Fifty years of words I liked reading and you will too! Authors include James Baldwin, bell hooks, Kiese Laymon, Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Toni Morrison, Bayard Rustin and Dr. Brittany Cooper.
Queer and feminist books, including, YA, non-fiction, memoir, romance, literary fiction, comics, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, historical fiction, and poetry, hitting bookshelves this summer!
We’re still smack dab in the middle of a global crisis. But as summer approaches, you might want to forget our reality and float away with something joyful *and* queer. This list has got you covered.
Queer historical fiction books full of the steaminess, lush historical detail, and drama of Sarah Waters’s iconic lesbian coming of age story Tipping the Velvet.
A time capsule of queer Los Angeles, how paying attention matters, read “A Quick and Easy Guide to Sex and Disability,” black queer writers winning Pulitzer Prizes and more.
We are in a crucial moment where we can change trans representation in YA and do it in a way that doesn’t leave anyone behind.
If you’re looking to escape reality for a little while, look no further than this year’s absolute bumper crop of queer novels. As late spring and summer literary events are postponed and cancelled, writers are looking for ways to connect virtually with readers and the publishing community – and finding ways to keep their creativity flowing in a difficult time.
Topics include nannies during COVID, The Chive’s “bro bait” website, Val Kilmer, Shaker Heights, Sesame Street, making adult friends, women in criminal justice films and so much more!
Books to break your reading slumps, queer adult comics creators living under FOSTA/SESTA, new Simone de Beauvoir, Meryl Streep’s bookshelves and more.
I’ve scrounged the internet for totally FREE (and legal) digital copies of amazing queer books. Groundbreaking trans fiction, comics, queer classics, and more!
Postcolonial Love Poem is everything the title purports it to be. It positions itself between the worlds of love and violence, and answers the question of where love can exist in a nation with a long list of atrocities, especially against Native people.
Art supply care packages, what even is “normal,” just get weird and more.
Comfort reads with queer characters to soothe you in today’s rough times! I’ve specifically picked books that are available in ebook format so that you can get a hold of them from the comfort of wherever your shelter in place is.
Now is a great time to escape to outer space, don’t you think?
We finished reading “Parable of the Sower” by Octavia Butler. At its core, the book is about embracing truth and change, which is especially true now — when our world seems much closer to Butler’s science fiction. We’d love for you to talk to us about it!
Topics include Kinfolk Magazine, the Jazz vs Thunder no-game, 24 hours as EMTS during coronavirus, the opioid crisis, chain pharmacies, Estonia, Katie Porter and so much more!
Supporting small booksellers online, Samantha Irby on writing, reading or not reading books about pandemics, why it’s time to keep a journal and more.
“Writing, for me, is a way of reimagining that which I’ve experienced and creating something new. It’s a way of future-building. It’s a way of taking back agency. Each time I do this in my writing, I think it makes me a little more free.”
The bestselling author has written over 100 books and she’s been living happily with her partner, Trish, for 18 years.
Both light and heavy, dark and redeeming, this book is sure to be a comfort and resource for many, as we try to bridge the growing gap between “coastal elites” and “flyover states.”