There’s a saddening lack of books with pansexual/panromantic rep included in queer book recs, so I’ve compiled a list of books for us pans, that I will be continuously updating.

Some notes: I haven’t read the majority of these books, so I’m trusting the people who sent me recs and the research I’ve done. Some of the books are part of series, and I’m not sure if the pan character is in one or some/all books, so keep that in mind.

For each book I’ve put the genre, the names of the characters if I could find them, if it’s canon or implied/hinted, and a goodreads link.

Happy reading!


WLW BOOKS: (part one)

Girls love each other like animals. There is something ferocious and unself-conscious about it. We don’t guard ourselves like we do with boys. No one trains us to shield our hearts from each other. With girls, it’s total vulnerability from the beginning. Our skin is bare and soft. We love with claws and teeth and the blood is just proof of how much. It’s feral.

Pride Month Book Recs
  • Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon - black sapphic MCs, NA, #ownvoices
  • When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore - poc MCs, trans protagonist, magical realism, YA, #ownvoices
  • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire- asexual MC, trans MC, paranormal, YA
  • Heartstopper by Alice Oseman - webcomic about two boys falling in love
  • Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde -dual pov, 1-bi poc Asian-Australian girl, 2- chubby girl with anxiety, convention shenanigans, YA
  • Coffee Boy by Austin Chant - trans MC, office romance, NA, #ownvoices
  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers - diverse cast of various alien races, poc, adventures in space!, Adult
  • Bad Boy by Elliot Wake - trans man MC, thriller, Adult, #ownvoices
  • Hold Me by Courtney Milan - poc MCs, trans MC, bi MC, NA

Happy Pride Month!!!
Guest Playlist - Rebekah Weatherspoon, a playlist by blackgirlnerds on Spotify
Romantic Arc : My Ultimate 2017 Romance Novel Playlist These songs track the emotional arc of any good romance novel, from the Meet-Cute to the developing feeling, to the Dark Moment and the Happily Ever After.

The awesome peeps at @BlackGirlNerds asked me to do a guest playlist, Romance style! Such a fun honor. Check it out!!! 😀🤘🏾💓

A million things crossed through her mind. She knew parts of Alexis, parts she loved, like her shy demeanor that came with a really soft touch, but she wanted to know everything. She wanted to know what else Alexis really loved. She wanted to know what else brought the calm happiness she saw on her face now. And she wanted to kiss her again.
—  Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon

anonymous asked:

Hi Julia!! It seems like I have read every wlw book out there and I need more! Do you have any under-appreciated favorites you would recommend?

hey i love recommending my under-appreciated favorites!!!

  • interference by zoe reed: super slow burn, lesbian athletes, lots of angst, wonderful writing
  • four steps by wendy hudson: mystery/crime story about two women who meet when hiking in scotland and one of them has a super tragic backstory (their interactions are some of the cutest i’ve read i love it so much)
  • treasure by rebekah weatherspoon: baby butch falls for cute stripper from her sister’s bachelorette party. yay for original plots and black lesbians!
  • cash braddock by ashley bartlett: cash is the softest drug dealer ever and falls for laurel who’s very closed off and also there’s a baby butch in training who’s like cash’s little sister and they’re perfect
  • all the little moments by g. benson: an anaesthetist is left responsible for her young niece and nephew when her brother dies in an accident. she also falls for another woman cause i’m listing lesbian books but this one is very focused on family and it made me cry a lot. it has a happy ending though
  • survived by her longtime companion by chris paynter: two women break up after 9 years together and then find themselves working on biographies of the same actress who just passed away and had been in a relationship with a woman the whole time. the book alternates between the two women reconciliating in the present and flashbacks to the entire love story of the older women
  • captain of industry by karin kallmaker: romance between an actress and a successful CEO who meet again 20 years after a failed attempt at a relationship
  • heart of the game by rachel spangler: romance about a sports writer who struggles to find the balance between her job and her love life when she falls in love with a single mom

these are all books i rated 5 stars on goodreads so i hope you like them <3


[image description: the covers of Loving Her by Ann Allen Shockley, In the Game by Nikki Baker, Blacker Than Blue (Vampire Sorority Sisters #2) by Rebekah Weatherspoon, Under the Lights (Daylight Falls #2) by Dahlia Adler, Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld, Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis, Unicorn Tracks by Julia Ember, Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley, Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez]

Interracial Lesbian Fiction

(More at the Goodreads list)

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WHY ARE PEOPLE NOT TALKING ABOUT THIS BOOK?? It is a novel centering around Suzy and Pilar, A Mommy Dominant and a Little girl.
Suzy and Pilar are…

.Both POC

This book had me captivated from the start!!
Suzy finds Pilar on a kinky website and decided to message her, from there on out it’s a beautiful, nurturing, hot, sexy, wonderful ride. As a Mommy Dom, this book was the first thing that really catered to me and my exact hopes and dreams. The love, the sex, the relationship?? So pure and I can’t get enough! I have read this book at least 15 times since I bought it three years ago. I just can’t put it down.

Give it a read!

ikariyuiofficial  asked:

hey, do you have any recs for lesbian books with WoC in them? :)

skah sure! disclaimer tho that mostly i’ve read only young adult, so thats what a lot of this list is gonna be.

  • everything leads to you by nina lacour has a mixed race main character, although i think it’s implied in the book that she is white-passing (?) and i think her mom is like an african studies professor or something so it’s definitely brought up on-page.
  • the abyss surrounds us by emily skrutskie stars a chinese-american lesbian who is super badass! the lesbian-ness is not at the forefront of the plot, but it’s also not irrelevant.
  • under the lights by dahlia adler has 2 povs, one is a korean-american lesbian actress and the other is an obnoxious rich straight white boy, HOWEVER vanessa’s story is definitely much more at the forefront, and also the white boy is less obnoxious by the end of the book.
  • lies we tell ourselves by robin talley alternates pov from a white girl and a black girl in virginia in the 1950s, so there is HEAVY racism in this book, as well as a good amount of internalized homophobia (and minor external). also, while i read both the girls as lesbians when i read the book, the author said she imagined they were both bi, but that it’s up to interpretation pretty much. also neither of them dies and they’re still together in the end :)
  • treasure by rebekah weatherspoon is a new adult novel which basically means instead of high schoolers, they’re in college, and also there’s a lot of sex. i don’t usually dig that much on-page sex but the characters were really well written and thought out and it was a sweet read. both girls are black, and the author is as well. 

these are just the ones that i have read an enjoyed! there’s also a science fiction book called sound by alexandra duncan with a poc lead but imo the author is straight and it comes through in the writing- she really struggled to portray a realistic connection between the two girls, although the plot isn’t bad.