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I’m Latitude, or Lat for short, and this is my book blog! I publish a post every day, mostly book reviews, and I mostly read queer YA/MG and cozy mysteries. I’m an early reader for my local bookshop, Booksweet, and I am also a young adult and children’s literature student. I’m chronic, iconic, yonic, and I would accept a tonic.

My Latest Posts


  • Our Wives Under the Sea (audio)book review
    Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield 240 pages published July 12th, 2022 Fathomlessly inventive and original, Julia Armfield’s Our Wives Under the Sea is a portrait of marriage as we’ve never seen it before. “A wonderful novel, deeply romantic and fabulously strange. I loved this book.” —Sarah Waters “Without a doubt, one of […]
  • What Moves the Dead (audio)book review
    What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher 176 pages publishes July 12th, 2022 From T. Kingfisher, the award-winning author of The Twisted Ones, comes What Moves the Dead, a gripping and atmospheric retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic “The Fall of the House of Usher.” When Alex Easton, a retired soldier, receives word that their childhood friend […]
  • Scatter of Light book review
    Scatter of Light by Diana Pharoah Francis ??? pages published June 24th, 2022 Welcome back to Diamond City where hell just busted loose. Senator Rice, hater of all things magic, declared martial law following the recent bombings. His goal? Arrest all magic-wielders and take control of the mines. To get what he wants, he doesn’t […]
  • Can’t Wait Wednesday | August 3rd
    Can’t Wait Wednesday is a book blogging meme hosted over at Wishful Endings. It’s to discuss and spotlight books that you’re excited about but that you haven’t read yet, to get you more excited about your TBR pile! It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, which is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.  The Two […]
  • The Loophole book review
    The Loophole by Naz Kutub 336 pages published June 21st, 2022 A gay Muslim boy travels the world for a second chance at love after a possibly magical heiress grants him three wishes in this YA debut that’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda with a twist of magic. Sy placed all his bets for […]
  • Silk Fire book review
    Silk Fire by Zabe Ellor 475 pages publishes July 5th, 2022 Set in a planet-sized matriarchal city where magic and technology freely bleed together, a male courtesan’s quest for vengeance against his aristocrat father draws him into an ancient struggle between dragons, necromancers, and his home district’s violent history. In the world-sized city of Jadzia, […]
  • All the Things We Don’t Talk About
    All the Things We Don’t Talk About by Amy Feltman 320 pages published May 24th, 2022 A “big-hearted, lively, and expansive portrait of a family” that follows a neurodivergent father, his nonbinary teenager, and the sudden, catastrophic reappearance of the woman who abandoned them (Claire Lombardo, New York Times bestselling author). Morgan Flowers just wants […]
  • Body Grammar book review
    Body Grammar by Jules Ohman 320 pages published June 14th, 2022 A coming-of-age queer love story set in the glamorous but grueling world of international modeling—a “terrific debut … roiling with deep questions of identity and art, love, and the irrepressible need for meaning in life” (Jess Walter, bestselling author of The Cold Millions) By […]
  • Boards and Spreads book review | Shareable simple spreads for Every Meal
    Boards and Spreads: Shareable, Simple Arrangements for Every Meal by Yasmin Fahr 192 pages publishes August 23rd 2022 Enjoy more than 65 recipes for platters and boards, including dinner-worthy spreads, appetizers, breakfast, snacks, and more inspiration for anytime-eating Boards and Spreads presents more than sixty-five recipes for beautiful, delicious boards and epic spreads for sharing-friendly meals, […]
  • The Summer of Bitter and Sweet
    The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jen Ferguson 384 pages published May 10th, 2022 In this complex and emotionally resonant novel about a Métis girl living on the Canadian prairies, debut author Jen Ferguson serves up a powerful story about rage, secrets, and all the spectrums that make up a person—and the sweetness that […]