So you’re in the mood for books with lesbian protagonists

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.


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The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
(buy it on BookDepo)

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.


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Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan
(buy on BookDepo)

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.


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We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
(buy on BookDepo)

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!


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Far from Home (Belladonna Ink #1) by Lorelie Brown
(buy on BookDepo)

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


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Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
(buy on BookDepo)

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.


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Ice Massacre (Mermaids of Eriana Kwai #1) by Tiana Warner
(buy on BookDepo)

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.




Ascension (Tangled Axon #1) by Jacqueline Koyanagi
(buy on BookDepo)

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.

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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?







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13 Replies to “So you’re in the mood for books with lesbian protagonists”

      1. im sure u will enjoy we are okay, it’s a beautiful story!!
        and oh my god, it was my pleasure to put this little list together!! :>>> glad u enjoyed!

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      1. honestly, i don’t think i’ve seen a bad word abt it myself! and the author herself is wonderful so that makes sense haha
        ahh i love when that happens!!! :>>>

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