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10 most notable LGBTQ books of 2021

10 most notable LGBTQ books of 2021

As the omicron variant sweeps the world at unparalleled speed — upending the return of long-awaited "normal" holiday celebrations — now may be a better time than ever to stay indoors, escape from the surrounding chaos and get lost in a good (and queer) book.

From a historic rundown of the political movement sparked by the AIDS crisis to a novel surrounding an impregnated queer love triangle, here are 10 of the best-selling, award-winning and barrier-breaking LGBTQ books from 2021.

'The Prophets' by Robert Jones Jr.

A forbidden love story of two enslaved boys living on a Mississippi plantation takes a turn when the pair is betrayed by an enslaved Christian evangelist, threatening their existence. Robert Jones Jr.'s debut novel — a National Book Award finalist for fiction — captures the horrors of the enslaved and the beauty of a sustaining love.

Read the full list on NBC News.