DO YOU....

yeah, well, me the fuck too!

I learned HTML about it! Here you will find my hand-picked selection of TLT readalikes. Questions I asked myself while compiling this list: Is it gay? Is it gross? Is it Catholic? and most importantly Does it make me feel like a rat with cheese? Not every book can check every box, of course, but every book included here is one I have read or intend to read. (I've also added an extra checkmark for those I personally recommend.) All are, at minimum, genre fiction -- that is, science fiction, fantasy, or horror -- and most are pretty dark. Under the column titled "LINK", you can find a description of the premise, my personal thoughts (on books I've read), and links to goodreads and storygraph.

Animorphs KA Applegate X X X X X X X
"Pluto Shits on the Universe" Fatimah Asghar X X X X X
Foundryside Robert Jackson Bennett X X X? X
The Enterprise of Death Jesse Bullington X X X X X X X
The Archive Undying Emma Mieko Candon X X X X X X X
The Unbroken CL Clark X ? X X
The Traitor Baru Cormorant Seth Dickinson X X X X X
The Drowning City Amanda Downum X X X
This is How You Lose the Time War Amal El-Mohtar X X X X X X X
Leech Hiron Ennes X? X X
Black Sun Rising CS Friedman X? X X
Three Parts Dead Max Gladstone X X X X
The Library at Mount Char Scott Hawkin X X X X X
The Stars Are Legion Kameron Hurley X X X X X X
The Twelve-Fingered Boy John Hornor Jacobs X X X X X X
Archivist Wasp Nicole Kornher-Stace X X
The Unspoken Name AK Larkwood X X X X X X X
Ancillary Justice Ann Leckie X X X X X X
Nine Fox Gambit Yoon Ha Lee X X X X X
The Tombs of Atuan Ursula K. Leguin X X X X
A Memory Called Empire Arkady Martine X X X X
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer Lish McBride X X X X X X
A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter Miller, Jr. X X X X X
The Knife of Never Letting Go Patrick Ness X X X X X
She Who Became the Sun Shelley Parker-Chan X X
Traitors of the Black Crown Cate Pearce X X
Gormenghast Mervyn Peake X X
The Sparrow Mary Doria Russell X X X X
The Dawnhounds Sascha Stronach X X X ? X
Seven Blades in Black Sam Sykes X X X? X
The Jasmine Throne Tasha Suri X X
Creatures of Will and Temper Molly Tanzer X X X X X
Vermilion Molly Tanzer X X X X X
Some Desperate Glory Emily Tesch X X X X X X
"The Last Flight of Doctor Ain" James Tiptree, Jr. X X X X
Crier's War Nina Varela X X? X
Murderbot Martha Wells X X X X
The Monstrumologist Rick Yancey X X X X X