For this week’s category of the Sapphic Book Bingo, read a sapphic book with a main character who’s a single parent–at least for most of the book. Some of the characters might find a new partner who takes on a parental role during the course of the book.
It’s Lesbian Visibility Week, so to celebrate, I have put together a list of 100 lesbian books.
Each book features one or more lesbian main characters who are explicitly lesbian on the page, contributing to the visibility of lesbian women and nonbinary people.
The books have been submitted by the authors, with a focus on books published by sapphic indie authors and small LGBTQ+ publishing houses. They are listed in the order in which I received the submissions.
I hope you’ll enjoy the list and find many new favorite lesbian books and authors!
This week’s Sapphic Book Bingo post is a big one, with a long list of book recommendations. It features sapphic books that are set in a country or a US state you haven’t visited yet.
One of the greatest things about reading is that it transports us to new, faraway places. It enables us to travel the world without leaving the comfort of our homes. For this category, I invite you to travel to a place you haven’t experienced before.
For this week’s Sapphic Book Bingo category, read a sapphic book in which both main character have brown eyes.
In real life, brown is the most common eye color. 70-80% of the world’s population have brown eyes. It’s not rare to find characters with brown eyes, but usually, only one of the main characters has brown eyes, while authors will often give the other protagonist a different eye color to set the two characters apart and not make them look too similar. That’s why a sapphic book with two main characters who have brown eyes is pretty rare—at least if both main characters are white.
In books in which both main characters are people of color, this isn’t a Unicorn category at all. But then again, women of color are still very underrepresented in sapphic fiction.
This week’s Sapphic Book Bingo category features free sapphic books.
Free book means any book that was gifted to you by either a friend or family member or that the author offered for free.
Review copies are considered free books, as are books you borrowed from a library. A book that you read in Kindle Unlimited isn’t free since you pay a monthly subscription fee.
For this week’s Sapphic Book Bingo, read a sapphic book in which one of the main characters inherits something within the first three chapters of the book and the inheritance plays an important role in the book.
The inheritance could be money, a house or property, a company, or any other material possession. If you want to get creative, you could also read a book in which the character inherits a title.