First, I’d like to say thank you to Ridley and Meoskop for going along with this. You rock! When we started this party in the margins, I had more time to read, mostly because my life was kinda sorta in shambles and when you can’t leave the couch, reading is a great way to keep yourself company. 2014 is the year I pull my shit back together and that includes working more and writing more, which leaves practically no time to read if I also want to sleep.
I feel like I bum not reviewing books more often for this site, especially since I come across books I want to read for the blog all the time. So I’m going to share some of those titles with you, and not the blurb, but the honest and sometimes ridiculous and lazy HOW of how (?) I came across these books and why I want to read them. Enjoy!
Dangerous Curves Ahead by Sugar Jamison. Sugar did a piece for Heroes and Heartbreakers about being black and writing white characters. The piece was great. Sugar seems great. The blurb seemed great and I saw it at a B&N when I had no money so I still haven’t picked it up yet.
Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon – Lesbian. Werewolves.
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill – I asked for horror recommendations on twitter and @awkwordly recommended this one. I marked it down to-read and went about my life. I really want to read it though even though I have no idea what it’s about.
To Love a Wilde by Kimberly Kaye Terry – I saw it on tumblr. You have no idea how much stuff I see on tumblr on any given day. I couldn’t begin to tell you who reblogged it. I just googled to try and find the original post. No dice. I like Westerns. I like Interracial. You give me an Interracial Western, you’re pretty much asking me to marry you. BTW it’s #2 in a series so I have to read book 1 first…
I Knocked Up Satan’s Daughter by Carlton Mellick III – Do I really have to explain? Another tumblr find.
Pleasure Under the Sun by Lindsay Evans – I secretly want to make the sweet sweet with Fiona Zedde. Don’t tell her. Ms. Evans is her pseudonym so when I saw she had a new book coming out I was all over that shit. Plus the cover is pretty.
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia – Honestly I don’t remember where I saw this first. It’s on the list though because I want to read about a young black girl coming of age around Black Panthers.
Gretel: A Fairy Tale Retold by Niamh Murphy – This was another tumblr find. I recently wrote a lesbian Hansel and Gretel short so I want to see how Murphy tackled it. Also, lesbians.
Ascension: A Tangled Axon Novel by Jacqueline Koyanagi – A queer woman of color wrote about a disabled queer woman of color in space. I say fuck yeah. I also saw this for the first time on tumblr.
Eating For Beauty by David Wolfe – I’m fat.
This is just SOME of what I want to read. I’ll probably be back some time with more. Thanks for putting up with me. :D