Kerri’s List of Sapphic Lit!

As a little addition to my last blog post, I thought I would write a recommended reading list of my favourite books written by or about queer women! Also, I am posting this to implore you all to recommend me the best sapphic literature and films you’ve read/seen – hold the voyeurism. If you have read any of these books, do tell me what you thought of them! And if you end up reading any of these books because of my post – let me know!

Follow the hyper-links to purchase the books – or be extra good and buy them from your local independent bookstore!

Before Her (The One) by Jacqueline Woodson

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson

The House You Pass on the Way by Jacqueline Woodson

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Passing by Nella Larsen

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

The Collected Poems by Audre Lorde

Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg

Disclaimer: This is not an exhaustive list of the sapphic literature I’ve read; it is merely a list of the books in this genre that I have enjoyed. I haven’t read some of them in many years (Fried Green Tomatoes, in particular), so while I can’t vouch for their literary merit I can tell you that 15-year-old Kerri enjoyed them very much! Woodson, Bechdel and Lorde are my favourite queer women writers. And I’m not sure if Yoshimoto is queer, but her stories often include queer characters and they’re enjoyable to read.

As well as your fiction and film recommendations, I would also like to receive some poetry, theory, and non-fiction recommendations. Please. I’m desperate for some quality sapphic literature.

Cover Image: “woman reading in a train station” by is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 

2 thoughts on “Kerri’s List of Sapphic Lit!”

  1. Hi Kerri, I remember dying to read lesbian literature when I first came out. The first book I read was Emma donoghues ‘stir fry’, which I really enjoyed at the time though her later book ‘hood’ is an excellent book. I loved reading Alice Taylor and Patricia highsmith too. I’ve yet to see a gay film that touched as much as any of these writers with the exception of ‘the hours’. PS. Great recipes at the end of fried green tomatoes. Mary

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    1. Hello! Thank you so much for the recommendations – I will be 100% sure to check everything out! I haven’t seen The Hours yet, but I have the book and will read it soon and then watch the film. I really appreciate your taking the time to reply with some recommendations 💗🏳️‍🌈


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