The creative process, insomnia, books to read in 2019 and more.
From memoirs to how-to’s to love stories to sports to space, 2018 was another brilliant year for graphic novels written by queer people about queer people.
Topics include murder, a bonkers Christmas light fight, Brendan Fraser, squatty potties, sunburnt Australia, a ’90s San Francisco dyke “gang,” top surgery, why killers kill, alcoholism and so much more!
Everything you wanted to know about personal finance, but unabashedly queer and radically inclusive — Dunn’s ready to help you get your shit together and stop feeling alone with your money troubles.
Finding queer southern lit, how the queer writers of the ’60s and ’70s shape Patrisse Cullors’s political work, the best of 2018 book lists and more.
Here are 50 of the best books from this year that are by and about women, feminism or gender and related intersectional issues. There seem to be strong recurring themes of dystopia, anger, and navigating violent structures of power. What a coincidence!
Topics include taxidermy, a child sex trafficking ring engineered by a very rich assh*le, Heathers (the movie), murder, a cruise for cryptocurrency lovers, Lolita, weird online shopping, the Jewish American Princess and so much more!
Life – fierce, painful, unyielding, complicated – bursts from every page of The Tiger Flu, which tells a story of love (and hate) between women in a futuristic world overrun by corporate technocracy and the effects of climate change.
Whether you’re into some kind of witchery yourself or you’d rather keep it fictional, thanks, here’s an overview of some of the best books from 2018.
There were a lot of awesome 2018 queer books. Here are the year’s best!
Can you believe we haven’t talked about books with non-binary characters yet? Here are eight great ones, mostly written by non-binary authors.
Topics include The National Enquirer, Anne Frank, Larry Nasser and USA gymnastics, how to save a life, our lives on a mattress, food writing, ballet, teen tv dramas and The Oregon Trail.
The word of the year, the curiosity crisis in schools, the art of seeing, and more.
Are they literary heavy hitters for which you’ll need a thesaurus and previous experience reading Nietzsche? No! Are they fun romps through a winter wonderland with queer characters? Yes! Are said characters often trapped in places and hate each other at first but then fall in love and there’s really no risk except that which makes the love even more defined? Yes!
“I was going to do a story about trans women arming themselves? And all the edits we got back were like, ‘Can your characters look directly at the reader and quote trans murder statistics from last year?'”
“It’s the urgency of being a girl, in the broadest sense of that admittedly binary term, of being a marginalized person and knowing in your heart that you have the power to change your world.”
Topics include Erotic Photo Hunt, Dorothy Allison, school lunch, alt-right extremists, The Spotted Pig, “People in Trouble,” murder on the Appalachian trail, and so much more!
Limiting access to books in prisons is bad for everyone, what happens when you wreck a library book, the best time to write, and more!
A true map, it never says: this is the way to go, what to do. Instead, Piepzna-Samarasinha tells us what has worked for some people at some times, what could be done better, and also what went super wrong.
In August, Book Riot published a list of the Best Books Set In Every State, and I thought to myself, as I so often do, “What if we did a list like this, but for queer women?”