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Book List

This is a list of all the books I've discussed on the podcast. It will be updated weekly.
Besides title, author, and some genre information, you will also see links to all the episodes that have featured the title.

Any book I talk about on the podcast I believe is worth a look, while it may not be to everyone's tastes.

Abbot, Megan. Dare Me. Cheerleader Noir. (episode 10)

Amos, Zoe. Superior. Adventure romance. (episode 45)

Anshaw, Carol. Carry the One. Contemporary literature. (episode 9) (episode 22)

Avery, Ellis. The Last Nude. Historical fiction. (episode 22)

Baldwin, Kim. Breaking the Ice. Romantic suspense. (episode 45)

Baldwin, Kim. Lethal Affairs. Romantic suspense. (episode 44)

Bannon, Ann. Odd Girl Out. Pulp fiction. (episode 13)

Barr, Nevada. Bittersweet. Historical fiction. (episode 6)

Bear, Elizabeth. Jacob's Ladder Trilogy. Science fiction. (episode 3)
  • Dust 
  • Chill 
  • Grail 
Bechdel, Alison. Are You My Mother? Graphic novel, memoir. (episode 7)

Bechdel, Alison. Fun House. Graphic novel, memoir. (episode 7)

Beutner, Katharine. Alcestis. Historical fiction. (episode 19)

Binnie, Imogen. Nevada. Contemporary literary fiction. Trans. (episode 33)

Bledsoe, Lucy Jane. The Big Bang Symphony. Literary fiction. (episode 12)

Bledsoe, Lucy Jane. Sweat. Short stories. (episode 26)

Boock, Paula. Dare Truth or Promise. YA. (episode 4)

Brayden, Melissa. Waiting In The Wings. (episode 43)

Bradshaw, R. E. Before It Stains. Romance. (episode 11)

Brennan, Sarah Rees. Unspoken. YA Paranormal. Slight queer content. (episode 11)

Brown, Rita Mae. Sudden Death. Fiction, sports. (episode 26)

Bullington, Jesse. The Enterprise of Death. Fantasy. (episode 5)

Carey, Jacqueline. Kushiel's Dart. Fantasy. (episode 18)

Carson, Anne. If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho. Poetry. (episode 3)

Cather, Willa. Vintage Cather. Short stories and novel excerpts. (episode 17)

Cather, Willa. The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.  Letters. (episode 17)

Christie, Kate. Beautiful Game. Romance. (episode 27)

Cohn, Rachel. Very Lefreak. YA fiction. (episode 25)

Cronn-Mills, Kirstin. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children. YA. Trans issues. (episode 10)

Danforth, Emily m. The Miseducation of Cameron Post. YA. (episode 8) (episode 20)

Despentes, Virginie. Baise Moi. Violent revenge fiction? Don't even know how to categorize it. Someone suggested reading it as a horror story. (episode 12)

Diemer, Sarah and Jennifer Diemer. Artificial Hearts. Short stories. Science fiction. (episode 3)

Diemer, Sarah. TWIXT. YA paranormal fiction. (episode 15)

Donoghue, Emma. Hood. Literary fiction. (episode 5)

Donoghue, Emma. Kissing the Witch. Queer fairy tales. (episode 11)

Donoghue, Emma. Landing. Literary fiction. Romance. (episode 4)

Duffy, Stella. Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore: A Novel. Historical fiction. (episode 23)

Ellis, Warren. Gun Machine. Mystery. Secondary lesbian character. (episode 20)

Freedman, Nancy. Sappho: The Tenth Muse. Historical fiction. (episode 3)

Friend, Catherine. The Spanish Pearl. Historical romance (with time travel!) (episode 17)

Garden, Nancy. Annie on my Mind. YA. (episode 28)

Garden, Nancy. Good Moon Rising. YA. (episode 36)

Gardner, Lyn. Ice. Romance. (episode 3)

Graf, Elena. Occasions of Sin. Historical fiction. (episode 17)

Grant, Stephanie. Map of Ireland. Historical fiction. (episode 6)

Green, Sacchi. Editor. Girl Fever: 69 stories of sudden sex for lesbians. Erotica. (episode 4)

Green, Karen and Taormino, Tristan. Editors. The Girl's Guide to Taking Over the World: Writings from the Girl Zine Revolution. Nonfiction. (episode 19)

Griffin, Molly Beth. Silhouette of a Sparrow. YA. Historical fiction. (episode 8) (episode 20)

Griffith, Nicola. The Aud Torvingen novels. Thrillers/mysteries. (episode 2)
  • The Blue Place
  • Stay
  • Always

Griffith, Nicola. Ammonite. Science fiction. (episode 1)

Hall, Sarah. Daughters of the North. Science fiction. (episode 1)

Highsmith, Patricia. The Price of Salt. Fiction. (episode 15)

Hill, Joe. NOS4A2. Horror. Secondary lesbian character. (episode 20)

Holt, Anne.  Hanne Wilhelmsen crime series. Only some published in English so far. (rec) (episode 23) (episode 44)
  • Blind Goddess
  • Blessed Are Those Who Thirst 
  • Death of the Demon 
  • 1222

Holtz, Nairne. The Skin Beneath. Fiction. (episode 19)

Humphreys, Helen. Wild Dogs. Fiction. (episode 41)

Ingram, Dayna. Eat Your Heart Out. Zombies! (episode 16)

Jackson, Shirley. The Haunting of Hill House. Haunted house story. (episode 39)

Johnson, Maureen. The Bermudez Triangle. YA. (episode 43)

Jong, Erica. Sappho's Leap. Historical fiction. (episode 3)

Kallmaker, Karin. Love By The Numbers. Romance. (episode 40)

Kerr, M. E. Deliver us from Evie. YA fiction. (episode 13)

King, Laurie R. Kate Martinelli mysteries. (episode 8)
  • A Grave Talent 
  • To Play The Fool
  • With Child 
  • Night Work 
  • The Art of Detection  
Kokie, E. M. Personal Effects. YA fiction. (episode 20

Kushner, Ellen. The Privilege of the Sword. Fantasy.  (episode 18)

Lackey, Mercedes. Arrows of the Queen. Fantasy. Not particularly gay, but one of my first exposures to lesbian characters. (episode 11)

Lamb, Wally. She's Come Undone. Literary fiction. (episode 12)

Larbelestier, Justine. Liar. YA fiction. (episode 25)

Larsson, Stieg. The Millennium Trilogy.  Crime fiction. (blog post)
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire 
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest 

Leigh, D Jackson. Every Second Counts. Romance. (episode 6)

Levin, Jenifer. The Sea of Light. Sports fiction. (episode 26)

Levithan, David. Every Day. YA. Generally queer. (episode 10) (episode 20)

Lo, Malinda. Adaptation. YA. Science fiction. (episode 8)

Lo, Malinda. Inheritance. YA.Science fiction. (episode 38)

Loren, B. K. Theft. Literary fiction. (episode 12)

Marley, Louise. The Terrorists of Irustan. Science fiction (episode 19)

Marquette, Andi. From The Boots Up. Romance, novella. (episode 10)

McCoy, Robbi. Melt. Romance. (episode 45)

McNab, Claire. The Kylie Kendall series. Mysteries. (episode 4)
  • The Wombat Strategy 
  • The Kookaburra Gambit
  • The Quokka Question
  • The Dingo Dilemma 
  • The Platypus Ploy
Meaker, Marijean. Highsmith: A Romance of the 50s. Memoir. (episode 15)

Moon, Allison. Lunatic Fringe. Paranormal fiction. (episode 9)

Moriarty, Chris. Spin State. Science fiction. (episode 3)

Moriarty, Chris. Spin Control. Science fiction. (episode 3)

O'Brien, Meghan. Battle Scars. Romance. (episode 4)

O'Brien, Meghan. The Night Off. Romance. (episode 42)

Packer, Vin. The Evil Friendship. Pulp fiction. (episode 38)

Packer, Vin. Spring Fire. Pulp fiction. (episode 13)

Parkhurst, Carolyn.  Lost and Found. Mainstream contemporary fiction.
(episode 2)

Patchett, Ann. The Magician's Assistant. Mainstream fiction. (episode 4) (episode 24)

Pegau, Cathy. Rulebreaker. Sci Fi Romance. (episode 21)

Pegau, Cathy. Deep Deception. Sci fi Romance. (episode 21)

Picoult, Jodi. Sing You Home.  Mainstream fiction. (episode 6)

Radclyffe, Safe Harbor. Audiobook version. Romance. (episode 22)

Rand, L. L. The Midnight Hunt. Paranormal romance. (episode 9)

Rand, L. L. The Blood Hunt. Paranormal romance (episode 24)

Redhawk, D Jordon. Orphan Maker. YA Apocalyptic romance. (episode 16)

Reed, Amy. Over You. YA. (episode 41)

Reynolds, Margaret, The Sappho Companion. Nonfiction. (episode 3)

Rosenblum, Sarah. Herself When She's Missing. Fiction. (episode 5)

Rule, Jane. Desert of the Heart. Fiction. (episode 25)

Saenz, Benjamin Alire. Dante and Aristotle Discover the Secrets of the Universe. YA fiction. (episode 20)

Sarif, Shamim. I Can't Think Straight. Fiction. Romance. Set in London and Iran. (episode 31)

Sims, Elizabeth. The Lillian Byrd Crime Series. Mysteries. (episode 1. episode 2
  • Holy Hell
  • Damn Straight (episode 26)
  • Lucky Stiff 
  • Easy Street 
Sittenfeld, Curtis. Sisterland. Mainstream literary fiction with a dash of paranormal, lesbian content.(episode 32)

Sloss, Aria Beth. The Autobiography of Us. Literary, historical fiction. (episode 10)

Smiley, Jane. Horse Heaven. Literary fiction. Slight lesbian content. (episode 11)

Sohn, Amy. Prospect Park West. Mainstream. Slight lesbian content. (episode 6)

Stark, Nell. Running With The Wind. Romance. (episode 27)

Sullivan, J Courtney. Commencement. Contemporary literary fiction. (episode 9)

Summers, Robin. After the Fall. Apocalyptic romance. (episode 16)

Swan, Susan. Wives of Bath. Literary fiction. (episode 33)

Torres, Tereska. Women's Barracks. Pulp fiction. (Episode 37)

Ullman, Ellen. By Blood. Mainstream thriller/mystery. (rec) (episode 44)

Umrigar, Thrity. The World We Found. Literary fiction. (episode 22)

Vaughn, Brian K. Y The Last Man. Graphic novel. (episode 18)

Wallace, Yolanda. Murphy's Law. Romance. (episode 15)

Walsh, Karis. The Sea Glass Inn. Romance. (episode 2)

Waters, Sarah. Fingersmith. Historical fiction. (episode 34)

Waters, Sarah. The Night Watch. Historical fiction. (episode 6) (episode 30)

Watrous, Malena. If You Follow Me. Contemporary literary fiction. (episode 35)

Weatherspoon, Rebekah. At Her Feet. Romance. (episode 42)

Weatherspoon, Rebekah. The Fling. Romance.  (episode 5)

Westwood, Kim. The Courier's New Bicycle. Science fiction. (episode 35)

Westwood, Kim. The Daughters of Moab. Post apocalyptic science fiction. (episode 21)

Williams, Bett. Girl Walking Backwards. Edgy YA. (episode 5)

Williams, Bett. The Wrestling Party. Memoir. (episode 5)

Woodrell, Daniel. Winter's Bone. Literary mystery. Lesbian content is mostly subtextual. (rec)

Woolf, Virginia. Orlando. Classic literary fiction. Secretly sort of science fiction. (episode 7)

Worsley, Kate. She Rises. Historical fiction. (episode 34)

Zimmer, Kristen. The Gravity Between Us. New Adult Romance. (episode 43)

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