I’m a lesbian, I’m in Paris, this is a perfect opportunity for me to talk about books that have lesbian protagonists! Nah, I’m joking, every day is a good opportunity for that…
I mean, as someone who co-runs a blog specifically dedicated to LGBT media… Did y’all expect anything else from me? But yeah, check out Reads Rainbow, if you still haven’t! Charlotte just posted a rec list of novellas!
Today’s list is seven books long again. I was trying to decide which books to rec and which to leave out & then I realised: this is my blog! those are lesbians! Of course I should rec every single one I want to.
Hopefully everyone will find something for themself here, since we have contemporary, fantasy, science-fiction… Even one new adult book! Don’t tell me I’m not great at rec lists.
I sure am starting with the new book by my new favourite author (and person)! Ryann – the main character – had that Compulsory Het Crush we all know, but she identifies as a lesbian now. And falls for a girl. I mean, did you really think I would rec you a book with a lesbian MC that doesn’t go down the romance route? Guys, I did you one better! Ryann’s love interest is a lesbian, too. It’s a beautiful, tender book with an incredibly hopeful ending and I’ve been thinking about it for months since I’ve finished.
A sweet little book. Our MC is a fat Persian girl and those two facts are a big part of the story, as well. But the most important is her figuring out her sexuality. We get to see crushes she develops on girls at her high-school and how she navigates that, and what she learns about herself & about love.
I actually have a full review here. It’s a perfect story for the winter as that’s when it takes place, but it also takes you all the way back to the summer. A girl has to figure out her life goals, sort out the priorities. Nothing grand but still – incredibly beautiful and moving. And the wlw rep is ownvoices!
I definitely talked about this one before, but I still can’t believe that this is a new adult book and that I enjoyed it! I mean, this never happens, they are always so… Yeah. Anyway, here we not only have lesbians, but lesbians who green-card marry! What’s better than some fake dating, I ask you.
TW: eating disorder
A lesbian classic! You can read my full review here. It aged really well as far as the feelings & emotions go. The details of plot might seem silly at times, but overall the idea is still valid a few decades after this was published.
A little girl makes friends with a mermaid. But then she finally starts training for real as one of the warriors whose mission is to kill mermaids! But she’s a lesbian! And you know how we gay people get… We never do what we’re told.
A sci-fi book where the main character is a Black lesbian with a chronic illness. Yeah, I couldn’t believe that either. She’s also an engineer, has a complicated relationship with her sister and suffers from PTSD. There’s also a polyam relationship in the story. And as a final selling point: basically all characters who matter for the plot are women. Anyway, it’s honestly just a beautifully written, heartwarming found family.
I hope that satisfied your taste for lesbians. I did try to make this as varied as possible.
Do you often read books featuring lesbians?
Do you feel like there are enough of those?