Niche Genre Recs: Sapphic Historical Fiction

This is a post I have been meaning to write for a long time. I have had the idea for it almost as long as I have had this blog, I have just never gotten around to actually writing it. However, now that I am doing themed posts for women’s history month, it was the perfect push to get me to write this. Albeit, this is a looser interpretation since these are all historical fiction.

Personally, this is a niche book type that I really enjoy, and something I have been seeking out for a while now. Below, I have shared books I enjoyed, as well as a few bonus books on my tbr. You can find all the books mentioned in this post on my list on

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Review: The Killing Code by Ellie Marney

  • Title: The Killing Code
  • Author: Ellie Marney
  • Genre: historical mystery
  • Intended audience: young adult
  • Format read: ebook
  • Publisher: Little Brown Books
  • Pub date: September 20, 2022
  • Content warnings: death, murder, blood, racism, antisemitism, nazi symbols, homophobia, arson and fire, mentions of sexual assault, serial killer, violence against women
  • Rating: 3.5/5 stars
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Review: The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

  • Title: The Rose Code
  • Author: Kate Quinn
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Intended Audience: Adult
  • Format: Audiobook ARC
  • Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • Trigger Warnings: grief, death, depictions of bombs, parental abuse, patient abuse, vomiting, straightjacket, mentions of rape, sexual assault
  • Rating: 4/5 stars

I was provided with an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review.

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