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BRIDGERTON Star Nicola Coughlan Teases Romantic Season 3: Today in Books

Cadwell Turnbull Reveals Cover of We Are the Crisis has shared the cover of Cadwell Turnbull’s long-awaited sequel to No Gods, No Monsters, entitled We Are the Crisis. The novel is forthcoming November 7, 2023 from Blackstone Publishing. Turnbull has also sold another trilogy to Blackstone Publishing. Book 1, Transmentation | Transience, is expected to release in fall 2024Turnbull is writing the trilogy as a part of Darkly Lem, “five authors in an impeccably-tailored trenchcoat (Josh Eure, Craig Lincoln, Ben Murphy, Cadwell Turnbull, and M. Darusha Wehm).”

Ferndale Library Staff Grateful for Support in Wake of Anti-LGBTQ Stunt

Earlier this month, staffers at the Ferndale Area District Library in Michigan were surprised to discover that 35 LGBTQ books put out on Pride Month displays had all been checked out and replaced with religiously-themed books. Assistant Library Director Jordan Wright said, “Our first reaction was to get other LGBTQ books we have in the library and put them on the displays in the youth and children’s sections.” Staffers purchased new copies of the books that had been checked out and managed to replace three-quarters of the books on their own.

Ferndale Library staffers later discovered that their library had been the target of a “Hide the Pride” campaign. The library then reached out to their followers on Facebook to ask for support by purchasing books from a list of about 40 titles on an Amazon wish list, or buying the books locally and dropping them off in person. Wright says the library has since closed down their wish list and no longer needs books donated. “We got more copies than we could have possibly imagined,” Wright said. “Overall, Ferndale has been enormously supportive. We’re really grateful to our community for their moral support and their financial support.”

Bridgerton Star Nicola Coughlan Teases “Romantic” Season 3

In a recent interview with People, Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan said if she could summarize the new season in one word, it would be “romantic.” Season 3 of Bridgerton will focus on Coughlan’s character Penelope Featherington and her budding romance with her best friend and longtime crush Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton). “I always look at the three seasons like this. I think season 1 was about passion, season 2 was about longing and season 3, I think it’s romance all the way,” Coughlan said. “It’s just so romantic.”

A-Z Queer YA Recommendations for Pride

From Annie on My Mind to Zara Hossain Is Here, this alphabet of queer YA recommendations is perfect for Pride month!