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When a year draws to an end, 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.
Here are Sharon’s top sapphic reads of 2023:
1. Coyote Sky by Gerri Hill
This book had such wonderful, vivid descriptions that made you want to go to New Mexico to see the Red Rocks, that full moon and listen to the coyotes sing for yourself. I loved the age-gap relationship, that Lee wasn’t bothered by it and that Kate was up for trying anything Lee wanted to do even if she hadn’t done it before.
2. I Am Stone by Amy DeMeritt
This book was heartbreaking because there are so many kids who fall through the cracks in foster care. There are not enough social workers and the ones that are there have too many cases and some of them don’t care. This book is about how one girl triumphed over the evil in the foster care system and found the one social worker out of many, who cared enough to look deeper than the surface.
3. Keep Her Safe by Claire Highton-Stevenson
This book is about a group standing up for the helpless, hopeless and fearful. It is about what greed can do to a person. I love the idea of a group of people protecting, taking care of and getting justice for people who are wronged and are so scared that they can’t think.
4. The Bee Charmer by Ali Spooner
This book is about the innocence yet worldliness of Nat who, even though she has travelled far and wide knew nothing of people. She managed to survive and thrive in spite of losing her parents before becoming an adult. We see the wild of Seattle when it was just beginning and see her teach Marissa how to survive without creature comforts.
5. The Target by Gerri Hill
This book was fun and funny with a lot of action. It’s about a group of women who wanted to change themselves and their lives. How they outsmarted an assassin, came together, relied on each other and became even stronger for it. All while doing something they had never done before, climbing a mountain.