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Sapphic Book News, Elizabeth Luly, 11 Books on Sale, Caturday, and More!

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Happy weekend!

Saturdays are when we round up all the sapphic book news from the previous week into one convenient location. Think of it as your personal queer reading directory! After all, we know the weekend is when so many of us are able to unwind for a minute and want to get lost in a good wlw book. What could be better?


It’s that time of year again! We’re prepping for the 2024 Reading Challenge.

Like last year, there will be 2 categories per week so we can feature as many books as possible.

You can submit as many books as you want. We recommend ticking as many boxes that apply for each book to increase the odds of your book being selected. Remember, we can only feature an author once in each category. So submitting 5 books with Ice Queen as the only category means 4 of your books will automatically be excluded. The more data you provide, the better.

We’ll do our best to fit in as many books as we can, but we cannot guarantee a spot for every book submitted.

The sooner you submit your book(s) the better because TB will begin mapping out the categories and books as soon as she starts receiving them. The project usually takes her two months, meaning there’s not a lot of time to waste.

The submission deadline is December 1, 2023.

Here’s the 2024 Reading Challenge Submission form.

Need a Book for the Weekend?

If you’re looking for something to read this weekend, below you’ll find 11 books on sale.

Need more choices? Check out the BookFinder, which has more than 4,550 books for you to choose from, ranging from steamy sapphic romance books, ice queen wlw romances, lesfic audiobooks, queer superheroes, best friends to lovers lesbian romances and so much more!

Don’t see your favorite women-loving-women book in the I Heart SapphFic database? Let us know by filling out this form. We’ll take it from there!

Without further ado, let’s get to all the sapphic book news from this past week!

I Heart SapphFic Week in Review

Here are the links for this week’s posts:

Meet Jelly!

Meet Jelly! She’s a rescue that likes to get into trouble! Submitted by Mandy, a reader.

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Please click on the images for the details for each announcement.

Jae's Sapphic Book Bingo Second-book-in-a-sapphic-series category

IHS Author Gathering

Sapphfic Book Club The Contract Selection

Have community news you want included in a future edition of this section? Click here for submission details.

Great SapphFic Bargains

Please note, sale prices may change without notice, so please check the price before clicking a buy button. International prices may vary.

Elizabeth Luly with Not Just Gal Pals

Have you read Not Just Gal Pals yet? Get it here!

Where the heck was TB?

TB loves exploring places near and far, so we’ve created a weekly game where TB goes on an adventure, snaps some photos, and then lets you guess her location.

To answer last week’s question, 70% of you got it right. TB visited Manchester, Vermont. Also, 20% of you think TB cried when Hildene, the home of Robert Todd Lincoln, was closed. There was more cursing, because that was TB’s destination for the day. It’s possible TB is heading back to Hildene today with Miranda. Fingers crossed for a better outcome!

Now for this week’s guessing game.

This past Thursday, the clouds cleared and there was a spotting of that yellow disk in the sky. It feels like it’s been raining nonstop in Massachusetts since spring. So, TB took the afternoon off and climbed into Pepper for a small adventure. She ended up stumbling upon a cute small town in central Massachusetts.

TB took snaps of This Time by S.W. Andersen. Every time TB visits one of these charming towns, she feels like she’s stepped back in time, hence the book this week.

Here are some clues about where TB went.

1. The area was once part of the territory of the Nashaway Indians and at one point they were the most numerous and powerful tribe in Massachusetts.

2. The town is in Worcester County, Massachusetts, first settled by Europeans in 1720.

3. The town gets its name from General William “Lord Stirling” Alexander, who served under Gen. George Washington.

4. It was home to Mary Sawyer Tyler, who many think is the “Mary” of the poem “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” There’s a lamb statue in the town center.

5. It was also home to Ebenezer Butterick (1826–1903), who invented tissue paper dress patterns, which revolutionized home sewing.

6. There are many farms in the area and a fantastic antique store, much to TB’s delight.

7. On September 3, 1824, General Lafayette was welcomed at the entrance of the village.

Here are some photos of the town and This Time by S.W. Andersen.

Time to vote on the name of the town.

This poll is no longer accepting votes

What's the name of the town?

Polls close on October 5. The answer will be revealed on October 7.

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

Miranda & TB

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