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38 Best Lesbian Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Lesbian books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best lesbian books" and study the top 12 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    Annie on My Mind

    Nancy Garden

  2. 2
  3. MOST RECOMMENDED!
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    The Color Purple

    Alice Walker

  4. 4
  5. 5

    Fingersmith

    Sarah Waters

  6. 6

    The Price of Salt

    Patricia Highsmith

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  9. 9

    Of Fire and Stars

    Audrey Coulthurst

  10. 10
  11. 11
  12. 12

    The Gilda Stories

    Jewelle Gomez

  13. 13
  14. 15

    Sing You Home

    Jodi Picoult

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  18. 20

    Under the Udala Trees

    Chinelo Okparanta

  19. 21

    Ask, Tell

    E.J. Noyes

  20. 22
  21. 23

    Ash

    Malinda Lo

  22. 24

    Keeping You a Secret

    Julie Anne Peters

  23. 25

    Written on the Body

    Jeanette Winterson

  24. 26
  25. 27

    Jericho

    Ann McMan

  26. 28
  27. 29

    The Night Off

    Meghan O'Brien

  28. 30
  29. 31

    Women

    Chloe Caldwell

  30. 32

    Jam on the Vine

    A Novel

    LaShonda Barnett

  31. 33
  32. 34

    Loving Her

    A Novel

    Ann Allen Shockley

  33. 35

    People in Trouble

    Sarah Schulman

  34. 36

    The Girls in 3-B

    Valerie Taylor

  35. 37

    The Sea of Light

    Jenifer Levin

  36. 38

    Lena

    Poems

    Cassie Pruyn

FAQ

  • How was this Lesbian books list created?

    We searched for "best Lesbian books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Lesbian books are in this list?

    There are 38 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Lesbian books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Lesbian books on the internet.

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