About

About the Lesbrary:

The Lesbrary is a book blog all about les/bi/etc books. Yes, this often means lesbian books (hence the name), but includes anything in the broad “doesn’t identify as a man and is at least some of the time attracted romantically and/or sexually to others who do not identify as a man” category.  Lesbrary books don’t have to be written by a queer author, though it helps.

The Lesbrary is mostly made up of reviews of les/bi/etc books, but also has features like Link Round Ups (a collection of all the latest les/bi/etc lit news and reviews) and guest posts.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at danikaellis@gmail.com with “Lesbrary” included in the subject.

Submissions:

The Lesbrary is made up of about a dozen reviewers at a time, but we also post guest reviews! If you would like to submit a review (or interview with a les/bi/etc author, or other relevant content), email danikaellis@gmail.com with “Lesbrary” included in the subject.

If you would like to submit a book to be reviewed at the Lesbrary, please see the Review Policy page.

About the Lesbrarians:

Once upon a time it was just Danika at the Lesbrary. Now there’s a whole team of Lesbrarians! Danika still manages the Lesbrary, but the reviews are done by the whole team.

If you would like to join the Lesbrary as a regular reviewer (at least one review a month) and receive ebooks to review, email danikaellis@gmail.com with “Lesbrary” included in the subject.

Head Lesbrarian:

Danika Leigh Ellis: I live in BC, Canada. I work in one of North America’s biggest used bookstores, running the kids’ section. I love books and I love lesbians, so when I went looking for a lesbian book blog and couldn’t find any, I started my own! (And then promptly found half a dozen more.)

I’m on twitteryoutube, Goodreads, and tumblr–as Danika Sapphistry and FY Lesbian Literature! (it’s mostly pictures and quotes). I’m also a Book Riot contributor.

My reviews are here.

Lesbrarians:

Anna M: Anna is a reference librarian in western MA. She loves talking about books, particularly their covers, and does so in several places: Title and Statement of ResponsibilityMARC of the Beast, and Collection Reflection. You can also find her on Twitter.

Anna’s reviews can be found here and here.

Aoife: Aoife is a queer student from Australia that hopes her future career will involve books. She is far too anxious to read horror, overly invested in terrible crime shows, and spends most of her time with her pet rats. You can find her on tumblr, twitter, and goodreads.

Aoife’s reviews can be found here.

Audrey

Bessie: Bessie lives in South Minneapolis. She studied English and Gender Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota. Now she volunteers at Boneshaker Books and tries to keep busy writing. She blogs at bessluck.wordpress.com and tweets @bessmpls.

Bessie’s reviews can be found here.

Casey: Casey, aka the Canadian lesbrarian, is a bisexual writer with an MA in English who lives in Vancouver.  When not reading queer Canadian lit or reviewing it for her blog, she’s teaching ESL, running, or drinking tea.  But not at the same time.  Find her on twitter.

Casey’s reviews can be found here.

Holly: Holly is a bookish so-and-so who likes to eat large meals and nap.  She spends the majority of her time thinking about vast bodies of water, tall trees, small dogs, respectably-sized beers, and how to be in closer proximity to those things.  Find her on twitter @hollysquinn.

Holly’s reviews can be found here.

Jess Jones: Jess could be summed up in a bunch of words: Opinionated. Passionate. Poet. Designer. Gamer. Wife. Sister. Woman. She isn’t as cool IRL but is well liked by old people and tiny children. She can be found writing songs outside in the Australian summer with her wife… or online at this blog (theblender.com.au), this tumblr (adrenalinegirl.tumblr.com) and pretty much anywhere that hosts good content.

Jess’s reviews can be found here.

Julie Thompson: Born with a book in both hands, I am always reading and listening to something.  I also enjoy random weekend adventures, sports, making silly edits with Gimp, and Netflix marathons.  I have an amazing job as a Jill-of-all-Trades at a small public library in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. You can find Julie at her website, Omnivore Bibliosaur.

Julie Thompson’s reviews can be found here.

Kalyanii: A graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in literature, Kalyanii is the author of Om Namah…, recently released by Outskirts Press, as well as a collection of poetry, two stage plays, dozens of short stories and hundreds of articles. She currently works as a counselor and meditation instructor and enjoys wiling away her free time, manifesting culinary inspirations and reveling amid the magnificence of nature.

Kalyanii’s reviews can be found here.

Katelyn: Katelyn has a degree in creative writing and is learning how to use it. She’s a crazy cat lady who tries hard not to be a cliche, but let’s face it, she will probably get a Sylvia Plath quote tattooed on her body eventually. She can be found on twitter (@sweartoblog) goodreads (katelynlh) and wordpress (rerunrewatchreview.wordpress.com) (malaisey.wordpress.com)

Katelyn’s reviews can be found here.

Kathryn Hoss:  Kathryn Hoss is an aspiring author and singer-songwriter from Ohio. She can be found at kathrynhoss.tumblr.com.

Kathryn’s reviews can be found here.

Lauren: Lauren Cherelle uses her time and talents to traverse imaginary and professional worlds. She recently penned her sophomore novel, The Dawn of Nia (Resolute Publishing, 2016). Outside of reading and writing, she volunteers as a child advocate and enjoys new adventures with her partner of thirteen years. You can find Lauren online at Twitter, www.lcherelle.com, and Goodreads.

Lauren’s reviews can be found here.

Marthese: Marthese hails from the small island of Malta in the Mediterranean. She loves activism, DIY and cats. She loves reading although she wishes she had more time for it. Her favourit genres are fantasy and fairytale retelling, mythology, poetry, young adult, graphic novels and comics and detective fiction. She could be reached on her twitter @mew_mar or on her now sardonically used youtube channel.

Marthese’s reviews can be found here.

S.: S. (Stephanie) Andrea Allen is a native southerner and out Black lesbian writer, scholar, and educator. She co-edited Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction (BLF Press 2016), and her works in progress include A Failure to Communicate, a collection of short fiction and essays.  In 2014, she founded BLF Press, and recently co-founded the Black Lesbian Literary Collective. You can find her on Twitter, Goodreads, and at http://sandreaallen.com

S.’s reviews can be found here.

Tierney: Tierney is a librarian at a small liberal arts college in North Carolina. When she’s not daydreaming about the next queer book she wants to read, she’s likely daydreaming about the next meal she wants to cook. Her other interests include computers, birds, and TV shows that pass the Bechdel test.

Tierney’s reviews can be found here.

Whitney D.R. is a Young Adult Librarian in the Bronx.  She’s always trying to keep the library shelves chock-full of queer reads for teens.  In her spare time, she likes to go on brewery tours, write her own (queer) romance and YA fiction, and review a spectrum of queer romance and erotica.  You can find her on Tumblr, GoodReads, and Twitter.

Whitney’s reviews can be found here.

Retired Lesbrarians:

Some reviewers are no longer posting, but you can still check out their old reviews!

Abigail, Al, AlyssaAllysse, Ally Blumenfeld, AshleyAnna KatterjohnCarol, DanielleEla, Elinor, EricaHollyIsabelle, IslayJasperJill, Jordan, Katelyn, Kathleen WheelerKatie RaynesKitKrait, Kristi, LaToya, Laura Mandanas, LenaMarciaMaryam, MelissaMfred, NicholeRachel.

6 thoughts on “About

  1. This is a great idea! And I love the icon and layout. I’ve followed here and on Bloglovin’; looking forward to reading some great lesbian fiction!

  2. This is a great site! I too am also looking for good lesbian fiction to read.

    I wish I had time to review! I’m a working on my book of short stories that are a mix of straight and LBGT stories. Do you review in advance of publication? Well no matter, I’m going to look at everything you have here!

  3. I can tell I am going to love this blog. I am always looking for good lesbian fiction to read. Thanks for bringing this together. I love the blog header, by the way. Did one of the lesbrarians do the art herself? It’s great.

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