I’m often asked for recommendations of other books about queer female characters, so I’ve compiled this list. These books all feature lesbian/bisexual/queer female main characters. While this list is not exhaustive, I have read every book mentioned here and genuinely recommend all of them. Happy reading!

Beutner, Katharine. Alcestis. (Adult, Fantasy/Myth Retelling)

Bloom, Amy. White Houses. (Adult, Historical)

Brown, Jaye Robin. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit. (Young Adult, Contemporary)

Carey, Jacqueline. Santa Olivia. (Adult, Science Fiction/Urban Fantasy)

Choi, Susan. My Education. (Adult, Literary)

Coulthurst, Audrey. Of Fire and Stars. (Young Adult, Fantasy)

Danforth, Emily M. The Miseducation of Cameron Post. (Adult/Young Adult Crossover)

Donoghue, Emma. Frog Music. (Adult, Historical)

Donoghue, Emma. Kissing the Witch. (Young Adult, Fantasy/Fairy Tale Retellings)

Farizan, Sara. Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel. (Young Adult, Contemporary)

George, Madeleine. The Difference Between You and Me. (Young Adult, Contemporary)

Girard, M-E. Girl Mans Up. (Young Adult, Contemporary)

Goode, Laura. Sister Mischief. (Young Adult, Contemporary)

Griffith, Nicola. The Blue Place. (Adult, Crime)

Griffith, Nicola. Stay. (Adult, Crime)

Hall, Sarah. Daughters of the North. (Published as The Carhullan Army in the UK.) (Adult, Dystopian)

Hand, Elizabeth. Radiant Days. (Young Adult, Fantasy)

Highsmith, Patricia. The Price of Salt. (Adult, Literary)

Johnston, E.K. That Inevitable Victorian Thing. (Young Adult)

King, A.S. Ask the Passengers. (Young Adult, Contemporary)

King, Laurie R. The Kate Martinelli Series: A Grave TalentTo Play the FoolWith ChildNight Work. (Adult, Crime)

King, Lily. Euphoria. (Adult, Historical)

LaCour, Nina. We Are Okay. (Young Adult, Contemporary)

Lepionka, Kristen. The Roxane Weary P.I. series:The Last Place You Look, What You Want to See. (Adult, Crime)

Lundin, Britta. Ship It. (Young Adult, Contemporary)

Liebegott, Ali. The IHOP Papers. (Adult, Literary)

Peters, Julie Anne. Keeping You a Secret. (Young Adult, Contemporary)

Peters, Julie Anne. Pretend You Love Me (originally published as Far From Xanadu). (Young Adult, Contemporary)

Reisz, Kristopher. Tripping to Somewhere. (Young Adult, Urban Fantasy)

Sharpe, Tess. Far From You. (Young Adult, Contemporary)

Smith, Alison. Name All the Animals. (Adult, Memoir)

Spalding, Amy. The Summer of Jordi Perez. (Young Adult, Contemporary)

Thrash, Maggie. Honor Girl. (Young Adult, Graphic Memoir)

Waters, Sarah. Affinity. (Adult, Historical)

Waters, Sarah. Fingersmith. (Adult, Historical)

Waters, Sarah. The Night Watch. (Adult, Historical)

Waters, Sarah. The Paying Guests. (Adult, Historical)

Waters, Sarah. Tipping the Velvet. (Adult, Historical)

Winterson, Jeanette. Written on the Body. (Adult, Literary) (Technically, this book’s narrator’s gender is not identified.)