Madalyn’s Favorite Books with F/F Romances (Part Two!)

Posted May 3, 2018 by Madalyn || 11 Comments

Hello, friends! Today, I’m here with a follow-up to a post I did during Pride Month last year wherein I discussed some of my favorite books that featured f/f romances. I of course still highly recommend all of the books I mentioned in that post, but I wanted to write a part two talking about some of the awesome f/f books I’ve read in the past year. F/F ships still deserve a whole lot more love than they get in the bookish/blogging community, so this post is my humble attempt at remedying that!

madalyn’s recommendations

(Covers link to Goodreads)

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli // Leah actually inspired this post! Since Becky Albertalli’s books are so popular, I’m hoping that its release will encourage readers will pick up more f/f books. Predictably, I adored this. Leah is literally ME (a fat, bi girl growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta), and this book featured some of the swooniest f/f scenes. The prom scene was so Pure(TM) that it made me cry because QUEER GIRLS DESERVE ADORABLE PROM MOMENTS, TOO, OKAY.

Passing Strange by Ellen Klages // Passing Strange is a novella set in the underground lesbian scene of 1940’s San Francisco, with a hint of magic. I LOVED this. The romance was super sweet, and y’all know I love historical fiction. I loved seeing a queer female community in a historical setting. The fantasy elements were a nice touch, too.

Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta // I yell about how much I love this book all the time, so probably no one is surprised to see it on this list. Broadway theater setting + murder mystery + a swoony f/f romance + the most stunning, lyrical prose. What more could you ask for, honestly??? This was such a winner for me. If you like atmospheric books, Echo After Echo is a must-read.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid // This one has gotten a ton of love in the bookish community over the past few months, which makes me really happy, but if for some reason you haven’t picked it up yet, YOU MUST. The story follows Evelyn Hugo, an aging Hollywood icon, as she recounts her life story to a young reporter named Monique Grant. Even though she’s best known for her seven marriages to men, we find out that the love of her life was actually fellow actress Celia St. James. Their romance took my breath away, and again, historical fiction about queer ladies will always be my fave. Plus, Evelyn is the brash, bisexual, Cuban icon we all need.

Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman // Shira Glassman writes the CUTEST f/f novellas, and this one is no exception. It features a romance between a painter and a yarn-dyer, both of whom are Jewish! It’s artsy, fluffy, and all-around precious.

The Gallery of Unfinished Girls by Lauren Karcz // Another book I haven’t stopped recommending since I read it! Gallery has a great f/f romance, but it also has gorgeous writing, relatable characters, and the perfect amount of magic. So much amazing commentary on being a creative, too. If you, like me, like your contemporaries with a hint of fabulism, you’ve gotta pick this one up.

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno // Another fabulist f/f book I loved! This one comes out at the beginning of June. It’s magical and atmospheric, and the beachy setting transports you instantly into the story.

Final Draft by Riley Redgate // I love Riley Redgate’s writing, and I was so pleasantly surprised when Final Draft featured an f/f ship. It’s a friends-to-more romance, and the main character (who ID’s as pansexual! yay for more pan rep in YA) has a lot of complicated thoughts about sexuality that I found really relatable.


Have you read any of these books? What are some of your favorite books with f/f romances? 

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11 responses to “Madalyn’s Favorite Books with F/F Romances (Part Two!)

  1. I read Knit One Girl Two and I’m in the middle of reading at least two more of these books (Leah & Evelyn) with Final Draft and Summer of Salt on my tbr. I can’t wait to add that 40’s one. ☺ I love that era.

    What a great post!

    • YOU DO! I feel like you would especially like Echo After Echo and Gallery! (Also you’re the first person I heard talk about Passing Strange, so THANKS!)

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