LGBTQ

Pride Month 2021: ‘Wranglestone’ by Darren Charlton

'Wranglestone' by Darren Charlton is a queer YA story set in post-apocalyptic America in the years following a global zombie…

June 29, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Both Sides Now’ by Peyton Thomas

'Both Sides Now' by Peyton Thomas is a YA novel about a transgender teen boy in the approach to the…

June 27, 2021

Pride Month 2021: ‘Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating’ by Adiba Jaigirdar

'Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating' by Adiba Jaigirdar is a contemporary YA novel about two Irish, Bengali girls…

June 25, 2021

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

Three New Novels for 2021 Inspired by Old Classics

I spent the first weeks of 2021 reading 3 books that take classic novels & authors & give them a…

January 21, 2021

Celebrate the Return of ‘The Crown’ With Three Royally Splendid Reads

Celebrate the return of 'The Crown' with three books filled with the same scandals, tragedies, and difficult choices you have…

November 15, 2020

GeekMom Halloween Reading Roundup 2020 – YA and Adult Part Two

In this final Halloween Reading Roundup installment for 2020, I have five more YA and adult books to share. Happy…

October 22, 2020

‘How It All Blew Up’ by Arvin Ahmadi, A Muslim LGBTQ Bildungsroman

'How It All Blew Up' by Arvin Ahmadi is a YA, LGBTQ, Own Voices story told from the perspectives of…

September 22, 2020