#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Little Blue Encyclopedia (For Vivian)-A Quirky Queer Experimental Novel about Love and Grief

This is a joyful book about grief. I didn’t think such a book existed, but here it is. Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) is a bizarre, whimsical, and beautiful testimony to friendship, love and grief. Written by Canadian queer trans librarian Hazel Jane Plante, this fantastic, experimental novel is somehow her first novel. It is … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Little Blue Encyclopedia (For Vivian)-A Quirky Queer Experimental Novel about Love and Grief

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir

This review was written by Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian. You can find this review and more at her blog. Special thanks to Casey for her participation in #GlobalPRIDELitMonth at Global Literature in Libraries Initiative. There aren’t many books in my lifetime that I’ve read that I would truly consider a work of genius, the kind … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: The Heart of the Circle: A Thrilling Queer Israeli Fantasy

Part fantasy thriller, part social justice allegory, Keren Landsman’s Geffen Award winning novel The Heart of the Circle is a riveting exploration of minority rights told through the lens of a world where sorcerers are not only a part of day-to-day life, but are discriminated against, segregated and even murdered. Set in what appears to … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: The Heart of the Circle: A Thrilling Queer Israeli Fantasy

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Riverrun -A Filipino Queer Masterpiece

In the middle of Riverrun: A Novel, the main character Danilo watches his childhood friend Luis slip into the river. Danilo observes his friend's body as the first stirrings of desire bob up. Luis calls for Danilo to join him, but Danilo refrains. The river can swell at any moment, he explains. On the one … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Riverrun -A Filipino Queer Masterpiece

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Nostalgia for Death, Poetry from 1930s Mexico

It is a strange time to be reading a book called Nostalgia for Death. It’s even stranger when you think of all the hands that worked to get this Spanish-language book from 1930s Mexico, finally translated into English during the AIDS epidemic in the 1990s, and into this reader’s hands, during the Coronavirus pandemic in … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Nostalgia for Death, Poetry from 1930s Mexico

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: The Black Tides of Heaven

JY Yang’s Tensorate series takes place in a world where gender identity, biological sex, and reproductive abilities are all separate. The Singaporean author identifies as non-binary and queer, and their description of a world where people are free to choose their own identity and physical form, and where all sexual orientations and relationship structures are … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: The Black Tides of Heaven

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: My Tender Matador: A Gay Snapshot of Life in Pinochet’s Chile

A pivotal moment in Chile’s history: an assassination attempt by the young men of the revolutionary Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front (Frente Patriótico Manuel Rodríguez) on Augusto Pinochet, the military dictator ruling Chile. This is the point in history in which essayist, visual artist and activist Pedro Lemebel places his first novel, and his first work … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: My Tender Matador: A Gay Snapshot of Life in Pinochet’s Chile

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Radio Silence: #ownvoices YA from England

Radio Silence.  When I first looked at the title, I could only remember faint remnants of the definition, a time during which it’s only silence. It’s only now, after having read the full book, that I remember a certain English lesson where we had to analyze a book title before we read it and all … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: Radio Silence: #ownvoices YA from England

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: The Others, An Anonymous Arabic Novel from Saudi Arabia

“[This book] could be the most controversial novel to emerge in our times, not just from Saudi Arabia, but from the whole of the Arab world.”Al-Hayat The Others follows an unnamed narrator - a young Shi’i woman living in the Eastern Province of predominantly Sunni Saudi Arabia - as she navigates college life during the … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: The Others, An Anonymous Arabic Novel from Saudi Arabia

#GlobalPRIDELitMonth: nîtisânak: a Two-Spirit Memoir

This review was written by Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian. You can find this review and more at her blog. Special thanks to Casey for participating in #GlobalPRIDELitMonth at Global Literature in Libraries Initiative. nîtisânak by Lindsay Nixon is the kind of book that makes you feel grateful to get a chance to peek into someone … Continue reading #GlobalPRIDELitMonth: nîtisânak: a Two-Spirit Memoir