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Top Sapphic Books, Eva Reddy, Freebies, and More

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We’ve made it to another Friday and it’s time to celebrate!

Find out the top 3 sapphic books with the most clicks this week, 5 Random Things about sapphic author Eva Reddy, and an adorable dog with an inspiring story. And don’t forget to scroll all the way to the end of this post for good news about American politics, which has been extremely rare these days.


The calendar doesn’t lie. No matter how hard it is for TB and Miranda to believe, we just celebrated the one-year anniversary of launching the new I Heart SapphFic website and BookFinder!

There were definitely some times along this journey when we were tempted to toss in the towel. The project became way more time consuming and expensive than we budgeted for. However, our mission for IHS kept us going through the difficult times, and it still spurs us to continue.

Read more about our journey here, and find out how you can help support IHS to grow bigger and better.


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.

Please note, in order to take part, you must submit the form below. Just having your book in the database doesn’t automatically qualify your book for the reading challenge. There are over 4,600 books in the database, and we only have reading challenge slots for less than half that number. This means, you must fill out the form to have your book(s) in the challenge.

Here’s the 2024 Reading Challenge Submission form.

The submission deadline is December 1, 2023.


Please remember that sale prices listed in today’s post are valid for a limited time only and may change without notice. International prices may vary. Always check the price in your local marketplace before purchasing.

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Random Things:

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5 Random Things is our way of helping readers to get to know top sapphic book authors all the while having a bit of fun.

Here are five random facts about Eva Reddy.

1. I had to use a pen name as I had already published legally approved, public documents for those employing people with disabilities using a productivity-based wage system. Needless to say, ‘Coffee Breaks,’ would be a misleading title for some of those employers.

2. I’m short. When I first got my license I had to sit on a ream of paper so I was able to see out over the dash and under the top of the steering-wheel. I got pulled-over by the police a lot until I bought a new car with better seat adjustments.

3. I was over 30 before I stopped getting carded to prove I wasn’t underage for adult purchases or venues. Very embarrassing at the time.

4. The mother and dog characters in ‘Caring for Amelia’ were based on my own mother (Amy) and dog (Lani). Many of the anecdotes within the book are true stories.

5. I can play Eightball/Pool/Snooker both right and left-handed with equal skill. People who know me refuse to play against me unless I promise not to leave them “snookered” every shot.

Have you read Caring for Amelia yet?

Have you read Caring for Amelia yet?

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Pet of the Week!

Meet Pemberley!

Meet Pemberley “Pemmy” Wood! Pemmy is a special needs dog adopted five years ago, and she wears a brace on her leg to help her walk because she is partially paralyzed from an accident. She received the brace after appearing on a TV show called “Wizard of Paws,” which is about different kinds of animals having customized braces and prosthetics made for them. Submitted by Kaitlin, a reader.


It can seem sometimes like all the news these days is bad. We won’t deny there’s a lot of troubling things going on, including a rise in hate crimes. But it’s not all terrible out there! We want to do our best to highlight good news, because while it may seem like the world is filled with hate, there are many individuals who are living their best lives with a rainbow in their heart.

This week’s good news involves politics in the US.

The California governor has appointed Laphonza Butler to the Senate to replace the late senator Dianne Feinstein. Butler is the first out Black lesbian to represent California. Currently, she’s the only Black female senator and only the third in US history.

Before the appointment, Butler was the president of EMILY’s List, a political action committee dedicated to getting Democratic pro-choice women elected to office.

We hope she kicks some ass in Washington, DC.

Click here to learn more about Laphonza Butler.

That’s all for today.

Wishing all of you a wonderful Friday!

Miranda & TB

IHS has big plans to grow our offerings in 2024. More books! New features! So many ways to find your next favorite sapphic read! Our wish list is long, and the expenses add up fast. If what we do is valuable to you and you’d like us to be able to do even more, please consider helping out with a donation of any size. Every little bit helps!

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