2014: The Year in Lesbian/Bi Books


The Lesbian Press

Several lesbian-run presses put out massive amounts of work this year, from genre novels to e-books. From Bella Books, there were many new releases including Rachel Gold‘s Just Girls and Sara Marx’s Click

Bywater Books celebrated their 10th anniversary this year and put out new titles from Ellen HartKatherine V. Forrest and Z Egloff.

BoldStrokes Books published A Queer Kind of Justice: Prison Tales Across Time from Rebecca S. Buck and Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders. In the latter, Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall write openly about their coming to terms with Jacob’s transition after identifying as a lesbian couple. The two share narration duties and are frank about the difficulties they faced during the process.

Ylva Publishing was behind Blythe Rippon‘s Supreme Court-themed Sapphic story, Barring Complications, and All You Can Eat. A Buffet of Lesbian Erotica and Romance.


To Read

2015 will bring more exciting reads, beginning in January with both Miranda July‘s The First Bad Man, which includes a same-sex romance, and Ofelia: A Love and Rockets Book from Jaime Hernandez. Also that month: Karelia Stetz-Waters’ next novel, Something True (An Out in Portland Novel), and Michelle Tea‘s new memoir, How to Be a Grown Up, will detail her life spent post-Valencia, her last memoir which was published in 2000. 

In April, Ginny Gilder’Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX will discuss the Olympic rower’s athletic career and how she came to terms with her sexuality.


In September, Cat Cora will publish her memoir, Cooking As Fast As I Can: A Chef’s Story of Family, Food, and Forgiveness.


To another great year of the written word!

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