Books Acquired Recently: Queer Strand Edition

I was given some money as a graduation gift, so I decided to make a trip to the Strand to spend some of it. I bought books by two queer Black authors.

Johnson, George M. All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

I love queer memoirs, and I especially love banned queer memoirs because FUCK YOU BOOK BANNERS, so I’ve had this book on my list for a while. I finally have time to read it, so it was time to buy it.

Taylor, Brandon. The Late Americans. New York: Riverhead Books, 2023.

I love Taylor’s first novel, Real Life, and also enjoyed his collection of short stories, so I had the publication of his new novel on my calendar to buy it ASAP. The Strand had a bunch of signed copies, which was an unexpected bonus.


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