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38 Best Lesbian Books of All Time


Our goal: Gather the most accurate and trustworthy list of Lesbian books on the internet.

Our process:
1. Search for "best Lesbian books" and click on the top 6 articles.
2. Find every book mentioned in 2+ articles and average their rankings.
3. Deliver them all neatly to you here! 😊

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    Fingersmith

    Sarah Waters

    Appears in 4 articles
  2. 2

    Stone Butch Blues

    Leslie Feinberg

    Appears in 4 articles
  3. 3

    Annie on My Mind

    Nancy Garden

    Appears in 4 articles
  4. 4
    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 5

    The Price of Salt

    Patricia Highsmith

    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 6
    Appears in 3 articles
  7. 7
    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 8

    The Gilda Stories

    Jewelle Gomez

    Appears in 3 articles
  9. MOST RECOMMENDED!
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    The Color Purple

    Alice Walker

    Appears in 3 articles
  10. 10

    Rubyfruit Jungle

    Rita Mae Brown

    Appears in 3 articles
  11. 11
    Appears in 3 articles
  12. 12

    Of Fire and Stars

    Audrey Coulthurst

    Appears in 3 articles
  13. 13
    Appears in 3 articles
  14. 14

    Her Body and Other Parties

    Carmen Maria Machado

    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 15

    Zami

    Audre Lorde

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 16

    Written on the Body

    Jeanette Winterson

    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17

    Women

    Chloe Caldwell

    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 18

    Under the Udala Trees

    Chinelo Okparanta

    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 19
    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 20
    Appears in 2 articles
  21. 21
    Appears in 2 articles
  22. 22

    The Sea of Light

    Jenifer Levin

    Appears in 2 articles
  23. 23

    The Night Off

    Meghan O'Brien

    Appears in 2 articles
  24. 24

    The Girls in 3-B

    Valerie Taylor

    Appears in 2 articles
  25. 25
    Appears in 2 articles
  26. 26

    Sing You Home

    Jodi Picoult

    Appears in 2 articles
  27. 27
    Appears in 2 articles
  28. 28

    People in Trouble

    Sarah Schulman

    Appears in 2 articles
  29. 29

    Loving Her

    Ann Allen Shockley

    Appears in 2 articles
  30. 30

    Lena

    Cassie Pruyn

    Appears in 2 articles
  31. 31

    Keeping You a Secret

    Julie Anne Peters

    Appears in 2 articles
  32. 32
    Appears in 2 articles
  33. 33

    Jericho

    Ann McMan

    Appears in 2 articles
  34. 34

    Jam on the Vine

    LaShonda Barnett

    Appears in 2 articles
  35. 35
    Appears in 2 articles
  36. 36
    Appears in 2 articles
  37. 37

    Ask, Tell

    E.J. Noyes

    Appears in 2 articles
  38. 38

    Ash

    Malinda Lo

    Appears in 2 articles

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