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Lesbrary Links: Sapphic Book Bingo, Best LGBTQ Books of 2021, and Homophobic Review Bombing

Posted on the 15 January 2022 by Lesbrary @lesbrary
Lesbrary Links: Sapphic Book Bingo, Best LGBTQ Books of 2021, and Homophobic Review Bombing

I follow hundreds of queer book blogs to scout out the best sapphic book news and reviews! Many of them get posted on Tumblr and Twitter as I discover them, but my favourites get saved for these link compilations. Here are some of the posts I've found interesting in the last few weeks.

More than 600 authors and other professionals involved in the world of books signed a letter condemning the banning and censorship of LGBTQ and POC books in U.S. school libraries.

These LGBTQ and Antiracist Books are Being Review Bombed by Book Banners

The homophobic history of book banning, from a scholar of obscenity law.

The Streisand Effect Won't Save Us From Censorship.

Join the #FReadom Letter Writing Campaign to Combat Censorship!

Sapphic Book Bingo 2022 is live! ( Here are some recommendations from Ylva Publishing.)

Here are 75 of the best queer books of 2021, according to Autostraddle.

Okazu's Top Yuri of 2021.

Queer Books from 2021 You Might Have Missed - And Why We Need to Talk About Them

LGBTQ Reads posted: TBRainbow Alert: 2022 MG and YA Starring QTBIPoC, Most Anticipated LGBTQ+ Middle Grade Fiction: January-June 2022, Most Anticipated LGBTQ+ Young Adult Fiction: January-June 2022, 2022 Paperback Release Calendar, and 2022 Paperback Redesigns.

Queer Books Winter 2022 Preview from Autostraddle.

12 Queer YA Audiobooks to Listen to in the First Half of 2022.

20 Must-Read Queer Found Family Books.

10 Queer Fantasy Romances to Warm Your Cold, Cold Heart.

7 Brilliant Books About Chaotic Queers.

Here are some recommendations for sapphic age gap romances. (And here are even more recs.)

Read these queer short stories available online.

Here's the story of 20 Rue Jacob, a lesbian bookstore that was open in the 1980s in Utah!

Autostraddle has started a new column called Rainbow Reading!

When Elvira came out in her memoir Yours Cruelly, Elvira, she lost 10,000 followers online... and then gained 60,000!

Out, proud and 90 years old: Jeanne Arnold is ready to share her writing.

Malinda Lo won the National Book Award for Last Night at the Telegraph Club and was interviewed at NPR and Autostraddle.

Rachel Roasek was reviewed at Entertainment Weekly about her queer YA Cyrano retelling Love Somebody.

Gideon the Ninth Gifts for Your Necromancer Heart.

A Dream of a Woman by Casey Plett was reviewed at Autostraddle.

Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho was reviewed at NPR.

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