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.