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I usually have three books on the go, one fiction and one non-fiction and one audiobook that my wife and I listen to over dinner. Fiction: SF, sapphic romance, thrillers, mysteries. Non-fiction: Biology, paleontology, politics, communication.

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This is how it always is (AudiobookFormat, 2017) 5 stars

"This is how a family keeps a secret...and how that secret ends up keeping them. …

Nuanced exploration of having, and being, a trans kid

5 stars

This was a nuanced, and at times poetic, look at the challenges of having, and being, a trans kid. It was also a kind of fairy tale. I particularly liked the dialogue, which had the snappiness of 1940s films.

Looking for Trouble (Paperback, 2021, Ylva Publishing) 4 stars

In this quirky lesbian romantic mystery, a reporter and a party volunteer who can’t stand …

Entertaining mystery with a relatable romance

4 stars

The second Jess Lea I've read and I'll definitely be watching out for more. A feast of tasty red herrings and colurfully suspicious charaters. The romance takes second place to the murder mystery, but it's relatable and engaging and woven into the plot. We listened to the audiobook version read by Cat Gould, who manages a dry, wry tone without sounding uninvolved.