Can AI recommend your next favourite read? We asked AI to recommend queer books for us, this is what happened.
They say curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back. We asked ChatGPT to recommend some queer books for us. If a robot can give you book recommendations, why would you need us? (sob). We had to know. We gave our good friend ChatGPT a brief and then evaluated it’s answers.
We've handpicked a stellar lineup of both fiction and non-fiction books that celebrate bisexuality, offering you a delightful mix of stories and insights to mark this day with joy, knowledge, and a whole lot of love. So, find a cozy spot and let's start turning some pages, because today, we're celebrating all the beautiful shades of bisexuality through our favourite drug: books!
It’s Halloween time/month/season and we have queer horror, thrillers, suspense, vampires, nightmares, zombies and a general sense of gothic, seasonally appropriate impending doom for you in book form. Sound fun? Dive right in:
The official guide to what's inside! Yes it’s Pride month, and we thought “Pride theme? In June? Ground breaking” but how could we not? The theme of this box is Pride, but not just Pride, it’s also resilience, activism, self- care and de-centring the global West when we talk about Pride. How can that be a theme? Well, we have neatly bundled into one phrase for you: “The fight isn’t over.” So we’re saying, celebrate Pride, continue your activism in whatever way is sustainable for you, check on your queer siblings, and check in with yourself.
If you haven’t already, get your Pride Month bingo card here and get a chance to win some book tokens while reading some amazing queer books. Here are some suggestions to help you cross off as many squares as possible!
This Trans Visibility Day we are bringing you five trans authors we love and adore, who you will too, whether you know it yet or not.
Eid Mubarak to all of our queer Muslim family! To celebrate we have collected together 8 books by queer Muslim authors you absolutely cannot miss out on. We’re talking memoir, fiction, poetry and anthologies with pithy titles you won’t be able to say no to. This is beautiful, heart- and ground-breaking work from some of the best queer Muslim writers out there right now.
World AIDS Day is when we mourn those who have died, honour their memories and look to the future for people with HIV/AIDS globally. For our community it has a deep significance, although for many of us the crisis is not something we remember. Here are some reading recommendations, fiction and non-fiction, to inform, inspire and enjoy.
Get a blanket and something warm to drink, lock the door and double check the windows. What was that noise? It was a list of the best queer books to scare the wits out of you this Halloween! Whether you’re a scaredy-cat or sleeps-in-a-coffin type we’ve got something for you. We’ve picked 13 books and our favourite quotes from them to get you ready for scream season!
After a successful and prolonged campaign of hatred and bigotry, this week JK Rowling announced her new transphobic murder book. The world’s most famous living author recently signed a letter about the pain and silencing of cancel-culture. The seemingly un-silenceable “feminist” billionaire seems to have survived the “mean tweets” of ordinary people, in order to publish Troubled Blood under her male penname this week. What can the ordinary bookish queer do in such times? Here are 33 books by trans authors to enjoy and forget all about She Who Must Not Be Named. We’ve split them into categories for you, and some of them are even available online for free!