Category Archives: Lesbian

The Seven Canadian and Indigenous Lambda Finalists I’m Most Excited About

In case you missed it, last week the finalists for the 29th Lambda Literary Awards for LGBTQ+ Literature were announced, and there were some pretty rad Canadians and/or Indigenous folks on the list! Here are the finalists that I’m most … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, asexual, Asian, Bisexual, Butch, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Fantasy, femme, Fiction, Lesbian, magic realism, memoir, Montreal, News, Non-Fiction, paranormal, Poetry, Postcolonial, Queer, Science Fiction, Sex Work, Short Stories, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Transgender, Vancouver, Young Adult

Four Cozy Queer Canadian Comfort Reads

I don’t know about you, but these days I’m in need of some serious self-care, which for me and I’m sure many of you, means reading comfort books. You know, fluffy books, books that you make you feel like you’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Bisexual, Canadian, comics, Emma Donoghue, femme, Fiction, Graphic, Lesbian, Queer, Romance, Rural, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Masculine, Vancouver | 1 Comment

Four Queer Black Canadian Women Writers You Should Be Reading for Black History Month

It’s February, and that means it’s Black History Month! Check out these four queer Black Canadian women authors whose books you should definitely have on your shelves. Continue reading

Posted in Black, Canadian, Caribbean, Dionne Brand, Fantasy, Fiction, Lesbian, Nalo Hopkinson, paranormal, Poetry, Postcolonial, Queer, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Toronto | Tagged , | 17 Comments

Vegetarian Vampires, Extramarital Affairs, and High School Reunions: A Review of Suzette Mayr’s Wacky Novel VENOUS HUM

If you’ve been feeling like all the books you’ve read recently are the same-old, same-old, you should definitely read Venous Hum by Suzette Mayr. Along with Sybil Lamb’s I’ve Got a Time Bomb, Venous Hum is probably one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta, Black, Canadian, Fiction, Lesbian, paranormal, Queer | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Bookish Survey 2016: A Review of My Year in Reading

This is a year-end reading survey I’ve been using for a couple years now that I originally stole from Danika at The Lesbrary in 2014. (If you’re not following The Lesbrary, you’re missing out on a lot of rad queer … Continue reading

Posted in Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay, Indigenous, Jewish, latina, Lesbian, Montreal, mystery, Non-Canadian, Queer, Romance | Tagged | 17 Comments

Troubles on a Queer Feminist Utopian Planet: A Review of HEIGHTS OF GREEN by Lise MacTague

Like in the last so-called genre fiction book I reviewed—mystery / detective novel Red Rover by Lizz Bugg—Heights of Green is part of a lesbian series with colours featured in the title and corresponding colourful covers. Is this a trend, … Continue reading

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A Solid Intro to an Unquestionably Queer Toronto Mystery Series: A Review of RED ROVER by Liz Bugg

It wasn’t too long ago that I had never consciously read any book that qualified as a mystery. Feeling like I was probably missing out, and that as a librarian-in-training I should figure out what it is that mystery readers … Continue reading

Posted in Lesbian, mystery, Queer, Toronto | 2 Comments