Like, Guy Gavriel Kay, but queer. Tolkien, but queer. Melanie Rawn, but queer.
Post-election reading recommendations, endless love for Zadie Smith, new Joan Didion, how we talk about women’s lives and more.
Literary ASMR, exclamation points and emoji, queer retellings as reclamation, Zadie Smith, recordings of Black women poets and more.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Beyoncé, digital accessibility and representation as an ongoing project, every spell used in Harry Potter, Halloween reading and more.
Arimah’s short story grapples with grief, immigration, neo-imperialism, and our never-ending obsession with defining ourselves by countries and borders; all the while telling a cross-continental African lesbian love story.
No women won the Nobel Prize, on women’s privacy and how Elena Ferrante got doxxed, how witches are a way to write about women’s power, lesbian YA covers through the years and more.
Feminist coloring books, favorite bi+ books of 2016 (so far), publishing algorithms, when sometimes you read less than other times and more.
Reading bored white girls, queer YA, Power and Magic, what women’s lit is anyway and more.
Handwriting doesn’t matter, punk and magic in art, preserving lesbian pulp fiction, breaking up with a bad book and more.
Welcome to your list of queer and/or feminist books coming out in fall 2016. New Zadie Smith, Ivan Coyote, Anne Carson, Margaret Atwood, Bae Suah and more.
Is there room in your boat, Anne Shirley?
Netflix announced an Anne of Green Gables remake today. They better get it right about Anne and Diana being in love!
Emojis aren’t destroying language, reading lists of books by indigenous authors, trans women in literature and more.
Queer books set at camp, tips for reading and walking, how to read more books and permission to not finish the ones you start and more.
Mental health zines, libraries’ political and social power, what counts as a diverse book and more.
The oldest library in the world, why emoji don’t mean linguistic death, a history of zines, what to add to your queer summer reading pile and more.
Books to read for Pride, searching for representation, cotton candy queer lit, books as taxidermy, books and reading and food and eating, and more.
Insufferable uptight raw vegan Fanny Price has been raised by her rich aunt and uncle, because her immediate family is poor and does not have the money for the Vitamix and fruit dehydrator she requires.
The 2016 Lambda Literary Award winners, summer reading suggestions, why hardcover is the new vinyl, why language is colonized and more.
Reading nooks; the links between language, culture, and the way we think; queer books with POC protagonists; unlinking mental illness and creativity; and more.