[ text ]: this line is hella long - do you want me to order you something? [ text ]: I can’t believe you made me come to a starbucks [ text ]: THEY’RE OUT OF CARAMEL FRAPPACHINOS [ text ]: how does a coffeeshop run out of creamer? [ text ]: if you stand me up in this sketchball cafe imma be pissed [ text ]: I’m so sorry, I’m almost there - is the table by the window still open? [ text ]: I think this dude is breaking up with his girl over skim lattes… [ text ]: pretty sure the barista forgot the soy milk. excuse me while I stab myself with an epipen [ text ]: hope you like cold coffee because traffic is terrible [ text ]: I wanna buy this girl a cup of coffee and write my number on it but what if I’m reading the signs wrong and she’s not into girls….. #lesbianproblems [ text ]: cashier gave me an extra two dollars back in change. is this flirting? [ text ]: this cafe has far too many adorable boys for me to focus on studying… wanna join? [ text ]: if you come home with a caramel macchiato for me, I’ll do whatever you want. sexually.
She’d had a falling-star dome once, she remembered. Most of her childhood was vague and shadowy, but she distinctly remembered the trouble she’s gotten into when she’d broken open the dome to find out what made the falling stars streaks when it was shaken.
Star Wars: Choices of One
I’m charmed by this description of destructively curious baby Mara breaking open her snow globe to figure out how it works. It’s unclear whether this happened pre- or post- being kidnapped by the Emperor. It’s a nice little character note, and we don’t get a ton of personal details like this in the books.
Book suggestions for lesbian, queer, and questioning girls
Caution: Not an exhaustive list! However, I hope it’s helpful. (Descriptions of those I haven’t read have been gleaned from Amazon.)
Rum Spring by Yolanda Wallace. Amish girl in love with her “English” friend must negotiate conflict with family and community.
Benediction by Diane Salvatore. Grace and Meg experience first love in the setting of the Immaculate Blessing Academy for Girls, their strictly traditional Catholic school in Queens, NY.
Her Name in the Sky by Kelly Quindlen. High school seniors and best friends Baker and Hannah struggle with their attraction in the context of friends, families, school, and community.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth. In the aftermath of her parents’ sudden death, Cameron is sent by her grandmother to a religious camp aimed at “curing” her of her same-sex attraction.
Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden. 1982: Considered to be the first YA lesbian love story with a positive ending.
Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller. 1972: Set in early 19th century New England, the story of Patience White, an educated painter, and Sarah Dowling, a cross-dressing farmer, who must struggle to make a place for their love in their close-minded community.
Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown. 1973: Set in the south in the 1950s, Molly Bolt’s hilarious coming-of-age/coming-out story.
Ask the Passengers by A.S. King. Astrid has no one to talk to about her issues except passengers in the airliners flying 30,000 feet above her.
Ash by Malinda Lo. Complete with cruel stepmother and mean stepsisters, Ash is “Cinderella with a twist.”
Huntress by Malinda Lo. This “prequel” to Ash tells the story of two young women who must undertake a hazardous journey to save their world.
Likewise: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag by Ariel Schrag. The comic trials and tribulations of a high school lesbian.
Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki. Goth girl Kim (“Skim”) tries to balance an obsessive attraction to a teacher with the friendships of her peers.
The Case of the Not-So-Nice Nurse: A Nancy Clue and Cherry Aimless Mystery by Mabel Maney. Hilarious spoof of girl sleuth/student nurse stories.
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Spy: An Original James Bond Parody by Mabel Maney. The story of James Bond’s lesbian twin sister, Jane.
Dare Truth or Promise by Paula Boock. Willa and Louie must surmount homophobia and class differences in order to be together.
The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George. Jesse is to Emily as combat boots are to pearls: Opposites attract?
Empress of the World by Sara Ryan. At a summer program for gifted high school students, two girls discover a surprising attraction to each other.
The Gravity Between Us by Kristen Zimmer. The story of Kendall, a young movie star, and Payton, her childhood best friend … and more?
Kiss the Morning Star by Elissa Janine Houle. Anna and Kat go on a road trip: Destination? Unknown.
Kissing Kate by Lauren Myracle. In the aftermath of a drunken kiss, best friends Lissa and Kate face both friendship and identity issues.
Rules for Hearts by Sara Ryan. This sequel to Empress of the World follows Battle during the summer before she starts college. While getting reacquainted with her runaway brother, she falls in love with one of his artsy-bohemian housemates, Meryl.
Girlfriends: The Complete Collection 1 and Girlfriends: The Complete Collection 2 by Milk Morinaga. Charming and perceptive, sweet but not syrupy story of two Japanese schoolgirls falling in love.
In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court by Brittney Griner. WNBA star tells her story of growing up and coming out.
Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi. Former child model and TV star struggles with sexual identity and eating disorder issues.
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan. In Tehran, a young lesbian in love with another girl faces an arranged marriage to a man chosen by her parents.
One Hour by Q. Kelly. After surviving a Columbine-like school shooting, a student and teacher struggle to stay within appropriate boundaries while dealing with the trauma as well as attraction growing out of their unique shared experience.
She Loves You, She Loves You Not … by Julie Anne Peters. Disowned by her homophobic father, Alyssa is sent across the country to live with the biological mother she barely knows.
The Sea of Light by Jenifer Levin. Collegiate swimmers Babe Delgado and Ellie Marks compete and fall in love under the tutelage of their lesbian coach, Brenna Allen.
The You Know Who Girls by Annameekee Hesik. The rumored-to-be lesbians on the basketball team want Abbey to try out. Should she?
next on my list is boy with amnesia + love triangle
i dunno why, i just love anything involving student council members… especially when it comes to the prez and vp… not really into amnesia stories but def into love triangles. BRING IT.
it’s hachigatsu nanoka wo sagashite. there’s a blcd for it, but like usual, i don’t fuckin’ touch the cds until i read the original. i kinda skimmed through this girl’s trans of the cd, and i think i spoiled myself of the ending (i mean, the girl fuckin’ rants about it in her intro and i’m like giiiiirl wtffff biiiiiitch save that shit for the end, not in your intro summary thing, the fuuuu) but oh well. i think if i just figure out who the “asshole seme” is out of the two guys, i’ll know who the main seme is. when it comes to her books, asshole semes are always main semes… sigh…
but apparently uke goes after asshole seme in the end? i wonder if asshole is the prez? or the childhood friend vp? of course in her books, asshole semes become awesome semes by the end so…. either way, gotta find the most asshat of the two…… then i won’t be as salty about the spoiler. bitch.
The next week was hard on Finn, what Damien told him was firmly planted in his mind and wasn’t leaving anytime soon. He watched as the girl of his dreams kissed and cuddled his brother, he tried to ignore them but it was impossible.
So after three days of mulling it over he decided avoiding her was best, when they would meet at the pub or the chippy he wouldn’t sit next to her, or if the only seat available was next to her he would pretend to busy himself waiting until someone stood up and took their seat. It was getting hard because she was always trying to talk to him, asking his opinion on something, or would just ask about how he was in general, and she would touch him, a hand on the shoulder, a tap on his arm, it was killing him but he would just shrug and look away when she tried to engage him.