Varian is the resident Toadshifter at the Pond, and loves recommending books!
In case you’re new to the Pond’s book recommendation posts, the recommendation posts are brought to you by Varian, the Pond’s very own Toadshifter who is knowledgeable in all kinds of magic! One of Varian’s ambitions is to get better at sewing, hence why whenever Varian has come up with their latest costume, they will always recommend a few books that inspired them!
Don’t be fooled by Varian the Toadshifter. For they may appear to be a plain toad, they are actually an incredibly powerful and knowledgeable magic caster – they just love improving their sewing skills to create lovely costumes!
Varian recognises that magic is most powerful when you share it with others. That’s why whenever you see Varian, they will recommend some books to you! You can read a little more about Varian’s life and story here.
The Pond’s Book Recommendations:
10 Books with Asexual, Aromantic, and Questioning Rep
10 Books with Bisexual and Pansexual Rep to Read During Pride Month!
10 Books with Trans, Non-Binary and Genderqueer Rep to Read During Pride Month!
12 Books with Sapphic and F/F Rep to Read During Pride Month!
8 Books with Gay and M/M Rep to Read During Pride Month
35 Asian and Pacific Islander Books to Read Today and After API Heritage Month!
11 Stories in Verse (that Will Shatter Your Soul)
10 Black Middle-Grade Books
20 Black Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books
20 Black and Queer Books
Lunar New Year Book Recommendations
Short Reads To Help You Meet Your Goodreads Goal
20 Books Inspired by Mythology & Folktales (Other than Greek Mythology)
20 Diverse and Modern Retellings of Old Classics
Funny Books That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud
Young Adult and Middle Grade Books with Young Activists
Latinx Heritage Month: 20 Latinx books to read all year round (2020)
Pride Month: 18 books with questioning, asexual, and aromantic rep (2020)
Pride Month: 20 books with trans, non-binary, and genderqueer rep (2020)
Pride Month: 22 books with bisexual and pansexual rep (2020)
Pride Month: 23 books with with sapphic & f/f rep (2020)
Pride Month: 21 books with gay rep and m/m romances (2020)
Books by Muslim Authors for Ramadan & 2020 Muslim Book Reads (2020)
YA & Adult Queer Historial Fiction (2020)
Diverse books about food (2020)
Two holiday-themed book recommendations (2019)
Diverse heist stories (2019)
Historical fiction and ‘invisible histories’ (2019)
Spooky Halloween Reads (2019)
Books inspired by Asian folktales (2019)
Asian Books about Mental Illness (2019)
Loved this Ghibli Film? Read This Book! (2019)
Young Adult Science-Fiction/Fantasy with F/F Romances (2019)
Queer Asian Books (2019)
Books by Māori and Pasifika Authors (2019)
Books with #OwnVoices Autistic Characters (2019)
Year of the Asian Reading Challenge Book Recs: Power (2019)
Year of the Asian Reading Challenge Book Recs: Tropes (2019)
Diverse Anthologies (2018)