Edit 2/11/21 to add Barriner’s lqb2 newsletter.
The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso (Rooks and Ruin #1)
The Tyrant Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson (The Masquerade #3)
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Books, Fiction, Honorable Mention
K. Eason’s How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse (Thorne Chronicles #1)
DIE vol. 1 by Kieron Gillen & Stephanie Hans
Swordheart by T. Kingfisher
Nahoko Uehashi’s Beast Player (Beast Player #1)
From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata
I Hope We Choose Love by Kai Cheng Thom
I Choose Elena by Lucia Osborne-Crowley
Untamed by Glennon Doyle (honorable mention)
Alyssa Cole’s Bulgom Pamplemousse of the Knights Doudou
Note this contains spoilers for A Prince on Paper.
Alix E. Harrow’s The Ransom of Miss Coraline Connelly
Carrie Vaughn’s Sinew and Steel and What They Told
Alexander Chee’s How To Unlearn Everything
Lindsey King-Miller’s Writing Doesn’t Need to Hurt
Corinne Manning’s Crafting the Narrative of Abuse
How Not to Be All About What It’s Not All About: Further Thoughts on Writing About Someone Else’ Culture and Experience by Nishi Shawl
Rebecca Reynolds’ A few awkward thoughts on the love language of physical touch
I don’t miss an episode of Alicia Garza’s podcast. I usually listen as I do my cooking on Saturdays, along with Radiolab.