Coming of Age and Coming Out: LGBTQ+ Graphic Novels for Teens

By Kaley Hello! Do you like to see yourself in the books that you read? Do you like graphic novels? What about coming of age stories? Can you maybe tell I’ve had a lot of coffee before I sat down to write this? It’s no secret that I find graphic novels to be compelling literature, […]

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Rainbow Kids: Picture Books for Pride Month

by Melleny T. As you may know, June is Pride Month (or Gay Pride Month, or LGBTQ Pride Month, or whatever you choose to call it). It’s a time to remember that love is love, your identity is your own, and the world is full of a wide range of beautiful colors. It’s also the […]

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

by Lois H. March is Women’s History Month! I believe that we should celebrate the many accomplishments of women every day of the year. However, I also appreciate the designation of a month as a reminder to celebrate, educate, and think about the future. This March, I have decided to try to only consume books, […]

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From Podcast to Page

By Lois H. It’s safe to say that I’m a podcast fanatic. I listen while driving, cleaning, walking, and any other moment of the day that I can spare. I even listen to a podcast while I’m trying to fall asleep! This past weekend, I spent an inspiring two days listening to my favorite creators at […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: LGBTQIA+

By Kaley C. As August comes to an end, so does this month’s Beyond Bestsellers. I was pleased to see so many ebooks and eaudiobooks check out! Now, on to our lists: A popular trope in books centered around LGBTQIA+ narratives is a tragic ending. Not so on staff member Jennifer K’s list! I’ve written […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Reading the Rainbow – LGBTQIA+

By Kaley C. I’m so excited to take you all into another month of Beyond Bestsellers. We’re exploring LGBTQIA+ books this round, a personal favorite of mine. These novels and narratives feature folks that identify as LGBTQIA+, but the range of subjects or topics are wide. Here, I’ll share some different genres and titles that’ll pique your interest […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Graphic Novel Lists

By Kaley C ​As our month of celebrating and exploring graphic novels comes to an end, I thought we could take a peek at some of the lists people have made. Just in case you’d like to squeeze in a few more as our break in December begins. Even though we won’t be highlighting another genre or format […]

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Gay Historical Romance

by Lindsey A. Historical romance is one of my favorite genres to read but let’s face it – it’s not very diverse. Fortunately, though traditional publishing still has a long way to go, it’s starting to acknowledge that many readers want to see more representation (of all kinds) in their romance. One of the biggest […]

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Awards Round-up: July 2016

by Michelle C. Welcome to the July Awards Round-up! There was a nice mash-up of categories this month with a great selection of titles. We will start with the Longlist for the Man Booker Prize. The Man Booker Prize is awarded to a novel written in English and published in the UK. The winner will […]

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Awards Round-up: June 2016

by Liz Welcome to The Biblio Files’ June Awards Round-up. This month’s awards are quite the eclectic mix! A little something for everyone, as the saying goes!  First up this month, we have the BAILEYS Women’s Prize for Fiction. One of the UK’s most prestigious literary awards, the WPFF is awarded annually and celebrates the best full-length fiction […]

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