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Bad Girls: A Novel | Camila Sosa Villada
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I made this quiz for Autostraddle and it was really fun to write and research! The eight books/authors are from Japan, Argentina, Iran, Korea, Brazil, Iceland, Canada, and the Dominican Republic, writing in lots of different genres/forms, like manga, science fiction, thrillers, coming of age, and magical realism. Let me know which book you got if you take the quiz! https://www.autostraddle.com/quiz-what-queer-book-in-translation-should-you-read...

Prairiegirl_reading Added to my wish list! Never heard of it before. It sounds like something I might like! 2w
Bookzombie I got Bad Girls, which I think might already be on my TBR. 🙂 2w
Clare-Dragonfly I got this and it sounds great! Maybe I can remember to nominate it for #LGBTBookClub next time! (edited) 2w
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Soubhiville I got and stacked 2w
Soubhiville Actually I already had it stacked 😁 now I‘m looking up all these others! 2w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Prairiegirl_reading I hope you like it! I think it sounds really unique. 2w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Bookzombie it was just translated last year and it get get some buzz! 2w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Clare-Dragonfly doesn't it? Its published by a tiny press in Canada, might be hard to source outside here. I couldn't find it on bookshop.org 2w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Soubhiville I really want to read that one, especially as a new queer parent! 2w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Kitta I loved it, hope you do to if you read it! 2w
KathyWheeler @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian It does. Since I liked the last book one of these quizzes recommended, I‘ll probably read this one too. 2w
Clare-Dragonfly Dang, I didn‘t think of that! I‘ll check interlibrary loan, though, and maybe my library or local bookstore can order it for me if they don‘t have it. 2w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Clare-Dragonfly hopefully! It is available, just not widely other than Canada it seems 1w
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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#SundayBuddyRead is not happening this month. But the book is on my #tbr for sure!

📖 Catching up on #pemberlittens #AuthorAMonth #AuldLangSpine #LGBTbookclub #TBRtarot


Andrew65 Some great choices. Godmothers is well worth it when you get to it. 2w
TheBookHippie It‘s so good!!! 🖤🖤🖤 enjoy when you get to it! 2w
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A Snake Falls to Earth | Darcie Little Badger
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#Bookmail from the last couple of weeks!

📖Lydia‘s book was from my Mom for Christmas 😍
📖 The Once & Future Witches is for #AuldLangSpine & #LGBTbookclub January read
📖 Spare is “Just Because” and also DUH! It‘s H! 😉
📖The tagged book is from @Bookgoil for contributing to the #LitsyLove fund in November! Great choice, thank you so much! 😘

2023 is shaping up to be a year of good reading (and cooking!)

CBee You can use the witches book for #TBRtarot too 😉 2w
MoonWitch94 @CBee YES! I forgot to list that. I am using that one for this month‘s prompt! This is what happens when I post without consulting my Litsy journal 😂🤣😂🤣😂 2w
CBee @MoonWitch94 ha! Happy to help - just want to make sure you get credit where it‘s due 😊😊 2w
Bookgoil Hope you love it!!!! ❤️ 2w
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Hello folks!

This is your mid-month reminder that discussions for this month's pick (tagged) will be posted on January 29th. Content warnings can be found at: https://schizanthusnerd.com/2020/09/14/the-once-and-future-witches/

Here is the vote for next month's pick:
As usual, let me know if you have any issues or concerns.

#LGBTbookclub is open to all!

PuddleJumper Voted! 2w
AbigailJaneBlog @PuddleJumper thanks! Are you able to source these options okay? I know that's a consideration for you! 2w
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PuddleJumper @AbigailJaneBlog I had two of the choices on my shelves! 🤣 it's a good month for me 2w
AbigailJaneBlog @PuddleJumper That's great to know! 😊 2w
BookwormAHN Voted ✔️ 2w
Kenyazero A timely reminder, thanks! Might have to skip this one because seems really popular (a huge hold line at the library), but I voted for next month! 2w
MoonWitch94 ✅ Voted! Some good choices! 2w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Had a hard time choosing between Space Trash and The Call Out but I voted! 2w
AbigailJaneBlog Ooh I'm glad you guys are enjoying the options! This months choices were all taken from last month's suggestions, so ya'll obviously have good taste 2w
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Kiss Her Once for Me | Alison Cochrun
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AbigailJaneBlog I actually am a bi/demi sexual with GAD who has recently finished their master's degree so I actually found this really validating, but I was frustrated that Ellie did not make good decisions to look after herself. It reminded me to take better care of my mental health. 3w
peanutnine I thought the queer representation was great. I've noticed that demisexual rep had become a bit more prevalent in LGBTQ fiction lately, which is awesome because I didn't really know much about it before. The author is demi herself so it's really nice to have own voices telling these stories. 3w
AbigailJaneBlog @peanutnine I didn't know she was demi, nor have I come across it in any other books! If you have some recommendations I'd love to hear them! 3w
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peanutnine @AbigailJaneBlog of course! Her debut The Charm Offensive also has a demi main character (and as much as I liked KHOFM I think Charm was even better). Never Been Kissed by Timothy Janovsky and the Dating Disaster by Saxon James were two good ones I read this past year. Also the Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood and Radio Silence by Alice Oseman have rep 🙂 3w
MoonWitch94 I had heard of Demi, but this was the first time I have read a character that ID‘ed as such. It was interesting to read a MC with this identity. I‘m sure it was super validating for you @AbigailJaneBlog & I‘m glad the writer is as well. Always nice to add that extra bit of authenticity. 3w
Clare-Dragonfly I didn‘t read the book (couldn‘t get it from the library in time), but my husband is demisexual so it‘s really nice to hear about demi rep in a romance! 😍 3w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @AbigailJaneBlog it's an m/f pairing, but The Mistletoe Motive by Chloe Liese has a demi heroine, and also autistic and diabetes representation! I really liked it. 3w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I loved how queer this book felt in all the details of the dialogue, the side characters, and the references. I love when a romance like this is not only queer because of the characters' identities, but like the book's whole worldview! 3w
AbigailJaneBlog @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I'm also autistic and dating a bisexual man, so that sounds great! 😅😂 I also agree with this idea of a queer lense - it did feel very central! 3w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @AbigailJaneBlog yay! A good read to save for the next holiday season! 2w
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Kiss Her Once for Me | Alison Cochrun
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AbigailJaneBlog I loved the grandmas and their relationship - definitely my favourites! 3w
peanutnine The grandmas were great! My favorite character I think was Dylan. I liked how they went for what they wanted and didn't back down heartbroken when they saw Andrew engaged but instead became more determined to win him back. They were also sarcastic and witty and not afraid to say what everyone was thinking which I loved for some comic relief 3w
AbigailJaneBlog @peanutnine agreed, I loved the idea of a teacher with a knife neck tattoo. 3w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Oh yeah the grandmas were awesome! I also really liked Ellie's coworker from the cafe who offered her place for Ellie to live. She was very funny! I don't know why I can't remember her name! 3w
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Kiss Her Once for Me | Alison Cochrun
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Sorry for the delay folks - my partner and I were both unwell and the issues keep recurring. Please enjoy last months discussion prompts!

@willaful @Clare-Dragonfly @peanutnine @Nelnjali @BookwormAHN @Kenyazero @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @MoonWitch94 #LGBTbookclub

AbigailJaneBlog I actually wasn't a fan of the romance in this book. I loved the friendship and family relationships, but I found the relationship a little... obsessive? I'm not really sure how else to describe it. 3w
Kenyazero I did! I wasn't sure at first because she seemed pretty hooked for a love at first sight, but it grew on me pretty fast! I also enjoyed the sideplot romance. 3w
peanutnine I did like the romance. What stood out to me was the "queer lady communication" bit - it was refreshing to see them discussing their feelings instead of holding back. It made the instalove more believable. I also really liked the side plot romance with Andrew and Dylan 3w
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AbigailJaneBlog Totally agree with you folks on the side romance - I was waayyy more invested in Dylan and Andrew! And I think you're right, the "queer lady communication" was refreshing; I just wish there had been more communication outside the queer relationship. 3w
MoonWitch94 @AbigailJaneBlog I actual completely agree with you. While I appreciated the QLC bc it was nice to see actual communication in a relationship, I was more invested in Andrew & Dylan. And I think “obsessive” is the right label. 3w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I loved it and didn't find anything off or obsessive about the main romance, although I did appreciate that the subplot romance was also queer. I actually wrote a whole review of this book for Autostraddle because loved it so much, if anyone is interested: https://www.autostraddle.com/in-a-year-full-of-great-sapphic-holiday-romances-ki... 3w
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Hmm, I am considering DNFing this one, even though it's the January pick for #lgbtbookclub. I am not emotionally connecting with the story or characters at all. I liked the writing at first, but I guess something about it is not drawing me in. Almost 12 hours more is a lot when you're already feeling meh! Thoughts anyone? #QueerBooks

TracyReadsBooks Honestly, I enjoyed it but it didn‘t knock my socks off. Entertaining enough but not a book I dwelled on when I was done reading. 3w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @TracyReadsBooks Hmm that is helpful thanks! I think I'd finish it if I was 75% in, as you say it's entertaining enough but not for how long it is! 3w
Lucy_Anywhere I didn‘t so much DNF this one, more just put it down and never picked it up again - and then it went back to the library. It clearly didn‘t really grab me either! 3w
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Clare-Dragonfly I loved this one but if you‘re not connecting with the characters by 10 or 20% in, I don‘t think it‘s going to get any better for you. Unless the promise of a trans character later on draws you? 😆 She‘s awesome but a fairly minor character. 3w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Lucy_Anywhere glad it's not just me! 3w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Clare-Dragonfly ooh is it the secretary from the women's association who ends up being trans? I thought there was a clue at one point when she knew some "boy's" magic 3w
Clare-Dragonfly @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Yesssss! That‘s her! ❤️ 3w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Clare-Dragonfly okay now I can rest! 3w
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Kiss Her Once for Me | Alison Cochrun
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Love this author and loved this book 💖 She writes such great characters that are flawed and relatable. The found family aspect of this was just as great as the romance.

Failing doesn't make you a failure / going for what you love is scary but worth the risk / love trapezoids are messy and not advised

#lgbtbookclub @AbigailJaneBlog
#WinterReadathon @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES
#WinterCosy @PuddleJumper
#HolidayBookBingo @rachelsbrittain

Andrew65 Well done, sounds excellent ☃️☃️☃️ 3w
rachelm I adored this one 3w
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3w
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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All right, all right, all right! Let‘s get this party started! #BingoBoard

#BookSpin Pocket Apocalypse, #DoubleSpin Murder Served Neat

#OokBOokClub Dodger‘s Guide to London

#DiverseCozy Arsenic and Adobo

#WhimsicalReads The Liar‘s Crown

#LGBTbookclub The Once and Future Witches

#Roll100 Galatea, Beasts Made of Night, The Tenth Muse