Our Hobbies Our Shelves: The Top 8 Dykiest Things on Kayla’s Shelves

Hi and welcome back to Our Hobbies, Our Shelves, the new A+ series featuring tours of our home libraries.

Riese and Carmen provided very cool spreadsheets for their respective book tours, but I’m not going to do that! Sorry! But listen, I’m actually working on a very cool top secret (for now) project that involves spreadsheets and books, and whew, if I have to make another books spreadsheets, I might die???? I also already did a deep-dive on my home’s bookshelves earlier this year for Meg’s excellent Spaces & Places series. In case you missed that essay, the gist is: Dating a librarian rules and also the best system for organizing books is whatever the fuck makes the most sense to YOU.

Now, since I already did that first look at my bookshelves, let’s zoom in a little more, shall we? Given that I am a dyke writer in a relationship with another dyke writer, our home has...a lot of books. And more specifically, a lot of dykey books. For Our Hobbies, Our Shelves, I’ve gone on a q...

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Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya is the managing editor of Autostraddle and a lesbian writer of essays, short stories, and pop culture criticism living in Miami. She is the assistant managing editor of TriQuarterly, and her short stories appear or are forthcoming in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Joyland, Catapult, The Offing, and more. Some of her pop culture writing can be found at The A.V. Club, Vulture, The Cut, and others. You can follow her on Twitter or Instagram and learn more about her work on her website.

Kayla has written 342 articles for us.