15 Books Every Young Gay Woman Should Read
Because all the best ladies are well-read.
1. Inferno (A Poet's Novel) by Eileen Myles
2. Ash by Malinda Lo
3. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
4. Unbearable Lightness by Portia De Rossi
5. Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Care by Fannie Flagg
6. The Price Of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
7. Her Name in the Sky, Kelly Quindlen
8. Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
9. Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch
10. The World Unseen By Shamim Sarif
Sarif's novel immerses you in 1950s South Africa, where apartheid is only just beginning. The laws won't stop Amina from running a cafe with her business partner, who happens to be a black man, in a conventional Indian community. Miriam on the other hand is a traditional housewife that wouldn't even dream of breaking, let alone bending, any rules. When the two women are thrown together you can imagine what happens... so, I'll just let you read it. Two of Sharif's novels are now feature length films that are also worth seeing after you've done your reading.
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