So back in April I wrote a blog post talking about representation that would mean a lot to me. Before then I hadn’t read any that featured characters like me but since then I’ve actually find some and it’s a really great feeling. Mirror books are so important, as it’s always nice to see yourself in books and I really hope that I continue to find books like this.
1. Tash Hearts Tolstoy By Kathryn Ormsbee
This honestly was so surreal to read and I’m still not over it. To see the word asexual on the page, to see a character embrace that identity was honestly so incredible. On its own it was a great book but having ace rep made it 1000x better. I want hundreds of books like this: I honestly can’t even describe how it feels to see a character like me. It’s wonderful
2.How To Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
The bi rep was great and I loved how it was never a question: it just was. I also loved how no one ever questioned her identity and accepted her. While coming out stories are great, it’s also nice to just have stories where the character is comfortable in their identity. This book was beautiful.
3.Ten Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac
Honestly seeing anxiety rep really validates my feelings and makes me feel a lot less alone. Not only was the wlw aspect great but the anxiety rep was really accurate at least in my opinion. It’s such a complex and delicate subject but I think the author did a great job.
4. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
This was another book with bi rep and honestly I just want to read all the books involving bi characters. I think it’s so i,portent to have bi characters that aren’t just stereotypes. Queens of Geek was great and the bi rep was amazing. I also really identified a lot with some of the feelings that the character with autism had: especially regarding anxiety so that was great.
Unfortunately I still haven’t read any books with Jewish rep though I do have a copy of Little &Lion that I’m going to read soon.
What are some mirror books that you’ve read lately?