Sapphic Slow-burn romances

Butch character who is shorter

Butch character who is shorter (Book Unicorn #3)

Have you ever noticed how butch characters are portrayed in sapphic books? I’m not talking about their personalities or how they interact with other characters; I’m talking about their physical descriptions. Most of the time, especially in butch/femme romances, the butch character will be tall and athletic and have smaller breasts compared to her love interest.

If you haven’t noticed before, pay attention to the physical descriptions the next time you read a book with a butch character.

For this category of the Sapphic Book Bingo, read a sapphic book with a butch main character who is shorter than her love interest. If you struggle to find a book with a butch character who’s shorter, I’m fine with a butch character who’s the same height as her love interest, as long as she isn’t taller.

butch butch couple

Book with a butch/butch pairing (Book Unicorn post #1)

For the first Book Unicorn category, I’d like you to read a book about two butch women falling in love or being in an established relationship with each other.

For the unlikely case that you aren’t sure what being butch means: Stonewall defines it this way: “Traditionally, in lesbian culture, the word ‘butch’ refers to a woman whose gender expression and traits present as typically ‘masculine’.”

When I put together a list of books about a butch/butch couple, I was amazed about how few there are! I think this is pretty much the only category for which I didn’t manage to find 15 books. So if you know of any others, please leave a comment with the title and author, and I’ll add the book to the list.