Lesbrary Links: Literary Awards, Rainbow Covers, Polyamory, and Quarantine Reads

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Well, we are living in weird times. I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy, and that you’re using this time inside to catch up on reading. If you have to be on the front lines, whether as a grocery worker or as a nurse or doctor, or anything else that is helping the world keep turning right now, I am grateful for you. Personally, I’m temporarily out of work, but I’m in Canada, so monetary help should be coming soon (fingers crossed). On to your regularly-scheduled links!

I follow hundreds of queer book blogs to scout out the best sapphic book news and reviews! Many of them get posted on tumblr and twitter as I discover them, but my favourites get saved for these link compilations. Here are some of the posts I’ve found interesting in the last few weeks.

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde  Fair Play by Tove Jansson  Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki  Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera  Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote

  • Autostraddle’s The Future We Lost in the Fire is one of my favourite articles I’ve read in recent memory: it explores the Nazi burning of the Magnus Hirschfeld library, and the forgotten queer history of Berlin.
  • Also on Autostraddle, they are continuing their Year of Our (Audre) Lorde, reflecting on Lorde’s ongoing legacy and how it relates to our current struggles, with March’s Poetry Is Not a Luxury.
  • The New Yorker’s Inside Tove Jansson’s Private Universe is a thoughtful biography of Tove Jansson, which has reminded me that I really want to pick up some full-length biographies of her, because she seems like such an interesting character.
  • Book Riot’s Queer Representation in Books: Give Me All of It, Every Kind is a personal essay about the importance of a diversity of queer representations, including different identities, genres, and tones.

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The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta  The Summer of Jordi Perez  When You Get the Chance by Tom Ryan and Robin Stevenson  Lumberjanes Volume 14: X Marks the Spot  Queer: A Graphic History

Cantoras by Carolina de Robertis  Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett  Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn  Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson  Soft Science by Franny Choi

April new releases are going to be their own post, which will be up in the next few days!

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