Category: LGBT

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”

April is the Coolest Month

Hello, everyone, and Happy May Day! I had an incredibly active reading month in April, so I’m going to post the list of titles that I read (by genre) below, with very, very brief comments on each. I read a total of 16 titles,… Continue Reading “April is the Coolest Month”

What I Read in January

Somehow, I managed to read (or finish reading) nine books in the month of January (2021). I wasn’t expecting such a high number, but I think the fact that I was on vacation for ten days at the start of the month helped. I… Continue Reading “What I Read in January”