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Recommended lesbian books for May 2020

Hope everyone is keeping well and healthy. If you are enjoying free time or planning your Summer reads, here are our recommended lesbian books for May. New releases, a 2019 book, a classic, and an audiobook. Stay safe and enjoy them!

Recommended new releases:

Romance / Drama

The Road Home‘ by Erin Zak

I have so many feelings about this book, I’m not sure where to start. Maybe with acknowledging how brave it is of Erin Zak to have written this story about grief. This isn’t simply a work of imagination. It’s… See Jude’s full review

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Romance

Waiting for You‘ by Elle Spencer

All her adult life artist Lindsay Hall has been obsessed with a woman of her past life. Recently divorced from her husband and with a teenage daughter, the mysterious woman is in her dreams and her paintings. But when… See Gaby’s full review

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The Scent of Rome’ by Lise Gold

Lise Gold’s books are happy places for me. The stories they tell are not free of angst or problems but they make my heart feel all warm and fuzzy, so to find myself resisting going too deep in one was… See Jude’s full review

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Romance / Novella

Cake‘ by Jove Belle 

I like the way Belle writes. It really clicks with me and I feel comfortable with her style. She is always good at hooking you into a story quickly and with a novella that’s pretty important. Could you date your… See Lex’s full review

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Paranormal Romance

Reaping the Benefits‘ by EJ Noyes

While still very clearly a Noyes novel, this one differs from what she usually writes. First of all – and she’s been very open about how hard it has been for her –, this is Noyes’ first book written in third person. I don’t usually care… See Jude’s full review

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Historical Fiction / Romance

‘While my Heart Beats’ by Erin McKenzie
This is the story of Ellie, an upper-class volunteer, and Johanna, a working-class nurse, set during World War I. This lesbian opposites attract story is one of forbidden love not only between two women but also from… See CS’s full review

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Mystery

‘Dying on the Vine’ by Ann Roberts
Ari is back! The way the last book ended, two years ago, I thought that might be the end of this series. I was happy that was not the case and excited to read this book 8 in the ‘Ari Adams Mystery’ series. What I love about this series is… See Lex’s full review

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Debut

Heart of Gold’ by Luci Dreamer

In the dark of night, Thomasina Miller escapes her parents‘ home to avoid being married off to a stranger. In order to be safe when she’s on her own, she becomes Mr. Thomas Miller in appearance and identity. Then rather than… See Jules’s full review

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Last Year’s Book you should read

Aurora’s Angel‘ by Emily Noon

While the author calls this a dark fantasy book, I actually feel it is more high fantasy with a mix of urban fantasy romance. While there are some parts that are dark and violent, I find a lot of dark fantasy books to be… See Lex’s full review

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Classic Lesfic

‘The Latecomer’ by Sarah Aldridge (1974)

This was the first book published by the legendary Naiad Press and one of the first lesbian romances to have a happy ending. This brave and passionate love story ushered in a brigade of fierce women writers, musicians, and activists determined to change their self-imagery.

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Audiobook

‘Grave Decisions’ by Claire Highton-Stevenson, Audiobook narrated by Fiona Thraille

This is book 2 of ‘Detective Sophie Whitton’ series by this author which started with the murder investigation thriller ‘The Doll Maker‘. Even though ‘Grave Decisions’ could be read as a standalone, I recommend starting at… See Gaby’s full review

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