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Casey Stepaniuk

Known in some internet circles as Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, Casey Stepaniuk is a writer and librarian who holds an MA in English literature and an MLIS. Topics and activities dear to her heart include cats, bisexuality, libraries, queer (Canadian) literature, and drinking tea. She runs the website Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, where you can find reviews of LGBTQ+ Canadian books. She also writes a monthly column on Autostraddle recommending queer books called Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian. Find her on Twitter: @canlesbrarian, Litsy: CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian, Goodreads: CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian, and Facebook: Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian.

Top Books 2021: The Most Highly Ranked and Widely Read Books on Goodreads This Year

According to Goodreads users, these are the top books of 2021 with an average rating of 4.25/5 or higher and ranked by 10,000 people or more, including Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley.

Why Do I Bounce So Hard Off Fiction Written in Present Tense?

I seem to be cracking open more and more new fiction written in present tense. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that ... I hate it?

2021 Must-Read Beach Reads

From anticipated big name thrillers to self-discovery tales, these 2021 must-read beach reads will match any summer reading mood!

Netflix’s SHADOW AND BONE Made Me Fall in Love With the SIX OF CROWS Crew Again

Netflix's SHADOW AND BONE excels at bringing the Six of Crows characters to life, but fails to correct the shortcomings of its namesake.

Recent Funding Cuts to Accessible Books for Canadians With Print Disabilities Will Be Devastating

Recent devastating funding cuts to accessible books for Canadians with print disabilities will have dire consequences.

Exciting Queer Women, Bisexual, and Lesbian Books Coming Out in Early 2021

Bookmark these queer women, bisexual, and lesbian books coming out in early 2021, including Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo!

6 Awesome Queer Halloween Books

For those of you who want your Halloween spooky reads LGBTQ, I've got a list of 6 incredible queer Halloween books for you!

10 Great 2020 Adult LGBTQ+ Fantasy Books

From bisexual mages with dangerous magical artifacts in The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso to gay monster hunters and vampires in love, there’s 2020 adult LGBTQ+ fantasy for everyone!

10 Great 2020 Adult LGBTQ+ Science Fiction Books

From space operas with sapphic women to nonbinary artists and mechanical dragons! Check out this this list of 2020 adult LGBTQ+ science fiction books, including The Seep by Chana Porter.

Why THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB Netflix Series is Even Better Than the Books

I watched the first season of the Babysitters Club Netflix series and think it's even better than the original books. Here are four reasons why!