Shepherd: The Best Books that Uplift and Celebrate Queer Kinship and Chosen Family

I was recently asked by Shepherd – a books discovery site that positions itself as an alternative to Goodreads – to create a list of queer books recommendations around a theme. I chose to do mine on books that celebrate and uplift the idea of chosen family. You can read the recommendations here.

I’m always weary of the use of “best” in any title, but I get why it’s used for SEO purposes. Still, I picked five books that definitely warrant a place on my favourite books about chosen family, three of which we have read as part of the Violet Hour Book Club.

If you’re curious about what else they have, check out this queer bookshelf assembled by 153 experts: The best queer books.

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