Danika Ellis

Danika spends most of her time talking about queer women books on tumblr and at the Lesbrary, as well as chatting about all sorts of bookish things on booktube. Blog: The Lesbrary Twitter: @DanikaEllis

The Best Books You’ve Never Heard of

Put the most-hyped books aside for a little bit, and check out our favorite books that you (probably) have never heard of!

When Do I Stop Feeling Behind On Reading?

I don't have assigned books. So why do I feel like there's a fixed list of books I "have to" read before I can get to the books I really want to read?

5 of the Most Outrageously Fake Memoirs Ever Written

It's expected that memoirs bend the facts a bit to form a coherent narrative. These books have leapfrogged past that straight into fiction, earning their classification as fake memoirs. Here are 5 "nonfiction" stories that are nowhere near true.

Where To Start with Bi & Lesbian YA

So you've read Annie On My Mind and you have no idea which bi and lesbian YA books to read next! Here are 12 bi and lesbian young adult books to start with.

Orange City Calls for Segregation of LGBTQ Books, Because That’s Not Banning, Right?

Because segregating, putting warning labels on, and limiting the purchase of LGBTQ books doesn't count as banning, right? (Please don't put the LGBTQ books in a closet.)

Pulp Novels Were the Clickbait of the ’50s

Connecting pulp novels of the 50s with the clickbait of today--comparing the use of realistic imagery, shocking titles, sex, and intriguing front cover blurbs.

75+ Books Ursula K. Le Guin Recommended

Have you already read through Ursula K. Le Guin's backlist? Here are more than 75 books, author, and poets that Ursula K, Le Guin has recommended, sorted by genre.

Terrible Books I Want To Read

You do have any terrible books on your TBR that you're actually excited to read?

Breaking My Library Habit and Reading My Own Books

Have your library holds ever overwhelmed your reading life? How do you push back the allure of new, free books to read the backlog of books you already own?

Lesbian Poetry: Because It Didn’t End With Sappho

Sappho may have been the beginning of lesbian poetry, but it didn't stop there! Here are some more lesbian poems and poets worth knowing through history, as well as resources to find your next favorite sapphic poetry collection!

Best Queer Books of 2017

Our favorite queer books published in 2017! What were your best LGBTQIA+ reads of the year?

8 Responses To “What’s a Good Book for a Boy?”

"Boy books" and "girl books" don't actually exist. But that doesn't stop people from asking for them! Here are some suggestions for how to answer them.

When Books Give You Secondhand Emotions

"You're leaving me trudging through a frozen tundra!" the character seems to admonish, while I wonder why I'm piling on the blankets today. "Read me out!"

Mesmerizing Book GIFs for When You’re Too Stressed to Read

Sometimes you just want to zone out and watch a pretty gif loop over and over. Why not add books?

Quiz: Do You Know Your Bestsellers?

Can you guess the novels that topped the bestseller charts through the last century?