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Elizabeth Luly’s TOP 5 Sapphic Books of 2023

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As the end of the year draws near, we have one question we want to ask book lovers the world over. What were your top 5 sapphic reads of 2023?

Luckily our readers like to share! We look forward to passing along these recommendations to you daily into the new year.

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Here are Elizabeth Luly’s top sapphic reads of 2023:

1. Purposefully Accidental by G Benson

This books checks all the boxes for me – an enemies-to-friends-to-lovers celebrity/doctor romance that made me laugh out loud, but also involved a sensitive portrayal of grief.

2. Stars Collide by Rachel Lacey

I love celebrity romances, and this one rocked! There was great chemistry, and the slow burn really paid off. A lot of fun.

3. Losing Control by JJ Arias

Yes, you might be sensing a theme here-celebrity romances are my jam. This one was super hot, featuring rockstar Roxxxy and her strait-laced agent Adriana. The chemistry was to die for!

4. Imogen Obviously by Becky Albertalli

I loved this YA exploration of biphobia and queer gatekeeping. I related strongly to Imogen’s confusion and second guessing of her sexuality, which mirrored a lot of my own thoughts as a teen.

5. Pride and Prejudice and Pittsburg by Racheal Lippincort

This YA time travel romance is fast paced and very entertaining. Audrey, living in modern day Pittsburg, is at a loose end after being dumped and waitlisted for her dream college. She’s transported back to Regency England where she meets Lucy, who is due to be wed against her wishes. I stayed up way too late reading this one to find out what happened!

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Meet Elizabeth Luly

I’m a queer romance author who lives in Melbourne, Australia with my gardening-obsessed wife, anxious schnoodle and cheeky toddler. My goal is to write fast-paced, funny and entertaining romance stories that celebrate queer love! My first sapphic small-town rom com, Not Just Gal Pals, was published in August 2023.

Find Elizabeth here.

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