About the Lesbrary:
The Lesbrary is a book blog about bi and lesbian books, with occasional coverage of other identities under the broad “doesn’t identify as a man and is at least some of the time attracted romantically and/or sexually to others who do not identify as a man” category. Lesbrary books don’t have to be written by a queer author, though it helps.
The Lesbrary is mostly made up of reviews, but also has features like Link Round Ups (a collection of all the latest lesbian and bi lit news and reviews) and guest posts.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at danikaellis at gmail with “Lesbrary” included in the subject.
The Lesbrary is made up of about a dozen reviewers at a time, but we also post guest reviews! If you would like to submit a review (or an interview with a queer woman or non-binary author, or other relevant content), email danikaellis at gmail with “Lesbrary” included in the subject.
If you would like to submit a book to be reviewed at the Lesbrary, please see the Review Policy page.
About the Lesbrarians:
Once upon a time it was just Danika at the Lesbrary. Now there’s a whole team of Lesbrarians! Danika still manages the Lesbrary, but the reviews are done by the whole team.
If you would like to join the Lesbrary as a regular reviewer (at least one review a month) and receive ebooks to review, email danikaellis at gmail with “Lesbrary” included in the subject.
Danika Leigh Ellis (she or they): I live in BC, Canada. I’m an Associate Editor at Book Riot. I started the Lesbrary back in 2010!
I’m on Twitter, YouTube, Goodreads, and the Lesbrary tumblr: Bi & Lesbian Literature!
My reviews are here.
Anna Marie: anna marie is a sick white queer femme moonslug who would sell their soul for chocolate and the colour red. They are a moon and sun capricorn (!), a scorpio rising and a leo midheaven. They do love books although they hate their english literature degree and are currently considering running away to 1920s paris to be part of the sapphic revolution. If anyone would like to join them and their anti-capital letters (and capitalist) tweeting they tweet @_lily_luna_
Anna Marie’s reviews can be found here.
Carolina: Carolina is a Cuban-American lesbian working towards her BA in both Wildlife Conservation and English. She reads pretty much everything but her favorite genres are historical fiction, horror and literary fiction. She loves to play piano, watch movies and spend time with her two dogs. You can find her on Goodreads (@caro24601) and on Tumblr (@dvriangray).
Carolina’s reviews can be found here.
Casey: Casey, aka the Canadian lesbrarian, is a bisexual writer with an MA in English who lives in Vancouver. When not reading queer Canadian lit or reviewing it for her blog, she’s teaching ESL, running, or drinking tea. But not at the same time. Find her on twitter.
Casey’s reviews can be found here.
Kayla Bell: Kayla Bell is the pen name of an author, reviewer, and lover of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. You can catch up with her on Instagram @Kreadseverything for more book reviews.
Kayla Bell’s reviews can be found here.
Kelleen: Kelleen (she/her) is a queer disabled lady from Northern Virginia, currently living in Brooklyn. She is a theatre artist, audiobook listener, and baseball enthusiast who reads almost exclusively romance novels. She loves historicals and especially second chance, and best friend’s sibling. She is usually drinking tea. You can see her scream even more about romance over on her bookstagram (@booms.books) and on Goodreads.
Kelleen’s reviews can be found here.
Landice: Landice is an autistic lesbian graphic design student who lives on a tiny farm outside of a tiny town in rural Texas. Her favorite genres are sci-fi, fantasy & speculative fiction, and her favorite tropes are enemies-to-lovers, thawing the ice queen, & age gap romances. Landice drinks way too much caffeine, buys more books than she’ll ever be able to read, and dreams of starting her own queer book cover design studio one day.
You can find her as manicfemme on Bookstagram & Goodreads, and as manic_femme on Twitter. Her personal book blog is Manic Femme Reviews.
Landice’s reviews can be found here.
Larkie: Larkie is a west coast lesbian living with her girlfriend and cat. When she’s not reading every queer genre book she can get her hands on, she’s probably playing video games or taking pictures of mushrooms. More reviews are on Storygraph.
Larkie’s reviews can be found here.
Mallory Lass: By day Mallory is extremely passionate about higher education fundraising and by night she is a hype girl for all things Sacramento, CA and all things queerkru (especially fandom rarepairs). Her favorite trope is age-gap. She wishes she could read all the things and eat more ice cream, alas hermione refuses to lend out her time-turner. Give her a follow on twitter@datalover916 or over on tumblr.
Mallory’s reviews can be found here.
Meagan Kimberly: Meagan Kimberly is a Latinx writer, poet, traveler, and reader who identifies as bisexual. She holds a B.A. in creative writing from UCF and an M.B.A. in marketing from NSU. When she’s not engaged in the aforementioned activities, she can be found yelling and crying at her TV over fictional people that break her heart. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, or follow her blog here.
Meagan Kimberly’s reviews can be found here.
Nat: Nat Harry is a product of the English major to service industry pipeline. A Bay Area based writer, cocktail slinger, and wine & spirits professional, Nat also writes queer speculative fiction and suspense. They live with their wife, two rowdy dogs, and a cat named Smaug. Nat’s a sucker for sapphic romance and will follow up any book recommendation with, “But is it gay?” You can find them on Twitter at @nyatattack or talking about cocktails at drinkapotamus.com.
Nat’s review can be found here.
Rachel Friars: Rachel Friars is a creative writer and academic living in Canada, dividing her time between Ontario and New Brunswick. When she’s not writing short fiction, she’s reading every queer novel she can find. Rachel holds two degrees in English literature and is currently pursuing a PhD in nineteenth-century lesbian literature and history. You can find Rachel on Twitter @MsBookishBeauty or on Goodreads @Rachel Friars.
Rachel Friars’s reviews can be found here.
Sam: Samantha Lavender is a lesbian library assistant on the west coast, making ends meet with a creative writing degree and her wonderful butch partner. She spends her spare time playing and designing tabletop roleplaying games. You can follow her @LavenderSam on tumblr.
Sam’s reviews can be found here.
Shana: Shana is a Black bi femme who has a soft spot for low-angst romances, historical novels, and science fiction. She loves reading about unapologetically fat women, and class/cultural differences. When Shana’s not in California, you can find her on the road with her knitting, talking about politics, or baking pastries. Visit her on Twitter @SaysShana
Shana’s reviews can be found here.
Sinclair Sexsmith: Sinclair Sexsmith (they/them) won the reading contest in fifth grade, competed on multiple Battle of the Books teams during middle school, and continued to revere books through their Gender Studies thesis on the history of the lesbian novel in the 20th century and beyond. Currently, they read a lot of speculative fiction in addition to spirituality, poetry, and queer theory. They are the current editor of the Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year series, and they write about gender, sexuality, relationships, and kink at sugarbutch.net.
Susan: Susan is a queer library assistant from England. She has degrees in both Ancient History and Librarianship, and not enough shelves to hold all of her library books and video games. She can also be found on twitter or writing for Lady Business.
Susan’s reviews can be found here.
Susannah: Susannah (she/her) is a public librarian and writer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She consumes mostly queer literary fiction, with contemporary romance novels as palate cleansers. You can find her on Goodreads and at her website.
Susannah’s reviews can be found here.
Vic: Vic is an asexual lesbian and a lifelong book nerd. She particularly loves queer retellings, historical fantasy, and anything gothic, but she is always looking for new and interesting books about queer women to add to her ever-growing TBR. You can find Vic on Goodreads and on twitter.
Vic’s reviews can be found here.
I can tell I am going to love this blog. I am always looking for good lesbian fiction to read. Thanks for bringing this together. I love the blog header, by the way. Did one of the lesbrarians do the art herself? It’s great.
This is a great site! I too am also looking for good lesbian fiction to read.
I wish I had time to review! I’m a working on my book of short stories that are a mix of straight and LBGT stories. Do you review in advance of publication? Well no matter, I’m going to look at everything you have here!
Just discovered your blog – great so far. Do you know Gay’s the Word bookshop in London? It’s a fantastic place, and certainly very deserving of being put under your ‘bookstores’ section.
great books here…http://rachelwindsor.wordpress.com/
This is a great idea! And I love the icon and layout. I’ve followed here and on Bloglovin’; looking forward to reading some great lesbian fiction!
Thanks so much! I hope you find lots of books you enjoy!
Oh my god, I’ve found my people! My TBR list is going to explode…
Why do you have very few lesbrarians of color?
This list only includes reviewers who want to have a biography included, so it isn’t a complete list. That being said, we are always looking for more reviewers of color as well as trans reviewers and disabled reviewers. About once a year I actively put out a call for reviewers and prioritize applications by reviewers of color and other marginalized groups, but we also accept applications all year. For my next call for reviewers, I hope to expand my network and diversify the voices featured even more. Thank you for the reminder to push the Lesbrary to do better!