Category Archives: Mariko Tamaki

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 , , | 6 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 | 15 Comments

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

Posted in Alberta, Amber Dawn, Asian, Bisexual, Butch, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Erotica, Farzana Doctor, Fiction, Ivan E. Coyote, Lesbian, Mariko Tamaki, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Queer, Rural, Sex Work, Short Stories, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Masculine, Vancouver, Victoria, Young Adult | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Hold a Piece of Magic in Your Hands: A Review of Mariko and Jillian Tamaki’s Graphic Novel Skim

In the spirit of the Wiccan main character, I declare Mariko and Jillian Tamaki’s Skim to be utterly magickal. It’s dark, and beautiful, and heartbreaking, and sad, and perceptive. Skim has a wonderful balance of teenage angst, earnestness, and heightened … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Fiction, Graphic, Lesbian, Mariko Tamaki, Queer, Toronto, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Best Lesbian Books of 2012

It’s quite late in the new year to be writing a favourites of 2012 list, but here it is. I’d been waiting to publish this post until I could get my hands on a copy of Emma Donoghue’s short story collection … Continue reading

Posted in Anne Fleming, Bisexual, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Emma Donoghue, Fiction, Lesbian, Mariko Tamaki, Non-Canadian, Non-Fiction, Queer, Short Stories, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments