Book Review

2021 Lambda Literary Awards AND WINNERS

The Lambda Literary Awards highlight LGBTQ writers each year. I did my best to read as many of their nominated books from six categories I was most interested in before the 33rd Annual Lammy Awards on June 1. There are 24 categories in total, and I highly recommend you check out the full list.

I will continue to update this post with links to book reviews as I continue to make my way through these nominees and winners!

Lesbian Fiction

  • Bestiary by K-Ming Chang
  • Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi
  • Exile Music by Jennifer Steil
  • Fiebre Tropical by Juli Delgado Lopera
  • Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier

My vote: Butter Honey Pig Bread
The winner:
Fiebre Tropical by Juli Delgado Lopera

Gay Fiction

  • Cleanness by Garth Greenwell
  • Neotenica by Joon Oluchi Lee
  • Real Life by Brandon Taylor
  • Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
  • This Town Sleeps by Dennis E. Staples

My vote:
The winner:
Neotenica by Joon Oluchi Lee

Bisexual Fiction

  • Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas
  • How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang
  • Silence Is My Mother Tongue by Sulaiman Addonia
  • Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
  • You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat

My vote: Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
The winner:
You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat

Transgender Fiction

  • FINNA by Nino Cipri
  • The Seep by Chana Porter
  • The Subtweet by Vivek Shraya
  • The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar
  • Trans-Galactic Bike Ride: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories of Transgender and Nonbinary Adventurers by Lydia Rogue

My vote: Trans-Galactic Bike Ride edited by Lydia Rogue
The winner:
The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar

LGBTQ Children’s / Middle Grade

  • The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith
  • From Archie to Zack by Vincent X. Kirsch
  • A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner
  • King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender
  • Our Subway Baby by Peter Mercurio

My vote: The Deep & Dark Blue
The winner:
King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender

LGBTQ Young Adult 

My vote: Flamer
The winner:
Flamer by Mike Curato

Have you read any of the Lambda Literary Award books?
Which is your favorite?

Leave a comment and let me know!

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