Kelly Loy Gilbert is the author of CONVICTION (Disney-Hyperion, 2015) and NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY (2016). She serves on the NaNoWriMo Associate Board, is a fan of diverse books, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Kelly Loy Gilbert recommends
It's Not Like It's a Secret (2017)
"Fresh, funny, authentically messy, and sweetly romantic."
The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik (2018)
"A breathtaking, mind-bending tour de force that probes fate and forgiveness, history of the human connection, and what it means to live. Ambitious, wise, hilarious, and yearning, The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik is David Arnold at his exuberant best."
This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story (2018)
"A nuanced, heartfelt, and deeply intersectional look at all the exhilaration and messiness of first love and second chances."
The Downstairs Girl (2019)
"Immersive, important, and thoroughly entertaining, The Downstairs Girl sparkles with all of Stacey Lee's signature humor, charm, warmth, and wisdom."
This Is My Brain in Love (2020)
I W Gregorio
"Sweet, funny and full of feeling, This is My Brain in Love is a heartfelt and earnest look at mental health in the Asian American community. Gregorio captures so many truths about living with anxiety and depression in a story full of humor, wisdom and generosity. This is a book I needed as a teenager."
"Both a gripping, harrowing story about an American tragedy and a moving portrait of the bonds of family and unexpected community, Indivisible somehow never loses its humor, its humanity or its hope."
Hello (From Here) (2021)
Chandler Baker and Wesley King
"Alternately funny, romantic, and eerily familiar, Hello (From Here) is a story about how life goes on when the world stops around you."
You Can Go Your Own Way (2021)
"A bighearted, moving, delightfully quirky story about the ways that life can be surprising, and the people you thought you knew more surprising still. A warm hug of a book."
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