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The Lesbrary has a recommendations master list, where I (Danika) keep a looooong list of all my favourite queer women books! You can check it out any time, but below is the updated list, with new additions from this month bolded!


  • Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
  • The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall (review)
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker (review)
  • Orlando by Virginia Woolf (review)


  • Double Dog Dare by E.J. Cochrane
  • A Whisper of Bones (A Jane Lawless Mystery) by Ellen Hart
  • The Locket by Gerri Hill
  • Secrets of the Last Castle by A. Rose Mathieu
  • A Study in Honor by Claire O’Dell
  • Stolen by Linda J. Wright


  • Nevada by Imogen Binnie (review)
  • My Education by Susan Choi (review)
  • Missed Her by Ivan Coyote (review)
  • Drag King Dreams by Leslie Feinberg (review)
  • Just Girls by Rachel Gold (review)
  • Painting Their Portraits in Winter by Myriam Gurba (review)
  • Stray City by Chelsey Johnson (review)
  • When Fox is a Thousand by Larissa Lai (review)
  • The Collection edited by Tom Leger and Riley Macleod (review)
  • Lost Boi by Sassafras Lowrey (review)
  • Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (review)
  • The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie (review)
  • Hero Worship by Rebekah Matthews (review)
  • Hymnal for Dirty Girls by Rebekah Matthews (review)
  • A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett (review)
  • Lizzy & Annie by Casey Plett (review)
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (review)
  • Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera (review)
  • Marriage of a Thousand Lies by S.J. Sindu (review)
  • (You) Set Me On Fire by Mariko Tamaki (review)
  • Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson

Historical Fiction:

  • The Last Nude by Ellis Avery (review)
  • Miss Timmins’ School for Girls by Nayana Currimbhoy (review)
  • Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin (review) [YA]
  • Prairie Ostrich by Tamai Kobayashi (review)
  • All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages edited by Saundra Mitchell (review) [YA]
  • Pulp by Robin Talley (review) [YA]
  • Fingersmith and Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
  • The Passion by Jeanette Winterson


  • Sisterhood by Julie R. Enszer (review)
  • Bodymap by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (review)
  • A Place Called No Homeland by Kai Cheng Thom
  • When I Was Straight by Julie Marie Wade (review)
  • If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho edited by Anne Carson

Young Adult

  • This is What it Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow (review)
  • Starting From Here by Lisa Jenn Bigelow (review)
  • Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake (review)
  • How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake (review)
  • Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo (review)
  • Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert (review)
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth (review)
  • Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole (review)
  • Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan (review)
  • Honey Girl by Lisa Freeman (review)
  • The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George (review)
  • In the Silences by Rachel Gold (review)
  • Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin (review)
  • You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan (review)
  • All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages edited by Saundra Mitchell (review)
  • Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy (review) [Bisexual M/F]
  • Radio Silence by Alice Oseman (review)
  • Noteworthy by Riley Redgate (review) [Bisexual M/F]
  • Empress of the World by Sara Ryan
  • Under Threat by Robin Stevenson
  • As I Descended by Robin Talley (review)
  • Pulp by Robin Talley (review) [YA]
  • The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde (review)
  • Going Off Script by Jen Wilde (review)
  • Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde (review)
  • The House You Pass On the Way by Jacqueline Woodson (review)

Middle Grade:

  • Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow (review)
  • Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender (review)
  • Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee (review)
  • P. S. I Miss You by Jen Petro-Roy (review)

SFF Young Adult:

  • Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust (review)
  • Love In the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block (review) [Bisexual M/F]
  • The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow (review)
  • The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta (review)
  • Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy (review)
  • Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova (review)
  • Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst (review)
  • Dreadnought by April Daniels (review) and Sovereign (Dreadnought #2) by April Daniels (review)
  • All Good Children by Dayna Ingram (review)
  • Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel by A. W. Jantha
  • Adaptation (review) and Inheritance by Malinda Lo (review)
  • Natural Selection (Adaptation 1.5) by Malinda Lo (review)
  • Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce (review)
  • Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft edited by Tess Sharpe (review)
  • Ice Massacre by Tiana Warner (review)

Sci Fi:

  • Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear (review) [Steampunk/Western]
  • Tierra Del Fuego, Colony Ship: Parting Shots by Caron Cro (review)
  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green (review)
  • Meanwhile, Elsewhere edited by Cat Fitzpatrick and Casey Plett (review)
  • The Little Homo Sapiens Scientist by S.L. Huang (review)
  • Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi (review)


  • Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey (review)
  • The Narrows by m. craig (review)
  • Indigo Springs by A.M. Dellamonica (review)
  • Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue
  • Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History edited by Rose Fox and Daniel José Older (review)
  • The Second Mango by Shira Glassman (review)
  • “The Freedom of the Shifting Sea” by Jaymee Goh from New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color edited by Nisi Shawl (review)
  • Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant (review)
  • The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson (review)
  • Falling In Love With Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson (review)
  • Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson (review)
  • Bearly a Lady by Cassandra Khaw (review)
  • Fire Logic by Laurie J. Marks (review)
  • A Lake of Feathers and Moonbeams by Dax Murray (review)
  • Everfair by Nisi Shawl (review)
  • Hellebore & Rue edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft and Catherine Lundoff (review)


  • Fist of the Spider Woman edited by Amber Dawn (review)
  • Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink
  • The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez (review)
  • Gnarled Hollow by Charlotte Greene
  • Eat Your Heart Out by Dayna Ingram (review)
  • The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (review)
  • Daughters of Darkness: Lesbian Vampire Stories by Pam Kesey
  • The Red Tree by Caitlin R. Kiernan (review)
  • Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, edited by Carmen Maria Machado (review)
  • Better Off Red by Rebekah Weatherspoon (review)

Romance and Erotica:

  • Rescued Heart by Georgia Beers (review)
  • My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris (review)
  • A Pirate’s Heart by Catherine Friend (review)
  • Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman (review)
  • Roller Girl by Vanessa North (review)
  • The Long Way Home by Rachel Spangler (review)
  • Macho Sluts by Patrick Califia (review)
  • Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica edited by Sinclair Sexsmith (review)

Comics/Graphic Novels/Manga:

  • Heathen, Volume 1 by Natasha Alterici (review)
  • Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (review)
  • The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars by Michael Dante DiMartino
  • Motor Crush Vol 1 by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr (review)
  • Darlin’ It’s Betta Down Where It’s Wetta by Megan Rose Gedris (review)
  • Spectacle Vol. 1 by Megan Rose Gedris
  • As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman (review)
  • Kim Reaper: Grim Beginnings and Vampire Island by Sarah Graley (review)
  • The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg (review)
  • Goldie Vance Vol. 1 by Hope Larson (Author) and Brittney Williams (illustrator) (review) (as well as Vol 2 and Vol 3)
  • 100 Crushes by Elisha Lim (review)
  • Girl Friends: The Complete Collection by Milk Morinaga (review of volume 1, review of volume 2)
  • My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata
  • Sugar Town by Hazel Newlevant (review)
  • Girl Town by Carolyn Nowak (review)
  • On Loving Women by Diane Obomsawin (review)
  • Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill (review)
  • Space Battle Lunchtime Volumes 1 & 2 by Natalie Riess (review)
  • America Volume 1 and Volume 2 by Gabby Rivera
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena manga by Chiho Saito (review)
  • Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Shannon Watters (review)
  • Supermutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki (review)
  • Jem and the Holograms by Kelly Thompson and Sophia Campbell
  • Heavy Vinyl, Volume 1 by Carly Usdin and Nina Vakueva (review)
  • Citrus, Vols 1-3 by Saburo Uta (review)
  • Charm School Book One: Magical Witch Girl Bunny by Elizabeth Watasin (review)
  • Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Vols. 1-3 by Jeremy Whitley (review)
  • War of Streets and Houses by Sophie Yanow (review)

Memoirs and Biographies:

  • Two or Three Things I Know for Sure by Dorothy Allison (review)
  • The Family Tooth by Ellis Avery (review)
  • When We Were Outlaws by Jeanne Cordova (review)
  • Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote (review)
  • Hunger by Roxane Gay (review)
  • Prairie Silence by Melanie Hoffert (review)
  • First Spring Grass Fire by Rae Spoon (review)
  • Gender Failure by Rae Spoon & Ivan E. Coyote (review)
  • Before the Rain: A Memoir of Love & Revolution by Luisita Lopez Torregrosa (review)
  • Licking the Spoon: A Memoir of Food, Family and Identity by Candace Walsh (review)


  • Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker, illustrated by Julia Scheele (review)
  • Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme edited by Ivan Coyote and Zena Sharman (review)
  • Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire by Lisa M. Diamond (review)
  • Inseparable: Desire Between Women In Literature by Emma Donoghue (review)
  • Queers Dig Time Lords edited by Sigrid Ellis and Michael Damian Thomas (review)
  • Aimée & Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943 by Erica Fischer
  • The ABCs of LGBT+ by Ash Hardell (review)
  • Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (review)
  • Kicked Out edited by Sassafras Lowrey (review)
  • The Whole Lesbian Sex Book by Felice Newman (review)
  • Dear John, I Love Jane edited by Candace Walsh and Laura Andre (review)
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