I’ve always been of the belief that you can never have too many books in your TBR pile — also that you can never be reading too many books at once. Our moods and feelings change, and so it’s nice to have a hefty stack of novels, essays, or poetry collections on the nightstand to meet us where we’re at.

Whether you’re looking to bulk up your TBR pile or you simply cannot decide what to read next, we hope this list can be a helpful starting place. It is far from comprehensive and includes titles our editors have read and loved. We hope you’ll add your own suggestions in the comments so we can keep the list growing. Happy reading! 📚

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Essay Collections


Short Story Collections


Bonus: TGT Team Favorites

Kayti Christian is a Contributing Editor at The Good Trade. She has a Master’s in Nonfiction Writing from the University of London and is the creator of Feelings Not Aside, a newsletter for sensitive people.