Book Releases: 2020 Sapphic Releases (July to December)

It’s August which means it’s time for PART TWO of 2020’s sapphic releases (part one here). These are all the sapphic releases that I know about from July to December this year (so, usual disclaimer of it not being on here generally means I don’t know about it. Sometimes means I completely forgot even if I did know).

As ever, 🌈 means the author identifies as LGBT. Apologies if I have screwed up a date somewhere β€” they’ve changed so often I know I haven’t kept track of them all.

For clarification: I have included in this list books where the sapphic character is either the main character/protagonist, has a POV, or is a major character who affects the plot.

So let’s go!



Still Not Over You by Jenny Frame, Carsen Taite & Ali Vali
The Love Factor by Quinn Ivins
The Wrong Date by Sienna Waters
Sparks by Kit Mallory
Once You Go This Far by Kristen Lepionka

Summer Spirit by Elizabeth Holleville
B*witch by Paige McKenzie & Nancy Ohlin
Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron 🌈
Faith: Taking Flight by Julie Murphy
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust 🌈

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power 🌈
Tack & Jibe by Lilah Suzanne 🌈
A Beautifully Foolish Endeavour by Hank Green
The Business of Love by Emma Collins
Unconquerable Sun by Kate Elliott 🌈

Love Bites by Ry Herman 🌈
No Regrets by Tabitha Webb
The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows by Olivia Waite 🌈
Spirited by Julie Cohen 🌈
Infaemous by Arizona Tape 🌈

Olivia by Genevieve McCluer
The Politics of Love by Jen Jensen
One Woman’s Treasure by Jean Copeland
Silver Ravens by Jane Fletcher
Storm Lines by Jessica L. Webb

Kiss Me Every Day by Dena Blake
From Spirit and Binding by Carrie Ann Ryan 🌈
Entangled by Melissa Brayden 🌈
First Do No Harm by Emily Smith
Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell

The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig 🌈
Just One Reason by Jaime Clevenger
Hero(ine) Addict by Blythe H. Warren
Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters
The Sin in the Steel by Ryan Van Loan

The Shadow of Kyoshi by F. C. Yee
Ashes of the Sun by Django Wexler
The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
The Feasting Virgin by Georgia Kolias
Melt My Heart by Bethany Rutter

You’re Next by Kylie Schachte 🌈
I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch 🌈
A Wicked Magic by Sasha Laurens
The Worst of All Possible Worlds by Alex White 🌈
Heathen, Vol. 3 by Natasha Alterici 🌈

Things Hoped For by Chencia C. Higgins 🌈
Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters 🌈
Maid For You by Mariah R. Embry
Feathertide by Beth Cartwright
Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha
CREMA by Johnnie Christmas



Glorious Day by Skye Kilaen 🌈
A Saint From Texas by Edmund White 🌈
Beetle & the Hollowbones by Aliza Layne
The Secret of You and Me by Melissa Lenhardt
Lobizona by Romina Garber

The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson
Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir 🌈
Court of Lions by Somaiya Daud
The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis 🌈
Death Sets Sail by Robin Stevens

Summer by Ali Smith
Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence
All Men Want to Know by Nina Bouraoui, trans. by Aneesa Abbas Higgins
Seven Devils by Laura Lam & Elizabeth May 🌈
Grey Dawn by Nyri A. Bakkalian 🌈

Fair Game by Charlotte Mills
We Go Together by Abigail de Niverville 🌈
Valkyrie 106 by Arizona Tape 🌈
Bloom Into You: Regarding Saeki Sayaka, Vol. 2 by Hitoma Iruma & Nio Nakatani
The Tyrant Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

Hopes and Dreams by PJ Trebelhorn
Hopeless Romantic by Georgia Beers 🌈
Blades of Bluegrass by D Jackson Leigh
Spindrift by Anna Burke 🌈
In the Cards by Kimberley Cooper Griffin 🌈

Serenity by Jesse J. Thoma
Trade Secrets by Kathleen Knowles
Sylver and Gold by Michelle Larkin
A Love that Leads to Home by Ronica Black
Guarding Hearts by Jaycie Morrison

Quake City by St John Karp
Moon Fever by Ileandra Young
Foxy Lady by Cara Malone 🌈
Where There’s Smoke by Angelique Rader
Destiny’s Choice by Karen Frost 🌈

Following Chance by Baxter Brown
Summer of the Cicadas by Chelsea Catherine 🌈
Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner
The Vanished Queen by Lisbeth Campbell
I Love You So Much, I Hate You by yuni

Wrath by Hildred Billings
The Lighthouse by Carly Cane
Love in Colour by Bolu Babalola
The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Fidelity by Marco Missiroli, trans. by Alex Valente

Hugs and Quiches by Candace Harper 🌈
Out on the Ice by Kelly Farmer 🌈
Ironspark by C. M. McGuire
Acceptable Losses by Rachel Ford 🌈
Snow White and Her Huntress by Emma Dean

Everything We Never Wanted by Sienna Waters
little scratch by Rebecca Watson
The Vela: Salvation by Ashley Poston, Maura Milan, Nicole Givens Kurtz & Sangu Mandanna 🌈
Evie and the Pack-Horse Librarians by Laurel Beckley
On the Square by Brenda Murphy

Off Balance by L. E. Royal
Lumberjanes Volume 15: Birthday Smarty by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, AnneMarie Rogers, and Maarta Laiho
The Mermaid’s Prophecy by Clara Alves 🌈
Whispering Wildwood by Emma Sterner-Radley 🌈
Time Illusion by Luna Harlow



Throwaway Girls by Andrea Contos
The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Katie O’Neill
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw
Recommended for You by Laura Silverman
Yellow Jessamine by Caitlin Starling

Lovers Rock by Ava Freeman
Stone and Steel by Eboni Dunbar 🌈
The Final Child by Fran Dorricott 🌈 (postponed to 2021)
Iron Heart by Nina Varela 🌈
The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

In a Midnight Wood by Ellen Hart 🌈
Mom Marries Mum! by Alice Priestley & Ken Setterington
Wider than the Sky by Katherine Field Rothschild
Prime Deceptions by Valerie Valdes
Night Shine by Tessa Gratton

Master of Poisons by Andrea Hairston
Bestiary by K-Ming Chang 🌈
Islands of Mercy by Rose Tremain
Moments in Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan
Assault in Asheville by Kate Merrill

Longing for You by Jenny Frame
Too Hot to Ride by Andrews & Austin
Money Creek by Anne Laughlin
Lady of Stone by Barbara Ann Wright
Broken Reign by Sam Ledel

The Art of Saving the World by Corinne Duyvis 🌈
Who I Was With Her by Nita Tyndall 🌈
The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke 🌈
Shelly Struggles to Shine by Kit Rosewater & Sophie Escabasse
Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour 🌈

A World Between by Emily Hashimoto
It’s In Her Kiss by Rachel Lacey
Last Resort by Angie Williams
Just One Taste by CJ Birch
Bet Against Me by Fiona Riley

Passion’s Sweet Surrender by Ronica Black
The Holiday Detour by Jane Kolven
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro 🌈
Even if We Break by Marieke Nijkamp

Jo by Kathleen Gros
Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia & Anna-Marie McLemore 🌈
The Year Shakespeare Ruined my Life by Dani Jansen 🌈
The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire by Michael Dante DiMartino & Michelle Wong
Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots

Cowgirl 101 by Laina Villeneuve
[un]common ground by Erica Abbott
Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh
Confessions of a Dreamer by Kenna White
Let the Beat Drop by Cheri Ritz

Vampires Never Get Old ed. by Zoraida Cordova & Natalie C. Parker
Moonstruck, Vol. 3: Troubled Waters by Grace Ellis & Shea Beagle
The Testimony of Alys Twist by Suzannah Dunn
Burning Roses by S. L. Huang
Frost by Elizabeth Knox

Pepper’s Rules for Secret Sleuthing by Briana McDonald
Crownchasers by Rebecca Coffindaffer 🌈
Barbed Wire by Erin Wade
Imperfect Shot by Ryann Fletcher 🌈
Acedia by Hildred Billings

Glitter + Ashes ed. by Dave Ring 🌈
Be Gay, Do Comics ed. by Mat Bors 🌈
Hey Jude by Star Spider 🌈
Architects of Memory by Karen Osborne
Goldie Vance: Larceny in La-La Land by Hope Larson

Becoming Human by Holly Gray
Stealing Jennifer by CC Bridges
Valkyrie by Meg Ludwa
Road Out of Winter by Alison Stine 🌈
The Simple Answer by Lily Seabrooke 🌈



Echoes of Darkness by Cheryl Campbell
I Hope You’re Listening by Tom Ryan 🌈
The Shadow Mission by Shamim Sarif 🌈
The Archive of the Forgotten by A. J. Hackwith 🌈
Girls Against God by Jenny Hval

Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution by Chiho Saito (translation)
Kimiko Does Cancer by Kimiko Tobimatsu & Keet Geniza 🌈
Forget This Ever Happened by Cassandra Rose Clarke
The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V. E. Schwab 🌈
Wide Asleep by Arizona Tape 🌈

The Shadow War by Lindsay Smith
They Never Learn by Layne Fargo 🌈
Beyond the Ruby Veil by Mara Fitzgerald
Rural Voices ed. by Nora Shalaway Carpenter 🌈
Lightbringer by Claire LeGrand

One More Chance by Ali Vali
Renegade’s War by Gun Brooke
Renegade Rule by Ben Kahn, Rachel Silverstein, Sam Beck [postponed to 2021]
Home by Kris Bryant
Keeper by Sidney Quinne

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
The Other Women by Erin Zak
Storm the Earth by Rebecca Kim Wells
Best Practice by Carsen Taite
Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark

This is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi
I Can’t Sleep by J. E. Rowney
My Heart Underwater by Laurel Flores Fantauzzo 🌈
The Other Side of Forestlands Lake by Carolyn Elizabeth
Queen of Humboldt by Tagan Shepard

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth 🌈
Together, Apart ed. by Erin A. Craig 🌈
Hold me Tight by Anna Cove
Vagrant Queen: A Planet Called Doom by Magdalene Visaggio & Jason Smith
The Winter of Summer by Lizzie Lawson

The Secret Ingredient by KD Fisher
Seven of Infinities by Aliette de Bodard 🌈
Twice Shy by Aurora Rey 🌈
Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold by Daisy Johnson (& others) 🌈
Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood

To Sleep With Reindeer by Justine Saracen
The Sea Within by Missouri Vaun
Z-Town by Eden Darry



From Darkness by Kate Hazel Hall 🌈
The Factory Witches of Lowell by C. S. Malerich
The Ever Cruel Kingdom by Rin Chupeco 🌈
Treacherous Seas by Radclyffe 🌈
Two to Tangle by Melissa Brayden 🌈

When Sparks Fly by Annie McDonald
Too Good to be True by Leigh Hays
Aurora by Emma L. McGeown
Her Lady to Love by Jane Walsh
Bulletproof by Maggie Cummings 🌈

The Holiday Treatment by Elle Spencer
Martha Moody by Susan Stinson (reprint)
The Girl Who Was Convinced Beyond All Reason That She Could Fly by Sybil Lamb
Stormbreak by Natalie C. Parker
Laurel Everywhere by Erin Moynihan

Give Way to Night by Cass Morris 🌈
Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur 🌈
Body Language by A. K. Turner
Synclair by Rachel Gold
The Stars at Night by Gerri Hill

#CassiNova by Lori G Matthew
The Lady Upstairs by Halley Sutton
Patience and Esther by S. W. Searle
Jackpot by Cade Haddock Strong
Ruinsong by Julia Ember 🌈

Summer Will Show by Sylvia Townsend Warner (reprint) 🌈
Silk & Steel ed. by Janine A. Southard 🌈
The Stone Knife by Anna Stephens
Ritu Weds Chandni by Ameya Narvankar 🌈 (moved to December)
The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire by Carly Usdin & Noah Hayes 🌈

Why the Rock Falls by J. E. Barnard
The Liar’s Guide to the Night Sky by Brianna R. Shrum 🌈
La Flor y La Muerte by Iria G. Parente & Selene M. Pascual 🌈
Love is Love: The Journey Continues by Fleur Pierets & Fatinha Ramos



A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha 🌈
The Ballad of Ami Miles by Kristy Dallas Alley 🌈
Simply the Best by Karin Kallmaker
The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley 🌈
Hollow Empire by Sam Hawke

From the Ashes by Stacy Lynn Miller
Girls Night ed. by Yolanda Olson
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo 🌈
Femme Like Her by Fiona Zedde 🌈
Love Changes Everything by Jaime Maddox 🌈

16 Steps to Forever by Georgia Beers 🌈
If You Dare by Sandy Lowe
Not This Time by MA Binfield 🌈
Heart of the Storm by Nicole Stiling
All I Want for Christmas by Georgia Beers, Maggie Cummings & Fiona Riley 🌈

Motor Crush, Vol 3 by Brenden Fletcher & Cameron Stewart
Escaping Exodus: Symbiosis by Nicky Drayden
Bloom Into You: Regarding Saeki Sayaka, Vol. 3 by Hitoma Iruma & Nio Nakatani
The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett


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10 Replies to “Book Releases: 2020 Sapphic Releases (July to December)”

  1. Oh, you’re not helping my poor TBR! LOL

    I have ARCs for 8 of these, my pre-order of The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows arrived last week, and I’m a kickstarter backer on Silk & Steel so I’m anxious to get a copy of that.

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