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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 works in STEM (Sapphic Reading Challenge #48)

This week’s Sapphic Reading Challenge features sapphic books with a main character who works in STEM.

STEM is an acronym that stands for any job in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The character could be a software or web developer, statistician, chemist, physicist, biologist, astronomer, or healthcare professional, etc.

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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.