Beyond A Year of Women Writers

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Recently, we blogged about Lilit Marcus’s project to read only books by women for a year. That year taught her a lot, but there was one hitch: at the end, she realized that “of the 40 books I read this year, only six were by women of color. Still fewer were by queer women.”

If you want to diversify your own reading list, here’s a great resource for you: a list of books published in 2013 about queer people of color.

Fiction, poetry, young-adult, comic books—it’s all there, from Susan Choi’s My Education to Brown Femme Survivor by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha.


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →