A-WLW-Reads Reviews Masterlist


I’ve had this blog for over a year now and I feel like a lot of great books get lost in the shuffle so I’m going to be continuously updating this list, arranged by genre, of books I’ve reviewed or recommended (and personally have read)!


Contemporary (Middle Grade)

Drum Roll, Please by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

P.S. I Miss You by Jen Petro-Roy

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake

Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee

Contemporary (Young Adult)

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

The House You Pass on the Way by Jacqueline Woodson

Dating Sarah Cooper by Siera Maley

Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard

A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Run by Kody Keplinger

Empress of the World by Sara Ryan

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin

Far From Xanadu by Julie Anne Peters

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz

Good Moon Rising by Nancy Garden

Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

The Year They Burned the Books by Nancy Garden

My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

Dare Truth or Promise by Paula Boock

Ask the Passengers by A.S. King

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan

Ship It by Britta Lundin

37 Things I Love (In No Particular Order) by Kekla Magoon

Her Name in the Sky by Kelly Quindlen

Keeping You A Secret by Julie Anne Peters

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

What We Left Behind by Robin Talley

Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

Kissing Kate by Lauren Myracle

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield

The Difference Between You and Me by Madeline George

Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis

Sister Mischief by Laura Goode

Final Draft by Riley Redgate

Being Emily by Rachel Gold

Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell

The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding

You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan



Landing by Emma Donoghue

Truth Weekend by Erin Jones

Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

I Can’t Think Straight by Shamim Sarif

Last Words from Montmartre by Qui Miaojin

Edge of Glory by Rachel Spangler

Disobedience by Naomi Adlerman

Waiting in the Wings by Melissa Brayden

My Education by Susan Choi

Gut Symmetries by Jeanette Winterson

The Paths of Marriage by Mala Kumar

Thaw by Elyse Springer

Challah and Callaloo by La Toya Hankins

Out on Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler

Double Exposure by Chelsea M. Cameron

Roller Girl by Vanessa North

Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst

Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Far From Home by Lorelie Brown

The Others by Seba Al-Herz

A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar

In the Silence by Jaimie Leigh McGovern

Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam

Marriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu

Rat Bohemia by Sarah Schulman

Tailor-Made by Yolanda Wallace



Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova (YA)

Ash by Malinda Lo (YA)

Robins in the Night by Dajo Jago

Love in the Time of Global Warming and The Island of Excess Love by Francesca Lia Block (YA)

About A Girl by Sarah McCarry (YA)

Huntress by Malinda Lo (YA)

Libyrinth by Pearl North (YA)

The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust (YA)

Gretel: A Fairy Tale Retold by Niamh Murphy

The Shattering by Karen Healey (YA)

The Witch Sea by Sarah Diemer

The Second Mango by Shira Glassman

Of Fire and Stars and Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst (YA)

The Prince and Her Dreamer by Kayla Bashe

Cinnamon Blade: Knife in Shining Armor by Shira Glassman


Science Fiction

The Abyss Surrounds Us and The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie (YA)

Dreadnought and Sovereign by April Daniels (YA)

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis (YA)

The Long Way to A Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Finding Hekate by Kellie Doherty

Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee (YA)

Valhalla by Ari Bach

Solitaire by Kelley Eskridge

Adaptation, Inheritance, and Natural Selection by Malinda Lo (YA)

That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston (YA)

Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi

Warrior Woman by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Necrotech by K.C. Alexander

Ammonite by Nicola Griffith

Sappho’s Bar and Grill by Bonnie J. Morris



Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Wildthorn by Jane Eagland (YA)

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flag

Honey Girl by Lisa Freeman

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

The Necessary Hunger by Nina Revoyr (YA)

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Coffee Will Make You Black by April Sinclair

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

The Ada Decades by Paula Martinac

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (YA)

The Night Watch by Sarah Waters

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

Affinity by Sarah Waters

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Odd Girl Out by Ann Bannon

Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

Another Life Altogether by Elaine Beale (YA)

Hood by Emma Donoghue

The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery

Loving Her by Ann Allen Shockley

Hild by Nicola Griffith

Bittersweet by Nevada Barr

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Against the Season by Jane Rule

Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid



Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann (YA)

The Monkey’s Mask by Dorothy Porter

The Black Unicorn: Poems by Audre Lorde

Coal by Audre Lorde

The Cold and the Rust: Poems by Emily Van Kley

If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho by Sappho trans. Anne Carson

Living as a Lesbian: Poetry by Cheryl Clarke

Not Vanishing by Chrystos

Rock | Salt | Stone by Rosamond S. King



Jam Jars by Yonnette Anderson

Finder of Lost Objects by Susie Hara

A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo (YA)

Far From You by Tess Sharpe (YA)

Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta (YA)



Heart of Brass by Morven Moeller

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear (YA)

Everfair by Nisi Shawl

The Dark Victorian: Risen, The Dark Victorian: Bones and Ice Demon by Elizabeth Watasin



Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde

Saving Alex: When I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay and That’s When My Nightmare Began by Alex Cooper

The Other Side of Paradise by Staceyann Chin

How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir by Amber Dawn

Two or Three Things I Know for Sure by Dorothy Allison

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger by Kelly Cogswell

(See also Spinning, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, and Snapshots of a Girl under Graphic Novels)



Bleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward (YA)

As I Descended by Robin Talley (YA)

Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace (YA)

Mad House: Vengeful Vampires by Bria Lin

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (YA)

The Red Tree by Caitlín R. Kiernan

Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel by A.W. Jantha (YA)

The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez



Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in the Twentieth-Century by Lillian Faderman

To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done for America – A History by Lillian Faderman

Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution by Linda Hirshman

Sappho Was A Right-On Woman: A Liberated View of Lesbianism by Sidney Abbott and Barbara Love

Gay L.A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, and Lipstick Lesbians by Lillian Faderman and Stuart Timmons

Tell: Love, Defiance, and the Military Trial at the Tipping Point for Gay Rights by Major Margaret Witt with Tim Connor

Sapphistries: A Global History of Love Between Women by Leila J. Rupp


Anthology/Short Stories

Queer Africa: New and Collected Fiction edited by Karen Martin and Makhosazana Xaba

Compreñeras: Latina Lesbians: An Anthology edited by Juanita Ramos

Speaking for Ourselves: Short Stories by Jewish Lesbians edited by Irene Zahava

Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins by Emma Donoghue

All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens edited by Saundra Mitchell (YA)

Bareed Mista3jil edited by Meem

Tangled Sheets: Stories & Poems of Lesbian Lust edited by Rosamund Elwin and Karen X. Tulchinsky

The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories edited by Margaret Reynolds

A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett

The Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction edited by Naomi Holoch and Joan Nestle

Dispatches from Lesbian America edited by Xequina Maria Berber, Giovanna Capone, and Cheela Romain Smith

Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence edited by Rosemary Curb and Nancy Manahan

The Lesbian Path edited by Margaret Cruikshank

Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence edited by Marion Dane Bauer (YA)

The Dirt Chronicles by Kristyn Dunnion

Mentsh: On Being Jewish and Queer edited by Angela Brown

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft edited by Jessica Spotswood and Tess Sharpe


Graphic Novel/Comic

Skim by Mariko Tamaki

Bingo Love by Tee Franklin

Spinning by Tillie Walden

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

Motor Crush Vol. 1 and Motor Crush Vol. 2 by Brenden Fletcher

Moonstruck, Vol. 1: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis (MG)

My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi

Snapshots of a Girl by Beldan Sezen

Love Is Love: A Comic Book Anthology to Benefit the Survivors of the Orlando Pulse Shooting

Bombshells by Marguerite Bennett

Heavy Vinyl by Carly Usdin