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Queer Book Club: Member Picks

The members of Queer Book Club have spoken!

To wrap up 2019 Queer Book Club events, we hosted a special BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) edition for December. Folks brought their favourite queer books to share with everyone! From books that impacted lives to old favourites and ones that were hard to put down - there were many intriguing titles to share across a number of genres. Here's the roundup of member picks and don't forget to mark your calendars for meetings in 2020.


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Red, White & Royal Blue

When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There's only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond.

Genre: Romance
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Tomboy Survival Guide

Ivan Coyote

Shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust of Canada Prize for Nonfiction; Longlisted for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction; Stonewall Book Award Honor Book winner; Longlisted for Canada Reads

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Magic's Pawn

Mercedes Lackey

Though Vanyel has been born with near-legendary abilities to work both Herald and Mage magic, he wants no part of such things. Nor does he seek a warrior’s path, wishing instead to become a Bard. Yet such talent as his if left untrained may prove a menace not only to Vanyel but to others as well.

Genre: Fiction
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Lost in the Beehive

Michele Young-Stone

For nearly her entire life, Gloria Ricci has been followed by bees.

Genre: Fiction
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Sodom Road Exit

Amber Dawn

It's the summer of 1990, and Crystal Beach in Ontario has lost its beloved, long-running amusement park, leaving the lakeside village a virtual ghost town. It is back to this fallen community Starla Mia Martin must return to live with her overbearing mother after dropping out of university and racking up significant debt.

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The Book of Pride

Mason Funk

THE BOOK OF PRIDE captures the true story of the gay rights movement from the 1960s to the present, through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the movement and made it happen.

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They Both Die at the End

Adam Silvera

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.

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The Future of Another Timeline

Annalee Newitz

1992: After a confrontation at a riot grrl concert, seventeen-year-old Beth finds herself in a car with her friend's abusive boyfriend dead in the backseat, agreeing to help her friends hide the body.

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The Tiger's Daughter

K Arsenault Rivera

Even gods can be slain

The Hokkaran empire has conquered every land within their bold reach-but failed to notice a lurking darkness festering within the people. Now, their border walls begin to crumble, and villages fall to demons swarming out of the forests.

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The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

S. Bear Bergman

Alternately unsettling and affirming, devastating and delicious, The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You, is a new collection of essays on gender and identity by S. Bear Bergman that is irrevocably honest and endlessly illuminating.

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