Canadian Queer Women’s Classics: A Top Ten Must-Read List

I’ve read several of the books on this list. What about y’all?

Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian

So, I recently did a bit of googling (asking Lord Google, as my friend would say) to find out what is usually included on lists of must-read “lesbian” books, or lists of “lesbian” classics.  I’m putting lesbian in scare quotes there because I’m pretty resentful about having to use just this search term, when what I really mean is bi/queer/lesbian/otherwise non-hetero women identified authors, characters, and books.  But such is the status of googling today.

A great YA novel, totally featuring a bi, not lesbian, teenager A great YA novel, totally featuring a bi, not lesbian, teenager

I’m all for book lists and I love to debate about what is a must-read and what isn’t in the realm of queer lady writing.  But (wo)man, some of these lists suck.  Part of this is the same problem I had with search terms: lists claim to tell you all the books “gay ladies” should all read, or the “lesbian” classics you can’t miss…

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