Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across by Mary Lambert – A Review

Shame is an Ocean I Swim Across by Mary Lambert Poetry | LGBTQ | Mental Health Published by Feiwel & Friends Released October 23rd, 2018 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Read via Audiobook “I want to watch the fat lady win I want her to stop apologizing for being fat I wish I could say: Hey, perfect […]

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This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel – a Review

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel Contemporary | LGBTQ+ Published by Flatiron Books Released January 4th, 2017 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I had seen the cover of this contemporary novel around, but I always avoided it because I assumed it was a young adult contemporary, which I tend to not enjoy. Turns out, […]

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Live Oak, with Moss by Walt Whitman – A Review

Live Oak, with Moss by Walt Whitman Illustrated by Brian Selznick Poetry | Graphic Novel | LGBTQ+ Published by Harry N. Abrams Released April 9th, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I’ve always been a bit intimidated by classic poetry. When we read it in high school and college, I never really got them and found myself […]

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee – A Review

The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky (Montague Siblings #1.5) by Mackenzi Lee Historical Fiction | Romance | LGBTQ | Novella | Young Adult Published by Katherine Tegen Books Released November 26th, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: One of my biggest book-related surprises last year was discovering Mackenzi Lee’s The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. Young adult […]

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Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno – A Review

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno YA | Magical Realism | Contemporary Published by HarperTeen Released June 5, 2018 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: On By-the-Sea, you and me will go sailing by On waves of green, softly singing too. On By-the-Sea, you and me will be forever young And live together on waves of blue.  This […]

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Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy – A Review

Once and Future

Once & Future (Once & Future #1) by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy Fantasy | Retelling | Science Fiction | Young Adult Published by Little, Brown and Company Released March 26, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Those of us in the book community who follow countless book-centric blogs, YouTube channels, Instagram accounts, etc., need to be […]

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Book Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The Book The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee Amazon | Goodreads Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books Published: 2017 Genre: Young adult, historical fiction, adventure, LGBT Author Links: Website | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram What It Is Set in the 1700s, the story follows Henry Montague (“Monty”), his sister […]

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White is for Witching – Helen Oyeyemi

“Dear Miranda Silver, This house is bigger than you know! There are extra floors, with lots of people in them. They are looking people. They look at you, and they never move. We do not like them. We do not like this house, and we are glad to be going away. This is the end of […]

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