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Sapphic Book News, Tamara Jerée, 10 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?


Her cat Grey is sick. Poor Grey was at the vet’s all day yesterday and it’s looking like she’ll have to go back today for more tests. Neither TB nor Grey have slept much. If you’re waiting on an email, please understand she’s been somewhat slow responding these past few days. We’d appreciate it if you could send positive thoughts and energy for Grey.


Support IHS ButtonIf you’re shopping for gifts on Amazon, it would be fantastic if you could click on one of our affiliate links first. That way we earn a small commission for your purchase. Every penny we get helps keep the lights on and it’s a simple way to support I Heart SapphFic. Here’s a link you can click to get you to Amazon.

Thanks so much for the help!


Top 5 Reads of 2023 GraphicCan you believe there are only 9 weeks left in 2023? We hope you’ve made some great progress on your TBRs this year, and we’d love to hear about some of your favorites.  That’s why we’re asking readers to submit their Top 5 Reads of 2023.

This simple form asks for your top 5 books this year, and is open to readers/authors/reviewers/bloggers. Just one caveat: authors, you may NOT select one of your own books (including books you wrote under a different pen name).

The books you choose do not have to have been released in 2023, simply ones that you read for the first time this past year.

If you’re an author/reviewer/blogger, we invite you to share some details about yourself and your website so we can help you get the word out.

Submissions are open NOW, and we’ll start posting your Top 5 Reads of 2023 in December and will continue sharing them into the new year.


IHS is on Patreon ButtonLast summer we launched a Patreon account to create a community and give you a chance to peek behind the curtain at IHS. Now that we’ve become more accustomed to the platform, we decided to revamp the benefits for each tier, to give more bang for your buck.

Lizzie fans! Beginning in November 2023, Lizzie fans rejoice! Around the middle of each month, you’ll receive a new installment (roughly 5 chapters) of an exclusive new addition to TB’s beloved A Woman Lost Series.

It’s not just about Lizzie. There will be funny stories, guessing games, silly photos, cover reveals, and more. It’s a great way to help support IHS, get behind the scenes stories of TB & Miranda’s lives, and to be part of a supportive community. Join here.


If you’re looking for something to read this weekend, below you’ll find 10 books on sale.

Need more choices? Check out the BookFinder, which has more than 5,000 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 Charlie!

Meet Charlie! Charlie is soaking in the sun in MA! Submitted by Sarah, a reader.

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

Sapphic book with an interesting sibling relationship (Sapphic Book Bingo #23)

IHS Writing Bookclub Newsletter Ninja Nov 25

GCLS Books Series Talk Panel

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.

Tamara Jerée with The Fall That Saved Us

Have you read The Fall That Saved Us 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, 68% of you got it right. TB visited Concord, New Hampshire. Also, 28% of you think TB cursed the inventor of the alarm clock, who brought the annoying contraption to life while living in Concord. She absolutely did. TB can’t stand alarm clocks and most days she wakes up naturally. Alarm clocks scare the crap out of her, taking a long time to settle down.

Now for this week’s guessing game.

Recently, TB & Miranda spent a weekend in Vermont doing some book research. They stopped at a small town because TB saw a cheese stop. TB always stops for cheese.

Here are the clues about the town.

1. The town is in Windham County, Vermont, United States and has a population of 645.

2. It became an important stagecoach hub for traffic across the Green Mountains into Albany, New York.

3. The Grafton Inn is one of the oldest continually operating hotels in the United States.

4. American storyteller and poet Daisy Turner (June 21, 1883 – February 8, 1988) was born in the town.

5. The town was originally called Thomlinson, but there was an auction allowing the winner to rename the town. The highest bid was “five dollars and a jug of rum.”

Time to vote on the name of the Vermont town.

Polls close on November 9. The answer will be revealed on November 11.

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

Miranda & TB

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