16+ Lovely Historical Romance Novels

When I started reading romance, I had no clue I’d find so many historical romances to love. Turns out I like escaping to another time just fine, especially if fancy clothes are involved. So here’s a roundup of my so-far favorite historical romance novels, novellas, and short stories. It’s probably a little more queer and diverse than if you grabbed… Read more »

60+ Graphic Novels for Older Kids & Young Adults

Welcome to our list of recommended comics for older kids, teens, and young adults! All of the books below have young protagonists we think would be especially engaging to older kids and young adults. But actually, the grownups in this house bought almost all of these for ourselves. There are plenty of books we recommend for younger kids (Comics for… Read more »

20+ Romance Novels for Fans of the Paranormal

— Updated in November 2020 with even MORE books, yay! — Do you like your romance mixed with monsters or magic? This is the list for you. Witches, ghosts, vampires, fae, and even a cat that controls minds (really!) If any of this is your jam, read on, because I enjoyed all of these novels, novellas, and short stories. I… Read more »

30+ Great Science Fiction Graphic Novels To Warm Your Geeky Heart

I grew up watching Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Blake’s 7. Spaceships, epic battles, robots, time travel, the stars! Exciting people doing exciting things on exciting other planets! What’s not to love? So here’s a list of all the wonderful sci-fi graphic novels I’ve stumbled across in my comics reading journey. I hope you’ll find something to enjoy here! Before… Read more »

13 Queer Science Fiction Romances That Made My Geeky Heart Happy

I grew up on reruns of Star Trek, and my resulting love for the genre has never let go. So crossing sci-fi with romance? Perfect. Here’s a list of my fave science fiction romances. Superheroes, robots, machine-human hybrids, alien linguistics, immersive virtual reality, secret agents planning an interstellar heist, post-collapse environments, you can find all this and more in the… Read more »

8 Romance Novels About Dark Places and Tough Topics

Romance is an amazing genre. You can find everything from the fluffiest, cutest, most adorable stories with zero angst to the opposite. The books here are some of my favorite that deal with dark places, tough topics, and bad situations – all with an HEA (happily ever after) or HFN (happy for now). Not all of them are drenched in… Read more »

10 Fantastic Novels by Queer Authors

I’m trying to do a better job lately reading non-genre fiction, especially by diverse voices. Here’s a roundup of some of the fiction about queer people (heavily weighted towards out queer authors) that I’ve been super-impressed by in the last few years. The way my life is organized these days, it’s tough for me to write reviews now. Some of… Read more »

6 Webcomics That Combine Magic and Technology

I’ve recommended science fiction webcomics. I’ve also recommended fantasy webcomics. Now I’m recommending webcomics that combine them! Magic + tech = webcomics that I adore. Hope you find something new to read from this list. A helpful webcomics reading tip: many creators sell PDFs or hard copies too! That can be an easier for long stories and lets you read… Read more »

12+ Romance Novels With Cranky Characters Who Need Love Too

I adore a good cranky character in a romance novel, especially if they stay on the cranky side even after falling in love. These books have some of my favorite misanthropes, anti-social pessimists, and suspicious cynics who would NEVER have let this annoying person into their lives if they knew what would happen. Hope you find something that looks good… Read more »