How We Fight For Our Lives

Saeed Jones’s memoir HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES is powerful, raw, and unlike anything I have ever read. Though a slim book, Jones packs story after story with life, meaning, and some fricking beautiful writing! HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES is a coming-of-age memoir about being a gay, black man in the US….

Jonny Appleseed

I stumbled upon JONNY APPLESEED by Joshua Whitehead when I was looking for a new book club in San Francisco. And let me tell you, I am so happy I read this unique, important, and beautiful book! Jonny Appleseed is a young, Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer Native American who lives off the reservation but must return to his…

In the Dream House

I don’t even know how to begin reviewing IN THE DREAM HOUSE by Carmen Maria Machado. This memoir is too brilliant, too groundbreaking, too perfect for my stupid words to even begin to describe it’s importance and just how dang good it is. BUT, y’all I gotta try! IN THE DREAM HOUSE is a memoir…

The Gravity of Us

Y’all know I am a fan of queer stories, a big fan! So obviously I was very excited to receive an egalley of the soon to be released THE GRAVITY OF US by Phil Stamper. It’s a queer YA about first love, reality television, and a NASA mission to Mars… to a gay nerd like me this…

Ordinary Girls

Y’all all I can say is ORDINARY GIRLS is THAT book! Why am I not seeing it everywhere?! Don’t think for a second that I would let 2019 end without absolutely screaming about this powerhouse memoir! In case it’s not clear, y’all need to put down the book you’re currently reading and get into ORDINARY…

Orpheus Girl

I am a sloooow reader so it means a lot when I say I finished ORPHEUS GIRL by Brynne Rebele-Henry in one sitting! This queer YA love story is painful and deeply saddening yet empowering and hopeful. A lot is crammed into this poetic novella! A reimagining of the Orpheus myth, the story follows teenagers Raya…

Red, White & Royal Blue

To end the summer with a bang by book club chose to read RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston. As a book club consisting of all gay men, this love story between the First Son of the US and the Prince of England was an obvious crowd pleaser! RW&RB is a perfect summer…

Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, the most wonderful time of the year! IMHO, the perfect way to celebrate Pride is to support queer artists and queer art. To do that, I chose to read the delectable Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor. Paul Takes the Form is wacky, strange, sexy,…

The Affair of the Mysterious Letter

Picture this: a queer, sci-fi, fantasy twist on the classic mystery styling of Sherlock Holmes. Need I say more?! Honestly: take my money, gimme-gimme-gimme, file this in the category of something I didn’t know I needed but DEFINITELY needed!!! Lucky for us the wickedly talented Alexis Hall gave us just that in his new book The…

Out of Salem

There are hundreds of YA books about magic, monsters, and teen angst so an author would need to do a lot to stand out in the already crowded field. Hal Schrieve does just that! Out of Salem blends classic monsters (NO VAMPIRES!) with LGBTQI characters. The pairing may seem odd but it truly does come together into…