Romance novels: they’re not just for straight people anymore. In this episode we have hot cops/FBI agents, congresswomen passing more than bills, and lots of folks playing doctor.
When you give the gift of reading, you’re giving two gifts — the book, and the gift of reading that you get from reading the book. Does that make sense?
This is a list of YA fantasy novels that fall somewhere between tangentially gay and really, really gay. They all fall under “read this immediately.”
topics explored include work-related circumstances, tragic accidents, hot lady cops, confusing figures from the past, lesbian power suits, raunch and deceased lovers. Oh and sex. Lots of sex.
NSFW Sunday has eight more reasons to read a f*cking book about f*cking. This week we’re talking about the Lambda Literary Awards.
A lot of us feel like books saved our life during our teen years; also, though, sometimes books can actually save your life! A list of ten YA novels that deal with the themes of suicide for gay youth.
You probably don’t read enough poetry and you would probably be smarter if you did.
Here are Team Autostraddle’s recommendations for books to get you through the rest of summer — without rotting your brain.
Looking for a good book on feminism? How about 70 of them? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most influential, controversial and must-read feminist titles from the past 200+ years. That’s a lot of books! You should probably get started.
It’s Reading Rainbow time at Autostraddle! We talk about which of the Lambda Literary Awards nominees we’re most excited about reading. Spoiler alert: a lot of awesome out lesbians and bisexuals wrote fantastic looking books in 2009. Just FYI.
You want books! We got your books! We’ve got what we like, what other lady-lovers like, what will look cute to read in front of cute girls etc. Also, Samantha Ronson is DJ’ing for the lesbians @ Dinah Shore, GLEE, Drew Barrymore, Nicole Pacent & more!
Autostraddle looks back on some of the decade’s most awesome books by queer ladies. Annie Leboivitz shoots Britney’s Candies Campaign, a year in Gaga costumes, Disney’s best & worst princesses, and Lady Gaga gives an interview that’s really weird, even for her.
Best Fall Book Preview of all time, The Others (Seba Al-Herz) potential Autostraddle Book Club Pick, also Malinda Lo, graphjam, books from David Byrne, Nabokov & Kathy Griffin, Girldrive, YA Teen Sexual Discovery book, review of Tao Lin’s Shoplifting From American Apparel and more!
“”If I’m being totally honest, I have to say that I felt a little awkward once I realized that the main character, Phoebe, is only 13-ish years old.”
Green & Riese Read Lesbian YA Novels! Clandestine lesbian affairs! Secrets! Shame! Love! High School! That Girl You Loved — She Loves You Back!
Kathy Acker, Audre Lorde, Alison Smith, The New Fuck You, Bett Williams, JD Glass, Dorothy Allison, Alison Bechdel, Michelle Tea and Marijane Meeker. There’s more out there than Tipping the Velvet and Written on the Body. Though if you haven’t read those already then you probs should asap.
We count down the top ten Lesbian Literature Classics.