Welcome to week 5 of the 2024 IHS Sapphic Reading Challenge, where we have so many sapphic books to share!
New to the IHS Sapphic Reading Challenge?
We’re excited for this year’s challenge. Not only do we have some fantastic women-loving-women books by so many wonderful sapphic authors to showcase, but we’ll be bringing you even more rainbow-books content in 2024. What can we say? We love reading that much.
With 100 categories and over 2,000 queer book recommendations coming your way this year, our aim is to make it as easy as possible to reach your 2024 lesfic reading goal!
Sapphic Books on Sale for the Reading Challenge this Week
12 of the books below are on sale so scoop up some fantastic sapphic fiction reads at bargain prices.
The sale ends Friday, February 9.
Before you buy any books on Amazon, please ensure the sale price matches your expectation. (Some international prices may vary, especially permafree titles.) We do our best to double check prices ahead of time but sometimes changes can happen that are out of our control.
How Are Readers Doing So Far in this Year’s Challenge?
- 43 readers have reached Garnet level so far this year by reading 15 books
- 18 readers have reached Topaz level, which is 25 books
- 3 readers have reached Sapphire level, which is 50 books
Have you reached a new level? Tell us about it here and enter the end-of-year drawings while you’re at it
Before we get to the first category this week, it’s time for 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.
Here is today’s clue:
Clue #1: My happy place is Coney Island.
Don’t forget to check out the new release post tomorrow for Clue #2.
Now for this week’s categories!
The first section contains Forbidden Romances.
Forbidden love involves two characters who are not meant to be together. It could because the relationship is frowned upon, socially unacceptable, boss / employee, and so many other reasons. Strap in for love stories that have to overcome significant obstacles because love is love.