genre you don't usually read

Genre you don’t usually read (Sapphic Reading Challenge #15)

Today, it’s time to read a book from a genre you don’t usually read. Depending on your reading comfort zone, that could be mystery, historical fiction/historical romance, fantasy, science fiction…or maybe even nonfiction. As long as it has a women-loving women character or theme, any book that isn’t your usual reading fare is fine. 

Below, you’ll find 5 suggestions for genres such as historical fiction, paranormal romance/urban fantasy, science fiction, fantasy, mystery & romantic suspense, and romcom/humor.

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lesbian speculative fiction

WLW & lesbian speculative fiction (Sapphic Reading Challenge #10)

The 10th category of the Sapphic Reading Challenge is a long post because it covers WLW & lesbian speculative fiction. Speculative fiction is an umbrella term for books with strong fantastical, supernatural, or futuristic elements. That includes subgenres such as WLW & lesbian fantasy, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, science fiction, superheroine books, and science fiction.

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lesbian science fiction

WLW & Lesbian Science Fiction Novels (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #15)

This week’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle features WLW & lesbian science fiction novels. Science fiction is a fascinating genre. It explores new worlds, new technologies, and new ideas, while embracing diverse characters and tackling issues of human—or alien—society. But there aren’t that many sci-fi novels with women-loving women around, so I hope this puzzle gives you new books to read if you like this genre.   You can still solve previous puzzles & win ebooks! If you haven’t solved all the previous puzzles yet, you can still do so! For every solution you send in, you get an entry into …

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Lucky 7 by Rae Magdon is on sale

Interview with queer speculative fiction author Rae D. Magdon

It’s time for another interview with a fellow author of WLW books. Today’s interviewee is Rae D. Magdon, who writes diverse queer romances and speculative fiction. Rae is offering her science fiction adventure Lucky 7 at a discount this weekend, and she also has another surprise for you, so don’t forget to check out the links at the end of this post!   Welcome, Rae. Please tell us a little about your latest release, Lucky 7. Lucky 7 is a cyberpunk novel about a ragtag group of misfits from the future, fighting back against an oppressive system. Each member of …

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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 that many lesbian science fiction novels, so you’ve probably already read most of them. If you’re not a big fan of science fiction, you might want to check out this helpful post about how to finish lesbian book bingo even if you don’t like speculative …

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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: 1. Keep an open mind First off, I think being “forced” to read something that is a little out of your usual comfort zone can be a good thing. Keep an open mind—you might just find that you don’t really dislike that genre after all …

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