Link Round Up: June 11 – 26

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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!

Her Body and Other Parties Carmen Maria Machado cover   The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante         All Eyes on Us by Kit Frick

Autostraddle posted

Lambda Literary posted New Books in June for Your Pride Month Reading List.


Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan  Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan  Stage Dreams by Melanie Gillman   Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins    Princess Princess Ever After cover

LGBTQ Reads posted

Pride posted 21 Inspiring LGBTQ-Themed Children’s Books.

Women and Words updated their Hot off the Press and Coming Attractions.

Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett  Far From You by Tess Sharpe   Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn  Ash by Malinda Lo  Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

Dahlia Adler posted “14 YA Authors on the Queer Books That Changed Their Lives” at Barnes & Noble.

Kristen Arnett, author of Mostly Dead Things, was interviewed at Bustle.

Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun and Patsy, was interviewed at Nylon.

Malinda Lo was interviewed about her novel Ash by Nina LaCour at Bustle.

Niamh Murphy posted 8 Great Ways to Get Free And Discounted Lesbian eBooks Sent to You!

Barbara Smith wrote “Why I Left the Mainstream Queer Rights Movement” at the New York Times.

A Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernandez    Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi cover  Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki 

Chain Reactions by Lynn Ames was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

A Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernández was reviewed at The Black Lesbian Literary Collective.

Healing/Heeling by Sassafras Lowrey was reviewed at Gertrude Press.

Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi was reviewed at Rich in Color.

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell was reviewed at Okazu.

Kiss Number 8 by Colleen AF Venable and Ellen T. Crenshaw was reviewed at Okazu.

Pride month brought a deluge of queer book content from the rest of the internet, so I thought I’d collect it all here:

  • “The Bookshop: The story of Australia’s oldest LGBT bookstore” was posted at BBC News.
  • “12 books by Canadian LGBTQ writers to read during Pride Month” was posted at CBC.
  • How Stonewall Liberated Young Adult Literature” was posted at Electric Lit.
  • “Reading the Rainbow: A Pride Reading List” was reviewed at LARB.
  • LGBTQIA+ Graphic Novels for Young Readers” was posted at School Library Journal.
  • “The First Lesbian Porn, a Japanese “Dyketionary,” and 9 Other Revealing Artifacts from the Lesbian Herstory Archives” was posted at Vice.
  • Young Adult Books About Queer Girls Are On The Rise, But There’s Still So Much To Be Done” was posted at Bustle.
  • “The lasting importance of Haunting of Hill House’s Theodora” was posted at SYFY Wire.
  • “9 LGBT Book Blogs That Will Keep You Up To Date With Your Favorite Authors” was posted at
  • 59 Children’s Books That Celebrate Pride” was posted at No Time for Flash Cards.
  • “A gay first lady? Yes, we’ve already had one, and here are her love letters.” (about Rose Cleveland) was posted at The Washington Post.
  • “Letters reveal a U.S. First Lady’s 20-year-long lesbian affair: ‘You are mine, and I am yours, and we are one, and our lives are one henceforth’,” also about Rosa Cleveland, was posted at NY Daily News.
  • 9 LGBQT+ figureheads on their favourite queer literature” was posted at Vogue Australia.
  • “26 Amazing Books by LGBTQ+ Authors You Should Add to Your Bookshelf” was posted at Mental Floss.
  • “Our Favorite LGBTQ+ Reads of the Past Year” was posted at Tor.
  • “This American Maverick Ruled the Lesbian Literary Scene of Paris” was posted at OZY.
  • “Lambda Literary and the Ongoing Recognition of Comics” was posted at The Comics Journal.
  • “15 Books With Bi Main Characters To Read This Pride Month” was posted at Bustle.
  • “Why LGBTQ bookstores, such as Philadelphia’s Giovanni’s Room, are a lifeline for queer teens” was posted at the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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