Category Archives: Zoe Whittall

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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There Sure Are a Lot of Great Canadians in the 2015 Lambda Literary Award finalists!

Is it that time of year again already?  The 2015 Lambda Literary Award finalists were announced today!  As I’ve written before, I have mixed feelings about the lammies, their policies (mostly past), and their decisions.  However, this year’s finalists include … 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

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 , , | 5 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 | 13 Comments

2014 Bookish Survey

I am mercilessly ripping some of these questions out of order and from various sources that Danika at the Lesbrary used in her end of year book survey. Check hers out too! Best book you read in 2014 Okay, can … Continue reading

Posted in Amber Dawn, Anthology, Asian, BDSM, Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Erotica, Fiction, Lesbian, Nalo Hopkinson, Non-Canadian, Postcolonial, Queer, Shani Mootoo, Short Stories, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine, Zoe Whittall | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Reading Projects Past and Reading Projects Present: A Year of QTPOC Books

So I’ve had a look at the books I read last year, and found some surprising and some not so surprising results. One thing that was pretty interesting is that I read more books by and/or about bisexual women than … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Asian, Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Fiction, Ivan E. Coyote, Lesbian, Nalo Hopkinson, News, Postcolonial, Queer, Science Fiction, Shani Mootoo, Short Stories, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine, Zoe Whittall | Tagged , | 5 Comments

“That’s My Secret. Holding Still”: A Review of Zoe Whittall’s Novel Holding Still For As Long As Possible

Reading Zoe Whittall’s Toronto-set novel Holding Still For As Long As Possible is kind of like reading a wittier, more exciting version of my urban early-to-mid-twenties queer life in the 2000s.  It was fun and nostalgic for me to jump … Continue reading

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