Arts & Culture :: Books

Autumn reads, part 3

Autumn reads, part 3

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Sep 12, 2023

With the third and final installment of our fall 2023 books roundup, while we couldn't capture all the amazing queer books publishing this season, here are even more of the novels, memoirs, and picture book titles you will certainly want to seek out.

Myriam Gurba's 'Creep: Accusations and Confessions'

Myriam Gurba's 'Creep: Accusations and Confessions'

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Sep 6, 2023

"Creep: Accusations and Confessions" is a truly worthy new collection of essays about the evil that exists all around us. It is written by the very talented Mexican-American writer Myriam Gurba.

Mark S. King's 'My Fabulous Disease'

Mark S. King's 'My Fabulous Disease'

  • by Hank Trout
  • Sep 5, 2023

"My Fabulous Disease: Chronicles of a Gay Survivor," an anthology of some of Mark S. King's favorite blog entries and other pieces he wrote for various gay newspapers, chronicles his perspectives about being HIV-positive.

Autumn reads, part 2

Autumn reads, part 2

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Sep 5, 2023

Here comes the second part of our fall books roundup, which will give you an idea of what is coming to bookstores over the next several months.

Autumn reads, part 1

Autumn reads, part 1

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Aug 29, 2023

Here we are once again with another fall round-up of books coming to shelves near you. The range is diverse and effortlessly intriguing.

Leon Acord's 'Expletives Not Deleted'

Leon Acord's 'Expletives Not Deleted'

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Aug 22, 2023

The creator and star of the hit series "Old Dogs & New Tricks," and author of the very entertaining book "Sub-lebrity: The Queer Life of a Show-Biz Footnote," Leon Acord is now wowing fans with his new book, "Expletives Not Deleted."

Jamie Stewart's 'Anything That Moves'

Jamie Stewart's 'Anything That Moves'

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Aug 15, 2023

Jamie Stewart's "Anything That Moves," an erotic catalog of collected memories of the non-binary performer's sexual experiences shifts from the awkward to the depraved to the hilarious.

Tim Murphy's 'Speech Team'

Tim Murphy's 'Speech Team'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 8, 2023

If you have loved gay writer Tim Murphy's books since his breathtaking 2016 breakthrough novel "Christadora" and its 2019 follow-up "Correspondents," then you will be happy to know that his fourth novel, "Speech Team" is being released in August.

Nearer my god(s): LGBTQ-inclusive spirituality books, part 2

Nearer my god(s): LGBTQ-inclusive spirituality books, part 2

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 8, 2023

Part 2 of our spiritual books survey includes Jewish Buddhist, Native American, yoga and Wiccan traditions that provide inclusive spaces where people don't have to choose between essential parts of their identity.

Christian Cooper's 'Better Living Through Birding'

Christian Cooper's 'Better Living Through Birding'

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Aug 1, 2023

Christian Cooper's engrossing memoir chronicles his life as the first openly gay writer and editor at Marvel Comics, his fascination for birds, and his life before and after the now-famous Central Park "Karen" incident.

Gotta have faith: LGBTQ-inclusive spirituality books, part 1

Gotta have faith: LGBTQ-inclusive spirituality books, part 1

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 1, 2023

Several recent books on faith, mostly written by queer believers, strive to supply succor and strength to those who have remained in the institutional church.

Eliot Duncan's 'Ponyboy' — trans-male autofiction

Eliot Duncan's 'Ponyboy' — trans-male autofiction

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Aug 1, 2023

Author Eliot Duncan provides his stories in three sections, called "negatives," presented in reverse order. For all its surface and latent sensationalism, Duncan's story is quite ordinary by present-day standards.

'Daddy Lover God' — Don Shewey's sensual sexual memoir

'Daddy Lover God' — Don Shewey's sensual sexual memoir

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 18, 2023

Don Shewey's book "Daddy Lover God" bills itself as a memoir and instruction manual, but it primarily chronicles Shewey's psycho-sexual-spiritual adventures.

Manning up: New translations of Thomas Mann

Manning up: New translations of Thomas Mann

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jul 18, 2023

Damian Searls's just-published translations of Thomas Mann's "New Selected Stories," fleet but sure-footed, come as a relief, a long-overdue exhalation.