Jae

Award-Winning Author of Slow-Burn Romances between Strong Women

Sapphic Reading Challenges 2023

Sapphic Reading Challenges

This year, readers of sapphic fiction get not one but two reading challenges to make reading even more exciting: One is my Sapphic Book Bingo; the other is the I Heart SapphFic Reading Challenge, organized by TB Markinson & Miranda MacLeod.

You don’t have to pick one of the reading challenges; you can participate in both to double your fun and your chances of winning one of the prizes. Count each sapphic book you read in 2023 once for the Sapphic Book Bingo and once for the IHS Reading Challenge.

Below, you’ll find a list of my books and how they fit into the Sapphic Book Bingo and the IHS Reading Challenge categories.

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Age gap
  • Roommate romance
  • Inheritance
  • Enemies-to-lovers
  • Workaholic
  • Sibling relationship
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (Oregon)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Age gap
  • Bi or pansexual character
  • Body positivity
  • Butch/femme
  • Forced proximity
  • Grumpy/sunshine
  • Ice queen
  • Neurodiverse
  • Opposites attract
  • Slow burn

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Free book
  • Set in a country you haven’t visited (Germany)
  • Low-angst romance
  • Second book in a series
  • Unusual first date

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Femme/femme
  • Holiday
  • Starting over
  • Xmas in July

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Unusual first date
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (Oregon)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Bi or pansexual
  • Body positivity
  • Butch/femme
  • Found family
  • Friends-to-lovers
  • Slow burn

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Age gap
  • Pride scene
  • Low-angst romance
  • Sibling
  • Butch character who isn’t taller
  • Unusual first date
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (Oregon)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Age gap
  • Body positivity
  • Butch/femme
  • Misfit/socially awkward
  • Opposites attract
  • Slow burn
  • Toaster oven/gay for you

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Coffee shop romance
  • Workaholic character
  • Sibling
  • Fake relationship romance
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (California)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Actor/performer
  • Body positivity
  • Fake relationship
  • Femme/femme
  • Ice queen
  • Mental illness (PTSD)
  • Only one bed
  • Opposites attract
  • Slow burn
  • Waitstaff/barista

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Bodyguard or security
  • Roommate romance
  • Sibling
  • Fake relationship romance
  • Second book in a series
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (California)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Actor/performer
  • Bi or pansexual
  • Butch/femme
  • Character with a disability
  • Fake relationship
  • Grumpy/sunshine
  • Slow burn
  • Starting over

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Country or state you haven’t visited (Missouri)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Actor/performer
  • Asexual 
  • Femme/femme
  • Self-discovery
  • Slow burn
  • Starting over

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Same-sex wedding
  • Second book in a series
  • Workaholic character
  • Both characters have brown eyes
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (Missouri)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Bi or pansexual
  • Chef/caterer/baker
  • Forced proximity
  • Only one bed
  • Seaside/beach
  • Slow burn
  • Vacation/travel
  • Wedding

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Enemies-to-lovers
  • Sibling
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (Germany)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Bi or pansexual
  • Femme/femme
  • Ice queen
  • Slow burn
  • Workplace/office romance

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • “Heart” in the title
  • Workaholic character
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (California)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Forced proximity
  • Opposites attract
  • Slow burn
  • Supernatural elements
  • Toaster oven/gay for you
  • Waitstaff/barista

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Single parent
  • Person of color on the cover
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (California)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Butch/femme
  • Slow burn

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Blind date
  • Vineyard romance
  • Fake relationship
  • Butch character who is shorter
  • Romance without a sex scene (although there is one in its short story sequel)
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (California)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Butch/femme
  • Fake relationship
  • Holiday
  • Self-discovery
  • Slow burn
  • Toaster oven/gay for you

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Boss/employee romance
  • Workaholic character
  • Stunning cover
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (Oregon)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • CEO/executive
  • Holiday
  • Hot for boss
  • Ice queen
  • Opposites attract
  • Slow burn
  • Workplace/office romance
  • Xmas in July

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Blind date
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (California)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Actor/performer
  • Butch/femme

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Second book in a series
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (California)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Actor/performer
  • Self-discovery
  • Slow burn
  • Toaster oven/gay for you

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Imperfect sex
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (California)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Actor/performer
  • Butch/femme
  • Character with a disability
  • No strings attached
  • Workplace romance

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Angsty romance
  • Workaholic character
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (Oregon)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Angsty
  • Butch/femme
  • Romantic suspense
  • Slow burn

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Ice queen who is younger
  • Age gap romance
  • Second book in a series
  • Workaholic character
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (Oregon)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Age gap
  • Bi or pansexual character
  • Butch/femme
  • Danger/in peril/on the run
  • Ice queen
  • Married or established couple
  • Romantic suspense
  • Slow burn
  • Toaster oven/gay for you

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Fake relationship
  • Single parent
  • Cowgirl or rancher
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Adventure/survival
  • Brothel
  • Danger/in peril/on the run
  • Disguised as a man
  • Escort/sex worker
  • Fake relationship/marriage of convenience
  • Fish out of water
  • Forced proximity
  • Historical
  • Slow burn
  • Starting over
  • Taboo/forbidden
  • Toaster oven/gay for you

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Five-star read
  • Cowgirl or rancher
  • Second book in a series
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (Oregon)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Adventure/survival
  • Danger/in peril/on the run
  • Disguised as a man
  • Historical
  • Married or established couple
  • Slow burn
  • Starting over
  • Taboo/forbidden
  • Toaster oven/gay for you

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Immigrant or expat
  • Romance without a sex scene
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (California)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Adventure/survival
  • Danger/in peril/on the run
  • Historical
  • Slow burn
  • Starting over
  • Taboo/forbidden
  • Toaster oven/gay for you

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Enemies-to-lovers romance
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (Michigan)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Adventure/survival
  • Danger/in peril/on the run
  • Slow burn
  • Spy/assassin
  • Supernatural elements
  • Taboo/forbidden
  • Werewolf/shifter

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Enemies-to-lovers romance
  • Single parent
  • Workaholic character
  • Second book in a series
  • Unusual setting
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (North Carolina, New York)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Adoption
  • Adventure/survival
  • CEO/executive
  • Danger/in peril/on the run
  • Femme/femme
  • Ice queen
  • Slow burn
  • Speculative fiction
  • Supernatural elements
  • Taboo/forbidden
  • Werewolf/shifter

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Both characters have brown eyes
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (New York)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Misfit/socially awkward
  • Slow burn
  • Speculative fiction
  • Supernatural elements
  • Taboo/forbidden
  • Werewolf/shifter

Sapphic Book Bingo:

  • Co-authored book
  • Country or state you haven’t visited (New York)

IHS Reading Challenge: 

  • Addiction
  • Slow burn
  • Speculative fiction
  • Supernatural elements
  • Vampires

If you wanted to, you could even try to fill an entire bingo card with just my books. I’ve tried to see if it’s possible, just for fun, and I discovered that you absolutely can (at least if you are new to my books)! 

Books by Jae for Sapphic Book Bingo

Except for one square, you can also fill your Book Unicorn card with my books: 

I hope you enjoy both reading challenges!

Happy reading, 

Jae

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