Proud Read-along Wrap Up & Book Club

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You may have noticed that we had a read-along running across our social medias between the 11th and the 22nd of March. This was all in aid of celebrating the wonderful release of Proud, a new LGBTQ+ anthology from Stripes, which was curated by Juno Dawson and includes a whole host of great YA authors and some wonderful illustrators.

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LGBTQ+ Book Club Night 12 – George

We have officially had our book club running for a year! Our online version started earlier than this but this last one was our twelfth session! This is super exciting and we are so happy we are growing and people are enjoying it as much as we are. We had such a fab little evening with regular book club goers and some newcomers too! The book was George by Alex Gino, a middle grade book about a transgender girl wanting to be seen as a girl by others too. Continue reading

Proud Anthology (and Announcement)

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The book discussed in this post was gifted from the publisher.

Last summer, Stripes announced their new anthology, curated by the absolute queen of YA fiction, Juno Dawson. We went to see their cover reveal at YALC last year for the anthology and that definitely got us even more excited for the release of Proud. Myself and Sophie are huge fans and supporters of Stripes. They have some wonderful books and authors under their belt, and i am always excited to see what they’re releasing next.

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Book Club Night 11 – The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet

image1Thursday was the 11th meet up of our LGBTQ+ Book Club! We have now changed the date to the last Thursday of each month rather than the first just so you know! This months read was The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, which is a sci-fi fiction book. It follows Rosemary Harper, a human who joins the crew of the Wayfarer ship which tunnels through space. I won’t go into the specifics but I recommend that you check out the book (if you haven’t already) and give the synopsis a read! Continue reading

LGBTQ+ Book Club Update

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So it’s been a hot minute since we wrote a little Book Club update! Last year we luckily had the chance to start our own book club in Manchester city centre, with people that actually want to come and talk to us about books! It’s been absolutely lovely!

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Book Club Night 7 – Ramona Blue

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For our August-September Book Club we read Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy. I bought this a few months ago and I’ve been so excited to read it ever since! I’m happy to say it didn’t disappoint.  Continue reading

Book Club Night 6 – Noah Can’t Even

BOOHey! So I know it’s super late and we usually post these the week after book club but here is our latest update! For our July-August book we chose to read Noah Can’t Even by Simon James Green. I finally had the pleasure of meeting him at YALC and he is such a lovely man! Sarah has met him before and has said only good things so I was really looking forward to meeting him. Anyway! Onto our book club chats! Continue reading