Category Archives: Coming-of-age

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

Posted in Asian, ask your friendly neighbourhood lesbrarian, Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Erotica, Fiction, Lesbian, Mariko Tamaki, Montreal, Non-Canadian, Queer, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Young Adult, Zoe Whittall | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Canadian Queer Women’s Classics: A Top Ten Must-Read List

So, I recently did a bit of googling (asking Lord Google, as my friend would say) to find out what is usually included on lists of must-read “lesbian” books, or lists of “lesbian” classics.  I’m putting lesbian in scare quotes … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Daphne Marlatt, Dionne Brand, Emma Donoghue, Erotica, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic, Jane Rule, Lesbian, Mariko Tamaki, Montreal, Nalo Hopkinson, Non-Canadian, Poetry, Postcolonial, Queer, Romance, Rural, Science Fiction, Shani Mootoo, Short Stories, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Vancouver, Young Adult, Zoe Whittall | Tagged | 13 Comments

A Narrative Punch to the Throat Indeed: A Review of Ashley Little’s Anatomy of a Girl Gang

Ashley Little’s Anatomy of a Girl Gang is not for the faint of heart.  As one of my fellow readers Julia on Goodreads wrote in their review: “JESUS CHRIST.  That is all.”  That pretty much sums up my feelings too. … Continue reading

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The Best Bisexual Women’s Literature

“I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge that I have in myself the potential to be attracted—romantically and/or sexually—to people of more than one sex and/or gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and … Continue reading

Posted in Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Caribbean, Coming-of-age, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic, Nalo Hopkinson, Non-Canadian, Non-Fiction, Queer, Rural, Science Fiction, Young Adult | 6 Comments