In case you want to give me a thing.
this is a (short) rec list! okay, so it’s possible you have heard of these books before and/or you know they have queer ladies in them. either way, these are books that aren’t typically promoted as having queer context (or if they are, it’s super vague). basically, these are books that are predominately marketed towards a heterosexual audience.
some minor notes: i have labeled characters’ sexualities to the best of my interpretation of the text (i have labeled them simply as “queer” if uncertain). in some cases, the sexuality of a character is merely hinted at through heavy subtext — this is usually due to books being ~arty and/or being told through the pov of unreliable narrators. also, i make no comment on the quality of these books, because that is of course open to interpretation. i love some of these books and others i was kind of ‘meh’ about. and obviously, spoilers. i’ve tried to keep it vague, however.
01. Gone (series) by Michael Grant — A main character is a POC and a lesbian. Another female character is hinted at being bisexual and yet another is possibly questioning.
02. Hex Hall (trilogy) by Rachel Hawkins — A main character is a lesbian.
03. Cahill Witch Chronicles (trilogy) by Jessica Spotswood — At least three lesbian/bisexual female characters (one main, two supporting), two of which are POC. Other side characters who do/don’t appear in the story are mentioned as being queer.
04. Generation Dead (trilogy) by Daniel Waters — A main character is a lesbian. Her sexuality is hinted at for a long time before being finally revealed.
05. Private (series) / Privilege (series) by Kate Brian — Two queer female characters appear in the first four books (their sexuality is never specifically defined). The rest is pretty heavy subtext (e.g., the main character of Privilege has an extremely unhealthy obsession with a female main character from Private that is described quite often in overtly romantic ways).
06. Fever Crumb (series) by Philip Reeve — The protagonist is bisexual.
07. Dare Me by Megan Abbott — Two characters are queer.
08. The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler — The protagonist is hinted at being bisexual.
09. I Swear by Lane Davis — A main character is a lesbian.
10. The Shattering by Karen Healey — A main character is a lesbian.
11. Perfect by Ellen Hopkins — A main character is a lesbian.
12. The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein — The protagonist is a (severely repressed) lesbian/bisexual. Two other female characters are queer.
01. The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery — A main character is a lesbian.
02. Cassandra at the Wedding by Dorothy Baker — The protagonist is hinted at being a lesbian (this is not explicitly stated, mostly due the period in which the book was published).*
03. The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell — A main character is very much hinted at being a lesbian/bisexual. It is not ever confirmed, though, by the narrator.
05. October Daye (series) by Seanan McGuire — A handful of side characters are queer. (They don’t show up until later in the series, however.)
06. Dismantled by Jennifer McMahon — A main character is a lesbian. Another character is possibly bisexual.
07. Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami — A main character is queer.
* It should be noted here that modern publications of this book immediately mention the main character being gay in summaries.
Okay but B, I need you to tell me what are the good ones. TELL ME THE GOOD ONES.
Also: I haven’t really been in Hunger Games fandom, but after Catching Fire, I like, aggressively need some Johanna/Katniss longfic or porn or hell just really quality friend fic. Also acceptable: Johanna/anyone, poly ALL THE POLY. Please help, leave links, etc etc?
Feeling weird and sad this morning (cos I didn’t get enough sleep, probably) so taking a moment to say hello, I love you, and I miss you. That should cover it.
I mean, really white people; have you looked at your community lately?
where can i get one of those kim kardashian or paris hilton jobs where they just kind of pay you to exist
you mean one of those jobs where someone leaks a private sex tape, and after you’ve been humiliated and exposed to the entire nation and mocked and belittled for daring to have sex with anyone, you work really hard as an entrepreneur and entertainer and still get considered not respectable?
That cat is not even playful, he is downright -concerned- about this fucking penguin aelinawhwa
CAT: ARE YOU OKAY SMALL WIBBLY ANIMAL
S-sir? Sir, what are you-
Sir, are you-
Sir, please stop.
Are you okay?
I can’t remember if I blogged this or not but oh my fucking cute.
It should blow my mind that monosexism is so ingrained in people that our fellow gsms would strive to advance their own causes without paying any mind to ours, and, in fact, actively participating in it, but it isn’t surprising at all, and that’s the worst part. -Paige
OKAY NO SCREAMING NOW
OH MY GOD.