In honor of Sapphic September, I wanted to list some recent sapphic books I’ve been reading and LOVING! My goal is to divide these by genre, so you can target which genres you are looking for in your TBR! I’ve had some amazing recent sapphic reads that you HAVE to read!
Burn Our Bodies Down
After Wilder Girls I will read anything and everything Rory Power writes okay? I’m so glad we’re on the same page about it, because Burn Our Bodies Down is amazing. I read it in one day because I couldn’t actually put it down. I’m not normally a huge fan of horror, but this book has that subtle and ominous suspense that fans of horror will love.
Crier’s War and Iron Heart
What kind of list would this be without my precious Ayla and Crier? The sequel, and concluding book, came out recently so you can pick up both and become fully immersed!
The Bone Shard Daughter
We love a sapphic couple that’s also grappling with issues of privilege and power.
Court of Lions
Just when I thought my love for Mirage couldn’t get any more intense, Court of Lions dropped in my lap. It has everything I loved from Mirage PLUS a sapphic couple and my life became complete.
The Space Between Worlds
The Space Between Worlds was part science fiction part mystery. Parallel worlds will always get my attention. And The Space Between Worlds blends this SF concept with secrets, mystery, and action. If you love parallel worlds and multiverses, then add this to your TBR!
The Shadow of Kyoshi + The Rise of Kyoshi
The Shadow of Kyoshi is an introspective sequel about letting go of the past, and figuring out what kind of leader to be. I loved seeing the progression of Kysohi and Rangi’s relationship. Kyoshi has to put her ghosts to rest, trying to overcome our mistakes.
Architects of Memory
You know those books you can’t get out of your head? The ones you aren’t sure if you fully grasp yet? That was me and Architects of Memory. Talk about a book with continuous world shifting secrets and turns. I loved this queer SF about alien technology, war, and injustice.
Who I Was with Her
Talk about a book about grief, friendship, and love. Corinne is a bisexual heroine who is forced to deal with her grief for her girlfriend in secret – not having come out yet.
You Should See Me in a Crown
Make sure to vote for Liz Leightly for prom queen! What took me by surprise is how much I loved how Liz’s story is a story also about friendship, and the way she holds her own when she comes up against these racist microaggressions. Overall Liz is an amazing character who tugged at my heartstrings until I was crying.
Six Angry Girls
I love Six Angry Girls from every angle. It’s a book that celebrates knitting out of resistance, which is awesome enough, but it also celebrates fighting for change and the radical action of happiness.