We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia Young Adult / Dystopia / LGBT / Romance 364 pages Published February 2019 We Set the Dark on Fire is an excellent example of how government-mandated relationship structures are oppressive. The core of the story revolves around an island society’s marriage structure; because of an … Continue reading
I had friends at Capital Pride yesterday in DC. I’m so glad the shooting was ultimately a false alarm, but the panic and fear and grief I saw from the LGBTQIAA+ community yesterday is heartbreaking. This was Pride. This is supposed to be our community. I have no words.
House of Nutter: The Rebel Tailor of Savile Row by Lance Richardson Nonfiction / Biography / LGBT 375 pages Published 2018 This biography is titled for Tommy Nutter, the tailor, but it’s really a dual biography of Tommy and his older brother, David. Both gay, both influential in their own celebrity circles, both intimately affected … Continue reading
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple – turn to page 56 in your current read (or 56% in your e-reader) and post a few non-spoilery sentences. This week’s quote is from We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia, a dystopia-on-the-verge-of-revolt in which upper-class girls are sorted … Continue reading
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown Young Adult/Romance/LGBT 432 pages Published 2016 This is a sweet, southern f/f romance. Set in Georgia, it deals with a lot of things young lesbians might have to deal with in the south – religion, bigotry, the stress of coming out or not coming out … Continue reading
I have a whole stack of books for Pride this week! Most of them are F/F, I’ve realized, so I need to work on getting other representation into the mix. Bingo Love is an F/F graphic novel, but one of the women is bisexual. Let’s Talk About Love is asexual, and the main character in … Continue reading