in Love With Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson cover  The Summer We Got Free by Mia Mckenzie  The Color Purple by Alice Walker   Sailor Moon Vol 8


sexual fluidity lisa m diamond  One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg  when fox is a thousand by larissa lai  Her Body and Other Parties Carmen Maria Machado cover Everfair by Nisi Shawl


The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid  How To Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake  As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gilman cover  All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages by Saundra Mitchell cover  Space Battle Lunchtime Vol 1


Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha cover  Carmilla edited by Carmen Maria Machado  This Is What It Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow  Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy  Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink