When I was a teenager and read a lot of classics, I never knew the agony/joy of anticipating a new release because all my favourite authors lived decades or centuries ago. But since falling in love with YA and junior fiction and becoming a fangirl of a handful of contemporary authors, all that has changed. I restricted myself to listing only 2018 releases. Here are my highest anticipated releases in chronological order!
March 31st is a day to respect and support transgender people in our community (people who have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from the biological gender they were assigned at birth).
You want to be an ally? Be a good listener! So here are 5 books written BY people from the transgender community. There’s something here for every age reader, no matter what sort of journey you’re on – be it a journey of awareness and acceptance or self-discovery.
Last year I read so many awesome graphic novels with girl leads. I loved seeing girls cast as action heroes and adventurers, and watching them find themselves and come of age. I’ve included graphic novels – new and old – with female leads that I hope to get my hands on soon! How many of these have you read? What else should I add to my TBR?
Happy International Women’s Day! If you don’t normally read nonfiction, I hope my roundup inspires you. There’s something on here for every age group. Some of these books anthologise a diverse array of women’s stories so you can hitchhike through history and travel around the globe between the covers of just one book!
Books can be such a powerful tool for unity and equality. So speak up, read up, and know that your story is important.
This Valentine’s Day I’m celebrating love in all its shapes and shades. Gender, sexuality, race, and religion have nothing to do with the authenticity of a couple’s love. It’s important to raise up narratives that represent true love in all its forms.
While these recommendations may portray some of the challenges marginalised couples face, this post is about normalising diverse love stories and recognising the beauty of healthy, happy relationships.
These are the authors I discovered in 2017 and instantly fell in love with. From YA to feminist manifestos to graphic novels, their books warmed my heart, led me outside of my comfort zone, and changed my perspectives forever. What authors did you discover in 2017? And who did you fall in love with?