Sapphic Books We’ve Read

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

Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire #1)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

Girls of Storm and Shadow (Girls of Paper and Fire, #2)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

All the Bad ApplesA 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

We Didn't Ask for ThisA 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

The Midnight Lie (The Midnight Lie, #1)An absolutely stunning, powerful story of love and lies that centres around an angst-filled f/f romance.

 

 

 

The Prom by Saundra Mitchell 

The PromBased 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

Belle RĂ©volteAn enchanting and feminist fantasy standalone with an intricate and deadly magic system and kickass, loveable characters.

 

 

 

Crier’s War by Nina Varela

Crier's War (Crier's War, #1)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 (Lady Slayers #1)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 

Perfectly Preventable DeathsA 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 

Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood #2)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 

The Good Luck Girls (The Good Luck Girls, #1)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

The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World, #1)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

The Deathless GirlsA 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

Clap When You LandWhen 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

This Spell Can't Last (These Witches Don't Burn, #0.5)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

These Witches Don't Burn (These Witches Don't Burn, #1)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.

 

 

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Wilder GirlsA 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

Of Fire and Stars (Of Fire and Stars, #1)Two awesome, independent heroines, a beautiful, heartbreaking love story, a world full of magic and political intrigue.

 

 

 

Of Ice and Shadows by Audrey Coulthurst

Of Ice and Shadows (Of Fire and Stars, #2)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.

 

 

Havenfall by Sara Holland

HavenfallA 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

The MerciesA 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

Her Royal Highness (Royals, #2)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

Love Is for LosersPhoebe 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

The Tea Dragon Society (Tea Dragon, #1)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

The Tea Dragon Festival (Tea Dragon, #2)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

The Tea Dragon Tapestry (Tea Dragon, #3)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

The Gay Girl's Guide to Ruining PromZoey 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?

 

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

On a SunbeamA 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

Marriage of UnconvenienceTwo 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….

 

 

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

We Are OkayA 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 GirlOrpheus 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

You Know Me WellMark 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

The Henna WarsTwo 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 :)))

 

 

Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Far From YouForced 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

Everything Leads to YouEmi 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

Her Name in the SkyBest 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?

 

 

People Like Us by Dana Mele

People Like UsKay 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

The Meaning of BirdsA 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

How to Make a WishWhen 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

Summer of SaltA 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

We Set the Dark on Fire (We Set the Dark on Fire, #1)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

We Unleash the Merciless Storm (We Set the Dark on Fire, #2)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

Girl, Serpent, ThornA 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!

 

 

Style by Chelsea M. Cameron

Style (The OTP Series #1)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.

 

Chord by Chelsea M. Cameron

Chord (The OTP Series, #2)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

It's Not Like It's a SecretWhen 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 LonelinessMy 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

Dating Sarah CooperTwo 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.

 

Colorblind by Siera Maley

ColorblindHarper 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.

 

Taking Flight by Siera Maley

Taking FlightLauren 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.

 

Time It Right by Siera Maley

Time It RightValerie 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?

 

 

On the Outside by Siera Maley

On the OutsideA 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

The Scapegracers (Scapegracers, #1)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.

 

 

Kim Reaper by Sarah Graley

Kim Reaper Vol. 1: Grim BeginningsLike 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

The Paying GuestsFrances 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

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden FruitJoanna 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

Missing, Presumed DeadLexi 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

The Priory of the Orange TreeA 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

Inkmistress (Of Fire and Stars, #0.5)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

The Grief KeeperWhen 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

Sawkill GirlsA 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

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana AliWhen 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

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoHollywood 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.

 

 

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Queens of GeekThree 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

Our Own Private UniverseAki 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.

 

The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer

The Dark WifeHades 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.

 

Anyone But Her by Erica Lee

Anyone But HerReagan, 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 Space BetweenThe 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

Keeping You a SecretHolland 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

How Sweet the SoundA 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

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the SeaA 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 

Queen of Coin and WhispersA 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

No One Needs to KnowOlivia’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

Life Begins With YouRebecca 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.

 

Just Married? by Natasha West

Just Married?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 

Just JulietLena 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

Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in MemphisIn 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 fiancĂ©e 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

Lies My Girlfriend Told MeA 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

The Last True Poets of the SeaA 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

By Any Other NameThis 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

Of All the GirlsAshton 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 SummerSugar 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.

 

Queerleaders by M.B. Guel

QueerleadersChaotic 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…

 

200 Hours by Natasha West

200 Hours2 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

Didn't Stay in VegasA 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.

 

Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn

Bury the LedeA 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

The Girl Next DoorIris 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

The Falling in Love MontageThis 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

The Boy in the Red DressAn 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

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with MeA 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

Broken Things2 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

10 Things I Can See from HereA 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

Tell Me How You Really FeelThis 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.

 

 

Hold Still by Nina Lacour

Hold StillIngrid 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

Bring Her OnA 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.

 

 

The Truth by Erica Lee

The TruthThree 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 

We Were Promised SpotlightsLindsay 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

The Truth About Keeping SecretsA gorgeous story about grief, love and loss that surrounds Sydney being determined to prove that the death of her father wasn’t accidental.

 

 

The Herd by Amanda Bartz

The HerdThis 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

Princess Princess Ever AfterA 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

The Winter DukeAn 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

Something to Talk AboutA 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.

 

All Eyes On Us by Kit Frick

All Eyes on UsPretty 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.

 

 

Always Human by Ari North

Always HumanThis 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

Always Human - Season IIThe most adorable love story about self-love, personal growth and navigating relationships.

 

 

 

South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf

South of SunshineA 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

Back to SeptemberThe 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

The Gravity Between UsBest 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.

 

The Road Home by Erin Zak

The Road HomeGwendolyn 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

Back to the StartFirst 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

The Devouring Gray (The Devouring Gray #1)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

Before You Say I DoWhat 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

Love Like This (Seven Shores, #4)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

Something TragicWhen 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

The Dark Tide (The Dark Tide, #1)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

Drum Roll, PleaseA 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

Meet You at the End of the WorldA 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

This Is How You Lose the Time WarAn 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

You Should See Me in a CrownA 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

Kiss Me Every DayWynn 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

Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #1)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.

 

Breaking Legacies by Zoe Reed

Breaking LegaciesTHE 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

Verona ComicsA 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?

 

Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn

Dangerous Remedy (Dangerous Remedy, #1)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

I Killed Zoe SpanosTwo 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

Forget This Ever HappenedFeaturing 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

Who I Was with HerWhen 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

The Princess AffairRhodes 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 Princess and the PrixThe 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

The Princess DeceptionA 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

Burn Our Bodies DownA 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

The Space Between WorldsMicaiah 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

I Hope You're ListeningIn 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

AThey Never Learn 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

Cinderella Is DeadThis 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 Stars and the Blackness Between ThemThe 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

Full DisclosureIn 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

Mooncakes

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

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel

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.

 

I Kissed Alice by Anna Burke

I Kissed Alice

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

Other Words for Smoke

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 

Hairpin Curves

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

The Fate of Stars (Sea and Stars, #1)

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

Heart of Silver Flame (Sea and Stars, #2)

Book 2 in the Sea and Stars trilogy which I can’t really describe without spoiling book 2 xD

 

 

 

Death’s Abyss by S.D. Simper

Death's Abyss (Sea and Stars #3)

Book 3 in the trilogy!!

 

 

 

 

Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence

Eight Pieces of Silva

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

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals, #2.5)

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

The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part One (The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars #1)

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

Hopes and Dreams

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.

 

You’re Next by Kylie Schachte

You're Next

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

Nothing to Lose

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

The Weight of the Stars

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.

 

You’re My Kind by Clare Lydon

You're My Kind

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? 

 

Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers

Honey Girl

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.

 

Chase Me by Natasha West

Chase Me

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

Her Royal Bodyguard

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

  1. 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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