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Award-winning sapphic book (Sapphic Book Bingo #2)

This week’s Sapphic Book Bingo post features the “award-winning sapphic book” category. Read a sapphic book that won a literary award. It doesn’t matter which award the book won, when, or in which category. It could be an award for LGBT+ literature or a mainstream award. 

For awards celebrating LGBTQ books, check out the Golden Crown Literary Society Award (affectionately called “Goldie”), the Lambda Literary Award (“Lammy”), or the Rainbow Awards. 

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Second generation LGBTQIA (Book Unicorn #1)

Welcome to the first Book Unicorn post of the Sapphic Book Bingo!

For the first Book Unicorn category, I’d like you to read a book with two generations of LGBT+ characters. For example, the protagonist could be a women-loving woman who has a gay father, a bisexual mother, a lesbian aunt, or a trans child.

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Favorite romance trope (Sapphic Book Bingo #1)

Welcome to the first post of the Sapphic Book Bingo 2022!

After a short recap of the rules of Sapphic Book Bingo, I’m sharing book recommendations for the first square of the bingo card: your favorite romance trope.

I’m listing 10 books for the top 6 most popular romance tropes, including ice queen characters, enemies-to-lovers romance novels, age-gap romances, fake-relationship romances, slow-burn romance novels, and medical romances.

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Sapphic Book Bingo 2022

Happy new year and welcome to the Sapphic Book Bingo 2022!

The Sapphic Book Bingo is a fun, year-long event for readers of sapphic fiction. It runs from January 1 to December 31, 2022. You can join any time you want.

Here are the rules, prizes, and the categories for the Sapphic Book Bingo 2022!

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Sapphic anthology, short story collection, or novella (Sapphic Reading Challenge #50)

This is the very last post of the Sapphic Reading Challenge, and it’s another big one, featuring sapphic anthologies, short story collections, and novellas! I had so much fun this year discovering all these new books and authors, and I hope you did too! If you did, I hope you will join us for next year’s reading challenge, the Sapphic Book Bingo, which will start on January 1. To make sure you don’t miss it, please subscribe to my blog.   For this last category, we are focusing on shorter works: An anthology is a collection of short stories from …

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Sapphic dystopian or post-apocalyptic book (Book Unicorn #12)

Can you believe it’s already time for the very last Book Unicorn post of the Sapphic Reading Challenge? This year sure flew by! 

This last category features sapphic dystopian, post-apocalyptic, or apocalyptic books. These terms are often used interchangeably, but they are actually distinct subgenres. 

In an apocalyptic book, a devastating disaster or war happens that makes society as we know it collapse. 

Post-apocalyptic fiction is set in the aftermath of that disaster and focuses on the individual’s struggle to survive in a devastated world. 

Dystopian fiction is set in a future society that is oppressive. It usually has a political element, e.g., the fight against a government that needs to be overthrown.

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Character isn’t “Hollywood beautiful” (Sapphic Reading Challenge #47)

This week’s Sapphic Reading Challenge features sapphic books with a main character who isn’t Hollywood beautiful–they don’t fit the beauty standards that Hollywood imposes on women, where only characters who are thin, toned, young, and have perfect hair are portrayed as beautiful. 

For this reading list, I’ve picked books with protagonists who don’t fit those standards. They might have love handles, like Denny, the main character in Wrong Number, Right Woman, or consider their nose to big, yet they will always be beautiful in the eyes of their love interest.

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