Sunday, November 15, 2009

GLBT Challenge 2010

The basic idea of this challenge is to read books about GLBT topics and/or by GLBT authors.
This challenge blog is the brainchild of Amanda from The Zen Leaf.

The challenge runs year-round, and there will be three levels of participation:
  • Lambda Level: Read 4 books.
  • Pink Triangle Level: Read 8 books.
  • Rainbow Level: Read 12 or more books.
Since I have quite a few challenges going on these days, I'm going to start at the Lambda level and see how it goes from there. Here's my very tentative list:

  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides-  Three generations of a Greek American family find themselves plagued by a mutant gene which causes bizarre side effects in the family's teenage girls.
  • Trans-Sister Radio by Chris Bohjalian-  Divorced school teacher Allison Banks falls in love with Dana Stevens, her summer university instructor, but when Dana reveals that he plans to have a sex change operation, Allison must judge whether their relationship can survive, even amidst the fallout from the people of their small town.
  •  Lucky in the Corner by Carol Anshaw- Fern, having never quite forgiven her mother for leaving her marriage to live with her lover, Jeanne, gets a better understanding of the ambiguities of parental love when she takes on the care of her best friend's baby.
  •  My Heartbeat by Garret Freymann-Weyr- As she tries to understand the closeness between her older brother and his best friend, fourteen-year-old Ellen finds her relationship with each of them changing.
 I'll link to my reviews as I read them.

Click here to sign up.


Bleuette said...

Sounds Good!:)

Andrea said...

Good choices. I haven't figured out all of mine yet, but I might add My Heartbeat to it.

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I first heard about that book from Amanda's (Zen Leaf) book blog.

Amanda said...

Awesome! Thanks for signing up!

Ryan said...

I wouldn't have know about the challenge if I hadn't seen it on your blog so thank you.

Anonymous said...

I've had Middlesex sitting around forever. need to read it. Oranges are not the Only Fruit by Jeannette Winterson and Rubyfruit Jungle are also good ones.

I NEVER hear about these challenge when they first start. I find out b/c of someone's post via my RSS reader.

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