It’s been a while since we’ve had a flashback month, so we’re looking forward to discussing The Revolution of Little Girls by Blanche McCrary Boyd, which first came out in 1992. McCrary Boyd won a Lambda Award (tied, actually, with Jewelle Gomez’s book The Gilda Stories, that we read last year) for it so hopefully that bodes well.
We have less time between meetings this time because of the short month and the way the days fall, so we’re reading our yearly graphic novel this month. We’ll be reading and talking about the (already much-talked about) Bingo Love by Tee Franklin. It’s been talked up because of its representation of people of color and older women and we’re so here for it! (We meet the first Tuesday of each month to talk about books with lesbian characters/issues/content, and all readers are welcome.)
This month we’re reading a book that hit a number of the “best of 2018” lists at the end of last year, Sadie by Courtney Summers. It’s told in alternate points of view, with one point of view being a podcast. (We meet the first Tuesday of the month to talk about books with woman-loving-woman characters/issues/storylines; all readers welcome.)
This month we’re reading a new release, Sugar Land by Tammy Lynne Stoner. It’s in the style of a traditional southern book but has lesbians. Woot! It’s been getting a lot of buzz so hopefully it can withstand our critical discussion. We meet the first Tuesday of the month and talk about books with lesbian characters/content/issues.
For some spooky reading around Halloween, we’ll be reading The Gilda Stories for our November flashback pick, a classic lesbian vampire book by Jewelle Gomez. The Lesbian Lit Book Group meets the first Tuesday of the month to talk about books with lesbian characters/content/issues and all readers are welcome.
This is a newer release that we’ll be reading this month, Sympathy, by Olivia Sudjic. It’s very of the now in how it features the internet.
We meet the first Tuesday of every month and talk about books featuring lesbian characters/issues/content, and all readers are welcome.