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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    11. Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden

    12. Fall On Your Knees by Anne-Marie MacDonald

    13. Empress Of The World by Sara Ryan

    14. Valencia by Michelle Tea

    15. Zami: A New Spelling Of My Name by Audre Lorde

    This is a great start, but now we turn it over to you. Add your own suggestions below!