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Syracuse Public Library
Books are a good way to learn about other people and to gain empathy. Although Syracuse University does not have a popular reading section, students living in Syracuse are able to obtain a library card for the public library. If you do not live in the Syracuse area, there is a good chance your public library will have some of these books.
The Bone People by Keri Hulme
This booker-award winning novel tells the complicated story of three outcasts of mixed European and Maori heritage.
Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
Natasha Zalenka is the creator of a web-series which modernizes the story of Anna Karenina. When her series because a major hit, how will she deal with her new popularity and a new romance? Will she be able to tell her crush she is asexual?
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
What if everything you set yourself up to be is wrong?
The story of a group of young women who face off against a great evil that has been targeting girls.
Blank Space by Cass Lennox
Vaughn is a guy who only wants romance. Jonah is a guy who only wants sex. Can they make it work?
Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann
Alice has given up on love after her ex-girlfriend Margo ended things with her due to her asexuality. After meeting Takumi, however, Alice wonders if romance is possible after all.
Ace of Hearts by Myriad Augustine
The story of a young man trying to find love while questioning his own sexuality.
Fantasy / SciFi
Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger
Elatsoe, a Lipan Apache girl who can raise the dead, is on a quest to avenge the death of her cousin.
Beyond the Black Door by A. M. Strickland
This dark fantasy deals with court intrigue, a character coming to terms with her asexuality, and a mystery which endangers the entire kingdom.
The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy
While on her quest to become a doctor Felicity travels to Germany, becomes involved in piracy, and falls in love.
That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E. K. Johnston
In a near-future Toronto where the British Empire never fell, Helena, August, and Margaret are caught off-guard by the discovery of a love so intense they are willing to change the course of the monarchy to keep it.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Children often disappear and travel to magic worlds. What happens to them after their adventure is completed and they return back to Earth?
Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
How far will Karou go to avenge her people?
Vicious by V. E. Schwab
A dark, gritty story with superpowers and questioning allegiances.