Why conservatives are afraid of libraries, what to read that’s out in August, why writing matters in an age of despair and more.
Tarot and psychotherapy, reading anything at any time of year, give yourself permission not to finish that book you don’t really want to finish and more.
How queer writers create queer stories, the history of writing as a history of book burning, queer bookstores to visit and more.
It’s fun to delete stuff. Plus: feminist zine culture, a Lumberjanes quiz, the 2017 VIDA count results and more.
Books with ace homo/bi/panromantic women characters do exist! Here’s a list of eight of these very real and awesome books in genres like romance, fantasy, YA and more!
Language is a way to exercise control. Also some Pride reading lists, three Latinx zines, dying languages and more.
Lady Evangeline is as capable as ripping your bodice as Sir Benedict Granville, and that’s just one of the brilliant things about this interactive romance novel.
The queer YA books you’ll want to read at the beach, the park, and everywhere else this summer!
How lesbian pulp fiction saved lives, Michelle Tea’s Against Memoir, gay love letters, what counts as “well read” and more.
It’s truly magical when you can find a novel with lesbian or bisexual or queer characters that speaks to you and tells a damn good story.
Nobel-cancelling sex scandals, writing by hand, what to read if you want to read funny women, the myth of women authors with only one good book and more.
Check out these queer-women-fronted action and adventure novels, including basically Die Hard but with lesbians, basically The X-Files but with a bisexual love triangle, pirate stories, thrillers and more.
A history of twentieth century women critics, why “being nice” is a scam, queer books for teens, Independent Bookstore Day and more.
New thoughts on South Asian cultural identity in YA, writing recovery and addiction narratives, Joan Didion’s reading list, how Judy Blume taught girls to be feminists and more.
These dark mysteries and thrillers featuring lesbian and bisexual main characters focus less on the romance and more on the hair raising on the back of your neck.
Books as medicine or advice, what’s happening to feminist bookstores, addiction and recovery narratives and more.
Complaining about language, a new zine about sisterhood beyond gender, Lambda Literary finalists, “dumpster fire” makes the dictionary and more.
How queer books are still marketed to straight readers, horror novels and OCD, OED feelings, feminist fonts, Virginia Woolf’s photo albums and more.
Talking about Kristen Stewart, gems, lesbian tropes, Girl Scout crushes, swine flu, the apocalypse and more with award-winning queer writer Carmen Maria Machado.
The literature of Ezili and finding lesbians and queers in Caribbean literature, feel(ing) free, new Foucault, taking young women’s love stories seriously and more.