Winter is here! There is no better time to cozy up on the couch with a cuppa and a good book. We have rounded up a list of captivating new books (current and upcoming) all featuring characters with disability.
All books featured below are available on audio book and are text to speech enabled.
Author: Lillie Lainoff
Genre: Action and adventure
Description: One for All is a gender-bent retelling of The Three Musketeers, in which a girl with a chronic illness trains as a Musketeer and uncovers secrets, sisterhood, and self-love.
The novel includes an author's note about her personal experience with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).
Audiobook: Narrated by Mara Wilson, who also has POTS.
Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake - released September, 2022
Author: Mazey Eddings
Genre: Romantic, Comedy
Description: Lizzie has made endless mistakes. Kitchen fires, pyramid schemes, bangs (of the hair and human variety), you name it, she’s done it… and made a mess of it too. One mistake she’s never made is letting anyone get closer to her than a single hook-up. But after losing yet another bakery job due to her uncontrolled ADHD, she breaks her cardinal rule and has a two-night stand that changes everything.
Audiobook: Narrated by Summer Morton
Author: Anna-Marie McLemore
Description: This contemporary fantasy centers around two neurodiverse trans nonbinary Mexican American teens.
Everyone who lives near the lake knows the stories about the world underneath it, an ethereal landscape rumored to be half-air, half-water. But Bastián Silvano and Lore Garcia are the only ones who’ve been there. Bastián grew up both above the lake and in the otherworldly space beneath it. Lore’s only seen the world under the lake once, but that one encounter changed their life and their fate.
Audiobook: Narrated by Vico Ortiz
Author: Blair Fell
Genre: Romance, Coming of Age
Description: When Arlo Dilly learns the girl he thought was lost forever might still be out there, he takes it as a sign and embarks on a life-changing journey to find his great love—and his freedom.
Arlo Dilly is young, handsome and eager to meet the right girl. He also happens to be DeafBlind, a Jehovah's Witness, and under the strict guardianship of his controlling uncle. His chances of finding someone to love seem slim to none.
Audiobook: Narrated by Blair Fell
Author: Natalia Sylvester
Genre: Teen and Young Adult
Description: In this gorgeously written and authentic novel, Verónica, a Peruvian-American teen with hip dysplasia, auditions to become a mermaid at a Central Florida theme park in the summer before her senior year, all while figuring out her first real boyfriend and how to feel safe in her own body.
Audiobook: Narrated by Frankie Corzo
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Description: When ancient magic tests a newfound love, a dark fate beckons....
Magic has been banished in the land of Syhl Shallow for as long as best friends Jax and Callyn can remember. They once loved the stories of the powerful magesmiths and mythical scravers who could conjure fire or control ice, but now they’ve learned that magic only leads to danger: magic is what killed Callyn’s parents, leaving her alone to raise her younger sister.
Magic never helped Jax, whose leg was crushed in an accident that his father has been punishing him for ever since. Magic won’t save either of them when the tax collector comes calling, threatening to take their homes if they can't pay what they owe.
Audiobook: Narrated by Cecily Bednar Schmidt, Nezar Alderazi and Chase Brown.
For a further deep dive, check out these Good Read lists.
Whether you’re a certified bookworm or just diving in, we’d love to hear your reading recommendations too!