Lesbrary Sneak Peek: More books I got in the mail!

I got a box of books in the mail this week that I’m very excited about. (Thanks Bookmooch!)

This is one of those really specific titles that I always find fascinating. In its defense, this isn’t actually all about lesbian hair (though you probably could write a book about it). It’s a humour book that sounds similar to So You Want to Be a Lesbian?, which I liked despite it being fairly outdated now. The History of Lesbian Hair a slim little book, only a little over 100 pages, so I’ll probably tackle is pretty soon.

Get Mary Dugger’s The History of Lesbian Hair from a local indie bookstore through Indiebound.

As for fiction, I got a well-loved copy of Babyji by Abha Dawesar. It won the 2005 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction and the 2006 Stonewall Book Award for Fiction, so that’s definitely promising. It’s set in India in the 1980s and has a 16-year-old protagonist with a love for quantum physics who has affairs with three different women while critiquing caste politics. I love reading lesbian books that stray from the usual all-white cast, set in the U.S. norm. Plus, a smart, adventurous heroine? I am completely on board!

Get Babyji from a local indie bookstore through Indiebound.

And finally, I got Sisters, Sexperts, Queers: Beyond the Lesbian Nation edited by Arlene Stein. I’m really interested in knowing more about not just present lesbian culture and politics, but also what has come before. This book explores the fall from the dream of a “Lesbian Nation–a sisterhood with a shared identity, a common agenda” to a more splintered, multi-faceted culture, split along ideas about marriage, butch/femme dynamics, and class differences. It looks fascinating.

Have you read A History of Lesbian Hair, Babyji, or Sisters, Sexperts, Queers? What did you think of it?

2 Replies to “Lesbrary Sneak Peek: More books I got in the mail!”

  1. allis

    I haven’t read any of those, but I’m really amazed with the really specific titles you post here. They always surprise me and make me very curious about them.

    Babyji seems really great. I’m definitely adding it to my reading list I know I’ll read 🙂

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    1. Danika the Lesbrarian Post author

      I try to post titles that I think people are likely not to have heard of, but are still interesting. I’m glad you like them!

      I’m really looking forward to that one, let me know what you think of it!

      Reply

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