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Our Best Recommendations of Lesbian Novels

Lesbian literature has a rich history, with many talented authors exploring the complexities of lesbian relationships and the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. If you are looking for compelling stories of love, heartbreak, and self-discovery, you've come to the right place. In this list, we have compiled our best recommendations of lesbian novels that capture the depth and diversity of the lesbian experience.

From classic works of lesbian fiction to contemporary novels that push the boundaries of genre and representation, these books are sure to captivate and inspire you. So, whether you are looking to explore your own identity or simply appreciate the beauty of lesbian love, these books are a must-read.

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  • 1

    Mrs. Dalloway

    Virginia Woolf
    1925194
    3.79
  • 2

    Orlando

    Virginia Woolf
    1928336
    3.87
  • 3

    The Well of Loneliness

    Radclyffe Hall
    1928414
    3.72
  • 4

    The Price of Salt

    Patricia Highsmith
    1952304
    4.01
  • 5

    Desert of the Heart

    Jane Rule
    1964216
    3.91
  • 6

    Patience & Sarah

    Isabel Miller
    1969225
    3.90
  • 7

    Rubyfruit Jungle

    Rita Mae Brown
    1973246
    3.92
  • 8

    Annie on My Mind

    Nancy Garden
    1982234
    4.01
  • 9

    Curious Wine

    Katherine V. Forrest
    1983200
    3.89
  • 10

    Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

    Jeanette Winterson
    1985176
    3.73
  • 11

    The Passion

    Jeanette Winterson
    1987160
    4.10
  • 12

    Touchwood

    Karin Kallmaker
    1990288
    4.07
  • 13

    Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

    Emma Donoghue
    1997228
    3.89
  • 14

    The Hours

    Michael Cunningham
    1998230
    3.95
  • 15

    Tipping the Velvet

    Sarah Waters
    1998472
    4.04
  • 16

    The Blue Place (Aud Torvingen #1)

    Nicola Griffith
    1998308
    3.90
  • 17

    Affinity

    Sarah Waters
    1999352
    3.74
  • 18

    Pages for You

    Sylvia Brownrigg
    2001274
    3.92
  • 19

    Empress of the World

    Sara Ryan
    2001290
    3.74
  • 20

    Fingersmith

    Sarah Waters
    2002592
    4.02
  • 21

    The Night Watch

    Sarah Waters
    2006528
    3.69
  • 22

    Keeping You a Secret

    Julie Anne Peters
    2007250
    3.94
  • 23

    Thirteen Hours

    Meghan O'Brien
    2008288
    3.93
  • 24

    The Warrior's Path (When Women Were Warriors #1)

    Catherine M. Wilson
    2008264
    4.03
  • 25

    Rage: A Love Story

    Julie Anne Peters
    2009296
    3.64
  • 26

    Ash

    Malinda Lo
    2009264
    3.63
  • 27

    Pitifully Ugly

    Robin Alexander
    2010220
    4.07
  • 28

    Starting from Scratch

    Georgia Beers
    2010294
    4.08
  • 29

    Sing You Home

    Jodi Picoult
    2011466
    3.79
  • 30

    Huntress

    Malinda Lo
    2011371
    3.79
  • 31

    The Dark Wife

    Sarah Diemer
    2011264
    3.81
  • 32

    Jellicle Girl

    Stevie Mikayne
    2012234
    3.85
  • 33

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    Emily M. Danforth
    2012470
    4.06
  • 1

    Mrs. Dalloway

  • 2

    Orlando

  • 3

    The Well of Loneliness

  • 4

    The Price of Salt

  • 5

    Desert of the Heart

  • 6

    Patience & Sarah

  • 7

    Rubyfruit Jungle

  • 8

    Annie on My Mind

  • 9

    Curious Wine

  • 10

    Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

  • 11

    The Passion

  • 12

    Touchwood

  • 13

    Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

  • 14

    The Hours

  • 15

    Tipping the Velvet

  • 16

    The Blue Place (Aud Torvingen #1)

  • 17

    Affinity

  • 18

    Pages for You

  • 19

    Empress of the World

  • 20

    Fingersmith

  • 21

    The Night Watch

  • 22

    Keeping You a Secret

  • 23

    Thirteen Hours

  • 24

    The Warrior's Path (When Women Were Warriors #1)

  • 25

    Rage: A Love Story

  • 26

    Ash

  • 27

    Pitifully Ugly

  • 28

    Starting from Scratch

  • 29

    Sing You Home

  • 30

    Huntress

  • 31

    The Dark Wife

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Our +70 Favorite LGBTQ+ Novels

Welcome, dear reader, to our meticulously curated compendium of the finest LGBTQ+ novels that is sure to mesmerize and enthrall. Delve into a plethora of 70 exquisite works of fiction, authored by a multitude of skilled writers hailing from various corners of the world. These awe-inspiring tomes span a gamut of genres, encompassing romantic sagas, fantastical narratives, and thrillers alike. Peruse these masterpieces that present a tantalizing glimpse into the multifaceted lives of queer protagonists and characters. Uncover the tribulations they endure, the bliss they experience, and the profound significance of self-realization and acceptance.

No matter what your heart desires, be it an evocative coming-of-age memoir, a heart-rending story of love and heartbreak, a nail-biting thriller, or a literary masterpiece that will leave an indelible impression on your soul, this list has got you covered. Each of these exceptional books is a window into a world that is both vivid and authentic, brimming with the complexities that define the LGBTQ+ experience. Be prepared to be whisked away on a journey of self-discovery, as you uncover a newfound appreciation for the intricate tapestry of human existence. You can view this list as a Kanban board (as is), or you can choose to view it as a checklist you can copy and mark down the books you've read.

Welcome, dear reader, to our meticulously curated compendium of the finest LGBTQ+ novels that is sure to mesmerize and enthrall. Delve into a plethora of 70 exquisite works of fiction, authored by a multitude of skilled writers hailing from various corners of the world. These awe-inspiring tomes span a gamut of genres, encompassing romantic sagas, fantastical narratives, and thrillers alike. Peruse these masterpieces that present a tantalizing glimpse into the multifaceted lives of queer protagonists and characters. Uncover the tribulations they endure, the bliss they experience, and the profound significance of self-realization and acceptance.

No matter what your heart desires, be it an evocative coming-of-age memoir, a heart-rending story of love and heartbreak, a nail-biting thriller, or a literary masterpiece that will leave an indelible impression on your soul, this list has got you covered. Each of these exceptional books is a window into a world that is both vivid and authentic, brimming with the complexities that define the LGBTQ+ experience. Be prepared to be whisked away on a journey of self-discovery, as you uncover a newfound appreciation for the intricate tapestry of human existence. You can view this list as a Kanban board (as is), or you can choose to view it as a checklist you can copy and mark down the books you've read.

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