Coming in 2014
Books to look forward to in 2014 include rockstar Janet Mock’s memoir, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, due out in February. It follows her adolescence in Hawaii to having sex-reassignment surgery at the age of 18 to her now extraordinary success in New York City.
Irish-Canadian legend Emma Donoghue’s new novel Frog Music will be released on April Fool’s Day in 2014, a lyrical mystery set in San Francisco in 1876. It tells the story of murdered Jenny Bonnet and her friend, burlesque dancer Blanche Beunon, who is determined to find her killer.
Prolific lesbian YA author Julie Anne Peters will release her next tale of young lesbian woe with Lies My Girlfriend Told Me in June. If the title already sounds ominous, just wait: the protagonist discovers these lies after her girlfriend has died of sudden cardiac arrest.
Another fantastic YA author, Nina LaCour, will have a new book in May, Everything Leads to You, that revolves around a young lesbian’s search for healthy, sustainable love in the world of Hollywood. And for Weetzie Bat and Francesca Lia Block fans, the magical author will have not just one but two new books next year, Teen Spirit in February and The Island of Excess Love in August.
What have I missed? What were your favorite books or literary moments of 2013?