Author: LGBTQ Book Reviews


Trans WLW Books

Here are some lighter trans wlw books:

And then these ones are a little darker, typically dealing with a lot transmisogyny:

* I have read and can recommend these. The others I am basing off recommendations, so there might be trigger warnings I’m not aware of.

Also check out the Goodreads list Trans Lesbian & Bi Women Books


Continuing our Queer Historical Fiction month with those from Antiquity. Those marked with

✧ have magical realism or minor fantasy elements. 

Atmospheric f/f novels you'd recommend? Any genre and age range.

The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta (YA Fantasy), How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake (YA Contemporary), and the upcoming The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake (YA Contemporary).


Next up is a reclist of queer books featuring major characters who are disabled or neurodivergent/have a mental illness of some kind. Those with a 

and in bold are my personal favorites. Check them out!

What wlw books should I have on my summer reading list?

Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan, Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi, Royals by Rachel Hawkins, and Going Off Script by Jen Wilde are all fun new beach read-y books!

wait what are the other f/f YA romcoms??! other than her royal highness? (thank you!)

Try Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan, Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi, and Amelia Westlake Was Never Here by Erin Gough! Had a post on new queer rom coms on the site yesterday, which I’ll link here since it has all the links and blurbs!

Also, Jen Wilde is always good for f/f YA fun! I don’t know if I’d call them “rom coms” just because they don’t play with rom com tropes as much but they are definitely good picks for rom com fans. Check out her stuff and The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding!


Have some f/f book recommendations corresponding to the pride flag colors, just in case you might want to have a rainbow on your bookshelf!


Scorpion Rules by Erin BowBeneath the Surface by Rebecca Langham, Girl Mans Up by M-E GirardBetter Off Red by Rebekah Weatherspoon, Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones


Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth, Poppy Jenkins by Clare AshtonTaking Flight by Siera Maley, Ask the Passengers by A.S. KingAn Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows


The Fletcher by K. AtenNot Your Sidekick by C.B. LeePerfect Rhythm by Jae, Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before by Karelia Stetz-Waters, Banshee’s Honor by Shaylynn Rose


Storm Season by Pene Henson, Adaptation by Malinda LoWhen Women Were Warriors by Catherine M. WilsonA Story of Now by Emily O’BeirneMarian by Ella Lyons


Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily SkrutskieYou Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David LevithanDreadnought by April Daniels


Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde, Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time, Our Own Private Universe by Robin TalleyLabyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova, We Awaken by Calista Lynne

Happy Pride Month Reading! 



Winners of the 2019 Lambda Literary Awards!

Lesbian Poetry: Each Tree Could Hold a Noose or a House by Ru Puro

LGBTQ Nonfiction: Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry by Imani Perry

Lesbian Memoir/Biography: Chronology by Zahra Patterson

LGBTQ Anthology: Fiction: As You Like It: The Gerald Kraak Anthology Volume II edited by Jacana Media

LGBTQ Anthology: Nonfiction: Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture edited by Roxane Gay

See the full list here.


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


LGBTQ Reads Fave Five: F/F Romances Set in College

[image description: covers of the books listed above, as well as the text “Fave Five: F/F College Romances”]