Hola Papi by John Paul Brammer

John Paul Brammer is an LGBTQ writer and artist whose advice column, Hola Papi, was originally on a Grindr affiliated site. This book is his memoir, written in the form of advice letters or essays, and talks about the life and relationship lessons that he's learned. I loved this book so much. The authors voice …

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The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

In 1617, a freak storm blew up out of nowhere off the coast of Vardo, a small Norwegian island. At the time, all the fishermen were out on the water, and it killed all 40 of them. It meant that there were almost no men on the island at all, and the women had to …

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Kitty Peck & The Child Of Ill Fortune by Kate Griffin

A more fun book this week than usual, a Victorian mystery/thriller about a girl who has inherited a criminal empire from her grandmother and must learn how to use her new power wisely. But as she is coming into her own, her long lost brother asks her to shelter a child, and she soon finds …

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Simon Jay’s Bastardography: a memoir of coming out, bullying, and bipolar disorder.

I first met Simon on a film shoot about 5 or 6 years ago. He was brought in as a writer, and I liked the way he was so intelligent and down to earth. He was funny. Catching a train back into central London together, he surprised me by making little quips about Australian politics …

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