Category Archives: Young Adult

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

Posted in Bisexual, Canadian, Erotica, Fiction, Graphic, Lesbian, list, Mariko Tamaki, paranormal, Queer, Romance, South Asian, Vancouver, Young Adult

Interview with a Queer Reader: Julie Thompson Talks Lesbian Pulp Novels, Queer Book Awareness Overload, ANNIE ON MY MIND, and More!

July’s queer reader of the month is Julie Thompson, who describes herself as a “thirty-something, Jane-of-all-trades, bisexual/queer librarian in the Pacific Northwest (US).” She grew up in small towns in the Pacific Northwest and always enjoyed weekly trips to the … Continue reading

Posted in Bisexual, Fiction, Interview with a Queer Reader, Lesbian, Non-Canadian, Non-Fiction, Queer, Young Adult

The Eight 2017 Lammy Winners I’m Most Excited about, Including Three Canadians!

The 29th Annual Lambda Awards ceremony happened last night, which means we have a whole new list of acclaimed LGBTQ books to add to your TBR. These are the winners I’m most excited about, some that I’ve read and reviewed … Continue reading

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A Gay Coming of Age Story that Avoids Tidy Resolutions and Black and White Morals: A Review of CINNAMON TOAST AND THE END OF THE WORLD by Janet E. Cameron

Janet E. Cameron’s debut novel is not the whimsical or light-hearted story you might expect from the cheery title and cover. In fact, it’s a coming of age / coming out YA story that follows the general formula of these … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian, Fiction, Gay, Halifax, Queer, Rural, Young Adult

Happy Anniversary, Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian!: Some Highlights from the Last 5 Years

Did you know it was exactly five years ago that I started this blog? I can’t believe it, and probably wouldn’t have noticed except for a handy WordPress notification that popped up last week when I logged in and informed … Continue reading

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5 New and Upcoming Queer and Trans Canadian Books

Aside from Kai Cheng Thom’s poetry collection, which I FUCKING LOVED, I haven’t read any of the upcoming and new queer Canadian books on this list yet. But I am looking forward to reading all of them. Check out these … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Asian, Canadian, Fantasy, Fiction, Lesbian, Poetry, Queer, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine, Vancouver, Young Adult | 2 Comments

A Sadly Disappointing Bi YA Novel: A Review of Nicole Markotić’s ROUGH PATCH

Here’s the sad truth readers: I wanted to love YA novel Rough Patch by Nicole Markotić so much. IT HAS THE WORD BISEXUAL ON THE FIRST PAGE. I thought after that there was nothing this book could do to make … Continue reading

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