Friday, January 04, 2019

2019 lineup!

Hey everybody. We tried something different. Had a get-together. Selected all the books for 2019 together. P.S. We decided for 2019 we will read only authors that are queer women of colour. And, here's our list:
January: It's Not Like it's a Secret by Misa Sugiura
February: The Black Unicorn by Audre Lorde
March: The Tiger Flu by Larissa Lai
April: A Two-Spirit Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder by Ma-Nee Chacaby and Mary Louisa Plummer
May: Bingo Love by Tee Franklin
June: A God Dance in Human Cloth by Nasra and hopefully something by Shima Robinson (Dwemminnen)
July: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by Kai Cheng Thom
August: This Accident of Being Lost by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
September: Marriage of a Thousand Lies by S.J. Sindu
October: ¡Cuéntamelo! Oral History by LGBT Latino Immigrants by Juliana Delgado Lopera
November: Eve Out of Her Ruins by Ananda Devi

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Fall reading list!

Hey all,
Here's the fall line-up:
September: We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby
October: Femme Confidential by Nairne Holtz (who will be JOINING us IN PERSON!)
November: It's Not Like It's a Secret by Misa Sugiura
PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASEY PLEASE tell all your friends about Nairne Holtz's visit!

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Hey everybody. Reading list update time!
This month (May) we're reading Corona by Bushra Rehman. In June our selection is Not Your Sidekick by CB Lee.
For summer, in July we're reading Mean, a memoir by Myriam Gurba and in August it'll be Alice Walker: A Life by Evelyn C. White.
That's all for now!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Is spring in the air? hah.

Not very springy yet around here, is it? Oh well, at least we have books to keep us warm.
February's title is Nicole Dennis-Benn's Here Comes the Sun. In March, we're reading Julia Serano's Excluded.
In April, we'll try Calling Dr. Laura, a novel by Nicole J. Georges about a young woman finding out some deep family secrets.
May it's Corona by Bushra Rehman - a super interesting read about a Pakistani Muslim woman in Queens, NY.
June let's read the first of C.B. Lee's Sidekick series, Not Your Sidekick. My daughter says it's awesome.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Winter update!!

Hi all,
Please take note I've had to change the order of books for January, February, etc (due to availability)! Please check the current reading list!
January we'll read Helen Oyeyemi's Boy, Snow, Bird.
February we'll read Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn.
More updates to come!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

New selections!

HI all,
We've selected a few more titles for the winter. As you know we're reading Calgary author Suzette Mayr's Dr Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall.
We don't meet in December.
January we're reading Jamaican author Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn's Here Comes the Sun.
February it's Fijian author Gina Cole's collection: Black Ice Matter.
March is British author Helen Oyeyemi's Boy, Snow, Bird.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Fall update!

Such a great discussion of Dawn Dumont's Nobody Cries at Bingo last night, especially with a few new faces.
Upcoming reads - September is Vivek Shraya's even this page in white; October we're reading Red Azalea by Anchee Min and in November we're reading Suzette Mayr's Dr Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

More books more books!

Thought some of you would find this amusing:

May 2017: The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood 
June 2017: The First Bad Man by Miranda July
July 2017: The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall
August 2017: Nobody Cries at Bingo by Dawn Dumont
September 2017: even this page is white by Vivek Shraya
October 2017: Red Azalea by Anchee Min
November 2017: Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall by Suzette Mayr

Monday, January 30, 2017

In honour of the victims of the Quebec City attack...

In honour of the victims of the Quebec City attack, we've chosen two lesbian Muslim authors for February and March: If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan, a young Iranian American author, and A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar, another Arab-American.

In April we'll read Michelle Tea's latest, Black Wave. May we'll read Charlotte Wood's The Natural Way of Things.

Some other options we'll likely be adding to our reading list: Emma Donoghue's The Wonder. Zoe Whittall's The Best Kind of People. Stella Duffy's London Lies Beneath. Gina Cole's Black Ice Matter. Tara Clancy's memoir The Clancys of Queens. Nicole Dennis-Benn's Here Comes The Sun. Carellin Brooks' One Hundred Days of Rain. Miranda July's The First Bad Man.

We're always taking suggestions! Drop me a note!

Sunday, October 30, 2016


Hi everybody! Sorry for the last minute news, but November's title is changed!!! We're bumping the next title on our list. So November we're reading Becoming Nicole. January it will be Sister Mine. Thanks!!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Autumn reads

Hi all,
Just this once, our October meeting won't be the last Monday of the month - because the last Monday of the month is Halloween and our members want to be home trick or treating with their kids. So this month's meeting will be Monday October 24, 2016. Don't miss it!!!
Last month's meeting was a great discussion of Loving Eleanor. Not big fans of this one - can't recommend it, although it did pique curiosity about Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hikock in general.
Remember, October's title is Gabby Rivera's Juliet Takes a Breath. In November, we're reading Thanhha Lai's Listen, Slowly. December we don't meet. January's title is Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nut and February we're reading Nalo Hopkinson's Sister Mine.
See you soon!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Summer reading!

Thanks for a great book club discussion the other night peeps! Yabo was a fascinating read and the discussion was scintillating. Love that one of our members met the author recently.
New titles have been added to the reading list:
July - Camilla Gibb's This is Happy
August - Snapshots of a Girl by Beldan Sezen
September - Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig Albert
October - Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
November - Thanhha Lai's Listen, Slowly
January - Becoming Nicole: Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nut
February - Nalo Hopkinson's Sister Mine

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Pride week!

Hi all,
A quick update for PRIDE week! We're looking for members! Come join us! We're easygoing, casual, and like chatting about books!
We read fiction and biographies by lesbians!
June's title is Yabo by Alexis DeVeaux.
July we're reading Camilla Gibb's newest: This is Happy.
August's title is graphic novel Snapshots of a Girl by Beldan Sezen.
More updates to come!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Hi all,
We've added a bunch of titles to our reading list. I hope you'll check them out and join us!
We don't meet in December. With all the holidays, no one seems to have the time to make book club happen that month!
In January, we'll read Toronto author Farzana Doctor's newest title, All Inclusive. Very excited and hoping to hook up with Farzana to discuss!
In February it's Dirty River by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha.
In March we'll read Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta.
April's title is The Walk-In Closet by Abdi Nazemian.
May we'll read Yabo by Alexis De Veaux.
And finally in June we are going to read Vancouver's Amber Dawn in her memoir How Poetry Saved My Life.
Keep in touch folks!

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

reading list update!

Just a quick reading list update!
  • May 2015: Adult Onset by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • June 2015: For Today I am a Boy by Kim Fu
  • July 2015: Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
  • August 2015: How To Grow Up by Michelle Tea
  • September 2015: Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America by Rachel Hope Cleves
  • October 2015: A Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernandez
  • November 2015: Half World by Hiromi Goto
Yes, I know it's already June. Sudden illness cancelled our May meeting, so our June meeting we'll discuss Adult Onset AND For Today I am a Boy.
Some other future possibilities:
  • Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha has a memoir coming out in the fall, called Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home.
  • Lost Boi by Sassafras Lowrey 
  • Casey Plett's A Safe Girl to Love
  • Yabo by Alexis De Veaux
  • The Walk-in Closet by Iranian-American author Abdi Nazemian
  • How Poetry Saved My Life by Amber Dawn, a memoir