Lesbrary Links: Sapphic Witch Books, Queer Superheroes, LGBTQ Board Books, and More

I usually do these link round ups every 2 weeks, but I fell behind for… oh, about 6 months. Here is part 3 of my catch-up on the queer women lit content worth reading on the rest of internet that came out in the last 6 months. This is all the genre-specific sapphic lit links worth clicking! Part 1 is 2021 new releases and posts about specific authors and books. Part 2 is lists, essays, and more general posts. And if you want even more bi and lesbian lit links, check out the Lesbrary Tumblr and Twitter!

Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley
Fireheart Tiger
The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu,

First are some sapphic fantasy recommendations! Adrienne Tooley, author of Sweet & Bitter Magic, wrote about Five Sapphic Fantasies That Helped Me Find My Freedom. Rainbow Reads offered up some Lesbian Adult Fantasy recs. They also have tons of queer high fantasy recommendations. Finally, it’s never a bad time for a queer witchy read: These 24 Queer Witch Books Will Cast a Spell on You.

I missed rounding up the LGBTQ Halloween reads posts in October, but these queer horror recs are good all year. Book Riot offered some spooky queer book recommendations and Sapphic Book Club has sapphic ghosts, witches, necromancer, and other spooky book recs. This one is probably preaching to the choir, but: Carmilla Is Better Than Dracula, And Here’s Why

Ghosted in LA
Stone Fruit cover
Our Work Is Everywhere cover
Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha cover

Looking for more LGBTQ graphic novels? Reads Rainbow has you covered. Look out for these 5 Queer Graphic Novels and Memoirs You Won’t Want to Miss in 2021. And CBR has 10 LGBTQ+ Marvel Superheroes You Didn’t Know About.

If you like yuri manga, you have to be following Okazu. They put out two informational videos worth watching about yuri: Own Voices – Are There Queer Creators Creating Yuri? and Why Is There More Boy’s Love than Yuri? Plus, check out their picks for the Top Yuri Manga of 2020. Not sure where to start? Try this beginner’s guide to modern LGBTQ+ manga.

I have a soft spot for old school lesbian cookbooks (that’s why I own The Butch Cook Book). Here’s How Lesbian Luminaries Put Together a Groundbreaking Cookbook. Continuing with nonfiction recommendations, Autostraddle has Books on Queer Sex That Answer Questions You Never Got To Ask. I loved this Book Riot post, which has lots of great complex, messy, realistic representations of being queer: 20 Must-Read Queer Essay Collections.

Ironspark by C.M. McGuire
This Is What It Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow
Pride Colors by Robin Stevenson
Meow or Never cover
Pepper’s Rules for Secret Sleuthing by Briana McDonald

If you’re a reader of YA, catch up with some of the foundational titles with 9 Classics of Queer YA Literature. Here are 6 YA Books That I Needed as an Anxious Queer Teen. Check out YA Contemporary That Isn’t About Coming Out. Then try this tongue in cheek post from Book Riot: YA LGBTQ+ Book Recommendations Based on Your Attachment Style.

Here are the groups helping get LGBTQ-inclusive books into the schools that need them! Because Kids Need Queer Books. I wrote this post about 14 LGBTQ Board Books to Diversify Your Baby’s Bookshelves! For slightly older kids, there’s Children’s Books About LGBTQ+ Heroes & Events That Changed The World. And a step above that is 17 Great LGBTQ+ Middle Grade Novels You Need In Your Life and Reads Rainbow’s Book Recs for Middle Grade.

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