Hey all! This week is #LesbianVisibilityWeek, and with both Sasha and I being sapphic girls and me (Amber) being a lesbian, we thought this would be a perfect time to bring you all a small list of books that have at least 1 lesbian MC! I got a bit carried away when making this so each book will have a line or two of synopsis to avoid this post being too long 🙂 Hope you enjoy ❤ – Amber & Sasha
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
An absolutely stunning, powerful story of love and lies that centres around an angst-filled f/f romance.
All The Bad Apples by Moira Fowley Doyle
When Deena’s wild and mysterious sister Mandy disappears – presumed dead – her family are heartbroken. Only Deena refuses to believe it’s true.
Blood Countess by Lana Popovic
A historical YA horror novel based on the infamous real-life inspiration for Countess Dracula. A gothic, visceral and enchanting story of love, evil and obsession.
The Gay Girl’s Guide to Runing Prom by Siera Maley
Fake dating as revenge but then they the MC actually falls in love and has to figure out how to tell her friend.
Marriage of Unconvenience by Chelsea M. Cameron
Two best friends get married so they can claim inheritance money. One is a lesbian, the other is straight…..right?!?!
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar
Two brown girls set up rival henna businesses and deal with lots of homophobia, confrontation, angst and cultural appropriation.
Stella didn’t plan on getting a girlfriend until she was in college, but then she meets Kyle…
THIS WILL MAKE YOU CRY!! A girl falls in love with another girl who has less than 12 months to live.
Lauren gets shipped off to a rehabilitation programme for teenagers where she falls for the daughter of the family she’s staying with.
The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke
An outcast teenage lesbian witch finds her coven hidden amongst the popular girls in her school, and performs some seriously badass magic in the process.
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown
Joanna has agreed to lie low for a while in a new town for her father. That means trying not to let Mary Carlson get under her skin…
Reagan, a proud lesbian pretends to be her gay best friend’s girlfriend for his religious family’s reunion so he doesn’t have to come out to them. Little does she know that he has a twin sister who is also into girls, and they instantly hit it off.
How Sweet the Sound by Evelyn Dar
A gorgeously heartbreaking estranged childhood best-friends turned enemies-to-lovers novel that will make you scream with anger, hurt and happiness.
Life Begins With You by Erica Lee
Childhood best friends who drifted apart but end up meeting again and having to deal with everything that happened in their past.
Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan
A super cute, cheesy story about a popular girl who falls in love with the new girl at their school.
Keeping Her Secret by Sarah Nicolas
Takes place at a summer camp and deals with a lot of internalised homophobia and coming to terms with accepting your sexuality.
Wild and Crooked by Leah Thomas
A story following a girl who is trying to run away from her past and her murderous father.
You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan
A story following a lesbian and a gay guy who’s worlds crash together and they end up becoming best friends while also helping each other deal with their messy lives.
How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
Grace’s mother is a mess, she’s constantly getting with new guys and turning their lives upside down. Eva’s mother has just died and she’s just moved in with Grace’s best friend.
In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard
In the Vanishers Palace is an adult fantasy f/f retelling of Beauty and the Beast with an all-Vietnamese cast.
These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
A spooky story about covens, witches, magic, betrayal, attacks and falling in love.
A heart-breaking story about grief and allowing yourself to be loved again.
The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
Frozen meets Mad Max in this epic teen fantasy duology bursting with star-crossed romance, immortal heroines, and elemental magic.
Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Really Feel by Sara Farizan
High school girls falling in love and trying to figure out what that means for them.
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
A film-buff and the granddaughter of a hollywood legend end up meeting in the strangest way.
The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
Rukhsana realizes she must find the courage to fight for her love, but can she do so without losing everyone and everything in her life?
Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi
Sana is a cheerleader. Rachel is a wannabe director. As she’s casting her senior film project, she knows she’s found the perfect lead – Sana, but she hates her.
A dual perspective story about women loving women in the 1950’s.
The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie
Cas has fought pirates her entire life. But can she survive living among them?
Emma knows better than anyone that Edgewater, Indiana, is not a great place to be gay. But she’s had enough of high school homophobia and really wants to take her girlfriend – the popular, closeted It Girl Alyssa- to prom. How big a deal could that really be?
In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother in this lesbian retelling of Cinderella.
The Weight of Our Stars by K. Ancrum
Ryann Bird dreams of traveling across the stars. But a career in space isn’t an option for a girl who lives in a trailer park on the wrong side of town.
Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
Mara and Owen are about as close as twins can get. So when Mara’s friend Hannah accuses Owen of rape, Mara doesn’t know what to think.
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki
A graphic novel that asks us to consider what happens when we ditch the toxic relationships we crave to embrace the healthy ones we need.
One thought on “Books with lesbian main characters for #LesbianVisibilityWeek”
Great list! Thanks for sharing! x