Love Alters edited by Emma Donoghue
Leave it to one of the world’s top lesbian writers to gather some of the best lesbian short stories since Stonewall. Bringing together work from right across the English speaking world, there are many of the usual bestselling suspects here, but many fresh emerging voices as well. Highly recommended.
The World We Found: A Novel by Thrity Umrigar
Armaiti, Laley, Kavita and Nishta shared everything during university days in 1970s Bombay. Now drifted apart, Armaiti asks that they get together one last time before she dies. Unresolved feelings surface as they revisit lost love and betrayals. Winner Lambda Award for Lesbian Fiction.
The Girl on the Stairs by Louise Welsh
This lesbian gothic and powerful psychological thriller sees six-month pregnant Jane wandering Berlin’s back streets finding the back stories of its secretive residents. As her past catches up with her, Jane’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and danger is always ever present.
Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh
Published in French in 2010, it is now translated after the release of the Palm D’Or winning film adaptation. This erotic and captivating lesbian graphic novel tells of 15-year-old Clementine whose life is changed at a gay bar when she is entranced by Emma, the girl with the blue hair.
The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter Selected by Andrea Goldsmith
The first anthology of Porter’s work covering all her works from 1975’s The Little Hoodlum to 2009’s The Bee Hut. Selected by her partner Andrea Goldsmith, the collection brings out Porter’s themes of mythology, intimacy, sex and the science of love in a beautiful hardback collection.