Sophie Brown

Pride Month 2021: ‘Be Dazzled’ by Ryan La Sala

'Be Dazzled' by Ryan La Sala is a YA, dual-timeline novel about a teenage cosplayer set in the world of…

June 23, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Trouble Girls’ by Julia Lynn Rubin

'Trouble Girls' by Julia Lynn Rubin is a YA story about two queer teenage girls, inspired by 'Thelma and Louise'…

June 21, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Here the Whole Time’ by Vitor Martins

'Here the Whole Time' by Vitor Martins is a body-positive, Brazilian YA novel about two gay teen boys who live…

June 19, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Almost Flying’ by Jake Maia Arlow

'Almost Flying' by Jake Maia Arlow is a contemporary, LGBTQ, middle grade centered around theme parks and rollercoasters.

June 17, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Bi the Way: The Bisexual Guide to Life’ – Lois Shearing

'Bi the Way: The Bisexual Guide to Life' by Lois Shearing is a non-fiction book that explores bisexuality in detail.

June 15, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Me, My Dad, and the End of the Rainbow’ by Benjamin Dean

'Me, My Dad, and the End of the Rainbow' by Benjamin Dean is the story of twelve-year-old Archie whose dad…

June 13, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘The Deepest Breath’ by Meg Grehan

'The Deepest Breath' by Meg Grehan is an unusual, LGBTQ middle-grade book that is written entirely in verse.

June 11, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘As Far As You’ll Take Me’ by Phil Stamper

'As Far As You'll Take Me' by Phil Stamper is about a gay 17-year-old from Kentucky who lies to his…

June 9, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Ace of Spades’ by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

In 'Ace of Spades,' Devon & Chiamaka (the two Black students at their school) are targeted by the anonymous 'Aces'…

June 7, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘One Last Stop’ by Casey McQuiston

'One Last Stop' by Casey McQuiston follows August who falls in love with a girl trapped in a time loop…

June 5, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘The Passing Playbook’ by Isaac Fitzsimons

'The Passing Playbook' by Isaac Fitzsimmons is a coming-of-age book about transgender rights and football (soccer) in equal measure.

June 3, 2021

Between the Bookends: 5 Books We Read in May 2021

In this month's Between the Bookends, Sophie reviews 5 books including the latest from John Green and a middle-grade about…

June 1, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Heartstopper’ Series by Alice Oseman

'Heartstopper' by Alice Oseman is a series of graphic novels about two British teenage boys navigating their burgeoning relationship.

June 1, 2021

Book Review: ‘The Final Revival of Opal and Nev’ by Dawnie Walton

'The Final Revival of Opal and Nev' by Dawnie Walton is the oral history of a fictional rock 'n' roll…

May 11, 2021

Between the Bookends: 9 Books We Read in April 2021

In this month's Between the Bookends, Sophie and Lisa review nine books covering a mixture of picture books, middle grade,…

May 1, 2021

The Saga Continues: ‘Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good’ by Timothy Zahn

Timothy Zahn's second Thrawn new canon trilogy continues today with the publication of 'Greater Good,' book two of the Ascendency…

April 27, 2021

The GeekMom Earth Day Reading List 2021: 12 Books for All Ages

A reading list of 12 books that are all ideal choices for Earth Day and any day - because when…

April 22, 2021

The Saga Continues: ‘Skywalker: A Family at War’ by Kristin Baver

Unlike most 'Star Wars' novels, 'Skywalker: A Family at War' is presented in the style of a factual biography following…

April 21, 2021

Adventures on Trains: My Favorite Middle-Grade Book Series in 2021

This month I picked up the next books in the Adventures on Trains series: 'Kidnap on the California Comet' and…

April 14, 2021

Kickstarter Alert: Deluxe Board Game Train Sets Upgrades

Deluxe Board Game Train Sets are high-quality replacement train sets for many popular train board games inspired by traditional locomotives.

April 7, 2021