Books I Want to Read in December

Hi, friends!

When I started The Sapphic Bookshelf this past May, I had all these grand visions of posting book reviews and blogs and book tags every week. It’s okay, you can laugh with/at me, too. My senior year of college and a whole thesis and, you know, a global pandemic, all really got in the way of things. Fortunately, my classes shouldn’t be as intense next semester, and I’ve got a whole three-ish weeks to read during winter break!

Without further ado (or excuses), here is a (short) list of sapphic books I hope to read this December.

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (2019)

Things this book has: lesbian necromancers in space. Yes, you read that correctly.

Listen, so many people have yelled at me to read this, and it also objectively contains every single thing I could possibly want in a book, and yet it’s been sitting untouched in my Kindle library since July. I don’t know why I’m like this, either. But I will read about lesbian necromancers in space over winter break if it’s the last thing I do. Probably.


Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin (2019)

This book is spooky, and I’m told it has sapphics? Two of my favorite things!

I impulsively ordered this book a couple months ago and not a day goes by I don’t think about finally cracking the cover. Yet, here we are, me at my computer and this book sitting unread on my shelf… Anyway, this sounds spooky and delightful and I can’t wait.


She’s Too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heard (2021)

And because the other two are less recent, here’s a new release on the list!

When I say I squealed when I saw I got approved for an ARC of this book… Sapphic twist on Dorian Gray that “explores the intersections of love, art, danger, and power?” Yes, please. It’s not out until March 2021, but you better believe I’m reading this as soon as I’m no longer drowning in schoolwork.


Happy reading!

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