It’s Halloween month, time to read spooky stories… or not. Here are our recommended lesbian books for October 2020.
Recommended new releases:
‘Just My Type‘ by Lucy Bexley & Bryce Oakley
This was cute, funny, and even better than I expected lesbian vampire book. While I have wanted to read Oakley for a while now, this is my first by Oakley or Bexley. This was so good that I will have to read more stories by them. This was a… See Lex’s full review
‘The Other Side of Forestlands Lake’ by Carolyn Elizabeth
Teenagers Willa Dunn and Lee Chandler used to spend every summer together in Forestlands Lake in upstate NY, until one day a tragic event for Willa’s family separated them. Twenty-five years later, Willa… See Gaby’s full review
‘Lady Grim, a Halloween Anthology‘ by L.L. Shelton and others
A compilation of Halloween short stories by 13 lesfic authors. The stories range from mild to really scary. Ideal to get you in the Halloween festive mood.
‘Northern Vows’ by Lise Gold
‘Northern Vows’ is the fifth and final book in the Compass series. To be honest, on its own I’d probably rate it 4* but to me, the series is 5* and as this is the ideal end to it, I’m giving it these 5*. ‘Northern Vows’ takes us back to Norway, where it all began. Hannah and Kristine are… See Jude’s full review
‘Thirsty Thursdays‘ by Elena Graf
Sam McKinnon, an old friend of Liz who moved back to Hobbs a year ago, and Olivia Enright, also a newer resident in Hobbs, are new to the scene. Sam is a former architect who is now specializing in renovation and tiling. It’s this business that brings her to Olivia Enlight. Olivia is a… See Sandra’s full review
‘The Other Women‘ by Erin Zak
Chicago businesswoman Cecily Yates has a husband, a successful career, and a four-year-long affair with a woman. Until that woman, Willow Carmichael, moves to Las Vegas in search of a better job opportunity and leaves Cecily heartbroken. Francesca Lopez is… See Gaby’s full review
Debut / Romance
‘Tutor‘ by Lyra Hart
When she finds out her best friend Isabel – whom everyone except her calls Izzy, where she prefers to call her Bella or Bells – has never ever had an orgasm, not even on her own, Rachel offers to help her. Hands-on. See Jude’s full review
Debut / Mystery
‘Gray Matters‘ by Dolores Arden
I really enjoyed this one. In fact, I thought I might even be rating this wlw debut novel 5 stars but it ended up having a few too many bumps for that. The fact that it’s a debut by Arden makes this book even more impressive. If Arden’s first book is… See Lex’s full review
Last year’s book you should read
‘Gideon the Ninth‘ by Tamsyn Muir
Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die.
‘The Gilda Stories‘ by Jewelle L. Gómez (1991)
Escaping from slavery in the 1850s Gilda’s longing for kinship and community grows over two hundred years. Her induction into a family of benevolent vampyres takes her on an adventurous and dangerous journey full of loud laughter and subtle terror.
‘Sylver and Gold‘ by Michelle Larkin, narrated by Keira Grace
This was a super entertaining lesbian paranormal/mystery/romance. When I read Larkin’s debut ‘Mercy’, two years ago, I knew she was an author to watch. With ‘Sylver and Gold’, she somehow managed to… See Lex’s full review