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Amy’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.

It’s not too late to submit your own top reads and get in on the fun. Click here for the form. Our only rules are that authors may not submit their own books and your list needs to be new-to-you books that were read (not necessarily published) in 2023.

Here are Amy’s top sapphic reads of 2023:

1. A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon

An incredible sister book to A Day of Fallen Night, Samantha Shannon does it again. The world and story is so beautifully unique, the characters are likeable and complex, and the dragons are incredible.

2. Perfect Rhythm by Jae

As an asexual who also identifies as lesbian/sapphic, this book was a beautiful and respectful representation of an often-forgotten and misunderstood orientation. Jae clearly did her research into asexuality and did a wonderful job creating a character that was relatable and wonderful BECAUSE of her asexuality, not DESPITE it. I’ve never felt more seen.

3. When Women Were Warriors: The Warrior’s Path by Catherine M. Wilson

The whole trilogy is wonderful. Such a great world in which relationships of all kinds are accepted as normal and there is so much sapphic representation and so many strong women. The bonds between characters were sweet and endearing, the subtle hints of magic were fun, and the overall story was entertaining.

4. Princess of Dorsa by Eliza Andrews

Entertaining story with fun characters. The classic and entertaining forced proximity and bodyguard tropes were quite enjoyable. The main characters were well developed and I rooted for them the whole way.

5. The Valkyrie’s Daughter by Tina Warner

I’ve always loved stories of gods and mythology, but so many are about Greek and Roman gods. The foray into Norse mythology was very fun and surprisingly informative. Lots of strong sapphic warrior women and as a horse lover, lots of horses, too!

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About Amy

I’m new to the sapphic book community and I’m so glad I found it. In my 26 years of life, I’ve never read books where I’ve felt represented. That all changed earlier this year when I picked up my first sapphic book: Priory of the Orange Tree. I was immediately hooked and overjoyed to have found an epic fantasy like LotR but with women!


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