Connect Five Friday – Books written by Authors With Autism


It’s time once again for Connect Five Friday, hosted at Book Date by Kathryn – the meme where we share five book/reading things that connect in some way.

I am reading The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida for a book club read. Higashida has autism, was 13 when he wrote this book and gives us such an in-depth look at his experience with autism.  I was surprised (and  pleased) at the number of books that are written by autistic writers. Here are 5 books, some I’ve read and others I hope to read. (summaries from Goodreads)

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The Kiss Quotient and The Bride Test by Helen Hoang. Loved both of these romance novels.

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Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert. I’ve so enjoyed her series and have a new one to devour shortly.

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Odd Girl Out: An Autistic Woman in a Neurotypical World by Laura E. James. I haven’t read this one but looks to be an intriguing read.

“From early childhood, Laura James knew she was different, but it wasn’t until her mid-forties that she found out why. A successful journalist and mother to four children, she had spent her whole life feeling as if she were running a different operating system to those around her. This book charts a year in her life and offers a unique insight into the autistic mind and the journey from diagnosis to acceptance.”

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Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde. Another one I haven’t read but plan to,

“Three friends, two love stories, one convention: this fun, feminist love letter to geek culture is all about fandom, friendship, and finding the courage to be yourself.”

4 thoughts on “Connect Five Friday – Books written by Authors With Autism

  1. This is a great topic. I hadn’t known some of these were written by autistic authors either. I haven’t read any of these, but I have both of Helen Hoang’s books and Get a Life, Chloe Brown on my TBR. I hope you have a great weekend!

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