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Sage Donnell’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 Sage Donnell’s top sapphic reads of 2023:

1. Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake

I honestly wasn’t sure I was going to like Delilah at first. It took me a while to warm up to her, but when I did, I knew she was right for Claire. I really enjoyed the dynamics of the interactions with Ruby, Claire’s daughter, as well.

2. I Keep My Exoskeletons to Myself by Marisa Crane

This book was compulsively readable. I kept finding myself thinking I’d read just a little more resulting in the few days I read it in being sleep deprived ones. I was here for the social justice and the finding your way in the world of it all.

3. Loveless by Alice Oseman

Georgia has a messy path to discovering that she is aro/ace in this new adult coming of age story. At the heart of the book are several heartwarming friendships, one of which follows typical romance beats. Also, there’s a wlw romance interwoven between two major side characters for those for whom a friendship tale isn’t quite enough to get onboard with. Messy, funny, and heartwarming sum this one up.

4. She Gets the Girl by Alyson Derrick and Rachael Lippincott

This was highly readable. The style of writing was exactly a sweet spot for me, which is impressive since there are two authors. I flew through this sweet, enjoyable book.

5. Imogen, Obviously by Becky Albertalli

I devoured the tale of Imogene discovering who she is. I really identified with the concept of there being no right or wrong way to be queer. But while there was a clear message of not judging and not forcibly outing people, the romance here is real, sweet, and I was rooting for it.

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Meet Sage Donnell

Sapphic author, dedicated pet mom, proud human mom, board enthusiast of the paddle and game variety.

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