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TheIntrovertedDodoBird
Red, White and Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Red, White and Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Knock Knock, Open Wide | Neil Sharpson
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Alternately creepy as fuck horror and fun 2000s sapphic romance. I loved the integration of Irish folklore and the slice of life details from Dublin university life and the student theatre society. I found both modes equally compelling and was thrilled when they came together. The book's setup is a young woman finds a corpse on a dark road at midnight, thus begins her night of horrors that stretches into her children's lives decades later.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Finna | Nino Cipri
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Two recent queer exes who both work at Littenvard *cough IKEA cough* get sent on a trip way above their minimum wage paygrade through a wormhole in their store, where an elderly customer has accidentally wandered.

Wonderful world-building and character work, managed in the small space of a novella. Also, a perfect ending and great #audiobook narration!

#QueerBooks #LGBTQBooks #LGBTQ #NonBinary

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Horse Barbie: A Memoir | Geena Rocero
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This was great! A fascinating life story from a gifted storyteller who just oozes charm and charisma. Geena Rocero has lived many lives, as a teen trans beauty pageant queen in her native Philippines, a stealth model in the U.S., and as a public speaker, businesswoman, and trans advocate most recently. Recommended in audiobook format, read by the author! #TransBooks #QueerBooks #LGBTQBooks #LGBTQ #Trans

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Cleat Cute | Meryl Wilsner
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I really liked Wilsner's other romances, so I am disappointed to say this one is not doing it for me. It's told in third person present tense and there's a lot of internal monologuing, and that combination killed my desire to keep reading. I made it half way through but I never felt an affinity for or interest in the characters. There were already a few steamy sex scenes, but it's hard to appreciate them if you don't care about the characters.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Horse Barbie: A Memoir | Geena Rocero
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This memoir is so good!! It traces the author's journey from being a trans beauty pageant queen in the Philippines in her youth to a move to the US and a stealth modeling career to coming out publically as trans. She is very charming and charismatic and reads the #audiobook herself!

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Any Other City | Hazel Jane Plante
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I am quite sick right now, so not really up to writing a real review, but this was sad and hot and musical and smart. Hazel Jane Plante is such a gift!! Cat Fitzpatrick said in her recent acceptance speech for the Lambda lit award for trans fiction that trans people are writing a disproportionate amount of today's great fiction and I agree!!
#QueerBooks #LGBTQBooks #LGBTQ #TransBooks #CanLit

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ChrysFey
Maiden & Princess | Daniel Haack, Isabel Galupo
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