Cracked Spines - Pride Edition

Anna Louise Neiger
July 19, 2021
Cracked Spines: A monthly column about what we're reading and loving here at Good & Gold.

What a PRIDE MONTH it’s been! In honor of the queer folx at Good & Gold and ALL OVER THE WORLD this month (and beyond, forever and ever), we’ve highlighted our favorite LGBTQ+ authors and queer characters. Featuring classic comments from the G&G staff.


GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir

The cover quote says it all: Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space 

💀 - Katie


A LITTLE LIFE by Hanya Yanagihara

Like the Atlantic said when this book first came out, “the Great Gay Novel” might finally be here

“So good, so brutal.” - Rachel


HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL: Essays by Alexander Chee

A mesmerizing memoir by the author of an excellent novel (The Queen of the Night), it’s possible you actually won’t be able to put this down once you’ve picked it up

“I would rather buy friends their own copy than lend this to them, because if they failed to return it, we might not be friends anymore…” - Kaitlin



BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA
by Dorothy Allison

Banned book love! Controversial, semi-autobiographical, and gritty to its core. 

“Dark but deep and beautiful.” - Anna Louise


MILK FED by Melissa Broder

A truly unique novel (just like her previous one, The Pisces); dark, hilarious, sexy, emotional AF.

“Rachel is a fascinating character to get to know.” - Carrie

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