Category Archives: Coming-of-age

10 Canadian Bisexual Books to Read for Bi Visibility Week

Whether your jam is urban fantasy, food memoir, erotica, graphic coming-of-age, epic fantasy, romance, or contemporary queer realism, there’s a bisexual Canadian book on this list for you! She of the Mountains by Vivek Shraya “In the beginning, there is … Continue reading

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8 Awesome Asian Canadian Queer Books

These are some of my favourite books, and I bet they will become your favourites too once you read them. These books are all written by queer and/or trans Asian Canadian authors AND all feature queer and/or trans Asian Canadian … Continue reading

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“The whole world is breaking open just for us”: Jane Ozkowski’s Quiet, Powerful YA Debut

Sometimes it’s the books with small ambitions and seemingly dull subject matter that really wow you. Watching Traffic, a debut novel by queer Torontonian author Jane Ozkowski, is one of those books. In fact, Watching Traffic is kind of a … Continue reading

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The Seven Canadian and Indigenous Lambda Finalists I’m Most Excited About

In case you missed it, last week the finalists for the 29th Lambda Literary Awards for LGBTQ+ Literature were announced, and there were some pretty rad Canadians and/or Indigenous folks on the list! Here are the finalists that I’m most … Continue reading

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A Feat of Queer, Feminist, Punk Dystopian YA: A Review of Kristyn Dunnion’s BIG BIG SKY

Big Big Sky by Toronto punk author Kristyn Dunnion is perhaps the strangest book I’ve ever read. But I mean strange in that’s it’s wonderfully weird in a way that makes your brain stretch a little bit in a direction … Continue reading

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Bisexuality, Witches, and Relationships: A Nostalgic Review of Meags Fitzgerald’s Graphic Memoir LONG RED HAIR

It may be impossible for me to review Montreal-based artist, illustrator, graphic novelist, and animator Meags Fitzgerald’s graphic memoir Long Red Hair with any sense of how this book might affect people other than me, or people very similar to … Continue reading

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Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian #1: Queer New Adult Books

Hey Casey, Do you have any suggestions for young adult books that are past high school? I enjoyed The IHOP Papers and You Set Me On Fire but haven’t come across a ton of other books in that category. Thanks! … Continue reading

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