LGBTQIA+ characters (Lesbian Book Bingo #12)

While Lesbian Book Bingo is named after the category that booksellers like Amazon sort most of the women-loving-women books into, it’s really a reading challenge for and about all women who are attracted to women. Since June is pride month, I want this month’s focus to be on the often neglected, ignored, or erased sexual …

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Lesbian foodie romance (Lesbian Book Bingo #10)

It’s time for another popular subgenre: lesbian foodie romances!   Foodie romance novels—sometimes also called culinary romances—are romance novels in which food and the preparation of food are an integral part of the plot. Usually, at least one of the main characters works in the food business as a chef, a chocolatier, a pastry chef, …

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Age difference romance novels (Lesbian Book Bingo #9)

Today, I’ve got another very popular romance trope for you. A lot of romance readers love age difference romance novels.   Traditionally, an age gap romance is considered a romance novel in which there’s an age difference of at least 10 years between the two main characters. The main focus isn’t so much on the …

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Lesbian science fiction novels (Lesbian Book Bingo #8)

Science fiction seems to be one of the genres that people either love or hate. Personally, I love a well-written science fiction novel, especially if it envisions a world with different concepts of gender and sexual orientation. If you love science fiction, you probably won’t even need this list of recommended reads because there aren’t …

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10 tips on how to complete your Lesbian Book Bingo card when you don’t like speculative fiction

I’ve had several readers ask me: How can I ever complete my Lesbian Book Bingo card when I don’t like speculative fiction? Speculative fiction is an umbrella term that includes fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal fiction. If you, too, struggle to fill your Lesbian Book Bingo squares for these genres, here are a few tips for you: …

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Fake relationship romances (Lesbian Book Bingo #7)

Since April Fools’ Day was just a couple of days ago, let’s start off April with a very popular trope: pretend relationship romance novels!   I think what most readers love about “fake girlfriend” or “fake fiancée/wife” stories is that the plot throws together two characters who usually are total strangers and who might not …

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12 great ways to find the best lesbian books, freebies, giveaways & special offers

If you’re an avid reader of lesbian fiction, you know there’s no such thing as too many lesbian books. Thankfully, we live in a time where books about women loving women are readily available, from lesbian romance novels to mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, and any other genre you can think of. But now that there …

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Celebrity romance novels (Lesbian Book Bingo #6)

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony took place earlier this month, so I thought this would be a good time to post the recommended reading list for the celebrity romance square of the Lesbian Book Bingo. If you need to brush up on the book bingo rules, check out the rules post. I think what makes …

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Women of Color (Lesbian Book Bingo #5)

Although the publishing industry is slowly starting to become more diverse, women of color are still underrepresented in both mainstream and lesbian fiction. March 1 is Women of Color Day, so I thought it would be great to talk about our favorite titles featuring LGBTQ+ characters of color. If you need to brush up on …

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