Saturdays are when we curate all the sapphic book news and queer happenings of the week into one convenient location. Think of it as your personal 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 woman loving woman book. What could be better?
In today’s post, you’ll find cheerful LGBTQ+ news stories to combat all the negative ones bombarding our screens.
Author Erin Wade submitted a Caturday photo that made TB squint to spy the feline.
Don’t forget to check out the sapphic book community news section. So much goodness is happening right now, including a new sapphic reading challenge dedicated to Queer Writers of Color. It is being organized through the recently launched QWOC Books website, an incredible resource for finding books by and about queer women of color created by the author, podcast host, and all around delightful human, Aunt Georgia Lee.
Jae’s sapphic book bingo has also kicked off for 2024, and of course IHS is hosting our annual reading challenge. We’re super excited for all the sapphic reading possibilities this year.
One of the things we love about the weekly lesfic author selfie is getting to know the personality behind the words. Check out lesbian fiction author Jamey Moody with the book Cory Sloan is Swearing. You don’t want to miss seeing Leo!
Finally, scroll to the bottom to find out why TB hasn’t been on any adventures in 2024 yet.
Top 5 Sapphic Books of 2023
We’ve been asking readers to share their top 5 reads of 2023 and now it’s time to share them, which we’ll be doing daily.
Sharon unveils their top reads that include authors Gerri Hill, Amy DeMeritt, Claire Highton-Stevenson, and Ali Spooner.
Diane Billas shares their top reads that include authors Becky Albertalli, Emma Brand, Rachael Lippincott, Jessica Lewis, and Jas Hammonds.
Before we get to today’s post, it’s time to reveal the identity of this week’s Guess the Author!
Every week, we’ll provide five clues about a sapphic author. This game helps readers get to know their favorite authors while having fun.
All week we’ve provided clues about an author and now it’s time to reveal their name. Drum roll please…
This week’s author is Erica Lee!
Check out 11:59, Erica’s new release!
After everything TJ put her through, Brooke Finnegan vowed she would never speak to her again, but in a moment of weakness, she reaches out to her. Now that she’s back in TJ’s world, she’s falling for her all over again. TJ seems to have changed, but the one thing that tore them apart (TJ’s inability to commit) is what TJ’s whole career is based around.
Erica Lee published her first sapphic romance book in 2017 and now has a collection of over thirty published works. She lives in Pennsylvania with her wife, son, bunny, dog, and a chinchilla who is much more famous than her (but still won’t promote her books).
Monday kicks off a fresh Guess the Author game!
NEED A BOOK FOR THE WEEKEND?
If you’re looking for something to read this weekend, below you’ll find 9 books on sale.
Need more choices? Check out the BookFinder, which has more than 5,575 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 weekly queer news!
TB is determined to spread good rainbow news during 2024, which let’s face, is going to be a rough year. There are a lot of elections all over the world, which means we’re in for a lot of scaremongering. While it’s important to stay informed, it’s also vital not to lose sight of the all the kindness in the world. Below are the happy queer stories that made TB smile this week. They’re queer news links worth clicking!
Moms for Liberty school board member resigns after Target shoplifting arrest — don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
Josh Cavallo triumphantly returns to football field after devastating injury and homophobic abuse — we love to see it and wish him well!
Vietnam football star marries girlfriend in LGBTQ+ sporting first — we just love love here at IHS and their photo is adorable!
Peppermint is first trans woman to appear on The Traitors: ‘I want to make the community proud’ — best of luck in the competition!
Jodie Foster is “grateful” for queer trailblazer Kristen Stewart — a heartfelt article.
Meet Fast Eddie! Fast Edie loves outside and hides in places so he can dart outside when we open the door. Can you find him in this pic? Submitted by Erin Wade, an author.
Please click on the images for the details for each announcement.
Have community news you want included in a future edition of this section? Click here for submission details.
Please note, sale prices may change without notice, so please check the price before clicking a buy button. International prices may vary.