Lesbrary Links: Quozies, the Queer Children’s Books Revolution, Lesbian BookTok, and More

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.

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki
OF Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
the cover of Heather Has Two Mommies
Little and Lion by Brandy Colbert
the cover of Last Night at the Telegraph Club

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

Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
the cover of D'Vaughn and Kriss Plan a Wedding
the cover of Cantoras
the cover of From Dust, a Flame
the cover of Wild and Wicked Things

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 cover of Milk Fed
the cover of Magic, Lies, and Deadly Pies
Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
Ace of Spades cover
the cover of Panpocalypse

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

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
the cover of The Secret Language
the cover of Love and Other Disasters
the cover of A Dowry of Blood
The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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?

Well of Loneliness cover
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m danforth
The Unspoken Name cover
the cover of The Thousand Eyes
the covers of Girls Can Kiss Now

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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