Category Archives: Mariko Tamaki

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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5 Canadian Queer Beach Reads

When I say “beach reads,” I mean books that are relatively light-hearted in content, have a writing style that isn’t dense, and are easy to pick up and put down (i.e., don’t have very convoluted plots). You may read these … Continue reading

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Five Queer Canadian New Adult Books

So there’s some debate as to whether new adult is actually a legit thing or not, as the term was only coined in 2009 by St. Martin’s Press in order to market books that were a kind of older YA … Continue reading

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A Short Little Book of Weirdo Hilarity: A Review of Mariko Tamaki’s TRUE LIES

Humour—what exactly each person finds funny—is such a personal thing. I mean, it’s about as personal as what turns you on and what kind of erotica/porn you like. So reviewing True Lies: The Book of Bad Advice, Mariko Tamaki’s collection … 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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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

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Queer Canadian Books for Everyone!: A Holiday Gift Guide

Feeling inspired by a recent podcast by Mary over at the podcast Queer Books Please where she recommended holiday book gifts and she unabashedly declared, “Yes there is a lesbian book for everybody,” I decided to write a post of … Continue reading

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