Beauty pageant contestants crash-land on a desert island in this gender-swapped, satirical spin on The Lord of the Flies. Genre: Young Adult Fiction Format: Audiobook Length: 14h, 37m Author: Libba Bray Narrator: Libba Bray Publisher: Scholastic Audio Release Date: 5/24/2011 Language: English From the author of the wildly popular Diviners series and The Gemma Doyle Trilogy… Continue reading Diverse Book of the Month: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Hey there, friends. It’s very late at night but I’m writing with a few updates. So first, NaNoWriMo was a bust for me. Well, not totally. I made it to about 44,000 words, so I consider that a victory even if I didn’t cross the finish line. My goal is to make it to 100,000… Continue reading Psst–Long Time, No See!
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid has been hailed as one of the hottest “beach reads” of 2017. Summer is over now, but the hype for this book is not. So even if you’re back from your vacation by the beach, or if you’re just looking for a good book to… Continue reading Diverse Book of the Month: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Happy August! Summer is almost over, but there is still some vacation time left. Whether you’re looking for a page-turner to bring along with you as you travel, or you’re just looking for something to read before you go to bed, let me recommend this month’s Diverse Book of the Month, Tremontaine: The Complete Season… Continue reading Diverse Book of the Month: Tremontaine: The Complete Season One by Ellen Kushner & Co.
You might know Zach Anner as “that hilarious and oddly inspiring guy who does the Workout Wednesday videos on YouTube.” Well, surprise! Now he’s written a hilarious and oddly inspiring memoir, about his rise to Internet stardom, his childhood, his relationships, and his life with cerebral palsy — “the sexiest of palsies,” as he likes to call it. The result is a laugh-out-loud funny, and oftentimes poignant reflection on life, love, and happiness.
Laura Jane Grace, frontwoman of the popular punk band Against Me!, came out as a transgender woman back in May of 2012 in an issue of Rolling Stone. In 2016, she published this memoir, Tranny, to tell her story — and the story of Against Me! — in more detail, starting all the way back when she was a five-year-old trying on her mother’s pantyhose and wishing she’d been born a woman. The memoir is the story of her journey towards transition, and the way her gender dysphoria affected — for better or worse — her life, her work, and her relationships with her family, friends, and band.