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Read & Rant

Read & Rant: The South Sound's LGBTQ+ Book Club [formerly Tacoma LGBTQ Book Club] meets the second Saturday of every month at the Moore Branch, Tacoma Public Library. We read both fiction and nonfiction, recent and classic! The book club is open to everyone. Each month, the selected book is available for purchase at King's Books. To see what we're reading this month, go to the main Events page. If you're on Facebook, like our Page.  If you have questions, please email the book club for more information.     

Previous Reads:

September 2024: Hijab Butch Blues by Lamya H

August 2024: Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

July 2024: Better Living Through Birding by Christian Cooper

June 2024: Endpapers  by Jennifer Savran Kelly

May 2024: Ander & Santi Were Here by Jonny Garza Villa

April 2024: Diary of a Misfit by Casey Parks

March 2024: The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

February 2024: Lavender House by Lev AC Rosen

January 2024: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

December 2023: A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo

October 2023: Less Is Lost by Andrew Sean Greer

September 2023:The Kingdom of Sand by Andrew Holleran

August 2023: Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe

July 2023: The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes

June 2023: All This Could Be Different  by Sarah Thankam Mathews

May 2023: Lost & Found by Kathryn Schulz

April 2023: Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour

March 2023: This Way Out by Tufayel Ahmed

February 2023: The Verifiers by Jane Pek

January 2023: Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison

December 2022: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

November 2022: Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

October 2022: The Very Nice Box by Eve Gleichman & Laura Blackett

September 2022: Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

August 2022: Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malindo Lo

July 2022: My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Jenn Shapland

June 2022: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

May 2022: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

April 2022: Real Life by Brandon Taylor

March 2022: Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Díaz

February 2022: I'm in Seattle, Where Are You? by Mortada Gzar

January 2022: Melissa [aka George] by Alex Gino

December 2021: A Star Is Bored by Byron Lane

November 2021: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

October 2021: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

September 2021: Pew by Catherine Lacey

August 2021: Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

July 2021: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

June 2021: Carved in Bone by Michael Nava

May 2021: Lot by Bryan Washington

April 2021: In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

March 2021: Southernmost by Silas House

February 2021: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

January 2021: The Tiger Flu by Larissa Lai

December 2020: Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden

November 2020: How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones

October 2020: Real Queer America by Samantha Allen

September 2020: A Single Man  by Christopher Isherwood

August 2020: Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

July 2020: So Lucky by Nicola Griffith

June 2020: Sissy by Jacob Tobia

May 2020: Looking for Lorraine by Imani Perry

April 2020: Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner

March 2020: Pennsylvania Station by Patrick E Horrigan

February 2020: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

January 2020: Sugar Land by Tammy Lynne Stoner

December 2019: This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel

November 2019: No Ashes in the Fire by Darnell L Moore

October 2019: It's Not Like It's a Secret by Misa Sugiura

September 2019: Tinderbox by Robert W Fieseler

August 2019: Drama by Raina Telgemeier

July 2019: History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

June 2019: Who Is Vera Kelly? by Rosalie Knecht

May 2019: Blackfish City by Sam J Miller

April 2019; Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin

March 2019: White Houses by Amy Bloom

February 2019: Less by Andrew Sean Greer

January 2019: Boy Erased by Garrard Conley

December 2018: Notes on a Banana by David Leite

November 2018: Sensing Light by Mark A Jacobson

October 2018: Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard

September 2018: Marriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu

August 2018: The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth

July 2018: Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

June 2018: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

May 2018: Notes of a Crocodile by Miaojin Qui & Bonnie Huie

April 2018: Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote

March 2018: Insomniac City by Bill Hayes

February 2018: Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman

January 2018: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

December 2017: Weekend by Jane Eaton Hamilton

November 2017: Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

October 2017: Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear by Kate Carroll de Gutes

September 2017: God in Pink by Hasan Namir

August 2017: Scoop by Jeff Miller

July 2017: I'm Just a Person by Tig Notaro

June 2017: As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto

May 2017: Curveball by Jeremy Sorese

April 2017: The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North

March 2017: Teaching the Cat to Sit by Michelle Theall

February 2017: Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

January 2017: The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin

December 2016: Bettyville by George Hodgman

November 2016: Transgender History by Susan Stryker

October 2016: Faggots by Larry Kramer

September 2016: I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

August 2016: Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

July 2016: It's Not Over by Michelangelo Signorile

June 2016: The Walk-In Closet by Abdi Nazemian

May 2016: The End of San Francisco by Mattilda Bernstein

March 2016: Chelsea Girls by Eileen Myles

February 2016: Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M Blow

January 2016: Maurice by E M Forster

December 2015: Queerly Beloved by Diane Anderson-Minshall & Jacob Anderson-Minshall

November 2015: The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer

October 2015: If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

September 2015: Foxfire by Joyce Carol Oates

August 2015: Against Equality by Ryan Conrad

July 2015: Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

June 2015: Queer Africa edited by Karen Martin & Makhosazana Xaba

May 2015: Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

April 2015: The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp

March 2015: The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

February 2015: Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

January 2015: M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang

December 2014: Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father by Alysia Abbott

November 2014: Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf

October 2014: Night Shadows: Queer Horror by Greg Herren & JM Redmann

September 2014: Songs for the New Depression by Kergen Edwards-Stout

August 2014: Blue Is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh

July 2014: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

June 2014: The Slow Fix by Ivan E Coyote

May 2014: After Delores by Sarah Schulman

April 2014: Raising My Rainbow by Lori Duron

March 2014: Odd Girl Out by Ann Bannon

February 2014: A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White

January 2014: The Gentrification of the Mind by Sarah Schulman

December 2013: The City and the Pillar by Gore Vidal

November 2013: The Persian Boy by Mary Renault

October 2013: Calling Dr Laura by Nicole J Georges 

September 2013: Tango by Justin Vivian Bond

August 2013: Riding Fury Home by Chana Wilson

July 2013: Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright

June 2013: The Correspondence Artist by Barbara Browning

May 2013: Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

April 2013: Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

March 2013: Zipper Mouth by Laurie Weeks

February 2013: By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham

January 2013: The Absolutist by John Boyne

December 2012: Victory by Linda Hirshman

November 2012: Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse

October 2012: The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

September 2012: Landing by Emma Donoghue

August 2012: City Boy by Edmund White

July 2012: Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg

June 2012: Bob the Book by David Pratt

May 2012: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

April 2012: Becoming a Man by Paul Monette

March 2012: Holding Still for as Long as Possible by Zoë Whittall

February 2012: Geography Club by Brent Hartinger

January 2012: Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers by Lillian Faderman

December 2011: The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

November 2011: Quarantine by Mehta Rahul

October 2011:The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai

September 2011: The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

August 2011: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

July 2011: Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde

June 2011: Sex Variant Woman: The Life of Jeannette Howard Foster by Joanne Ellen Passet

May 2011: Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin