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Emily's Picks

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The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister By Anne Lister Cover Image
$15.99
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ISBN: 9781844087198
Published: Little, Brown UK - June 19th, 2012

Follow in the footsteps of independent land owner, traveler, scientist, and lesbian Anne Lister.  In her own words (and secret code) her diary tells us the story of a woman who was unafraid of her sexuality and the sexism of her time! (She married a woman in 1834!)


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the mermaid's voice returns in this one By Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781449494162
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - March 5th, 2019

Sometimes when dealing with trauma, we are hit with the desire to jump into a fairy tale and never come out.  This collection of poems offers a cathartic and understanding first hand account of giving back to yourself.


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Three Guineas By Virginia Woolf, Mark Hussey, Jane Marcus (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Virginia Woolf, Mark Hussey, Jane Marcus (Introduction by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780156901772
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Published: Mariner Books -

Watch as Woolf responds to a letter and proceeds to attack the patriarchy, nazism, fascism, and pro-war ideologies in the name of bringing awareness to the quality of life of women in the 1930s.  Required reading!

 


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We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan By Lou Sullivan, Ellis Martin (Editor), Zach Ozma (Editor) Cover Image
By Lou Sullivan, Ellis Martin (Editor), Zach Ozma (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781643620176
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Published: Nightboat Books - September 24th, 2019

It felt like a true honor to be able to read Lou's diaries.  I felt as though Lou became a friend, one that I learned so much from and rooted for until the end.  A truly beautiful and inspiring first hand story of a trans man who changed the world.


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Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead: A Novel By Emily Austin Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9781982167363
Published: Washington Square Press - June 28th, 2022

This is a funny book for everyone and a hilarious book for anyone who grew up Catholic.  Austin’s main character, Gilda, is so relatable as she navigates this new, strange world that she doesn’t fit in, just so that she can afford to live.  I laughed my way through it!  Highly recommend!

 


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Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver By Mary Oliver Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399563263
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Published: Penguin Books - November 10th, 2020

This is a great first book of Oliver’s to start with because it is a wonderfully selected collection.  This book made me fall immediately in love with her poetry.  Nature, passion, beauty, solitude, amazing!

 


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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501161933
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 29th, 2018

Everything I've ever wanted in a queer love story!  Heartbreakingly beautiful, glamorous movie stars who will do anything to get what they want, and characters you will get attached to immediately.  Left me in shock and awe.


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Why She Wrote: A Graphic History of the Lives, Inspiration, and Influence Behind the Pens of Classic Women Writers By Lauren Burke, Hannah K. Chapman, Kaley Bales (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781797202099
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 20th, 2021

A fun crash course for learning about the staples of classic lit!  I learned more about authors I have always admired and even discovered a few new ones!


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Woman World By Aminder Dhaliwal Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770463356
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - September 11th, 2018

Hilarious post-apocalyptic world where men go extinct.  The younger generation stumbles through woman world wondering what history was like when men still existed.

 


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Orlando: A Biography By Virginia Woolf Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780156701600
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Published: Mariner Books - October 24th, 1973

Imagine Virginia Woolf writing a sapphic love poem for you and using you as inspo for the main character!  This is exactly what happened to Vita Sackville-West.  Woolf’s main character Orlando moves through different centuries and genders in this amazing piece.

 


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I Am Every Good Thing By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518778
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

This is everything I want my future kids to know.  All children deserve to hear the words of this beautiful book!

 


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Dog Songs: Poems By Mary Oliver Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143125839
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Published: Penguin Books - September 29th, 2015

Every pet owner will love this collection of heartfelt poems.  Mary gives a voice to her soul mates and we get to see the world through their eyes.  The bonds she has with them stay alive with these pages!


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The Capybaras By Alfredo Soderguit, Alfredo Soderguit (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771647823
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Published: Greystone Kids - April 13th, 2021

A heartwarming story of acceptance in which a coop of chickens learn to love a group of capybaras.


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God I Feel Modern Tonight: Poems from a Gal About Town By Catherine Cohen Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593318331
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Published: Knopf - February 2nd, 2021

If you’re a 20 something- read this book right now!  So unexpectedly relatable and honest.  Cohen’s poetry is funny and will make you feel better about struggling through your 20s.


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Sappho: A New Translation By Sappho, Mary Barnard (Translated by), Dudley Fitts (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Sappho, Mary Barnard (Translated by), Dudley Fitts (Foreword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780520305564
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Published: University of California Press - May 7th, 2019

Open up the treasure chest of the fragments of Sappho that survive today.  A lyrical poet from ancient greece and a queer hero to many.  This is a good place to start reading her beautifully poetic lyrics that speak through the soul to the Greek gods and goddesses.

 


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Duino Elegies & The Sonnets to Orpheus: A Dual-Language Edition (Vintage International) By Rainer Maria Rilke, Stephen Mitchell (Translated by) Cover Image
By Rainer Maria Rilke, Stephen Mitchell (Translated by)
$16.00
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ISBN: 9780307473738
Published: Vintage - October 6th, 2009

Wow- absolutely blown away by these ethereal masterpieces.  From the beginning, I was drawn to the absolute beauty of Rilke and how his work flows so easily and breathtakingly.


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The Way She Blooms By Melpomeni Chatzipanagiotou (Illustrator), Alyssa Robinson (Illustrator), Grace Gegenheimer Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780578684291
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Published: Grace Gegenheimer - July 24th, 2020

If you want to know what magic feels like when you let yourself become a part of the wonders of the world around you, this gorgeous poetry is for you!  Grace focuses on the process of personal growth through a loving and accepting lens (Plus, Grace is a good friend of mine!)

 


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Marshmallow & Jordan By Alina Chau Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250300614
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Published: First Second - October 26th, 2021

Definitely cried at the beauty and surprise ending of this ADORABLE book.  The illustrations (especially Marshmallow) made me absolutely melt.  Adorable read for any age.

 


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L'Origine: The Secret Life of the World's Most Erotic Masterpiece By Lilianne Milgrom Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781954854147
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Published: Girl Friday Books - October 12th, 2021

A fascinating semi-fictional account of the odyssey of the L’Origine Du Monde painting.  The author’s inspiration comes from her stint as a copyist at the Musee D’Orsay.  Follow this erotic masterpiece and the iront of it’s fate that was almost always in the hands of men.

 


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Gilgamesh: A New Translation of the Ancient Epic By Sophus Helle Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780300251180
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Published: Yale University Press - October 26th, 2021

A refreshing translation of the fascinating epic.  Helle structures it in the way that the tablets were meant to be written accompanied by different Akkadian and Babalonian translations.  Lovely elaborative essays complete the book with a wonderful acknowledgement and breakdown of Gilgamesh’s homoerotisism.

 


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Last Night at the Telegraph Club By Malinda Lo Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525555278
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2021

An amazing coming of age story in the queer San Francisco scene.  Lily falls in love with Kath, a fellow student and they risk the Red Scare and deportation to be together in the Telegraph Club.  Asian representation + women in STEM!