Our Favorite Queer Reads of 2018
These are the books that we happened to have read this year and most recommend. T = Tel, G = Giorgi, and H = Hannah. Enjoy!
Unlike many books addressing trans issues, The Trans Generation offers a valuable reality check through its unapologetic refusal to divorce greater systemic issues, particularly racism and poverty, from the challenges faced by trans and gender-nonconforming Americans and Canadians. Reviewed here. -T
A quirky m/m holiday romance about a baker and a childlike outcast who believes in magic. -H
An exploration of gay men, women, and poor people coping with the constraints of Victorian society.
A rollicking fun adventure book about what happens when an 18th century asexual woman leaves behind a baker’s marriage proposal in pursuit of her dream to become a doctor. -H
A little jewel/puzzle box/bonbon that asks: What if Michelangelo hung out in the Ottoman Empire trying to build a bridge for a sultan, and what if the poet Mesihi fell wretchedly in love with him? -H
When a likely asexual woman faces too much familial pressure to get married, she invites a homeless man to live in her bathtub on the condition that he pretend to be her boyfriend. -H