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Sapphic Slow-burn romances

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Character with a disability or mental illness (Sapphic Reading Challenge #7)

Category #7 of the Sapphic Reading Challenge features another group of people that is definitely underrepresented in WLW & lesbian fiction: characters who have a disability.

It can be a book about a character with a physical disability, a chronic illness, or a mental disorder. When you pick the book you’re going to read, don’t forget that some disabilities are invisible or less apparent, for example, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, and mental illnesses.

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Sapphic Time Travel Books (Book Unicorn post #2)

It’s time for another Book Unicorn post of the Sapphic Reading Challenge. This one features sapphic time travel books.

I don’t know about you, but I love books in which the protagonist travels into the past or the future, especially if you combine it with a romance to come up with a timeless love story!

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Book from The Lesbian Review’s “Best of the Best” List (Sapphic Reading Challenge #5)

This week’s category of the Sapphic Reading Challenge is a bit different. Instead of putting together a list of my own, I want you to read a book from a list curated by The Lesbian Review.

If you haven’t heard of The Lesbian Review yet, you should definitely check them out. The Lesbian Review is the biggest website dedicated to reviewing women-loving women &  lesbian books. They review books (including audiobooks), fanfiction, and movies.

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Character with an everyday job (Sapphic Reading Challenge #2)

It’s time for the second category of the Sapphic Reading Challenge. This one features sapphic books with main characters who have an everyday job.

As you probably know, a lot of books—especially in WLW and lesbian romance—feature characters who are actresses, famous musicians, surgeons, or CEOs of big companies. That’s why I’d like to spotlight protagonists who don’t have glamorous jobs. Instead, they make a living as a waitress, cashier, mechanic, massage therapist, or work in another everyday job.

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Sapphic enemies-to-lovers romance novels (Sapphic Reading Challenge #1)

Welcome to the Sapphic Reading Challenge 2021! I hope you had a good start into the new year and are ready for the first category: enemies-to-lovers romance novels!

In an enemies-to-lovers romance, the two main characters start out hating or disliking each other. Maybe their personalities are clashing, or they are rivals in their jobs, or they have a history that turned them into enemies. The protagonists might spend a portion of the book butting heads, but the sexual tension between them is undeniable.