February was #FFFeb, so we both challenged ourselves to only read sapphic books for the whole month. Which was, to a degree, successful. Which means what you see here is every single book we read this month.
It’s also the first month I think ever that I (Anna) have watched less things than Charlotte… Let’s please all give her a round of applause!
What we read
The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco (poc cast, lesbian mc, sapphic mc with ptsd, amputee mc) – 4 🌈
Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger (Asian-coded characters and settings [China, Japan, Philippines, Korea & India], two bi mcs [female and male], lesbian mc, gay side character [major], mlm trans side character [major]) – 4 🌈
Dream Work by Mary Oliver (poetry; lesbian author) – 5 🌈
In the Role of Brie Hutchens… by Nicole Melleby (sapphic [probably lesbian] mc & li) – 4 🌈 [review]
On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden (sapphic mc, Black sapphic li, interracial sapphic couple [Black & Latino], nonbinary character, sapphic parents, side sapphic couples) – 5 🌈
Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells (poc cast, bi mc, sapphic li, side sapphic character, side wlw parents) – 4 🌈
The True Queen by Zen Cho (sapphic Malay mc, Malay characters, lesbian li, half-Indian character, side mlm couple) – 3 🌈
Goldie Vance, Vol. 1 by Hope Larson, Brittney Williams & Sarah Stern (mixed-race Black sapphic mc, Black characters, sapphic li) – 4 🌈
Goldie Vance, Vol. 2 by Hope Larson, Brittney Williams & Sarah Stern (mixed-race Black sapphic mc, Black characters, sapphic li) – 4 🌈
Goldie Vance, Vol. 3 by Hope Larson, Brittney Williams & Sarah Stern (mixed-race Black sapphic mc, Black characters, sapphic li) – 5 🌈
Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno (Cuban American bi mc) – 4 🌈
The Stranger by Mary B. Rose (wlw characters) – 1 🌈
Dormitory Dearest by Nicolette Dane (lesbian mc & li) – 1 🌈
Tell it to the Bees by Fiona Shaw (wlw mcs) – 3 🌈
Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn (biracial Black lesbian mc, bi mc, gay mc) – 4.5 🌈 [review to come]
The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum (Black lesbian mcs) – 2 🌈
Cosmoknights by Hannah Templer (wlw mcs, trans side character) – 3 🌈
Bestiary by Donika Kelly (poetry) – 3.5 🌈
The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Romani wlw mc, wlw li) – 1 🌈
The Summer of Impossibilities by Rachael Allen (bi mc, lesbian mc) – 2 🌈 [review]
Love is for Losers by Wibke Brueggemann (lesbian mc, wlw li) – 2.5 🌈 [review]
Tack & Jibe by Lilah Suzanne (wlw mcs) – 3.5 🌈 [review]
The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus (Black wlw mcs) – 4 🌈 [review to come]
A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White (wlw characters) – 4 🌈
Crier’s War by Nina Varela (wlw mcs) – 2 🌈
The Flywheel by Erin Gough (lesbian mc, wlw li) – 4 🌈
That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E. K. Johnston (intersex bi mc) – 1.5 🌈
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski (wlw mc & li) – 4 🌈 [review]
The Avant-Guards, Vol. 2 by Carly Usdin & Noah Hayes (Black wlw & nonbinary mcs) – 4 🌈
Motor Crush, Vol. 2 by Brenden Fletcher & Cameron Stewart (Black wlw mc, wlw li) – 3.5 🌈
Isola, Vol. 2 by Brenden Fletcher & Karl Kerschl (wlw mcs) – 5 🌈
Chasing Days by Deirdre Riordan Hall (bi mc, lesbian li) – 2.5 🌈
Ice Massacre by Tiana Warner (Pacific Islander wlw mc, wlw li) – 3 🌈
The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie (Chinese American wlw mc, wlw li) – 2.5 🌈
🔥 This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal el-Mohtar & Max Gladstone (wlw mcs) – 5 🌈 [review]
On a LARP by Stefani Deoul (lesbian mc) – 2 🌈
We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia (Latina wlw mc & li) – 3.5 🌈
The Circus Rose by Betsy Cornwell (bi mc, lesbian mc) – 2 🌈
The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke (lesbian mc, Chinese American bi mc, Black sapphic mc, mlm side characters) – 5 🌈 [review to come]
The World Unseen by Shamim Sarif (Indian wlw mcs) – 2 🌈
What we watched
9-1-1: Lone Star (S1) cr. Brad Falchuk, Tim Minnear, Ryan Murphy (Black trans mc, gay mc, Latino gay mc)
Grantchester (S5) cr. Daisy Coulam (gay character) – 3 🌈
The Feels (2017) dir. Jenée LaMarque (lesbian mcs) – 3 🌈
The Acorn Princess (2020) cr. Tough Nut Studios (wlw mcs, mlm mcs) – 3 🌈
Trémulo (2015) dir. Roberto Fiesco (Mexican mlm mcs) – 3 🌈
Brittany Runs a Marathon, dir. Paul Downs Colaizzo (side gay couple) – 3 🌈
Rocketman, dir. Dexter Fletcher (gay mc, gay characters) – 4 🌈
Kontrola, cr. Natalia Parzymies (Polish lesbian mcs & characters, gay side character) – 4 🌈
On the blog
- Interviews with Kat Dunn & K. B. Wagers.
- Rec lists for books by & about QPOC, poetry collections and Anna’s fave songs of August and September.
- Our March read for the book club.
- All of March’s upcoming releases.
- And our reviews of The Princess Trap.
On other blogs
- Dahlia @ LGBTQReads revealed the beautiful cover for Pepper’s Rules for Secret Sleuthing as well as the one for Storm the Earth. She gave us interviews with Katrina Jackson and Linsey Miller and E. Latimer.
- Kappa @ Kappa Reads reviewed The Unspoken Name.
- Delph @ delphreads reviewed Belle Revolte.
- Kate @ Your Tita Kate reviewed A Dark and Deepest Red.
- CW @ The Quiet Pond reviewed We Are Totally Normal.
- Rachel @ Anxious Nachos listed her most anticipated sapphic reads of the year.
- Kathy @ Pages Below Vaulted Sky also reviewed The Unspoken Name.
So, how was February for you? Did you read or watch anything great?