Pride Month Reads 2020: A Wrap-Up and Booklist

Happy Pride Month, fellow readers! The genesis of LGBTQIA+ Pride is a long story that begins before the 1969 Stonewall riots and still continues today. Notably, in 1970 a bisexual woman named Brenda Howard first proposed a Pride march and a week of events to celebrate and take joy in queer identities and the restContinue reading “Pride Month Reads 2020: A Wrap-Up and Booklist”

Slave Play, Jeremy O. Harris

(Buy it HERE.) “I think it’s really important to reiterate that what we all just explored was incredibly difficult and triggering, but it was also fantasy.“ For the month of March I gave myself the stealth challenge to only read works written by women. However, a friend who reads far more than I do gotContinue reading “Slave Play, Jeremy O. Harris”

Odd One Out, Nic Stone

(Buy it HERE) ⭐⭐⭐/5Courtney loves his best friend Jupiter, Jupiter loves girls. New girl Rae isn’t sure who she loves or how she feels about it. Odd One Out explores their individual perspectives & the questions they have about their emerging sexualities & relationships.β €πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβ €I love how casually diverse this book is. Race, culture and sexualityContinue reading “Odd One Out, Nic Stone”

Invisible Life, E. Lynn Harris

(Buy it HERE.) Raymond Tyler Jr. is Black, middle-class, and upwardly mobile. He has a job at a hot law firm in NYC, a loving Southern family, a supportive friend group and a really nice apartment. He’s a catch on the dating market, and everyone wants to know when he’ll get married. He’s also inContinue reading “Invisible Life, E. Lynn Harris”

Last Week in Books, June 9th – June 16th

Time? What is time? What did I really mean when I said I would do a news post every week? The world may never know… A biopic about Shirley Jackson, author of The Lottery (aka that creepy short story in everyone’s English textbook) was released last week,with Scientologist Handmaid Elisabeth Moss playing the writer. It’sContinue reading “Last Week in Books, June 9th – June 16th”

Let’s Talk About Love, by Claire Kann

(Buy it HERE.) ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5β €πŸ’•β €Ok so first of all, isn’t that a *gorgeous* book cover? Second – good grief. When was the last time I actually read an ink and paper book? The Kindle is getting a workout lately! β €πŸ’‘β €It’s rare that a book completely surprises me, but this one did. After all, who expects anContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Love, by Claire Kann”

Guest Review: All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George M Johnson

A quick note: I’m Mel, the author of 99% of the reviews on this site. I’m a straight cis woman who firmly believes in equality and equity for LGBTQIA+ people. While I’ve been doing targeted reading for Pride Month, I haven’t really read a lot of queer books in any genre and I’m aware myContinue reading “Guest Review: All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George M Johnson”