Link Round Up: April 21 – May 5

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This is the Lesbrary bi-weekly feature where we take a look at all the lesbian and bi women book news and reviews happening on the rest of the internet!

The Lady and Her Secret Lover by Jenn Le Blanc   Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins   Laure Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki   Carmilla by Kim Turrisi   Waves by Ingrid Chabbert

Autostraddle posted 8 Crime Books Featuring Women Loving Women & Other Queer People.

LGBTQ Reads posted New Releases: May 1-7, 2019.

Xtra posted How social media–savvy youth became the unofficial keepers of queer history.

Ylva Publishing posted Wild Lesbians and Their Animal Companions.

The Prom by Saundra Mitchell   Redwood and Ponytail by KA Holt   Gentleman Jack by Anne Choma   The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister edited by Helena Whitbread   Gentleman Jack by Angela Steidele

“Breakout queer Broadway musical The Prom to get YA novel adaptation” was posted at EW.com.

An article on soft censorship of LGBTQ+ middle grade authors was posted at Publisher’s Weekly.

“Wild Nights With Emily,” a queer Emily Dickinson movie, was reviewed at The Austin Chronicle.

“Gentleman Jack,” the Anne Lister HBO series, was written about at Dorothy Surrenders, Bella Books, The New Republic, Marie Claire, Autostraddle (twice), Mental Floss, and Oprah Magazine.

The Stonewall Reader edited by The New York Public Library   Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy   The Archive of Alternate Endings by Lindsey Drager   Sugar Run by Mesha Maren   Native Country of the Heart by Cherrie Moraga

The Stonewall Reader edited by Jason Baumann was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy was reviewed Lambda Literary.

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue was reviewed by Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian.

The Archive of Alternate Endings by Lindsey Drager was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Sugar Run by Mesha Maren was reviewed at ALA GLBT Reviews.

Native Country of the Heart by Cherríe Moraga was reviewed at Autostraddle.

Greetings from Janeland: Women Write More About Leaving Men for Women edited by Candace Walsh and Barbara Straus Lodge was reviewed at ALA GLBT Reviews.

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Link Round Up: December 13 – January 1

This is the Lesbrary bi-weekly feature where we take a look at all the lesbian and bi women book news and reviews happening on the rest of the internet!

The Tiger Flu by Larissa Lai cover   Undiscovered Country by Kelly O'Connor McNees cover   On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden   The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta cover   So Lucky by Nicola Griffith cover

Advocate posted

Autostraddle posted 20 of the Best LGBTQ Graphic Novels of 2018.

LGBTQ Reads posted Good News Roundup of LGBTQ Reads, 2018 Edition.

The Lotterys More or Less by Emma Donoghue cover   The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez    Hurriance Child by Kheryn Callender cover   Her Body and Other Parties Carmen Maria Machado cover   Kim Reaper Vol. 1: Grim Beginnings cover

Okazu posted Why Is It Always Catholic Schoolgirls in Yuri? and Top Ten Yuri of 2018.

“My Queer Southern Lit” was posted at Lit Hub.

The Lotterys More or Less by Emma Donoghue was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

After Hours, Vol. 3 by Yuhta Nishio was reviewed at Okazu.

Growing Up Queer by Mary Robertson was reviewed at the Washington Blade.

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Link Round Up: November 12 – December 12

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This is the Lesbrary bi-weekly feature where we take a look at all the lesbian and bi women book news and reviews happening on the rest of the internet!

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan cover   I Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson cover   Lost Soul, Be at Peace by Maggie Thrash cover   Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi cover   Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha cover

Autostraddle posted Five Steamy Lesbian Reads for the Holidays and 50 of the Best LGBT Books of 2018.

Lambda Literary posted New in December: Kevin Killian, Mark Griffin, Neil Tennant, and M.K. England.

LGBTQ Reads posted TBRainbow Alert: YA Starring QPoC and TBRainbow Alert: Heists, Thrillers, and Mysteries.

Okazu posted 2018 Yuri Gift Guide.

Women and Words updated their New Releases & Coming Up page.

“75 Best Lesbian Romance Novels to Read” was posted at Fiction Obsessed.

The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Berube cover   Part of It by Ariel Schrag cover   The Tiger Flu by Larissa Lai cover   Love Letters to Jane's World by Paige Braddock cover   Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Bérubé was reviewed by Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian.

Love Letters to Jane’s World by Paige Braddock was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

The Tiger Flu by Larissa Lai was reviewed at Autostraddle.

Four Years by Martha Miller was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan was reviewed at Lambda Literary and GLBT ALA Reviews.

by Bev Prescott was reviewed at Frivolous Views.

Part of It by Ariel Schrag was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

In Development by Rachel Spangler was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Love All by Rachel Spangler was reviewed at Frivolous Views.

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Link Round Up: October 10 – November 11

theargonauts   carmilla   lumberjanes   princeless-raven-the-pirate-princess   betteroffred
Autostraddle posted

posse-kate-welshman   nototherwisespecified   juliettakesabreath   scorpion-rules-erin-bow   otherbound

Gay YA posted So Now What? The Post-Coming Out Story in LGBTQ YA Fiction and How to Build a Safe Space for LGBTQIA+ Teens via Books.

Lambda Literary posted New in November: Laura Jane Grace, Philip Dean Walker, Joanne Passet, Anne Raeff, and Cleve Jones and Ken White: On Starting Query Books and Republishing Classic LBGTQ Literature.

“Why Queer Retellings of Classic Stories Are So Necessary” was posted at Vice.

womensbarracks   run   The Girls in 3-B femmes fatales   Ash   PriceofSalt

“Marvel Comics Needs to Do Way Better With Its LGBT Representation” was posted at io9.

“Five Important Lesbian Pulp Novels to Read During LGBT History Month” was posted at AfterEllen.

Malinda Lo posted Examining perceptions of LGBTQ+ characters in children’s and YA trade book reviews.

lez talk   treyf   georgia peaches and other forbidden fruit jaye robin brown   ill-tell-you-in-person-chloe-caldwell   a-body-undone-christina-crosby

Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction by S. Andrea Allen was reviewed at Read Diverse Books.

Treyf: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw by Elissa Altman was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown was reviewed at LGBT YA Reviews.

I’ll Tell You In Person by Chloe Caldwell was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality by Debbie Cenziper & Jim Obergefell was reviewed at ALA GLBT Reviews.

A Body, Undone: Living On After Great Pain by Christina Crosby was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

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Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart was reviewed at Bella Books.

The Missing Museum by Amy King was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

The Jungle Around Us by Anne Raeff was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Alaskan Bride by D Jordan Redhawk was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair by Sarah Schulman was reviews at Lambda Literary.

Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki was reviewed at Disability in Kidlit.

Black Wave by Michelle Tea was reviewed at Tor.

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Lauren reviews The Island and the Kite by Aurora Zahni

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In The Island and the Kite, Mary Susan Bennett ventures to New York City for a day of movie-watching and dilly-dally. Mary Susan’s likeable personality is instantly welcoming to readers. She is the type of 19-year-old that never meets a stranger. She has an amazing ability to strike genuine rapport with whoever crosses her path. While in the city, Mary Susan runs into her serial ex-girlfriend, Stefi Angel Brown, who wants her back and seems sincere in her desire.

On this day, however, Mary Susan is met with delight and danger. There is a serial killer on the loose, and Mary Susan is stranded and alone. She fills the time through leisurely conversations, by consuming sweets, and performing good deeds— until the night takes a turn for the worse. Mary Susan meets evil, as the psychic Madame Kizzy has predicted. Despite her tussles with three vigilantes and a pair of murders, Mary Susan escapes wholly unharmed.

There were moments during the read that tested my suspension of belief— often to the point that I couldn’t balance fiction with logic. In these moments, I felt that Zahni stretched the plausibility of his plot. For example, the happenstance meeting and re-meeting of characters, along with the supernatural occurrences that slipped into the story just as Mary Susan was on the brink of injury. These moments felt like easy solutions to keep Mary Susan safe and alive rather than a rich opportunity to allow Mary Susan to meet the consequences of her choices and actions, essentially following through on the conflict.

Zahni divided The Island and the Kite into two parts. Stefi makes quick appearances throughout Book One. In Book Two, however, Zahni dives into Stefi’s world, weaving in a storyline that is much easier to digest. Stefi is a talented basketball player who has burned Mary Susan one too many times. But, Zahni presses rewind to give insight into the people and events that pull Stefi’s heart back to Mary Susan.

The Island and the Kite is a novella for readers who desire romance and mystery fused with quirky stories and quick tempos.

Lauren Cherelle uses her time and talents to traverse imaginary and professional worlds. She recently penned her sophomore novel, “The Dawn of Nia.” Outside of reading and writing, she volunteers as a child advocate and enjoys new adventures with her partner of thirteen years. You can find Lauren online at Twitter, www.lcherelle.com, and Goodreads.

Link Round Up: March 26 – April 10

tippingthevelvet   lesbian sex haiku book with cats   Lo_Adaptation_HC_600x900   shes just not that into you   YouSetMeOnFire

Autostraddle posted

BCLA LGBTQ Interest Group posted YA Fiction Featuring LGBTQ+ Characters that I Either Love or Am Really Excited About.

Lambda Literary posted The 8th Annual Rainbow Book Fair and New in April: Edmund White, Mariko Tamaki, Jonathan Corcoran, S. Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle.

teahousefire   rightsideofhistory   south of sunhine dana elmendorf   the-gay-revolution-9781451694116_lg    searching for sappho philip freeman

The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery was reviewed at Omnivore Bibliosaur.

The Right Side of History: 100 Years of LGBTQI Activism by Adrian Brooks was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf was reviewed at Omnivore Bibliosaur.

The Gay Revolution: the Story of the Struggle by Lillian Faderman was reviewed GLBT ALA Reviews.

Searching For Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet by Philip Freeman was reviewed at GLBT ALA Reviews.

when I was your girlfriend nikki harmon   annieonmymind   undertheudalatree   lez talk   felicity mary oliver cover

When I Was Your Girlfriend by Nikki Harmon was reviewed at Sistahs On the Shelf.

Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden was reviewed by Anna Larner.

Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta was reviewed at BD Live.

Felicity by Mary Oliver was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Juliana by Vanda was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Oscar of Between: A Memoir of Identity and Ideas by Betsy Warland was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

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Link Round Up: March 1 – 13

juliettakesabreath   tippingthevelvet   fresh romance comic cover   ladies almanack djuna barnes cover   the other side comic

AfterEllen posted

Autostraddle posted

apocalypse   the first bad man miranda july cover   ThereseandIsabelle   irrepressible   dirty-river

Lambda Literary Awards posted 28th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced and New in March: Kaitlyn Greenidge, Saleem Haddad, Jim Downs, Sarah Schulman, and Augusten Burroughs.

Women and Words posted Hot off the Press, March 2016 and Coming Attractions, April 2016.

“Books I Wish I’d Read as an LGBTQ Teenager” was posted at Lit Hub.

littlebitofspice   saving alex cooper cover   annieonmymind   9780373211753_BB.indd   zami

A Little Bit of Spice by Georgia Beers was reviewed at Lesbian Reading Room.

Saving Alex by Alex Cooper with Joanna Brooks was reviewed at Omnivore Bibliosaur.

Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden was discussed in depth on Reading with Aspergers.

What We Left Behind by Robin Talley was reviewed at BCLA LGBTQ Interest Group.

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Link Round Up: December 22 – 28

tippingthevelvet   sistahoodonthemic   Ash

Afterwritten posted Keep It Queer: How My Love Affair with LGBTQ YA Started.

Autostraddle posted Liberty Lit #62: Snowing Pages.

Sarah Waters was interviewed at the hairpin.

The Sista Hood on the Mic by E-Fierce Twinja Book Reviews.

junemageernfestivenurse   underafallingstar   lieswetellourselves

Under a Falling Star by Jae was reviewed at Lesbian Reading Room.

June Magee, R.N. Festival Nurse by Anne McMan, with Salem West and Barrett was reviewed at Lesbian Reading Room.

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley was reviewed at Afterwritten.

Fighting Kudzu by Mystic Thompson was reviewed at Gay YA.

Link Round Up: December 16 – 21

MandOForever  dyke-the-halls   lieswetellourselves

AfterEllen posted How to Have a Very Lesbian Christmas.

Babbling About Books posted Announcing the 2015 Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event! (#LFAE2015).

GayYA posted

primarystein  missedher   badfeminist

Women and Words has been celebrating their holiday hootenanny! (Giveaways every day!)

Ivan Coyote was written about at ZY.

Catherine Lundoff posted On LGBT Science Fiction and Fantasy 2000-2010 (Part 2).

Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Primary Stein: Returning to the Writings of Gertrude Stein edited by Janet Boyd and Sharon J. Kirsch was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

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Link Round Up: May 29 – June 3

pregnantbutch   ChopperChopper   inmyskin

The Advocate posted 10 Great LGBT Summer Reads.

AfterEllen posted The AfterEllen Book Club: Choices for June.

Autostraddle posted Lez Liberty Lit #47: Filled With Poetry.

 

Bold Strokes Nottingham Festival is happening on June 7th and 8th! Authors who are attending have been posting on BSB blog.

LGBTQ Recs Month posted Posting Instructions.

The Rainbow Reader posted Forty Years On with Dykewomon and Jacobs.

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Sistahs On the Shelf posted Books 2 Check Out – May 2014.

Tess Sharpe, author of Far From You, was interviewed at Bisexual Books.

Living as a Lesbian by Cheryl Clarke was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

That’s So Gay! Microagressions in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community by Kevin L. Nadal was reviewed at Bisexual Books.

Viral by Suzanne Parker was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Playing My Love by Angela Peach was reviewed at Girl Guide London.

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