Category Archives: Coming-of-age

“I believe in dangerous stories”: A Review of FIERCE FEMMES AND NOTORIOUS LIARS by Kai Cheng Thom

There aren’t many books in my lifetime that I’ve read that I would truly consider a work of genius. Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by Kai Cheng Thom is one of those books. Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Fiction, magic realism, memoir, Queer, Sex Work, Trans, Trans Feminine, Transgender, Vancouver | 6 Comments

Interview With A Queer Reader: Sam Talks SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA, Feeling Less Alone While Reading Queer Books, and More!

This month’s second queer reader is Sam, who writes LGBT+ stories under the name Anthony James. He’s bisexual (or maybe pansexual), transmasculine, and likely autistic too (although undiagnosed for now). Even if his writing isn’t focused on any of those … Continue reading

Posted in Bisexual, Coming-of-age, Fiction, Gay, Interview with a Queer Reader, Queer, Trans, Trans Masculine, Transgender, Young Adult | Leave a comment

Queer Canadian Book Gift Guide for Everyone On Your Holiday Shopping List

The title says it all; I do mean a queer Canadian book gift guide for everyone. For the cynical, ironic millennial in your life: Everything is Awful and You’re a Terrible Person by Daniel Zomparelli This collection of interconnected short … Continue reading

Posted in ann-marie macdonald, asexual, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay, Lesbian, list, Mariko Tamaki, Queer, Short Stories, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Transgender, Vancouver, Young Adult | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Asian, Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Caribbean, comics, Coming-of-age, Erotica, Fantasy, Farzana Doctor, Fiction, Graphic, Indigenous, list, memoir, Nalo Hopkinson, Queer, Romance, South Asian, Young Adult | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Alberta, Asian, Bisexual, Canadian, comics, Coming-of-age, Fantasy, Farzana Doctor, Fiction, Graphic, Hiromi Goto, Lesbian, list, magic realism, Mariko Tamaki, memoir, Queer, Rural, South Asian, Trans, Trans Feminine, Young Adult | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

“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

Posted in Canadian, Coming-of-age, Fiction, Lesbian, Toronto, Young Adult | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Anthology, asexual, Asian, Bisexual, Butch, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Fantasy, femme, Fiction, Lesbian, magic realism, memoir, Montreal, News, Non-Fiction, paranormal, Poetry, Postcolonial, Queer, Science Fiction, Sex Work, Short Stories, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Transgender, Vancouver, Young Adult | 1 Comment