Category: LGBT

What I Read in August 2022

Hello readers! August 2022 at Roof Beam Reader was devoted to all things Jane Austen. I was, however, doing a lot of reading that was not Austen or Austen-related, so I thought I’d share a quick recap of that reading here, with teeny tiny… Continue Reading “What I Read in August 2022”

Giveaway: The Complete Heartstopper Series! (US only)

Dear Readers, Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the enormously popular new Netflix television show, Heartstopper. This show is based on a series of graphic novels of the same name, written by Alice Oseman, which are now also wildly… Continue Reading “Giveaway: The Complete Heartstopper Series! (US only)”

Two YA Novels: Ready When You Are and And Then They Lived

First published as The Boy from the Mish, Gary Lonesborough’s debut young adult novel, Ready When You Are, is a delightful and surprising tale of young love and coming-of-age for two Aboriginal Australian boys. I’ll admit that the first couple of chapters were rough-going… Continue Reading “Two YA Novels: Ready When You Are and And Then They Lived”

These Violent Delights by Micah Nemerever

Psychological thriller? Dark academia? Queer stereotyping? Whatever way we choose to categorize Micah Nemerever’s These Violent Delights, it’s fair to say, simply, this book was unputdownable! Many are comparing it to Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life, but I’m not sure where that comes from… Continue Reading “These Violent Delights by Micah Nemerever”

Mostly History

I’ve decided that I’d like to devote my reading time this summer to biography and history. In the last few years, I’ve read a lot of history, particularly “people’s history” or “revisionist” history—you know, those things that are typically left out of traditional education… Continue Reading “Mostly History”