Monday, December 3, 2012

Reading List

Since I started taking my (favorite literature class thus far) Gay & Lesbian Literature class at school (and keep in mind that I am going to be 30, so "school" that I speak of is my first attempt at college since life happened between now & high school), I have started to make a reading list.  I might, one day, post my list but until I get it squared away, feel free to tell me what are your favorite LGBT genre novels, memoirs, fiction, etc.  

I am always excited to add to my ever-growing "library" of literature, sitting on my dresser, leaned against my jewelry box.  Eventually, when she and I buy a house, we will have a library for the vast amounts of books that the two of us have collected over the years, seperately and as a couple.  

Here are a few titles or authors that I have an interest in reading:

  • Butch is a Noun - S. Bear Bergman
  • Drag King Dreams - Leslie Feinberg
  • Audre Lorde
  • Are You My Mother? - Alison Bechdel
  • Ellen Hopkins (possibly but not a burning interest)
  • House on Mango StreetSandra Cisneros
  • And Tango Makes ThreePeter Parnell and Justin Richardson (may be children's lit but I do have kids!)
As you can tell, it's a short list at the moment, considering I'm sitting here trying to recall what titles I had wanted to read.  

Alright, time to jet.  Needing to get home to finish my papers (obviously, I have not accomplished them yet since I'm still a little distracted.  Hoping I have officially cleared my mind now!)

Let me mention one minor side note: my girlfriend has decided that I am "overly obsessed with my 'gayness'."  Please remind her that it's completely alright for me to be like this!!  :-)

Closing Thoughts:  Ever expanding knowledge, ROCKS!  Plain and simple.

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Updating my list! 

I have an ever expanding, almost exploding, bookshelf full of books within the LGBTQAI genre and I can't seem to stop adding more to it!

  • The Illusionist - Francoise Mallet-Joris 
  • I Am a Red Dress: Incantations on a Grandmother, a Mother, and a Daughter - Anna Camilleri
  • Annie on My Mind - Nancy Garden
  • Ash & Huntress - Malinda Lo
  • The Photograph - Jane Retzig
  • Tell the Wolves I'm Home - Carol Rifka Brunt
These are a few, and obviously since authors continue to publish, this list will continue to grow.  (Plus, this makes a great place for me to list them and have them saved so I don't lose the papers I write the titles on!  Sometimes I have good ideas.)


  1. Those look good books.... Your course sounds fabulous xx

  2. Thank you! Do you have any books to add??

    I have to say tt was an amazing course, during which I became pretty good friends with the Professor and she has helped to make my list longer! Always a plus!