Hey there and welcome to this week’s Lez Liberty Lit!
The more we can Google, the less we can know, argues Megan Marz at Real Life:
“[N]ot-knowing, however uncomfortable or painful, is intrinsic to life. Science, art, religious practice, relationships with other people, attempts to understand politics or history: all arise from the kind of curiosity we ask Google to release us from. To the extent that it hides the unknown behind a scrim of facts, and encourages us to see the world’s plurality as something we can skim, Google also reduces our equipment for living.”
“For far too long, the addiction-memoir genre has been dominated by men,” writes Britni de la Cretaz at Bitch.
At the Los Angeles Review of Books, Jenny Fran Davis writes about High Femme Camp Antics, negotiations of invisibility, desire, and more (if you want to know what everyone is subtweeting about).
pretending to be too stoned to help pitch a tent so that your butch can do all the work is both High Femme Camp Antics and high femme camp antics
— 🫐 Cranberry Grass 🫐 (@theBGrass) December 15, 2020
It’s best books season. Here are some. Here are five noteworthy queer books. Here are the best books of 2020 according to Slate. Here are Electric Literature‘s favorite novels of 2020, favorite short stories of 2020, and favorite non-fiction books of 2020. Here is the year in reading from many different authors, some of whom you may know. Here are the best-reviewed essay collections of 2020. Here are LitHub‘s favorite books of the year. Here are 67 of the best queer books of 2020.
Read these seven feminist YA books this month. Read these 11 books to prove you’re not the only weirdo. Read these five books for an introduction to the history of disability in the United States. Read these seven books about the power dynamics of parties. Read these food novels by Southeast Asian women writers.