L-Lit: York Lesbian Reading Group
L-Lit: York Lesbian Reading Group read books by lesbian/bisexual authors or books with LGBT themes, as much as possible. We read mostly fiction, meeting on a monthly basis. The book group is open to anybody, but is aimed at women, be they lesbian, bisexual or otherwise. You don't have to join, you don't have to pay and you don't even have to buy the books. (We endeavoured to ensure they are available cheaply, in the library, or that others within the group are able to lend books for those who are unable to purchase them.)

We are currently attempting to relaunch the L-Lit: York Lesbian Reading Group and have a few meetings scheduled and are asking for people to host the evening. If you would like more information, please do get in touch via  email. You can also find us on Facebook

Warm Regards

Catherine x 

Forthcoming Book

  • Thursday 3rd November 2016 - A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale. @ Bill's
  • Thursday 5th January 2017 - TBC

Past Books


September 2016 - How to be a woman by Caitlin Moran

July 2016 - The Gracekeeper by Kirsty Logan


September 2015 - Amerincanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

August 2015- Summer Holidays - NO GROUP

July 2015 - The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

June 2015 - How to be Both by Ali Smith

May 2015 - The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

April 2015 - NO GROUP

March 2015 - The love song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce

February 2015 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

January 2015 - Life Mask by Emma Donohue


December 2014 - We are all completely beside ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

November 2014 - Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale

October 2014 - Little Bee by Chris Cleave

September 2014 - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

August 2014 - The Queen of Whale Cay by Kate Summerscale

July 2014 - Bring a book that has shaped your life

June 2014 - Dear Life by Alice Munro OR 96 hours by Georgia Beers

May 2014 - Calendar Girl by Stella Duffy

April 2014 - Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier OR Sing you home by Jodi Picoult

March 2014 - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 

February 2014 - The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

January 2014 - Why don't you stop talking by Jackie Kay


December 2013 - The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

November 2013 - Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma by Kerry Hudson

October 2013 - The Silk Road by Jane Summer

September 2013 - Days of Grace by Catherine Hall

August 2013 - The Raven's Heart by Jesse Blackadder

July 2013 - Crossroads by Radclyffe

June 2013 - Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson

May 2013 - The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson

April 2013 - When Women were Warriors Book I: The Warrior's Path by Catherine M. Wilson

March 2013 - The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

February 2013 - The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

January 2013 - May we be forgiven by A M Homes


December 2012 - Plant dreaming deep by May Sarton

November 2012 - How to be a woman by Caitlin Moran

October 2012 - The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

September 2012 - Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

August 2012 - Spandex: fast and hard by Martin Eden

July 2012 - Getrude and Alice by Diana Souhami

June 2012 - Why be happy when you can be normal? by Jeanette Winterson

May 2012 - Annabel by Kathleen Winter

April 2012 - Pages for You by Sylvia Brownrigg

March 2012 - Zami by Audre Lourde

February 2012 - Every Day is Mothers Day by Hilary Mantell

January 2012 - Babyji by Abha Dawesar


December 2011 - Claudine at School by Collette

November 2011 - Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown,

October 2011 - Lottery by Patricia Wood

September 2011- Arthur and George by Julian Barnes

August 2011 - White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

July 2011 - Possession by A.S. Byatt

June 2011 - Why Don't You Stop Talking by Jackie Kay

May 2011- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

April 2011 - The Rapture by Liz Jensen

March 2011 - The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

February 2011 - A concise Chinese-English dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo

January 2011 - Q&A by Vikas Swarup


December 2010 - The Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne Seierstad 

November 2010 - Other Stories and Other Stories by Ali Smith

October 2010 - Rapture by Carol Ann Duffy

September 2010 - Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

August 2010 - The Color Purple by Alice Walker

July 2010 - Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

June 2o10 - Rebel girls : their fight for the vote by Jill Liddigton

May 2010 - The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

April 2010 - Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith

March 2010 - Singling Out the Couples by Stella Duffy

February 2010 - When We Were Bad by Charlotte Mendelson

January 2010 - Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons


December 2009- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

November 2009 - Mouths of Babes by Stella Duffy

October 2009 - Affinity by Sarah Waters

September 2009 - Why Don't You Stop Talking by Jackie Kay

August 2009 - Babyji by Abha Dawesar

July 2009 - White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

June 2009 - The Scorpion's Claw by Myriam J. A. Chancy

February 2009 - God's Own Country by Ross Raisin


November 2008 - Affinity by Sarah Waters

October 2008 - The Suspicions of Mr. Whitcher by Kate Summerscale

September 2008 - The Seance by John Harwood

August 2008 - Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

July 2008 - Disobendience by Naomi Alderman

June 2008 - Orange Fiction Prize

May 2008 - Moll Cutpurse by Ellen Galford

April 2008 - Rapture by Carol Ann Duffy

March 2008 - Are You She? edited by Lesley Glaister

February 2008 - The Water's Edge by Louise Tondeur 

January 2008 - A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo 


December 2007 - Rose of No Man's Land by Michelle Tea

November 2007 - Affinity by Sarah Waters

October 2007 - Mouths of Babes by Stella Duffy

September 2007 - Sleep with Me by Joanna Briscoe

August 2007 - The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

July 2007 - Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

June 2007 - Babyji by Abha Dawesar

May 2007 - Boudica: Dreaming the Eagle by Manda Scott 


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