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38 Best Lesbian Books of All Time


Our goal: Build the most accurate list of best Lesbian books.

How we picked these:
1. Search for "best Lesbian books" and study the top 8 articles.
2. Add only the top books (mentioned 2+ times).
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This process takes a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    Fingersmith

    Sarah Waters

    Appears in 4 articles
  2. 2
    Appears in 4 articles
  3. 3

    Annie on My Mind

    Nancy Garden

    Appears in 4 articles
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    The Color Purple

    Alice Walker

    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 5
    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. 9

    The Price of Salt

    Patricia Highsmith

    Appears in 3 articles
  10. 10
    Appears in 3 articles
  11. 11

    Of Fire and Stars

    Audrey Coulthurst

    Appears in 3 articles
  12. 12
    Appears in 3 articles
  13. 13
    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 14
    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 15

    Jericho

    Ann McMan

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 16
    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17
    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 18
    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 19

    The Night Off

    Meghan O'Brien

    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 20

    Ask, Tell

    E.J. Noyes

    Appears in 2 articles
  21. 21

    The Girls in 3-B

    Valerie Taylor

    Appears in 2 articles
  22. 22

    Loving Her

    A Novel

    Ann Allen Shockley

    Appears in 2 articles
  23. 23

    People in Trouble

    Sarah Schulman

    Appears in 2 articles
  24. 24
    Appears in 2 articles
  25. 25
    Appears in 2 articles
  26. 26
    Appears in 2 articles
  27. 27

    Lena

    Poems

    Cassie Pruyn

    Appears in 2 articles
  28. 28
    Appears in 2 articles
  29. 29

    Jam on the Vine

    A Novel

    LaShonda Barnett

    Appears in 2 articles
  30. 30

    Written on the Body

    Jeanette Winterson

    Appears in 2 articles
  31. 31

    Under the Udala Trees

    Chinelo Okparanta

    Appears in 2 articles
  32. 32

    The Sea of Light

    Jenifer Levin

    Appears in 2 articles
  33. 35

    Ash

    Malinda Lo

    Appears in 2 articles
  34. 36

    Keeping You a Secret

    Julie Anne Peters

    Appears in 2 articles
  35. 37
    Appears in 2 articles
  36. 38

    Women

    Chloe Caldwell

    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this 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 books are in this list?

    There are 38 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

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

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