Here at Sasha and Amber Read, we LOVE f/f romance. We ADORE sapphic books. We want all of them. But every week or so, when we open up Twitter, we see someone complain that there aren’t enough sapphic books. Do we want more? Yes, absolutely. But there are SO MANY amazing sapphic books that are already out there and deserve the hype, but just aren’t getting it, apparently. So, here’s a list of every sapphic book that either Sasha or I have read. If we hear anyone else say there aren’t enough sapphic books, we will metaphorically throw this blog post at their head. Buckle up kids, because this post is going to be LONG. Click the title to go to the book’s GR page. This post will also be updated every week or so with new books that we read 🙂
(* If you’d like to know more about a certain book, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of us! Please also check any trigger warnings before going into any of these books!*)
Thanks for listening to this rant, and let us proceed.
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
What, you thought we wouldn’t start with this? A powerful story tackling sexism and oppression in a rich Asian inspired world with a f/f romance to die for.
Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan
Book 2 in the girls of paper and fire trilogy, somehow just as good, if not better than book 1?!?! We follow Lei and Wren during the aftermath of the events in book 1!
All the Bad Apples by Moira Fowley Doyle
A queer, feminist witchy novel featuring a family curse and haunted houses in Ireland, discussing important topics such as grief, homophobia and rape.
We Didn’t Ask for This by Adi Alsaid
A fierce and intelligent story that discusses climate change and the power teenagers have to change the world along with teen angst, emotions and dramatics.
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
An absolutely stunning, powerful story of love and lies that centres around an angst-filled f/f romance.
Based on the broadway musical, a fun but important novel about two girls in a small, homophobic town who just want to dance together at prom.
Belle Revolte by Linsey Miller
An enchanting and feminist fantasy standalone with an intricate and deadly magic system and kickass, loveable characters.
A forbidden, enemies-to-lovers romance between two girls – one mortal, one made – amidst revolution and politics. Quite possibly the slowest of slow-burn romances.
Blood Countess by Lana Popovic
Blood Countess is a gothic, visceral and enchanting story of love, evil and obsession that will grip you and make you fall in love. A historical YA horror novel based on the infamous real-life inspiration for Countess Dracula.
Perfectly Preventable Deaths by Deidre Sullivan
A witchy, unique and odd story of dark magic and sisterhood set in a small and atmospheric Irish town.
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
A companion to Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda starring Leah as she navigates life and love.
The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis
A moving and beautiful story about girls claiming their freedom and their rights to be themselves in a wild-west inspired world, complete with bank robberies and ambushes.
The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
In a world inspired by the disasters faced in The Philippines, this is a gorgeous story of sisterhood starring absolutely loveable characters and swoon-worthy romance with an exciting and complex storyline.
The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
A beautifully gothic retelling of the Brides of Dracula, pushed to the sidelines of history, featuring two sisters whose bond was everything, and a queer main character who falls in love with a beautiful girl.
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
When their father dies on a plane crash, two girls from different sides of the world discover that they have a secret sister their father never told them about. This book was absolutely stunning, told in lyrical prose.
This Spell Can’t Last by Isabel Sterling
Hannah and Veronica battle a Blood Witch in the thrilling, heartbreaking e-novella prequel to These Witches Don’t Burn.
These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
On top of avoiding her ex-girlfriend and dealing with high-school, teenage witch Hannah has to uncover the source of the dark magic appearing all over Salem, just as the gorgeous new girl shows an interest in her.
A visceral, atmospheric and twisted book centering on female friendship and survival in a bleak and strange world. SAPPHIC THRILLER AT A BOARDING SCHOOL!!!
Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
Two awesome, independent heroines, a beautiful, heartbreaking love story, a world full of magic and political intrigue.
Of Ice and Shadows by Audrey Coulthurst
Sequel to Of Fire and Stars 🙂 Mare and Denna travel to a new and dangerous kingdom where Denna will be trained to tame her magic by a mysterious queen who is not all she seems.
A magical, enchanting and capturing book, full of dark secrets and mysterious worlds lead by a kickass but relatable main character with two swoon-worthy love interests.
The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
A feminist masterpiece about community, suspicion, obsession and friendship, based on the real events of the Vardø storm and the 1621 witch trials.
Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
Scottish obsessed Millie decides to go to a boarding school in Scotland for her last year of school… where she ends up being roommates with the princess of Scotland, need I say more?
Love is for Losers by Wibke Brueggeman
Phoebe thinks love is gross, but when her mum ups and leaves her again, and her best friend has no time for her anymore, she starts working in a charity shop, where she meets Emma, who makes her think maybe love isn’t so stupid after all.
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
A charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons.
The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill
A gorgeous graphic novel about little tea dragons, found family, trying to keep the tradition going and love ❤ Also has great disability rep!
The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Katie O’Neill
Join Greta and Minette once more for the heartwarming conclusion of the award-winning Tea Dragon series!
The Gay Girl’s Guide to Ruining Prom by Siera Maley
Zoey decides to help her best friend, Skylar, get back at her ex who broke her heart by pretending to date her. But when they have a real connection and Zoey ends up falling in love, can she still break up with Chelsea?
A graphic novel about a group of badass girls who travel around space fixing up old buildings. An inventive world, a breathtaking love story, and stunning art come together in this new work by award-winning artist Tillie Walden.
Marriage of Unconvenience by Chelsea M. Cameron
Two best friends decide to get married so that they can claim Lauren’s inheritance money. Lauren starts to actually fall in love with her best friend, who always thought she was straight…. but maybe not….
A story about love and loss. Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone since she left her old life behind, but now her best friend Mabel is coming to visit and she is forced to face everything she tried so hard to forget.
Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry
Orpheus myth re-telling as a love story between two teenage girls who are sent to conversion therapy after being caught together in an intimate moment.
You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour
Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken…until Kate spots Mark miles away from home; Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way.
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar
Two childhood friends rekindle their friendship, but then end up with rival henna businesses for a class in school, but ALSO end up falling in love :)))
Forced into rehab for an addiction she’d already beaten, Sophie’s finally out and on the trail of the person who killed her best friend—but can she track them down before they come for her?
Everything Leads To You by Nina LaCour
Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava, and Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met…
Her Name in the Sky by Kelly Quindlen
Best friends Hannah and Baker fight with each other and the world about the way they both feel about one another. In a highschool where homophobia is a huge thing, could they ever really be together?
Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she’s reinvented herself entirely. That is, until a dead girl leaves her a computer-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the cross-hairs of a murder investigation.
The Meaning of Birds by Jaye Robin Brown
A heart-breaking story about Jess, who’s girlfriend Vivi recently died, and we follow her journey through grief and the happy times they had together, and how she rediscovers her love for art.
How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
When Eva tells Grace she likes girls, both of their worlds open up. But, united by loss, Eva also shares a connection with Maggie. As Grace’s mother spirals downward, both girls must figure out how to love and how to move on.
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
A family of female witches who live on a small island are visited yearly by “birdheads” who come to see a 300 year old bird. This year’s group of birdheads brings Prue, who might just make this year more exciting for Georgina.
We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Dani and Carmen don’t get along, but they’re forced to be civil when they end up marrying the same man. But their husband is horrid, and they both end up confiding in each other, and plotting to bring equality to their town of Medio.
We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Sequel to We Set the Dark on Fire, from CARMEN’s POV!!!!!!!!!Carmen is forced to choose between the girl she loves and the success of the rebellion she’s devoted her life to.
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
A gorgeous Persian-inspired fantasy about a girl who poisons anything she touches who meets a demon that knows the secret to lifting her curse. Enemies to lovers monster girlfriends!
Kyle has a plan: finish her senior year of high school, head off to college, find a boyfriend, graduate, get a job, get married, the whole heterosexual shebang. Stella also has a plan: finish her senior year as cheer captain, go to college, finally let herself flirt with (and maybe even date) a girl for the first time and go from there. But fate has other plans for Kyle and Stella when they’re paired up in their AP English class and something between them ignites.
Chase’s new roommate Cordelia, is different from anyone she’s ever met before. She also makes her feel like no-one ever has. But they’re both absolutely sure that they like boys and not girls. However, their sparks can’t be extinguished and they realize there is a lot more to their connection with each other than either of them thought.
It’s Not Like it’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura
When Sana and her family move to California she begins to wonder if it’s finally time for some honesty, especially after she meets Jamie Ramirez. Jamie is beautiful and smart and unlike anyone Sana’s ever known.
My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness by Kabi Nagata
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an honest and heartfelt look at one young woman’s exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age.
Dating Sarah Cooper by Siera Maley
Two best friends end up fake-dating. Two best friends end up falling in love with each other. Two best friends must come clean to their whole school about their terrible plot to gain popularity, including their group of LGBT+ club friends.
Harper sees numbers on people’s foreheads that determines what age they will die. When she meets a girl with the lowest number she’s seen yet, she know’s it’s a bad idea to befriend her, especially when her number is 16 and she has less than 6 months to live.
Lauren finds herself shipped off to northern Georgia by the order of a judge. Her plan is to have her best friend come and pick her up on her 18th birthday and get her the heck out of there. Her plan doesn’t for the daughter of the religious family she’s staying with.
Valerie is shocked when she ends up falling for an exchange student from England. But can the two of them come out to everyone, fall in love and then say goodbye when it’s time for Lindsay to go home?
A group of 3 best friends who have always had a pact to not date each other, but when Evan and Riley start dating, Kayla isn’t angry because they broke the promise, she’s angry because she realises she’s in love with Riley too.
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.
Like most university students, Becka has a super intense crush. Unlike most university students, Becka’s crush is on a beautiful gothic angel that frequents the underworld. Of course, she doesn’t know that.
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
Frances and her mother have to open their home up to the Barbers in order to afford the house. Frances and Mrs. Barber end up falling in love… and killing Mr. Barber in the process.
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown
Joanna has been out and proud for years, but when her father marries Three, and they move to conservative Rome, he asks her to do the impossible: to lie low for the rest of the year. Joanna agrees, with her own parts of the bargain, but she doesn’t realise that Mary Carlson will mess it all up.
Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist
Lexi can sense how and when someone will die. Some say it’s a gift; but to Lexi it’s a curse-one that keeps her friendless and alone. All that changes when Lexi foresees the violent death of a young woman, Jane, outside a club. But Jane doesn’t go to the afterlife quietly. Lexi will do anything to help Jane and to keep this beautiful ghost of a girl by her side for as long as possible.
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
A world divided, A queendom without an heir, An ancient enemy awakens. Ead Duryan has been tasked with protecting Queen Sabran Berethnet, while also hiding her magic that is seen as sorcery.
Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst
Asra is a demigod with the ability to dictate the future by writing with her blood. To keep her power secret, she leads a quiet life as a healer on a remote mountain, content to help the people in her care and spend time with Ina, the mortal girl she loves.
The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
When Marisol and her sister flee to America to escape their dangerous home town, she has to become a grief keeper in order to have their asylum request granted. Marisol isn’t supposed to get close to the girl who’s grief she’s taking away, but they just can’t stay away from each other.
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
A group of girls come together on an island where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight… until now.
The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
When Rukhsana’s parents find her kissing her girlfriend, they send her to Bangladesh and is thrown into arranged marriages and weddings. 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?
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Hollywood star Evelyn Hugo randomly picks Monique Grant to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love.
Three friends, two love stories, one convention: this fun, feminist love letter to geek culture is all about fandom, friendship, and finding the courage to be yourself.
Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley
Aki sets off on a church youth-group trip to a small Mexican town for the summer and Aki meets Christa. Aki knows she’s bisexual, but has never had a girlfriend before. It’s a summer of testing theories—and the result may just be love.
Hades is called “lord” of the dead as a joke; in truth, Hades is the goddess of the underworld. She offers Persephone sanctuary in her land of the dead, so the young goddess may escape her Olympian destiny. But Persephone finds more than freedom in the underworld. She finds love, and herself.
Reagan, an out and proud lesbian decides to pretend 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.
The Space Between by Michelle L. Teichman
The most popular girl in her grade ends up falling for the reclusive artist who has no friends, and also just so happens to be her boyfriend’s sister.
Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters
Holland is the student council president, she has a steady boyfriend and a chance to go to Ivy League, but when Cece Goddard joins her school, they end up having undeniable feelings for each other, and it changes everything she’s ever known.
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.
The Mermaid the Witch and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
A swashbuckling and adventurous story of romance on the high seas, mysterious witches and sacred mermaids, told with gorgeously lyrical prose and filled with stunning lore.
Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran
A low-fantasy story of politics and court scheming, starring a romance between the queen and her spymaster full with mutual pining and the sharing of gay romance books.
No One Needs to Know by Amanda Grace
Olivia’s twin brother, Liam, has been her best friend her whole life. But when he starts dating, Olivia is left feeling alone, so she tries to drive away Liam’s girlfriends in an effort to get her best friend back. But she meets her match in Zoey, Liam’s latest fling. A call-it-like-she-sees-it kind of girl, Zoey sees right through Olivia’s tricks.
Life Begins With You by Erica Lee
Rebecca and Cassie were childhood best friends until their lives took different directions. Their lives cross paths again when Rebecca ends up teaching Cassie’s little sister. It seems the two have nothing in common, but as they begin getting closer, it becomes obvious that there is much more to people than what meets the eye.
A gorgeous book with a fake marriage that takes place in Vegas after Emily tries to run away from her embarrassing breakup and meets actress Ruby, they both get very drunk and then end up married. Could they fall in love? Or are they Just Married?
Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan
Lena Newman is 17, her best friend’s a cheerleader, her boyfriend’s a football player, and as far as everyone is concerned, her life is sorted. But that’s before she befriends the new girl. Juliet is confident, slightly damaged, drop-dead gorgeous and a lesbian; and Lena realizes that her interest goes beyond just friendship..
Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder In Memphis by Alexis Coe
In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn’t her crime that shocked the nation—it was her motivation. Nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell had planned to pass as a man in order to marry her seventeen-year-old fiancée Freda Ward, but when their love letters were discovered, they were forbidden from ever speaking again. This is their story.
Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters
A book about how grief can bring people together in the strangest ways. Even if it means getting to know your girlfriend’s fiancee after she dies…
The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake
A gorgeous story about finding yourself, acceptance, found family, mental health, falling in love and hunting for a wrecked ship :))
By Any Other Name by Natasha West
This book puts a modern spin on the story of Romeo & Juliet, minus people dying and, of course, with a beautiful sapphic relationship!
Of All the Girls by Michele L. Rivera
Ashton is forced to spend her summer with her father and his new family, and it’s the last thing she wants. That is, until she meets Chloe.
Sugar Summer by Hannah Moskowitz
Sugar Summer is a lesbian retelling of the ’80s classic DIRTY DANCING, like you’ve never seen it before. Sugar Applebaum doesn’t hate the idea of spending a quiet summer at Sideling Springs. That is, until she crashes a staff party and meets Mara, the older, gorgeous, and acid-tongued dance instructor.
Chaotic lesbian makes a claim that she can “get with” every girl on the cheer team. All of a sudden, she becomes a cheerleader magnet. Is Mack being set up for an epic fail? Or is she finally headed for acceptance–and maybe even romance…
2 girls who have to do 200 hours of community service together end up falling in loveeeee. What could poor troublemaker Lola Morgan and clueless rich kid Abby Granger have in common? Not a lot. Beside both having the misfortune to find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
Didn’t Stay in Vegas by Chelsea M. Cameron
A very light-hearted, cute best friends-to-lovers book with an accidental marriage, puppies and confused feelings. Callyn Stott wakes up from a night-out at her friend Lara’s Bachelorette party in Vegas with a hangover… and a wife.
A graphic novel/comic about an intern reporter who is the only person that a serial killer will talk too. Madison meets the woman who will change her life forever: prominent socialite Dahlia Kennedy, who is covered in gore and being arrested for the murder of her family.
The Girl Next Door by Chelsea M. Cameron
Iris Turner hightailed it out of Salty Cove, Maine, without so much as a backward glance. Which is why finding herself back in her hometown—in her childhood bedroom, no less—has the normally upbeat Iris feeling a bit down and out. Her spirits get a much-needed lift, though, at the sight of the sexy girl next door
The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth
This gorgeous summer rom-com was the perfect mix of angst, fluff, and cliches. With two proud lesbians front and center, it was a story perfectly reminiscent of rom-coms, but with its own twists. It was heartbreaking, cute, and vulnerable.
The Boy in the Red Dress by Kristin Lambert
An exciting and powerful murder-mystery story that is centered around a queer speakeasy in 1930’s New Orleans. This book is a story woven with truth, lies, and troubled pasts.
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.
Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
2 childhood best friends come together five years after their best friend was murdered to uncover the harrowing truth about what really happened that night and face their past.
10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac
A contemporary that focuses on family, mental health, addiction and navigating first relationships. This is the poignant and uplifting story of Maeve, who is dealing with anxiety while falling in love with a girl who is not afraid of anything.
Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi
This super cute rom-com is about film making, an enemies-to-lovers f/f romance and standing up for what you believe in; two strongwilled young women falling for each other despite themselves.
Ingrid discovers her best friend’s journal just days after she committed suicide. Now she must find a way to live without her best friend while facing all of the pain inside the journal.
Bring Her On by Chelsea M. Cameron
A super fun and cute romance about rival cheerleading squads and the captains who can’t stand each other when they are then forced to work in the same space due to the school gym burning down.
Three lives. One truth. This is a book about how three lives can get tangled up together without people realising, and how to fix it.
We Were Promised Spotlights by Lindsay Sproul
Lindsay Sproul’s debut is full of compelling introspection and painfully honest commentary on what it’s like to be harnessed to a destiny you never wanted.
The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown
A gorgeous story about grief, love and loss that surrounds Sydney being determined to prove that the death of her father wasn’t accidental.
This is a super fun book about feminism and a female-ran empire that turns sinister when the boss of the company goes missing and her friends are convinced she’s been kidnapped.
Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill
A super adorable story about a princess saving a princess. When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, neither expects to find a true friend in the bargain.
The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett
An enchanted tale of intrigue where a duke’s daughter is the only survivor of a magical curse. Filled with magic, politics, betrayal and love.
Something To Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
A MAJOR slow-burn romance between a hollywood star and her assistant, full of yearning, angst and all sorts of drama! A showrunner and her assistant give the world something to talk about when they accidentally fuel a ridiculous rumor in this debut romance.
Pretty Little Liars meets People Like Us in this taut, tense thriller about two teens who find their paths intertwined when an anonymous texter threatens to spill their secrets and uproot their lives.
This is a story about nanobots, genetic engineering, and two girls falling in love. No matter how technology changes us, we’ll always be human. It’s also free online!
Always Human Season II by Ari North
The most adorable love story about self-love, personal growth and navigating relationships.
South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf
A raw, honest book about coming out in a community that isn’t all that accepting and finding your crowd of friends. What is Kaycee willing to risk for the sake of love?
And what will she risk for acceptance?
Back to September by Melissa Brayden
The MOST precious story about a best-selling romance author and a bookshop owner who meet when the author goes on tour, and then they fall in love, duhhh!
The Gravity Between Us by Kristen Zimmer
Best friends-to-lovers hollywood star romance that is sure to keep you up all night until you finish it! Payton Taylor is Kendall’s best friend since childhood, and the one person who reminds her of who she really is – her refuge from the craziness of celebrity life.
Gwendolyn goes home and has to face something she’s avoided for many years, her mother’s ‘replacement daughter’ who she took in just after she left.
Back to the Start by Monica McCallan
First love, rekindled in a small town. When Remy’s grandmother dies, it means leaving her life in San Francisco and returning to a town she swore she’d never revisit, forced to confront a world she’d worked hard to put behind her over the last twelve years.
The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
On the edge of town a beast haunts the woods, trapped in the Gray, its bonds loosening… When bodies start to appear in the woods, the locals become downright hostile. Can the teenagers solve the mystery of Four Paths, and their own part in it, before another calamity strikes?
Before You Say I Do by Clare Lydon
What happens when a professional bridesmaid for hire falls in love with the bride she’s supposed to be preparing to be married off? Now, the only question is: will Abby make it to the altar?
Love Like This by Melissa Brayden
Spencer Adair has a passion for fashion, but hates the fact that it rhymes. She’s serious about her designs, fiercely protective of her work, and is waiting patiently for her big break. What she didn’t plan on, however, was the unsolicited opinions of that overlyfriendly blond boutique manager. Or the way her heart beats faster every time she’s around.
Something Tragic by Jessica Yeh
When Addison first started at Parkville High, she knew exactly who Crisa Grayson was, even if Crisa didn’t know her. Crisa was the focus of hallway gossip, infamous for her wild parties and golden hair.
The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska
A dark fairy-tale fantasy about two girls who must choose between saving themselves, each other, or their sinking island. Against their will, they find themselves falling for each other. As water floods Caldella’s streets and the dark tide demands its sacrifice, they must choose who to save: themselves, each other, or the island city relying on them both.
Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
A super fun and cute middle grade about a music camp and finding yourself 🙂 This summer brings big changes for Melly: her parents split up, her best friend ditches her, and Melly finds herself falling for a girl at camp named Adeline.
Meet You at the End of the World by Natasha West
A post-apocalyptic romantic thriller where an accident of fate draws loner Rachel and idealist Alice into a mission to find Alice’s lost brother.
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar
An adult sci-fi book about time travel and two women communicating and falling in love over the span of 100 years through a series of hidden letters.
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
A funny and heart-warming book about competing for prom queen to win scholarship money, betrayal, skater girls, old friends and family.
Kiss Me Every Day by Dena Blake
Wynn Jamison is turning thirty. Her career has made her rich, but her love life is sorely lacking. She’s okay with that until she spends her birthday dinner with the woman who could’ve changed it all. There’s only one problem. She’s married to Wynn’s sister.
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
Seven years ago, the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a “mockumentary” bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the waves. But the secrets of the deep come with a price.
THE MOST PERFECT BOOK YOU WILL EVER READ!!! A hunter is tasked with finding a runaway princess. Dragons, wolves, dogs, magic, the most precious f/f relationship, love, found family, politics, BIPOC main & side characters, a trans author, I MEAN, WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT?!?!?!?!!?!?
Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan
A fresh and funny YA contemporary romance about two teens who fall in love in an indie comic book shop. As Ridley’s anxiety spirals, Jubilee tries to help but finds her focus torn between her fast-approaching audition and their intensifying relationship. What if love can’t conquer all? What if each of them needs more than the other can give?
A band of misfits go around helping people escape from prison during the french revolution. In these dangerous days, no one can be trusted, everyone is to be feared. As Camille learns the truth, she’s forced to choose between loyalty to those she loves and the future.
I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick
Two teens lives become inextricably linked when one confesses to murder and the other becomes determined to uncover the real truth no matter the cost.
Forget This Ever Happened by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Featuring a mind-bending plot, heartfelt queer romance, brilliant writing, and intricate world building, Forget This Ever Happened is a lush and thrilling genre-bender perfect for the Black Mirror generation.
Who I Was With Her by Nita Tyndall
When Maggie dies, Corinne quickly learns that the only thing worse than losing Maggie is being left heartbroken over a relationship no one knows existed.
The Princess Affair by Nell Stark
Rhodes Scholar Kerry Donovan has never had anything handed to her on a silver platter. But when she meets Her Royal Highness Princess Sasha, second in line to the British throne, Kerry’s priorities are eclipsed by an attraction neither of them can ignore.
The Princess and the Prix by Nell Stark
The approaching Monaco Grand Prix—the crown jewel of the Formula One circuit—brings headstrong racer Thalia D’Angeles and Her Serene Highness Pommelina Alix Louise Canella together, but will these opposite stars collide, or are they destined to cross?
The Princess Deception by Nell Stark
A reporter and a Princess in disguise end up wrapped up together in a web of lies. When Sebastian, the Crown Prince of Belgium, overdoses on heroin shortly before he is set to launch Belgium’s campaign to host the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament, Sebastian’s twin sister Viola decides to impersonate him to keep Belgium’s bid hopes alive.
Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power
A twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery—until she decides to return to her mother’s hometown . . . where history has a tendency to repeat itself.
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson
Micaiah Johnson’s THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS is a stunning debut sci-fi novel all about inter-dimensional travel.
I Hope You’re Listening by Tom Ryan
In her small town, seventeen-year-old Delia “Dee” Skinner is known as the girl who wasn’t taken. Ten years ago she witnessed the abduction of her best friend, Sibby, now, she hosts an anonymous podcast that aims to find missing people.
They Never Learn by Layne Fargo
A dynamic psychological thriller about two women who give bad men exactly what they deserve. I mean, a feminist serial killer story?!?!? YES PLEASE
Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
This fresh take on a classic story will make readers question the tales they’ve been told, and root for girls to break down the constructs of the world around them.
The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus
The story of two black girls from very different backgrounds finding love and happiness in a world that seems determined to deny them both.
Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett
In a community that isn’t always understanding, an HIV-positive teen must navigate fear, disclosure, and radical self-acceptance when she falls in love–and lust–for the first time.
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu
Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. One fateful night, she follows reports of a white wolf into the woods, and she comes across the unexpected: her childhood crush, Tam Lang, battling a horse demon in the woods.
Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan
High-school junior Leila has made it most of the way through Armstead Academy without having a crush on anyone, which is something of a relief. But when a sophisticated, beautiful new girl, Saskia, shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would.
Rhodes and Iliana couldn’t be more different, but that’s not why they hate each other. Since only one of them can get the coveted Capstone scholarship, the competition between them is fierce. Despite being worst enemies in real life, their anonymous online identities I-Kissed-Alice and Curious-in-Cheshire are starting to like each other…a lot.
Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin
When the house at the end of the lane burned down, none of the townspeople knew what happened. A tragedy, they called it. Poor Rita Frost and her ward, Bevan, lost to the flames. Only Mae and Rossa, Rita’s niece and nephew, know what happened that fateful summer.
Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters
Megan Harris had hopes of seeing the world, but at twenty-five she’s never even left Florida. Now a wedding invitation lures her to Quebec…in February. When her ex-friend Scarlett offers to be her plus-one and suggests they turn the journey into an epic road trip, Megan reluctantly agrees to the biggest adventure of her life.
The Fate of Stars by S.D. Simper
Worlds collide when Tallora is kidnapped from her ocean home and forced to be a pet to a tyrannical foreign empire. Her only hope for rescue lies with a sworn enemy—Princess Dauriel, infamous for her stone heart and conflicted past.
Heart of Silver Flame by S.D. Simper
Book 2 in the Sea and Stars trilogy which I can’t really describe without spoiling book 2 xD
Book 3 in the trilogy!!
Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence
From the multi-award-winning author of Orangeboy, an addictive mystery that refuses to let you go long after you turn the final page. Can Becks piece the jigsaw together and find her sister before Silva loses herself?
Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole
When Likotsi and Fabiola meet again on a stalled subway train months later, Fab asks for just one cup of tea. Likotsi, hoping to know why she was unceremoniously dumped, agrees. Tea and food soon leads to them exploring the city together, and their past.
The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part 1, 2 and 3 by Michael Dante DiMartino
Relishing their newfound feelings for each other, Korra and Asami leave the Spirit World . . . but find nothing in Republic City but political hijinks and human vs. spirit conflict!
Hopes and Dreams by PJ Trebelhorn
Riley Warren has spent her entire life in the same small town in Upstate New York. Victoria Thayer has fallen for a woman more interested in her money than her heart for the last time. When she runs into Riley, the first girl she ever had a crush on, at their high school reunion, she’s hoping there might just be a chance for the kind of relationship she’s always wanted.
When a girl with a troubled history of finding dead bodies investigates the murder of her ex, she uncovers a plot to put herself—and everyone she loves—on the list of who’s next.
Nothing to Lose by Clare Lydon
Can you find love in a hopeless place? Nobody would ever describe Scarlet Williams as a ray of sunshine, but that doesn’t mean she deserves the flood that wipes out her basement flat, making her temporarily homeless. Enter Joy Hudson, local mayor & sunshine specialist, who opens her house to flood refugees and ends up with Scarlet on her doorstep.
The Weight of the Stars by K Ancrum
Ryann and Alexandria are brought together after a freak accident leaves Alexandria with a broken arm and unable to recieve radio signals from her mother in space. Now Ryann must help her get on the roof every day in hopes that Alexandria can communicate with her mum.
Justine and Maddie met at university and were the couple most likely. Everybody said so. That is, until Maddie left without saying goodbye. Ten years later the pair are reunited at a friend’s funeral, and now Justine can’t shake Maddie from her life. But why is she back? Why did she disappear?
With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls’ trip to Vegas to celebrate. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn’t know…until she does exactly that.
Some days, you just shouldn’t get out of bed… For Beth Carmichael, an altruistic doctor with a tendency to be overly rational when it comes to her love life, today is that day. Because when Gracie Bloom walks into her exam room with a fractured arm, Beth knows two things. Firstly, Gracie is molten hot. Secondly, she’s trouble.
Her Royal Bodyguard by Margaux Fox
What happens when a female Bodyguard starts to fall in love with the Princess they are supposed to be protecting? Following an accident, Sergeant Erin Kennedy gets the promotion of her life, becoming bodyguard to Princess Alexandra, the future Queen of England. Rule Number One in the Bodyguard handbook is: Never fall in love with the client.
5 thoughts on “Sapphic Books We’ve Read”
SO MANY REC! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I’m always CRAVING for books with sapphic girls and I just added many to my TBR thanks to you ❤
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I’ve added almost every single book here onto my tbr, I already read a couple, and own a couple more but the rest I haven’t read or even owned yet
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OMG YESS hope you enjoy! most of my favourite books of all time are on this list 🙂 sasha ❤
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LOVE this list! Thank you for sharing, Sasha & Amber!
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I’m SO glad!! Thank you – Amber ❤
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