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Episode 3
Looking For LGBTQ Lit

Welcome to Episode 3! This week's episode is about all things LGBTQ literature (with a few bonus questions from listeners on a time crunch). My guest this week is Danika Ellis. Danika runs the lesbian and bisexual women book blog The Lesbrary as well as its tumblr counterpart Fuck Yeah Lesbian Literature. She is also a booktuber and Book Riot contributor. Her day job is running the kids’ section of Russell Books, the largest used bookstore in Canada. Follow her on Twitter @DanikaEllis. danika This episode is sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio and Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill. ____________________   Listen to past episodes of Get Booked here! And you can subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via iTunes here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. Need a book recommendation? Fill out the form at the bottom of the post, or email getbooked@bookriot.com and we’ll help! Questions! Hi, I was writing for your new book recommendations podcast. I am looking to read more diverse books I wondered if you could recommend a book with a transgender protagonist which is NOT a memoir or story about transitioning or being transgender? I am looking for one where that is incidental to the plot just a part of a character doing other interesting things. Any genre. Thanks In Advance, Chris AND Fiction books written by trans people about trans characters. --Taissa   Hello, Please recommend good YA LGBT books (already read More Happy than Not and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) and/or good YA books with Asian characters. Thank you Rick   Hi, I am very excited about this new podcast and will try to make a concise request! I would like some more recommendations for LGBTQ literature. This year I've read Giovanni's Room which was beautiful and made me cry, Tipping the Velvet which was fascination historical lesbian fiction and Redefining Realness which was eye opening. I would love more recommendations! Thanks in advance!   Hi Get Booked/Amanda, I am due to have my first baby on 16th Oct and am looking for good books to read that don't require a lot of brain space. We recently read The Count of Monte Cristo in my book group and it made me realise how little concentration I currently have - I couldn't keep that many characters in my head at all. I'm looking for books that are well written but can be read in a zombie-esque, sleep-declined state. I'm not necessarily looking for new parent-type books. I normally read fiction but like a wide range of genres - historical, crime, literary, fantasy. Whatever really! Thanks for your help :-)   Hi, For an upcoming read-a-thon, I'm looking for short books or novellas that are not the usual classics (i.e., Old Man and the Sea, Heart of Darkness, etc.) you see on Read These Books In One Day! lists. Many thanks and so excited about this new podcast! C.J.   ____________________ Books Discussed on the Show! Nevada by Imogen Binnie Burnt Toast B&B by Heidi Belleau and Rachel Hamowitz Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Cronn-Mills George by Alex Gino The Collection edited by Tom Leger Lost Boi by Sassafras Lowrey “Lizzy & Annie”/A Safe Girl To Love by Casey Plett“ The Unintentional Time Traveler by Everett Maroon Huntress by Malinda Lo Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m danforth Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin Prairie Ostrich by Tamai Kobayashi Adaptation by Malinda Lo Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller The Color Purple by Alice Walker Sphinx by Anne Garreta, translated by Emma Ramadan all of Sarah Waters’s other books, especially Fingersmith The Summer We Got Free by Mia Mckenzie The Last Nude by Ellis Avery The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley Ongoingness by Sarah Manguso Falling In Love With Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie My Education by Susan Choi Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera, trans Lisa Dillman Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley (and anything from Melville House's Art of the Novella) Two Or Three Things I Know For Sure by Dorothy Alison The Story of Ruth and Eliza by Kristen Stone Sisterhood by Julie R Enszer
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