Zaina Arafat’s You Exist Too Much is the bi Arab romance novel l didn’t know I needed. We chat about the book, first-gen traumas, sexual ambiguity and Arab parents.
Autostraddle recently spoke with Tina Horn via video call to chat about the first volume of SFSX, her myriad influences, building community around art, the sex worker rights’ movement, and incels.
The people who fantasize about library sex, excerpts and fall reading lists galore, Black-owned bookstores and radical bookstores, pandemic creativity and more.
Sometimes, what you really need is a story that understands how grief can ricochet through the entire universe.
The first draft of The Ship We Built was intended as a valentine for one person. Six and a half years later, The Ship We Built has been released as a novel with Penguin Random House and continues to be a valentine – now for anybody who picks it up.
The public library is in the unique position to pick up where public education leaves off—to succeed where public education fails. It’s time we start rethinking what a library can be.
I can confirm that no matter what you’re looking for — YA, non-fiction, memoir, romance, literary fiction, comics, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, historical fiction, poetry — there are queer and feminist books on this list that you will love!
The relationships between boredom, work, art, pandemic, and banana bread; the bourgeois romance of pandemic isolation; read books about “disreputable women” by women writers and more.
Topics include YouTuber adoptions, romance novels, moldy jam, Sarah Schulman, the future of the fashion business is sweatpants, supermarket sweep and so much more!
Queer YA novels with themes similar to Alice Wu’s already beloved movie: falling in love through letter writing, figuring out your queer identity, keeping secrets, new friendships, small towns, and slowly getting to new your new girl crush.
Raven Leilani’s Luster and the new vocabulary for morality, how lesbian pulp fiction made one essayist feel normal, a ton of new memoirs and more.
What do we do with unthinkable thoughts in the time of covid? Plus: how crime fiction enables police brutality, zines and self-discovery, celebrating the Clueless anniversary, every book you’ll want to read for the next five months and more.
This list includes a variety of different genres. The only requirements were a main queer woman or non-binary character, written by a Nordic / Scandinavian author, and set in a Nordic / Scandinavian country or featuring a Nordic / Scandinavian protagonist. Enjoy!
A. Andrews’ comic A Quick and Easy Guide to Sex and Disability is a well-written, thoughtful, and enjoyable guide that I strongly recommend to all disabled and able-bodied people alike
Topics include Dollar Stores, Black media, Peak comfort TV, a 16-year-old model in the 90s, Hamilton, racial disparities in coronavirus cases, Ziwe Fumudoh, the primaries and so much more!
The past and future of trans narratives, a new Black-owned bookstore in the Twin Cities, updates on everyone’s pandemic diaries and more.
What kind of choose-your-own-adventure occurs when a queer lady with an unbending will and a penchant for leaping about onstage with a dagger strapped to her thigh is born in 1816 and refuses to espalier herself to convention? Tana Wojczuk’s “Lady Romeo” would like to tell you.
“There. She. Is.” Glennon wrote in her new memoir, Untamed, when she recalled the moment Abby Wambach entered her life. I assumed that would be the central conflict of Untamed. And in some ways it is — but not the ways I expected.
When someone I know is dealing with a difficult situation, I typically feel extremely “Put me in, coach!!!” But when I am the one in a difficult spot? Well, then, thanks so much for offering but I’m perfectly fine to handle this on my own!!! The fact is, asking for/accepting help is incredibly difficult for a lot of us—even those of us who know, logically, that no one can get through life alone.
There’s another kind of revolution happening within this sequel, and that’s where Knecht really blows the doors off the noir genre.
The problem with new anti-racist book clubs, 50 Black-owned bookstores to support, writing good sex scenes and more.