Marilyn Monroe, New York, 1956 Ph. Elliott Erwitt
Marilyn Monroe, New York, 1956 Ph. Elliott Erwitt
why are wlw books so angsty and deep all the time like where is my casual wlw romcom or my fantasy lesbians, space bis and trans princesses like not every wlw has some lost love in some town in the middle of nowhere
I live for posts like this, because there are soooo many good f/f books out there that don’t get the attention they deserve because of the way wlw are marginalized. So!
Here are some recs for casual/feel-good f/f representation! All links are to my reviews.
Good Enough to Eat – super cute lesbian vampire rom-com
Promises, Promises – parody of LotR/D&D starring three lesbians on a quest for magical stuff
Everything Leads to You – Hollywood f/f YA about a young set designer who falls for a girl she meets under mysterious circumstances
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet – ensemble-cast “crew of a spaceship” story. Mostly just random adventures, includes a f/f couple who survive the book.
Roller Girl – contemporary f/f romance about trans woman who joins a roller derby team
Not fluffy, but the angst is SFF-stress rather than “living under homophobia/biphobia” stress:
Chameleon Moon – review is of an earlier edition and I hear the new one has even more great representation. Trans woman superhero with two female partners living in a dystopian city that’s on lockdown from the government after everyone develops mutant powers in response to a wonderdrug.
Not Your Sidekick – in the future, what happens when your parents are superheroes but you never developed powers? You intern for the baddie, of course! MC is bi and ends up in a f/f relationship, and the sequel will star her trans bestie.
Hope this helps. Feel free to browse my “lesbian books” tag for more recs (there are bi/pan girls in some of those recs, too.)
I mean, this is basically true – f/f fluff is kinda the cornerstone of my body of writing 😛 (Thanks!)
All I Want For Christmas by Clare Lydon – Fluffy wlw romantic comedy (I know it’s not really in season at the moment but it’s so cute)
Gay Pride and Prejudice by Kate Christie – What it says on the tin. Elizabeth Bennett is a lesbian and the haughty Caroline Bingley is the last woman she could ever be prevailed upon to love.
Escape from B-Movie Hell by M.T. McGuire – Silly British sci-fi with a lesbian protagonist
Heart Trouble by Jae – A doctor gets shocked by a defibrillator while saving a woman’s life in the ER. Now they have a soul bond!
Finding Ms Write by Jae & Jove Belle – Collection of short stories about women who love women and also love books.
The Wind City by Summer Wigmore – Urban fantasy drawing on Maori mythology. Protagonist describes herself as “at least 60% gay” and falls in love with a monster girl.
Sword of the Guardian by Merry Shannon – Bi princess and lesbian bodyguard fall in love.
The Case of the Good-for-Nothing Girlfriend by Mabel Maney – Parody detective story about a gang of five lesbians who solve crimes.
A Woman Scorned by Rachel Frank about an assassin who falls in love with a noblewoman (lesbian)
Beauty & Cruelty by Meredith Katz about the evil with falling in love with sleeping beauty (lesbian)
High & Mighty by S.S. Skye – a princess stuck in a tower who is decidely Not Amused about it (lesbian)
Humanity for Beginners by Faith Mudge – Two friends and a halfway house for lesbian werewolves (lesbian)
Hunting a Lady by Cari Z. and Caitlin Ricci – a woman who needs money goes to rescue a kidnapped lady for the reward (lesbian)
Lies & Reverie by Camilla Quinn – A shopkeeper’s daughter who loves to day dream, and the beautiful woman who runs the town (lesbian)
Love Rampage by Alex Powell – a girl in love with her best friend, and the unicorn who helps her (lesbian, trans)
Modern Serpents Talk Things Through by Jamie Brindle – a modern dragon who falls in love with the human who invades her cave (lesbian)
Prom and Other Hazards by Jamie Sullivan – super cute story about a girl, her best friend, and the prom (lesbian, bisexual)
Slaying Dragons by Sasha L. Miller – a frustrated mage, some dragons, and the lovely new partner she’s stuck with (lesbian)
The Broken Forest by Megan Derr – a Huntress, and the beautiful witch she meets dealing with a troublesome forest (lesbian, bisexual, trans)
The Mercenary by Annabelle Kitch – a peasant girl, the princess she loves, a quest to win her princess’s hand in marriage (lesbian)
The Persephone Star by Jamie Sullivan- a proper lady working in the post office, a notorious criminal set on revenge, and a bit of kidnapping (lesbian)
The Secret of Mermaid Cove by Megan Derr – an improper lady, an unwanted engagement, and an island full of secrets
Witch, Cat, and Cobb by J.K. Pendragon – a princess fleeing an arranged marriage, a witch, and a cat (lesbian, trans)
Zombies in the East End by Roxanne Dent – steampunk, zombies, and two tough ladies
California Skies by Kalya Bashe – bandits in the wild west, a hunt for jewels, stubborn people (bisexual, genderqueer)
Green Toes by Avery Flanders – gardens, a hint of magic shoes, and people falling in love (bisexual, genderqueer)