We’re talking to Gabby Rivera about her debut novel “Juliet Takes a Breath”! We talk about subtleties in Latinx media representation, queer community, forgiveness and, of course, Lil’ Melvin.
A reading list for Beyoncé’s “Formation,” kink and creativity, a history of lesbian erotica, used bookstores, comics by women and more.
The South’s conservative and religious majority has made it nearly impossible to suss out the queers in classic Southern literature and in the history books. That’s why this list exists.
Topics include PeeWee Herman, Winona Ryder, “Making a Murderer,” dating TV shows, the 1966 University of Texas shooting and moar!
In Sigal Samuel’s The Mystics of Mile End, three members of the Meyer family encounter Jewish mysticism, and are drawn apart in their very different quests for the divine.
Through rule-breaking, more than one unauthorized hot air balloon flight, and a lot of other creative and brave attempts at escape, (RE)Sisters reveals truths about what we know, but may not always be able to say: that we are itching to break free of the implicit and explicit confines the white supremacist, patriarchal, heterosexist, cissexist, ableist, imperialist world puts on us.
1,000 books about black girls, a new Didion thinkpiece, earning a living wage when writing, literary binge reading and more.
Want to combine your values and your hobbies with some feminist coloring books? We’ve got you more than covered.
Topics include Flint, Margaret Atwood, the business of swinging, being emotionally ambushed by Oprah and everything that came before and after, Hokkaido, Alice Goffman and so much more!
You can totally read Gabby Rivera’s debut novel “Juliet Takes A Breath” right now! Join us for another fantastic Autostraddle Book Club.
Getting snowed in this weekend? Dive into these lesbian books with film adaptations; you’ve got the perfect thing to watch once you’re done.
Buying the same book over and over, decorating your dream library, why women writers disappear, historical fiction as resistance and more on queer books.
Brain Pickings’ Maria Popova curated a reading list just for Autostraddle readers!
“Every love story is between men who love men, or women who love women, or men and women who love both men and women. The sex is good fun, but the romance is deliriously well-written. Such aching and longing and pining and promises (amid cups and cups of chocolate!).”
Topics include emotional nakedness, Scores, douchebag T-Shirts, abusive relationships, remembering a murdered sister, Haruki Murakami’s birthday, Pembroke, Jonathan Franzen and more!
This was supposed to be a book review of Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha’s new memoir “Dirty River.” But it’s actually the story of how reading my friend and queer aunty Leah’s brown femme poetry saved me, made me a writer, and totally revolutionized my love and sex life.
“Dryland,” by Sara Jaffe, is a quiet coming of age tale clad in flannel on the outside; on the inside, it’s draped in gorgeous prose.
Welcome to your list of queer/ feminist books coming out from January to July 2016. Roxane Gay, Gabby Rivera and erotica, anyone?
Fat-positive queer books, Roxane Gay on dissonance, weeding out your shelves, books as best friends and more.
“This memoir will appeal to those seeking a gritty, glorious, multi-layered story of homecoming and self-healing.”