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In the Dream House: A Memoir | Carmen Maria Machado
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Starting this one while I get my hair cut! #queerbooks

Redwritinghood It‘s so good! Enjoy! 23h
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A black lesbian retelling of Sherlock Holmes and Watson? It worked. Holmes was harder to get to know, but I liked Watson‘s character from the first line. O‘Dell created an original world while staying true to the spirit of the Holmes canon. Looking forward to the next book.

#lgbtq #queerbooks

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Reading this cute book while I wait for a late client 😍 #queerbooks #transbooks

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I completely understand all the hype surrounding this book. It's gorgeous! It's a novel written as a letter by Little Dog to his illiterate mother. He discusses the abuse he experienced at her hand, the traumas she and her mother faced in Vietnam during the war, his queerness, his first love, addiction and the complex bonds of family. The prose in this book is so rich and lovely. #queerbooks

CaroPi Is in my TBR and hopefully I will read it soon.... 3d
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Fair Play | Tove Jansson
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This translated novel is such a beautiful love story between Mari and Jona that apparently has resonance with Tove Jansson and her longtime partner Tuulikki. It is written in such a stark, spare lovely way. I thoroughly enjoyed it! #queerbooks

arlenefinnigan I love this book. 3d
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Raw, unfiltered, & brutally honest, this graphic novel memoir details the author‘s relationship with her father, a complex man with secrets of his own. Acceptance, knowing yourself & accepting yourself for who you are, the power of literature, & love in all its complexities feature prominently in the book. Funny, heartbreaking, cringeworthy & often profound, Bechdel‘s coming-out story makes for an entertaining, thought-provoking read. Recommended.

LiteraryinLititz Great review! 5d
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian One of my all-time favourite #QueerBooks! 5d
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Restless Spirits | Jordan L Hawk
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Okay, this was lovely. Romance/erotica technically, I think, but what a plot! Felt a bit like an Agatha Christie, actually, but more ghosts, more racial, gender, and sexual diversity, and way more kissing. I was invested in both leads, the side characters were nicely fleshed out, and if the mysteries weren't always particularly surprising, I still had fun getting there. And a good length as well! Pretty excellently paced! I'll have to read more!

ssleif #queerbooks #transbooks This was a solid A, I think. if a few things had been more exciting or less predictable then maybe it would have gotten an a+, but I really had nothing more I wanted or could ask for from this book. It had me engaged the whole time. 👌👍 7d
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Grasshopper Jungle | Andrew Smith
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You know those books that never leave you? I have to give credit-- this is one. Plays out a bit like a Ray Bradbury, a Goosebumps, Lovecraft... Definitely a Kurt Vonnegut. And if they had solved the love triangle with an Ot3, and stuck the landing, I might have recomended it... But instead they remove all agency of the sole female character, eventually reducing her to nothing but a biological function-- Handmaid's tale-esque in a real bad way.

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Legacy | Charlotte Greene
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This was a unique mix of family saga, romance, and supernatural mystery. Two queer cousins and their friends and partners go up to their hike-in family cabin which has been in their family for generations. But weird stuff starts happening, like things moving from where they were and strange noises out in the forest. Just the right amount of spooky! Plus, hot park ranger! Loved the queer history and casual integration of a deaf lesbian character.

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian One caveat: I would have liked to see a mention of the existence of Indigenous people in the past in relation to the land, instead of implying the land in the US was just empty and for the taking. 1w
LiteraryinLititz Great review! 1w
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ssleif
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It was lovely. Not particularly long or complex, but a nice period romance/erotica with distinct and compelling leads. B+ If you think it's up your alley, it probs is. #queerbooks #transbooks