Category Archives: Hiromi Goto

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 , , | 2 Comments

Read, Buy, and Promote Books by People of Color: Tips, Plus a List of 11 Favorite Books by Authors of Color

One of the things I’m committed to doing in the face of white supremacy is uplifting and supporting the voices of people of colour. This includes buying, reading, and promoting books by people of colour! Three years ago, I was … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Bisexual, Canadian, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay, Hiromi Goto, Indigenous, list, magic realism, mystery, Non-Canadian, Poetry, Queer, Trans, Trans Feminine, Vancouver | 1 Comment

A Deliciously Dark YA Fantasy, Full of Surprises: A Review of Hiromi Goto’s HALF WORLD

Melanie Tamaki is a lonely girl shunned by her peers: she loves books but she’s not very good at school, she has no special talents to speak of, she’s fat, and her single, alcoholic mother loves her but is neglectful … Continue reading

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Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian # 9: Books With Queer Lady Scientist Characters

Request number two from my friend L: Any books where a queer woman protagonist is a scientist of some kind and that’s not used as a shorthand for her queerness? Well this is a toughie.  When I tried googling some … Continue reading

Posted in ask your friendly neighbourhood lesbrarian, Bisexual, Hiromi Goto, Lesbian, paranormal, Science Fiction | Tagged , , | 27 Comments

Happy International Women’s Day! Here are Five Queer Women of Colour You Should Read

In honour of international women’s day, I decided to have a look at some queer women of colour writers and get excited about books I’ve read, and some that are coming up on my to-read list.  Here are five women … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic, Hiromi Goto, Indigenous, Lesbian, Non-Canadian, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Postcolonial, Queer, South Asian, Trans, Trans Feminine, Young Adult | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Hello, Queer YA: An Introduction to Queer Canadian Young Women’s Fiction

Having started reading Beth Goobie’s young adult novel Hello, Groin this morning (I’m liking it so far—although the title is a bit unfortunate), I decided it was time to do some talking about queer young adult books on this blog.  … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Bisexual, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic, Hiromi Goto, Ivan E. Coyote, Jewish, Kristyn Dunnion, Lesbian, Mariko Tamaki, Montreal, Queer, Toronto, Trans Masculine, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Reimagining the Sublime West Coast: A Review of Alex Leslie’s People Who Disappear

I first encountered Vancouver writer Alex Leslie’s work in the new queer Canadian literary magazine Plenitude, which I recently reviewed.  I thought Leslie’s prose poems in Plenitude gorgeously expressed the complexities of queer desire.  So when I was offered the … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian, Emma Donoghue, Fiction, Hiromi Goto, Indigenous, Lesbian, Poetry, Queer, Short Stories, Vancouver | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments