contemporary · lgbt · review · romance · young adult

What If It’s Us – Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

“I was the guy in the hot dog tie. You were the guy mailing stuff back to your ex-boyfriend. I loved your laugh. Wish I’d gotten your number. Want to give me a second chance here, universe?” Blurb: “Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s… Continue reading What If It’s Us – Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

contemporary · lgbt · review · young adult

The Miseducation of Cameron Post – Emily M. Danforth

“Maybe I still haven’t become me. I don’t know how you tell for sure when you finally have.” Blurb: “The night Cameron Post's parents died, her first emotion was relief. Relief they would never know that hours earlier, she'd been kissing a girl. Now living with her conservative Aunt in small-town Montana, hiding her sexuality… Continue reading The Miseducation of Cameron Post – Emily M. Danforth

lgbt · Non-Fiction · review

The Bi-Ble – Edited by Lauren Nickodemus & Ellen Desmond

“We have always been there – lost in either side of history, almost always hidden away as straight or gay – but we were there and we are here now, even if you don’t see us.”   Blurb: “Bisexuals inhabit a liminal space between cultures, often misunderstood or dismissed by the straight and LGBTQ+ communities… Continue reading The Bi-Ble – Edited by Lauren Nickodemus & Ellen Desmond

contemporary · lgbt · review · young adult

Noah Could Never – Simon James Green

“Sometimes having something really nice in your life was worse than not having it, because it made you worried you were going to lose it. And losing something is worse when you know just how wonderful the thing is.” Blurb: “Noah and Harry are now officially boyfriends, but is Noah ready to go all the… Continue reading Noah Could Never – Simon James Green

contemporary · lgbt · review · young adult

Leah On The OffBeat – Becky Albertalli

“I should have told him a year ago. I don’t think it would have been a big deal then, but now it feels insurmountable. It’s like I missed a beat somewhere, and now the whole song’s tempo.” Blurb: “When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic.… Continue reading Leah On The OffBeat – Becky Albertalli

children's fiction · discussion · lgbt · romance · young adult

Favourite Books Of The Year 2017

Another year has slipped by and it's time to sit back and reflect on the reading year. I've frequently said that 2017 was a bad year for me in terms of quality rather than quantity. I read a lot of books that just left me feeling a big deflated and didn't think about again once… Continue reading Favourite Books Of The Year 2017

contemporary · lgbt · review · young adult

Noah Can’t Even – Simon James Green

“Screw it all. He was going to be normal. He was going to do normal things. Be a normal boy. That would show his mum! It was the night of the party. And he was going to kiss Sophie.” Blurb: “Poor Noah Grimes! His father disappeared years ago, his mother's Beyonce tribute act is an… Continue reading Noah Can’t Even – Simon James Green