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38 Best Lesbian Books of All Time


Our goal: Find the best Lesbian books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best lesbian books" into our search engine and study the top 6+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! ­čśŐ
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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  1. 1
    Fingersmith

    Fingersmith

    Sarah Waters

  2. 2
    Annie on My Mind

    Annie on My Mind

    Nancy Garden

  3. 3
    Stone Butch Blues
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    The Color Purple

    The Color Purple

    Alice Walker

  5. 5
    Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
  6. 6
    The Price of Salt

    The Price of Salt

    Patricia Highsmith

  7. 7
    The Gravity Between Us
  8. 8
    The Miseducation of Cameron Post
  9. 9
    Tipping the Velvet
  10. 10
    Of Fire and Stars

    Of Fire and Stars

    Audrey Coulthurst

  11. 11
    Rubyfruit Jungle
  12. 12
    Everything Leads to You
  13. 13
    The Gilda Stories

    The Gilda Stories

    Jewelle Gomez

  14. 14
    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
  15. 16
    Sing You Home
  16. 17
    Her Body and Other Parties
  17. 19
    The Well of Loneliness
  18. 20
    Under the Udala Trees

    Under the Udala Trees

    Chinelo Okparanta

  19. 21
    Ask, Tell

    Ask, Tell

    E.J. Noyes

  20. 22
    Zami
  21. 23
    Ash

    Ash

    Malinda Lo

  22. 24
    Keeping You a Secret

    Keeping You a Secret

    Julie Anne Peters

  23. 25
    Written on the Body

    Written on the Body

    Jeanette Winterson

  24. 26
    Reservations of the Heart
  25. 27
    Jericho

    Jericho

    Ann McMan

  26. 28
    Juliet Takes a Breath
  27. 29
    The Night Off

    The Night Off

    Meghan O'Brien

  28. 30
    The Summer of Jordi Perez
  29. 31
    Women

    Women

    Chloe Caldwell

  30. 32
    Jam on the Vine

    Jam on the Vine

    A Novel

    LaShonda Barnett

  31. 33
    The Gifts of the Body
  32. 34
    Loving Her

    Loving Her

    A Novel

    Ann Allen Shockley

  33. 35
    People in Trouble

    People in Trouble

    Sarah Schulman

  34. 36
    The Girls in 3-B

    The Girls in 3-B

    Valerie Taylor

  35. 37
    The Sea of Light

    The Sea of Light

    Jenifer Levin

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    Lena

    Lena

    Poems

    Cassie Pruyn

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