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.
I try not to cover too much of the individual queer book bannings here, because it’s overwhelming and painful to sift through the huge amount that come in every week, but you can keep up with them at Book Riot and ALA’s International Freedom Blog. I have pulled out some of the high level overviews, though.
The covers above are all of sapphic books that have been recently challenged or banned.
You’re Not Welcome Here: How book bans alienate Texas students
Florida teen suspended for “Don’t Say Gay” protest won’t back down
From book bans to “Don’t Say Gay” bill, LGBTQ kids feel erased in the classroom
Malinda Lo wrote about the ramping up of books bans across the U.S., including challenges of her own books
Find a Home in These Unsung Classics of Black Queer Literature
13 Queer Black Romances That Will Give You All The Feels
To celebrate International Women’s Day, LGBTQ Reads posted a list of “great books that feature friendship, companionship, sisterhood, and other group dynamics among (primarily) women”
Here are 24 must-read LGBTQ books out this month
Here is Queer Poetry for Every Sign
The Best LGBTQ Books of 2021, According to American Librarians
It’s Time To Curl Up with a “Quozy” – A Queer Cozy Mystery
Read these 8 Mystery Books With Bi+ Main Characters
These queer dark academia books are worth obsessing over
Don’t miss these queer books from indie presses out this year
Read these powerful LGBTQ memoirs
Thank You, Romance: On Dating in My 30s, Glorious Conversations, and Queer Romance Novels
Here are 7 Fascinating Facts About Rita Mae Brown
Learn about Ursula Nordstrom and the Queer Revolution of the 20th Century Children’s Books
Laynie Rose, a lesbian BookTokker, was interviewed at Bitch Media
A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson, one of my favourite reads of last year, is coming out in a special edition hardcover!
Gillian Anderson and Lily Rabe are Queer Loves Eleanor and Hick in Showtime’s “The First Lady”
Will “The Color Purple” Get Black Queerness Right This Time?
Radclyffe Hall’s papers have been digitized and are available online at the University of Texas at Austin
I Found My Queer Guidebook in The Well of Loneliness
The Miseducation of Cameron Post made me question everything about being a lesbian
The Thousand Eyes Wraps Up a Queer Epic Duology With God Killing and Monster %@$#ing
Girls Can Kiss Now by Jill Gutowitz was reviewed at Autostraddle
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