SeattleRobin’s Lesbian & Bi Book Reviews
If you just want to see if any reviews have been added since your last visit click here for the Lezzie Books History page.
If you’ve read any of my Book Bits posts you’ll know that I read a fairly wide variety of types of books, though the majority fall under the Speculative Fiction umbrella. I’m a voracious reader and always have a book going.
Lesbian fiction, or novels with lesbian or bi characters, make up a relatively small portion of what I read. Part of this is due to lack of availability, especially in my favorite genres. Part of it is because books from lesbian publishers are typically more expensive than mainstream mass market fiction.
Occasionally I take what I call “lezzie breaks” (thus the title of this page), when I read one or more lesbian books in a row as a break from all the heterosexuality that fills most of my reading.
Finding quality lesbian books (or books with lesbian or bi characters in them) can be frustrating for discriminating readers. So I decided to round up my lesbian book reviews in order to help facilitate that process for other readers.
I’ve read all the books listed on these pages. Some of the books are lesbian fiction, and some are books in which a lesbian/bi character is the protagonist. Some may only have some secondary characters or content that is of interest to lesbian/bi readers.
My reviewing style:
I do not write reviews in the style of professional reviewers, which consist of an extensive plot summary and only a few brief opinion comments. My aim in reviewing is to help readers find books that they will like, and avoid those they won’t.
I try to focus on what I think the strengths and weaknesses are of the books, point out issues that may be deciding factors for some readers, and describe what appealed to me on a personal level as a reader.
All of us have our own criteria for what makes a book a good read or a disappointment. The trick to finding helpful reviews is finding someone who talks about the things that matter to you as an individual reader.
I wanted to keep it simple, so I’m only using three categories.
Recommended = A good to excellent book
Okay = An average book (many on the lists are very enjoyable)
No = Not recommended
(There is some overlap between the categories. Many books that are listed as Okay could easily be Recommended. And some listed as Recommended should probably be Okay, but they’re personal favorites. I often chose ratings based on how memorable or not the book is to me.)
* Books are listed alphabetically by title.
* Clicking on the title will take you to the book’s page on Amazon to read the description and reviews from other readers. In most cases it will be the ebook listing but there is a link on that page to the paper edition, if one exists.
* If the rating is an active link, clicking on it will take you to a page on this blog with my full review, or to the Book Bits post where I made brief comments.
* If (listmania) is listed for the entry, the link will take you to one of my Amazon Listmania pages where I have made brief comments about the book.
* If there are no active links for the title’s entry it means there’s nothing to link to or I just haven’t done it yet.
* If there is an asterisk after the title it means the ebook is only available on a non-Amazon site (either the publisher’s website or an independent online ebook store) – at least at the time I added it to the list. If there are two asterisks it means that no ebook edition is available yet.
I started this page with one long-assed list and realized that wasn’t very workable. So I broke the books up into broad categories. I don’t read much non-fiction, so those titles are listed after the categories.
If anyone wishes to add their own comments to any particular book’s review page, please feel free! Even if you disagree with my assessment or opinion of the book. Multiple points of view are always helpful.
This page has the following sub pages.