gnc/butch woman literature masterpost


the op of this post was a terf so i’m reposting it because i think these resources are important and useful!! i have not read all of these resources myself, so let me know if there’s an issue with any of them and i’ll remove it!



Stone Butch Blues – Leslie Feinberg [pdf]

Crybaby Butch – Judith Frank

Far from Xanadu – Julie Anne Peters

Persistent Desire – Joan Nestle

Annie on my mind– Nancy Garden

Keeping you a secret– Julie Anne Peters

Leaving L.A.– Kate Christie

Me and you and daisies– Lily R. Mason

The world unseen– Shamim Sarif

Wildthorn– Jane England

Tipping the velvet– Sarah Waters

Dare truth or promise– Paula Boock

And Playing the role of herself– K.E. Lane

Hunter’s Way– Gerri Hill

Ash– Malinda Lo

The price of Salt– Patricia Highsmith

Patience & Sarah– Isabel Miller

The Gravity between us– Kristen Zimmer

Her name in the sky– Kelly Quindlen

Taking the long way– Lily R. Mason

Fingersmith– Sarah Waters

Everything Leads to You – Nina LaCour

She’s My Ride Home – Jackie Bushore


Our Right to Love: A Lesbian Resource Book by Ginny Vida

Lesbian/Woman by Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon

Family Values: Two Moms and Their Son by Phyllis Burke

Inseparable: Desire between Women in Literature by Emma Donoghue, (Knopf)

My Lesbian Husband: Landscape of a Marriage by Barrie Jean Borich

Butch is a Noun, by S. Bear Bergman.- a collection of essays written by the author exploring what it means to be butch

Dagger: On Butch Women, edited by Lily Burana and Roxxie Linea Due.

The Persistent Desire, A Femme-Butch Reader, edited by Joan Nestle.

Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme, edited by Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman

Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America, by Lillian Faderman

Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold- Elizabeth Kennedy & Madeline Davis


Lesbian Herstory Archives – this is the coolest website ever for browsing stuff about lesbians in history

(and Here’s a link for the Lesbian Herstory Archives’ audio tapes collection, its really cool check it out! Great for finding interesting stuff if u dont know what to read/listen to and would like to kill some time 😀 !)

The Lesbrary – super cool blog dedicated to lesbian literature

Good Lesbian Books–  cool website. Heres a link to their list of Free Stuff 🙂

Books to watch out for – lesbian book reviews and literary news

Lesbian Fiction Review

Lesbian Science Fiction

Sistahs on the Shelf – Cool site dedicated to Black Lesbian fiction. Reviews, News, Recommendations, Authors n more

Canadian Lesbian Book Blog

Biblioteca Feminista – Books/ book recommendations in Spanish, English, French, Portuguese and Italian

List of Lesbian Authors’ sites

Lesbian full-text works on the web – list of lesbian content available for free on the web. Mostly older works

LGBT books for teens

UK Lesbian Fiction

Women and Words – site devoted to bringing news, interviews, writing tips, giveaways and more

The Book Dyke blog

LGBT Romance Novels

Lesbian History Bibliography

Bella Books