Like everyone else, I lost it A Company of Their Own, but maybe my new favorite show of all time. Fortunately, there are many reading options that will allow us to go through the drought until season 2. Read on for eight ideas suitable for fans of A Company of Their Own.

Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler

After the tragic death of their quarterback, no one in Atherton wants to see new Jack Walsh replace him. Things get even better when they find out that Jack is actually a girl. The cheerleaders, led by captain Amber McCloud, vowed to take him down. But when the two girls meet, it appears that there is something more than a rivalry between them.

Home Field Advantage features everything you want in a YA sports romance. Like A Company of Their Own, full of queer women breaking boundaries even when they go against them. This book is heavy at times, but the romance and the different characters balance it out with ease.

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Most Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman

Each of the thirteen stories in Megan Mayhew Bergman’s second collection features other independent women getting the spotlight they deserve. Bergman includes all kinds of women, from the same-sex yachtsman and heiress Joe Carstairs to the first mixed-race team, all girls. Although this collection is primarily anthology, it is a great jumping off point if you want to learn about some of the forgotten women’s history.

Objections by Gish Jen

In the future, AutoAmerica is half underwater and its people are divided. The Netted live on the natural high ground, while the Surplus, mostly colored people, are lucky enough to have a piece of land. From a young age, Gwen was known to have a strong hand, a balance. He could hit any goal with a baseball and was playing in an underground league in his youth. When AutoAmerica re-enters the Olympics by defeating ChinRussia, they hire Gwen to join their team – while her lawyer mother is hard at work on a case against the AutoAmerican Way.

even if A Company of Their Own Fans can’t get enough of a dystopian story, The opposition It’s a great choice. After all, Gwen just wants to play ball in a club oppressed by capitalism, war and patriarchy, just like the women of the AAGPBL.

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Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Cover of Malinda Lo's Last Night at the Telegraph Club

America in the 1950s is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love. While San Francisco was better than most places, Chinatown during the Red Scare was not. Amid fears of her family’s exile, academic struggles and the threat of war, 17-year-old Lily Hu falls for Kath Miller and discovers what love is.

I can honestly say that Last night on the Telegraph a life changing book. It is a story of first love and has a lesbian family that is perfect for fans A Company of Their Own. Best of all, Malinda Lo has a novel, A Lightcoming out this October for those who can’t get enough!

Brace for Impact by Gabe Montesanti

As a competitive swimmer in a conservative Midwestern town, Gabe Montesanti never thought he fit in. When he went to graduate school in St. For the first time, he found a community in this important and tight-knit group. But when a tragic job forces him to slow down, Gabe must reconcile the physicality of derby with his childhood trauma.

At its core, this is a story about a young woman desperately trying to find people she can call family. Turn away Register for Impact if you enjoy reading about healing through community.

The Secret Life of Church Women by Deesha Philyaw

Cover of Deesha Philyaw's The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

Secret Lives of Church Ladies A poignant collection about the struggles black women face between church, love and sexuality. The nine stories are about four generations of women and girls caught between two levels of the church and their needs and desires. These things love their lust and desire; they have to work hard to be considered a “good girl” by their family and friends. They are all seductive and fragile, messily human.

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Catch and Cradle by Katia Rose

Lacrosse means everything to Becca Moore, which is why she made a commitment to her teammates after her first year on the UNS women’s team. Now that he is a captain, he has enforced the rule of no contact between players. Hope Hastings, however, has spent the last two years fighting his feelings for Becca. With team ties and reputations on the line, Becca and Hope come close to breaking the rules to get them into the competition.

Like A Company of Their Own, Caught with Cradle There’s enough sports talk to satisfy fans, but it’s not enough to inspire readers who crave romance. This book has the most passionate interests among the partners you ask for.

Choice and Beauty by Nghi Vo

Jordan Baker has always slipped into people’s lives and homes. He’s rich and a talented athlete, but he’s also queer, Asian and pregnant. He spends days with his girlfriend Daisy Buchanan and attends parties at Gatsby’s house, as he imagines his place in 1920s New York.

Like the women of A Company of Their Own, Jordan has to hide who he is because he wants to be able to be true to himself. However, he is aware of the danger that could arise if the authorities discover his secrets. Nghi Vo The chosen and beautiful deals with queerness, racism and immigration in ways The Great Gatsby never could, and is beautifully written and unconventional.

You have! Eight perfect books to fill the time we wait for news about more episodes of A Company of Their Own. Which of these books have you read so far, and which ones are you looking forward to? Tell us below!

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