October 15, 2019
What's up next on the TBR list for the author of For Your Consideration: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson? Let's find out!
Hey Tres! If you were stranded on Mars and could only have one book to read, what would it be?
American Gods. It's so rereadable and, maybe most importantly given the situation, it's pretty long.
What's your fandom?
October 11, 2019 • Fiction, LGBT
It’s National Coming Out Day and we couldn’t be happier. As a publisher that prioritizes intersectionally feminist titles, we’re so pleased to have three queer titles to celebrate today. (Three of them!) For all the new parents, aunts, uncles, and proud friends, we’re recommending our newest picture book: The GayBCs by M.L. Webb, an inclusive book of ABCs meant to encourage conversation among children.
For our young adult readers – and YA fans of all ages – we have Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston, a raucous adventure perfect for anyone who’s braved a con, stayed up all night working on cosplay, or written a piece of fanfic. It’s also super queer in a romcom way, so you don’t have to be a fangirl yourself to fangirl over Imogen and Jessica.
And for long time fans of Quirk Books, dig into our back catalogue with Born This Way by Paul Vitagliano, a book of over one hundred memories from LGBTQIA+ folks about their childhood. It’s a celebration of our true queer selves.
In celebration of this beautiful day, here are our (other) favorite queer-centric books, featuring some of our favorite young adult protagonists.
October 9, 2019 • Fiction, Movies & Film
*You found the Quirk or Treat giveaway!*
October and all things spooky are officially upon us. We imagine Guillermo del Toro exiting some gothic style home right now, donning Dracula’s cape and Dr. Caligari’s top hat. While fans of del Toro might be tempted to watch his films this October, might we suggest a few spooky reads instead?
October 3, 2019 • Fiction, Reference: Non-Fiction
We seem to have misplaced our calendar. Can anyone tell us what day it is?
Oh that’s right. It’s Mean Girls day! And while we could just spend all day organizing a living room read of Much Ado About Mean Girls – we’re biased, but it’s hilarious – what we really want to do is head on over to North Shore High School and start handing out book recommendations around the cafeteria. Admit it, you want to know what The Plastics are reading when they’re not plotting everyone else’s complete demise. (It’s the picture book Corduroy. We know. We were surprised too.) Read on to see what else we’re recommending!
October 3, 2019
Thou mayst sit withal and thou mayst post to social media! Share your Mean Girls love with these Shakespearean twists on the most quotable lines from the movie. Just right click and save, then share!