I follow hundreds of queer book blogs to scout out the best sapphic book news and reviews! Many of them get posted on Tumblr and Twitter as I discover them, but my favourites get saved for these link compilations. Here are some of the posts I’ve found interesting in the last few weeks.
- Anxious Nachos posted My Top Queer Releases of 2020 So Far. They also posted a wrap up of all their 30 Days of Pride posts!
- And for more new releases to add to your TBR, Oprah Magazine posted their picks for All the LGBTQ Books That Are Changing the Literary Landscape in 2020
- If you’re looking for bisexual or pansexual books, you might want to check out The Quiet Pond’s recommendations. (Of course, you can also browse the Lesbrary’s bisexual tag!)
- On Lambda Literary, Julie R. Enszer posted Dead Lesbian Poets: A Meditation in Six Parts, which is a thoughtful history of lesbian poetry from an esteemed lesbian poet.
- Xtra Magazine posted How Femme Memoirs Challenge Queer Stereotypes about Rural Living, which includes recommendations as well as a reminder to challenge “metronormativity” (seeing being in a city as the norm) in queer spaces.
- Book Riot’s Pride is a Rebellion, and Rebellions are Built on Hope recommends 10 hopeful queer SFF titles.
- LGBTQ Reads offers the newest installment of the Under the Gaydar series, which gives recommendations where the cover and blurb don’t give away the queer content (perfect for closeted readers): Under the Gaydar: F/F YA Fantasy.
- Niamh Murphy’s 11 Gorgeous Adaptations for Lesbians and Queer Girls who Love Fairy Tales!
- Autostraddle continues their Year of Our (Audre) Lorde with June’s Uses of Anger, exploring Lorde’s essay and how it relates to Black people living in the US today.
- Here’s a fun one: Book Riot posted a quiz that asks Who Said it: Fiona Apple or Virginia Woolf?
- Pop Matters looked at the history of Olivia by Dorothy Strachey, and why it’s a classic of lesbian literature.
- Corinne Manning, author of We Had No Rules, posted Crafting The Narrative Of Abuse on Autostraddle, which discusses how editing one of these short stories changed her understanding of abuse in her life.
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