I have one person interested and that’s all I need to push this forward! Welcome to the unofficial LGBTQ+/GSRM Book Club!
First Book: さびしすぎてレズ風俗に行きましたレポ
My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness
Buy it on amazon.co.jp
I loved this book in english and think it will be great to read it in the original Japanese. It is a very honest take on coming to terms with anxiety and lesbianism is modern day Japan. I find the anxious closeted protagonist very relatable and I hope you do too! Well I hope you are well adjusted and able to express yourself freely, but if you can’t or ever couldn’t, I hope you find healing in this story.
**Trigger warning, She explores her sexuality at a sex hotel, but in my opinion this is not a sexual book at all. Most of the time she is in the hotel she is focusing on the panic attacks she is having. Not graphic to me, but I understand that some people view things differently than me.
**Trigger warning, deals with mental health, her experiences in the book support her to be healthier.
Get started reading!
Chapter 1 9/27
Chapter 2 10/4
Chapter 3 10/11
Chapter 4 10/18
Chapter 5 10/25
Read along with this participant created vocabulary list, and feel free to add your own!
Vocab for さびしすぎてレズ風俗に行きましたレポ
I would also like to open up book nominations. I foresee that it might be a little more difficult finding native sources of wholesome LGBTQ+/GSRM content, so if you know any please share ASAP! (Edit: I’m happy to announce that we are actually drowning in nominations. Keep’em coming y’all.)
I would like to appeal to the widest range of readers.
- Keep the book short.
- Keep it beginner level or low intermediate if possible.
- Keep it safe for work please. I’d love to find content that is inclusive of queer voices, and not sexualizing of their bodies.
Next Book: 不可解なぼくのすべてを
Mogumo is a cute but lonely high school student who just wants a few loving friends. Fellow student Iwaoka Tetsu invites Mogumo to work at his family’s café for “cross-dressing boys,” but he makes an incorrect assumption: Mogumo is non-binary and doesn’t identify as a boy or a girl. However, Mogumo soon finds out that the café is run by LGBT+ folks of all stripes, all with their own reasons for congregating there. This touching manga explores gender, gender presentation, and sexuality from many different angles, including the ways people are pushed to conform in a world that doesn’t understand them…until the world begins to learn, one person at a time.
Chapter 1 11/8
Chapter 2 11/15
Chapter 3 11/22
Chapter 4 11/29
Chapter 5 12/6
Chapter 6 12/13
Next Next Book: しまなみ誰そ彼 1
Set in Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, high school student Tasuku Kaname prepares to commit suicide after his classmates discover gay pornography on his phone. Before he is able to do so, he witnesses a person jump from a window, only to discover they were unharmed in the building where they jumped from. Tasuku discovers that the building is an open “drop-in center”, where he meets other people with various troubles and learns to accept his sexuality.
Chapter 1 1/3
Chapter 2 1/10
Chapter 3 1/17
Chapter 4 1/24
Chapter 5 1/31
Check out this poll!
Poll will be open until October 1st…
First six recommendations:
love my life
放浪息子 - I can’t find this in print.
Details on each book can be found under the poll post.