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Annie on My Mind
Annie on My Mind | Nancy Garden
Liza begins to doubt her feelings for Annie after someone finds out about their relationship, and realizes, after starting college, that her denial of love for Annie was a mistake. Reprint.
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Loric
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I had no know idea this book was published back in 1982, nor did I know it was the first and only YA novel published about teen lesbian love at that time. It definitely felt dated and the writing reflected the age group it was intended for, but I still enjoyed watching the heartfelt and pure exploration of friendship, turn crush, turn love for Annie and Liza. I can appreciate the importance of this book for the time it was published.

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Zashikabuta06
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This book helped me a lot when I was confused with my sexual orientation. It‘s quite dated now but nevertheless a good YA read.

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bookishkris
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#essentialbooks. Inspired by @kgriffith ‘s post. The tagged book changed my life. Others made it safe to explore who I was, filled me with rage, spoke to that part of me that will always be a dancer, is still interested in education and equality. One I hold up as my gold standard for nonfiction, and all of them make me want to write like that when I grow up. Slightly missing: Autoboyography and Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir.

kgriffith Love this, thanks so much for sharing 💜 7mo
Tonton Feinberg,Monette, Levin, Shilts all in my shelves as well! 7mo
bookishkris @kgriffith thanks! @Tonton I feel like Monette and Levin especially are greatly overlooked in queer lit, glad they‘re getting love from someone who isn‘t me. 7mo
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SarahMillerBooks
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Victoriahoperose
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This was really excellent. The writing, the story, the characters. All of it was exceptional. It really shows the difficulties of growing up and falling in love especially when it isn‘t in the way that people accept generally. I really felt this book and the characters and their emotions. It will definitely stay with me.

Mandigolightly This was a super important book to teen me! 10mo
Victoriahoperose @Mandigolightly it was so good. I can‘t believe I never read this before!! 10mo
Zashikabuta06 @Mandigolightly a very important read for me during a tumultuous time in my life, when I was figuring out who I was and what my sexual orientation was. Will always hold a special place in my heart... 💜 3mo
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Ash11hope
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Currently reading 💖💖

SkeletonKey Classic 🖤 10mo
ReadingRover I read this book as a teen and loved it. I sent it to a friend who had been questioning her sexuality at the time and she said it truly helped her to become comfortable with who she is. At the time it was one of the few books of its kind. She‘s now happily married to her life partner!💗 10mo
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Mandigolightly
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Day 6! Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

@hes7 it‘s your turn! For 10 days post the cover of a book that changed you, without context

hes7 Thanks for the tag! 13mo
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BookishGirl06
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#ikissedagirl #heatofjuly something I read a few years ago that I liked and thought of for this prompt.

corycatelyn I really enjoyed this book 😊 13mo
Cinfhen I‘ve seen lots of positive reviews for this one 😍 (edited) 13mo
BarbaraBB Perfect choice! 13mo
blondie I LOVED this one! I read it so long ago though. 13mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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#IKissedaGirl

Classic YA coming out novel, it's been burned, it's been banned, but most importantly it's been read.

#HeatofJuly @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen Nice 💪🏼💄 13mo
BarbaraBB Well said 👍 13mo
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WhiskeyMistress
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I didn‘t like this book at first, and I still think the writing, particularly the dialogue, is a bit forced... but the overarching themes are very important, and the emotion is real.
#riotgrams #queerreads #pride #loveislove

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BookishGirl06
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#pinkcover #aprilbookishmadness a few pink books I own.

Stephanie-Anne Pretty stack 😻 1y
BookishGirl06 @Stephanie-Anne thanks. I almost tried to do an ombré effect, then gave up. 1y
CoverToCoverGirl So pretty. 😊 1y
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Jess7 Pretty!! 1y
JennyM Very pretty 1y
annkuch13 😍😍 1y
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GondorGirl
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❤💛💚💙💜

MayJasper 👍 1y
Zashikabuta06 Yaaassssd #loveislove 💜👭🌈 3mo
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PerksOfBeingABookworm
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I wasn't expecting to finish another book so quickly, but I devoured this one. This book was a much needed breath of fresh air. I am positive I will be returning to Annie over and over for many years to come. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #LitsyAtoZ

BookwormM Love that cover 2y
sparklemotion This book is so gooood ❤️ 2y
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PerksOfBeingABookworm
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The kitchen is a mess and I have plenty of cleaning up to do, but I can't stop admiring my #Christmasbookhaul My family knows me so well (so much so that I got two copies of the same book!) I am really excited about all of them. I'm not sure where to start first...

GondorGirl This book changed my life when I first read it in junior high school. I haven't thought about it in years, but your post makes me want to reread it. ❤ 2y
Cinfhen Fantastic 😊 2y
Cortg That is quite a haul! ❤️ 2y
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emilyhaldi Nice!! 👍🏻 2y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @GondorGirl it's going to be one of the first books I will read from this stack. I'm very excited for it! 2y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Cinfhen @Cortg @emilyhaldi thanks! I hope you guys had a wonderful holiday weekend! 2y
RaimeyGallant Literary goodness! 2y
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CatGV
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I finally got my hands on this #lesbian classic! I really hope I like it because it‘s important to me for personal reasons. Let‘s read!

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bookwrm526
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I read this for the @bookriot #readharder challenge, book that has been frequently challenged. It was a little dated, and because of growing up in a small southern town with a lesbian mother, the story of the teachers resonated with me more than the love story. One of my biggest fears from ages 8-15 was that someone would take issue with who my mother loved and take us from her, so all of the discussion of hiding and fear was painful.

Megabooks 💜💜 2y
razmanda One of my favorite places in the world. I always feel such peace there. 2y
bookwrm526 @razmanda We went there for the first time last year, as we were meandering to Charleston for a concert. There was only one other couple there, and it was just gorgeous 2y
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Deborah42
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Eliza has never really given much thought to her sexual identity. Then, on a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she meets Annie, a talented singer from the poor side of town. The zing of attraction hits her right away, although she doesn't acknowledge it for what it is.

The girls' friendship gradually morphs into love. Garden beautifully captures the sweetness of first love and this is where this story shines and feels timeless.

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Kabukay
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National Book Lovers Day!!!

Some of my favorites in YA Literature...

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Caryl
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For my Social Justice in Youth Literature class, we were assigned a thematic book talk project. We chose a theme, then selected 8-10 titles to book talk and include on a list of recommendations. My theme was "Girl + Girl," and I picked these titles (plus Goldie Vance). (That's Raven: The Pirate Princess, Book One at the bottom of the stack.) #girlfriends #anditsaugust @RealLifeReading

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midnightclockwork
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“The first day, I stood in the kitchen leaning against the counter watching Annie feed the cats, and I knew I wanted to be able to do that forever: stand in kitchens watching Annie feed cats. Our kitchens. Our cats.” .
~ Nancy Garden, Annie on My Mind

This book is one of my absolutely favorites! ❤️
Its such a gorgeous story, and I fell in love over and over again while reading it. ✨

"Don't let ignorance win. Let love"
~ Nancy Garden

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Zmeyche
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When two young girls love each other what could possibly stop them? Unles, well, themselves?

Probably best to read at 14 so you can stick to the hopefull parts of it and ignore the drama.

Annie and Liza are every teen girl fallen in love with their best friend. They are every teen girl who felt excluded once realized what's diferent about them.
They are every girl in love with another girl that never wants to go out in the real world again.

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stlhockeygrl
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I really enjoyed this book. Even though I'm straight, those feelings of first love and being unsure of who you are and how to meet your parent's expectations were so relatable. I felt like a teenager again.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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I'm revisiting this book today for a library school project on challenged books and realized it totally fits the bill for #Riotgrams Day 14, #KissingBooks! This was the first YA that had a happy ending for a same-sex couple and is thus one of the most important kissing books of all time.

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saguarosally
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I've never hit double digits in a month before. I've also never finished an audiobook before. #januarystats

Joybishoptx Awesome! 3y
Beckys_Books January was a great start to your reading year! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Well done!👏🏽 3y
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Bookladylinda @saguarosally I'm loving your notepad - where did you get it??? 3y
saguarosally @Bookladylinda It's on the A Beautiful Mess app. 3y
Bookladylinda @saguarosally ohhhh! Great! Thank you!!! 😊😊😊😊 3y
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saguarosally
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Time for a bit more sleep. Question: does anyone else find it harder to concentrate on audiobooks as opposed to print books or ebooks? #24in48 #sleep @24in48

Joybishoptx Yes very much so. 3y
tricours I have to walk, knit or run to be able to listen to them! 3y
saguarosally @Joybishoptx @tricours Ok, thought it was just me. Back to more trying to listen! 3y
RadicalReader @saguarosally definitely prefer hard cover books to digital or audiobook 3y
saguarosally @RadicalReader I did too, but I'm getting lazy and enjoying the alternatives 3y
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saguarosally
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I love this book. It's so innocent, although i definitely recognize it as a product of different times. Things were so different for gay people when I was in high school. I'm glad that there is more authenticity now. #lgbtq #diversereads #lgbtqhistory #24in48

BookBabe 😊👍🏻 3y
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saguarosally
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So behind. Back to reading. #24in48

saresmoore You are doing better than I! We can do it! 3y
Megabooks You're doing great! 3y
saguarosally @Ebooksandcooks @saresmoore I was, haha. I could still finish but I'm terribly behind now. I suspect I'm going to have to try a few more times to get to 24 hours. 3y
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Hollie
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This came recommended by @bookishkris when I said I wanted to explore more #queerbooks and it didn't disappoint! This is also my "A" for #LitsyAtoZ which I started a couple of weeks early. At first I was disappointed at the lack of support these young women got in their love story, but since it was written in 92, that made sense. It's a touching tale of first love, and coming to know oneself. ??

SaturnDoo Glad you enjoyed this one👏👏👍👍👍 3y
Hollie @SaturnDoo I read it in one sitting, which leads me to believe that 3 books from the library was not enough! 3y
bookishkris @Hollie so glad you liked it! It's the book that changed my life; I read it when I was fifteen, and I vividly remember finishing it sitting on the cement outside the tennis courts at school, hiding it under my score keeping clipboard during a match. When I finished it, my whole world had shifted just a bit, and everything made sense. 3y
bookishkris @Hollie and, now I want to start my challenge books early, I have pretty lists and it's soooooo hard to wait! 3y
Hollie @bookishkris isn't it amazing when books can shift your whole world? 💜💜💜. I started mine early because my hold on one came in from the library and I didn't want to go back on the wait list! 3y
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Hollie
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My library #bookhaul today! It's looking like a weekend full of winter weather, which is perfect for coffee, books, and staying in! ☕️❄️📚

SaturnDoo I really liked Out of the Easy and Annie on My Mind. I haven't read the other one. Enjoy 😊 3y
Hollie @SaturnDoo I'm starting with Annie on my Mind! I've read 2 other Sepetys books so I'm hoping Out of the Easy is just as good! 3y
SaturnDoo @Hollie Out of the Easy is different than the other two and my least favorite but still a good read. Will be curious to see what you think ☺ 3y
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nrheckel
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I tend to not be as interested in books where being gay is the central conflict; I'd really rather see them being happy and living life at this point, but I think this one was done so well and could be so great for girls who are going through similar experiences!
Also, it's just such a sweet romance so as someone who can't relate to this experience it was still really enjoyable for me to read!
❤❤❤❤

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enferauparadis
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The first #LGBTQ book I ever read, and it's probably my favourite at the moment. Completely raw, beautifully written, incredibly relatable. I love this book to death 💜

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My snow monster was pure and white and guiltless, and I looked at it, Annie, and it struck me that it can never turn black and ugly like the monster of my childhood, because what is guiltless about it is what it is, not necessarily what it does. Even if sometimes what it does is bad, or cowardly, or foolish, it itself is still okay, not evil. It can be good, and brave, and wise, as long as it goes on trying.
#bannedbooksweek

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Lindseyastin
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Because it's Pride Month, I'll be re-reading this book that I was really obsessed with in 8th grade!

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bookishkris
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The book that changed my life. I was fifteen and found myself in these pages in so very many ways.