Summer Reads 2017: Arizona

Memoirs of a Polar Bear - Yoko Tawada

A multi-generational tale about polar bears that travel the world from Cold War Germany to Canada. It explores the philosophical and artistic implications of being a polar bear, and just what it is like to have a vulnerable heart in a terrifying body. Are you hooked? I was!

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé - Morgan Parker

Wild, glorious poems about black womanhood. Wild enough to capture Beyoncé, even. This book is a very powerful read, and a good example of what a few words can accomplish. It is for both connoisseurs and those typically adverse to poetry.

Such Small Hands - Andrés Barba

A wonderful and strange meditation about a newly orphaned girl who arrives at an orphanage with only a doll to her name. The other girls are bewildered by the intensity of her passion and hatred towards it. A book that is equal parts violence and beauty. This is a good short book that you can carry around with you this summer.

Panther - Brecht Evens

I usually say 'You can't judge a book by its cover', but in this case you can! The inside of this beautiful graphic novel is a work of art. A young girl's cat passes away and a panther prince crawls out of her dresser to comfort her. If you are an artist at heart, this is the book for you.

Hostage - Guy Delisle

If you are already a Guy Delisle fan, you were probably wondering what he would do next. He had stopped travelling with his family, and was no longer going to be doing his usually travel journalism. He has however stuck with the nonfiction genre for Hostage. It follows Doctor Without Borders administrator Christopher André who was kidnapped and taken to a unknown location in the Caucasus region, and held for three months in one room.

Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home - Nicole J. Georges

We just received this Graphic Memoir this week in store, and I cannot wait to start it. This book will resonate with anyone who has had a less than perfectly behaved dog. I know I do.

The Vegetarian - Han Kang

This book is absolutely beautiful yet disturbing. A woman has a nightmare one night that changes her life forever. It is an allegorical novel about modern day South Korea. It explores issues such as the female body and autonomy. This is a must read for anyone who likes twisted novels that make you think.

Cats & Plants - Stephen Eichhorn

That's right, an art book with pictures of cats with plants! It is full of beautiful collages that are intricate and well thought out. It is a perfect conversation starter to put in your living room. If you take a look in this book, you will fall in love with it like me.

So Pretty / Very Rotten - Jane Mai, An Nguyen

This book is a collection of comics and essays on Lolita Fashion and Cute Culture. This has always been something that has fascinated me. I love going to conventions and seeing the different types of groups attending them. One group that always stood out to me was the Lolita dressed girls. So much time and effort goes into each look. This book offers an insight into the world and dedication of Lolita fashion.

Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars - Kai Cheng Thom

This novel marks the beginning of an exciting, provocative, and important career. It just won the Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers. It is a coming of age story of a young Asian trans girl. I am very excited to read it.

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