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I run a lesbian book blog called the Lesbrary (http://lesbrary.wordpress.com) and I'm always looking for new lesbian/bi women book recommendations (either by or about) as well as any websites you've found helpful for finding lesbian book recommendations.

My favourites are Tipping the Velvet and Fingermith by Sarah Waters, Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue, Pages for You by Sylvia Brownrigg, Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown, and Hello, Groin by Beth Goobie, to start off with.

Danika
4 years ago

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I just read The Case of the Not-So-Nice Nurse by Mabel Maney. It's a lesbian take on Nancy Drew - loads of fun. There are two more in the series. I have them on order from another moocher.
Alan Dellamore
4 years ago
Katherine V. Forrest writes great mysteries.
Nicholas
4 years ago
I have heard that, Margot. Any in particular you recommend?
Danika
4 years ago
A book I would recommend is "Secrets of truth and Beauty" by Megan Frazer. It's about a teen who finds out that she has a sister. Things occur in her family that lead her to find her sister. She learns more about her sister who turns out to be lesbian.
Jessie
4 years ago
That looks great, I just added it to my list!
Danika
4 years ago
Katherine V. Forrest also wrote science fiction, though not as successfully. I recommend Nicola Griffith to anyone willing to step outside their comfort zone, primarily her titles Nicola Griffith : Ammonite and Nicola Griffith : Slow River.
Psybre
4 years ago
I just found Slow River at a book sale! I have definitely heard good things about her, so I can't wait to give that one a try.
Danika
4 years ago
Almost anything by British author Jeanette Winterson -- my personal favorites by her are The Passion and Written on the Body. If you liked Emma Hood's fairy tales, you might also try her short non-fantastic fiction. There are some good lesbian-themed pieces in her collections Touchy Subjects and The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, and I love her first novel, titled Stir-Fry, about a young Irish woman discovering desire at college while living with two women roommates, who are also lovers.
M
4 years ago
I love Jeanette Winterson! Her books always confuse me, but in a good way. And Emma Donoghue's other books are definitely on my list, though I found Stir-Fry a little disappointing... it might just have been my state of mind at the time, though. I should probably give it another chance at some point.
Danika
4 years ago
My favorites not listed here:
Stone Butch Blues / Leslie Feinberg
The Book of Salt / Monique Truong
The Color Purple / Alice Walker
Fun Home / Alison Bechdel
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe / Fannie Flagg

I'm also a huge Winterson fan.

ilona
4 years ago
Fun Home was great! I haven't read the others yet, but they're on my list.
Danika
4 years ago
Elizabeth Bear's Carnival could also work for you: it's soft SF about a pair of (male, gay) diplomats/assassins sent to a planet where women dominate the men in every way. I know, it sounds like a B movie, but it's actually a very interesting look at possibilities for social and socio-sexual variations after humanity takes to the stars in the aftermath of worldwide genocide perpetrated by a handful of eco-terrorists (the solution to world pollution? Remove the polluting agent i.e. most of humanity). It's also beautifully written, even for those who don't like SF. :-)
M
4 years ago
the monkey's mask by dorothy porter.

the author/poet is one of Australia's most popular and most read poets. it's poetry, it's a crime thriller, it's erotic & it's a bittersweet love story.

crackedribs
4 years ago
My all-time favorite gay book is Another Mother Tongue by Judy Grahn. It is a very entertaining romp through gay and lesbian history. I wish I had multiple copies of it because I would gladly send it to every gay bibliophile I know! :)
Miss Bella
4 years ago
arecently read a fun mystery which involves a dectective (Lesbian) and her lover who is an psychiatrist. Author is Abigail Padgett book is The Last Blue Plate Special. Quick read, and up to date. I am waiting for her first book to come available, Blue, where characters are introduced to readers and find each other...
lindseyc
4 years ago
I just listed a queer cultural icon to be enjoyed, 'Vamps and Tramps' by Camille Paglia. She shares stories and opinions about Princess Di Germaine Greer, Laura Hutton, drag queen, Glenda Orgasm and much more.
lindseyc
4 years ago
I just read Ali Smith's "Girl Meets Boy." It was incredible.
ilona
4 years ago
i just read 'Keeping You a Secret' ,'Boy Meets Boy',and ' Luna' they were all really sad,but they were great!i loved them!!!!!!
carina cruz
3 years ago

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