Sapphic book recommended by a friend (Sapphic Reading Challenge #23)

book recommended by a friend

This week’s category of the Sapphic Reading Challenge is a little different from the others. Instead of reading a book from a list I put together, I want you to read a WLW or lesbian book that was recommended to you by a friend. (And we’ll interpret the term “friend” very loosely here—any acquaintances you made on social media count as a friend as far as this category is concerned!)

So, if you have friends who are also avid readers of WLW & lesbian fiction, go ask one of them for a recommendation. If none of your friends read books about women-loving women, feel free to let us know what kind of books you enjoy and ask for a recommendation in the comments or drop by my Facebook group for readers and ask for a book recommendation there.

Sapphic Thriller (Book Unicorn #6)

sapphic thrillers

It’s time for another Book Unicorn category: sapphic thrillers! 

A thriller is a suspenseful, fast-paced novel with high stakes—if the protagonist doesn’t stop the villain, her life or even the fate of the world might be in danger.

There are several subgenres such as action thriller, spy thriller, crime thriller, disaster thriller, legal thriller, medical thriller, supernatural thriller, and psychological thriller.

Age gap romance (Sapphic Reading Challenge #21)

age gap romance

This week’s Sapphic Reading Challenge features age gap romance novels–meaning there’s a significant age gap between the two main characters. People’s definitions of what constitutes a “significant age gap” vary, but for the purpose of this reading challenge, one main character needs to be at least 8 years older than the other.

Books about polyamorous relationships (Book Unicorn post #5)

book polyamorous relationships

It’s time for another Book Unicorn post! This one features books that include a sapphic character who’s in a polyamorous relationship. The protagonist is in intimate, consensual relationships with more than one person.   15 sapphic books that feature a polyamorous relationship I put together a list of 15 sapphic poly romance novels. I hope you find at least one you’ll enjoy.   Love Without Limits (Pink Bean Series Book 7)  by Harper Bliss Caitlin James and Josephine Greenwood have been happily in love and committed to each other for over a year. Josephine has shed her insecurities and her …

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Books about coming out later in life (Sapphic Reading Challenge #18)

coming out later in life

This week’s Sapphic Reading Challenge post is all about characters who come out later in life. For the purpuse of this reading challenge, let’s define “later in life” as a character who’s in her 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond.

Pick a book in which the protagonist comes out as LGBTQIA, either because it took them longer to figure out they aren’t straight or because they were struggling to come out to friends and family.

Character is a teacher or professor (Sapphic Reading Challenge #17)

character is a teacher or professor

This week’s Sapphic Reading Challenge post features books in which the main character is a teacher or a professor.

I know some readers stay away from teacher romances because they assume these books always include a teacher/student romance, but that’s not the case with the books I picked for this category. In almost all of the books recommended, the romance is between the teacher and a colleague or someone who’s not involved with her professional life at all. If the romance is between the teacher or professor and one of her students, the author handled it in a way that avoids crossing ethical boundaries as much as possible. 

Grumpy & sunshine romance (Sapphic Reading Challenge #16)

romance grumpy & sunshine

This week’s Sapphic Reading Challenge post features f/f romances in which a grumpy character falls for a character with a sunny, upbeat personality.

There’s a bit of an overlap with ice-queen romances at times, so you might want to check out the ice-queen romance recommendations to see if any of these would fit the grumpy & sunshine category too.