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WLW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by the dynamic duo Sasha and Amber @ Sasha and Amber Read! I will be attempting to do this meme fortnightly (as in, once every two weeks). The goal of this meme is to recap sapphic books we have read and loved, and thereby encourage ourselves to read even more sapphic books.
I’ve finished three sapphic books since last doing this meme.
The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher
This is the book that I was not expecting to be sapphic. But it was! I would have been happy with Gerta just realizing that Kay wasn’t worth her time, but she also finds a loving girlfriend and that’s the cherry on top of my sundae. I love the relationship between Gerta and Janna, and how Janna (in spite of being a bandit) is also very principled and compassionate.
You can read my full review of The Raven and the Reindeer here.
Evie and the Pack-Horse Librarians by Laurel Beckley
This book has all sorts of casual but very sweet representation. Evie is a woman of color who is attracted to other women, and her relationship with Katalin was very sweet. I just wish this novella had been longer so I could have seen more of it unfold!
You can read my full review of Evie and the Pack-Horse Librarians here.
Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters
This book was a disappointment. While I (eventually) loved the relationship between Megan and Scarlett, I don’t think the characters were developed well; for the first half of the novel they were just a few steps above stock characters, instead of complex protagonists. This made it difficult to cheer for their relationship.
You can read my full review of Hairpin Curves here.
And that’s it! The Raven and the Reindeer was definitely my favorite book out of this trio, and I’m very intrigued as to whether T. Kingfisher’s other works also feature sapphic romances. That is something I must investigate. Immediately.
What sapphic books have you read recently? Are there any you’re looking forward to?