What are the best African-American lesbian fiction novels?

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    #1Full Circle (Choices)

    Full Circle (Choices)

    Full Circle is the fourth book in the fiction series Choices written by Skyy which centers on the story of Lena who is growing an attraction to Denise. 

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    Austin Garcia
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Not exactly my cup of tea, but it has a goodly number of reviews on the web. So if you're an African-American female you might like these. And the Kindle version is only ten dollars, so go for it!"
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    #2She Say, She Say

    She Say, She Say

    She Say, She Say is a standalone fiction novel written by Olivia Renee Wallace which centers on the story between Shanelle Carter and J.B. Donovan as they discover each other. 

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    Nancy Mendez
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Olivia Renee Wallace has been featured in two erotic anthologies. She Say, She Say is her debut romance novel and the first of many works of literature to come. She believes that fiction can be romantic, steamy and true-to-life. Coinciding with her passion for writing is her passion for hair and hair care. She is training to obtain her certification in Cosmetology through the world renowned John Paul Mitchell Systems, a leader in the industry."
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    #3Ghost Girl in the Corner (Shadowshaper)

    Ghost Girl in the Corner (Shadowshaper)

    Ghost Girl in the Corner is part of the fantasy young adult series Shadowshaper written by Daniel José Older which follows the relationship of lovers Tee and Izzy. 

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    Cheshta Das
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book is by blacks for blacks. It is full of the usual black complaints about society. It should be sent directly the the trash and ignored."
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    #4The Necessary Hunger

    The Necessary Hunger
    The Necessary Hunger is a standalone young adult novel written by Nina Revoyr which centers on the relationship of basketball players Nancy Takahiro and Raina Webber.
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    Cynthia Stone
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The Necessary Hunger is a lesbian novel involving two basketball players, one African American and one Japanese American. It's an interesting book with great writing and vivid imagery and a complex story. It's an uncommon read but highly entertaining."
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    #5Crossroads (Choices)

    Crossroads (Choices)

    Crossroads is the third book in the fictions series Choices written by Skyy which centers on the fast-paced story about the lives and relationships of three former college friends.

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    Andrew Ellis
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The third installment of the Choices series, Crossroads shows the growth and maturity of the characters. Skyy has done an amazing job of portraying very realistic black lesbian lives and their community. Buy the book, spread the word, leave a review and support this author."
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    #6Choices

    Choices

    Skyy's Choices is romantic erotica about Lena Jamerson and her journey of exploration of the self in Freedom University. The novel was published on August 31st, 2007 by Kings Crossing Publishing.

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    Amit Nair
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Are these characters supposed to be a realistic depiction of African American lesbians? People as morally deficient as the ones described in this book are shocking. This really deserved a no star rating."
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    #7Lies We Tell Ourselves

    Lies We Tell Ourselves

    Lies We Tell Ourselves is a historical fiction novel written by Robin Talley. In this book, the story takes place in Virginia in 1959. This book for young adults was originally published in 2014.

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    Surabhi Chavan
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "My home schooled teen daughter read this historical fiction novel for black history month. It's a well told story about an African-American girl who falls in love with a racist white girl. This story teaches a timeless lesson; it's tough to stand up to the crowd."
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    #8Everything Leads to You

    Everything Leads to You

    Emi Price is an 18-year-old production design intern that is currently working at L.A., trying her best to get a good opportunity at the film industry. One day, she and her best friend Charlotte find a mysterious letter, and they decide to look for its intended recipient. 

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    Austin Howell
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Well, given the topic? Not going to really be what you're looking for at all. So thus you're getting a zero. The book itself is average, nothing bad about it really. However, it simply doesn't shine."
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    #9The Color Purple

    The Color Purple
    Set deep in the American South, The Color Purple by Alice Walker is the tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. After living a very hard life, she starts to discover joy and the power of her own spirit.
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    Charles Torres
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I first read this novel when it came out and was incredibly moved by the story. It is a book that I return to every couple of years to read again. It is a very uplifting story and one that you will never forget. Everyone can learn something valuable from reading it."
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    #10Consequences

    Consequences

    Consequences is a book by Aleatha Roming that tells a story of Claire, a beautiful woman that is captured by a rich and handsome yet controlling guy. She will do whatever it takes to control the game and escape.

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    Carl Harper
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "My best friend is African-American and a lesbian. I wanted to surprise her with a gift that she would like, and so I tried this book. The plot line is about a strong Black woman, though it does not seem to be an explicitly lesbian plot. In any event, she really liked the novel!"

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Best What are the best African-American lesbian fiction novels
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Full Circle (Choices)Books 36 Paid
2She Say, She SayBooks 32 Paid
3Ghost Girl in the Corner (Shadowshaper)Books 29 Paid
4The Necessary HungerBooks 27 Paid
5Crossroads (Choices)Books 26 Paid
6ChoicesBooks 24 Paid
7Lies We Tell OurselvesBooks 19 Paid
8Everything Leads to YouBooks 16 Paid
9The Color PurpleBooks 14 Paid
10ConsequencesBooks 1 Paid
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