Does anyone have any queer lit recommendations?Does anyone have any queer lit recommendations? Elsa #recommend
They both dies in the end, call me by your name
Spoiler Alert would have been appreciated here, Kay.
@Holly i am not too sure what your meaning here that’s what the books are called
They both die in the end by Adam silvera and
call many your name by Andre Aciman
@Holly I did nothing wrong she asked for a recommendation o I gave her two.
Oh no. I’m so sorry Kay. I have not read Call Me By My Name. Thought your next title was what happened! Forgive my gaff, please.
And More Happy than not, by Silvera too
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. It’s YA (young adult) but a fantastic book.
Beautiful book, more if you know the author’s background!
The Color Purple and By the Light of my Father’s Smile by Alice Walker; Stir-Fry by a Emma Donoghue; Patience and Sarah; Wild Girls by Diana Souhami; Tipping the Velvet or Fingersmith by Sarah Walker; Maurice by E M Forster; Gore Vidal’s woks; the list is bountiful!
Not sure exactly what you mean, but Laurie King’s Kate Martinelli series is about a lesbian police detective.
Gay Zoo Day by Mike McClelland . Short stories
The classic Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown. Read it so long ago but I may have to re-read it because I remember loving it!
A Little Life – but only if you’re in the mood to have your heart ripped out.
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
It was sooo good.
Amistead Maupin’s Tales of the City.
How has this comment not got a bazillion more likes?
Tales of the city every time.
Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeannette Winterson
I adore anything by her.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Tipping the Velvet!
And Affinity, and Fingersmith!
LMGTFY right? ?
Little Women, Moby Dick and To Kill a Mockingbird we’re gay/lesbian books?! What???
Ishmael was THE BIGGEST gay to ever sail
I need to re-read To Kill A Mockingbird apparently my 14 year old self missed something!
Obviously I hadn’t a clue about Ishmael. But, of course I hated Moby Dick anyway.
The English Wife
Read in college ?
This how it always is, laurie frankel.
They Both Die at the End
Tin Man by Sarah Winman
The Swimming pool library, anything by Alan Hollinghurst. He tells it like it is along with weaving a great story.
Christos Tsiolkas is fab too.
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
Less by Andrew Sean Greer. Loved it!!
Like people in History by Felice Picano.
He he he. Not sure exactly how queer you like your queer lit (and I’m not sure my recommendation would be considered ‘queer’ lit this is just a good book) but I really enjoyed Less by S.A. Greer.
The Paying Guests by Sara Walters
Sara Waters, not Walters.
That was such a good read
Simon vs The Homosapian Agenda
I loved a teen book called Keeping You a Secret by julie Anne peters
Lots. I have a blog about it! Off the top of my head:
The Heart’s Invisible Furies
A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
The Prey of Gods
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
I’m looking forward to reading The Miseducation of Cameron Post, before the movie comes out.
Song for Achilles- Madeleine Miller
A Boy’s Own Story
The Well of Loneliness, by Radclyffe Hall, written in 1928. Was a banned book.
Also, anything Sarah Waters, esp. The Fingersmith, and Tipping the Velvet; and anything Jeanette Winterson, esp. Written on the Body, and Gut Symmetries.
I loved Josh Purcells bio…Im not Really Myself these Days!
Sarah Waters, especially Fingersmith and The Hearts Invisible Furies by J Boyne. These books were embraced by my book club
Anything by Dorothy Allison, or Audre Lorde. Fannie Flagg is a lesbian, although her books don’t always reflect that. The characters in Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe are.
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters; many titles by Stephen McCauley
Tipping the Velvet by Waters is excellent if you like Victorian England and history.
The Hearts Invisible Furies. Amazing book I just finished
The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan
Less, Tales of the City
All of the Tales of the City series by Armisted Maupin. So funny, so rich.
Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence, edited by Marion Dane Bauer. Stories by noted young adult writers.
I cannot recommend Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin highly enough. It is one of the greatest and most beautifully written novels I have ever read.
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle-stop Café
Bastard Out of Carolina – by Dorothy Allison.
This is what we were reading last month in Rainbow Reads. A book club from Pima County Public Library. ❤ my library.
The Tigers Daughter
Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
I love Jeanette Winterson Written on the Body and Oranges are Not the Only Fruit.
Don’t knowif “Tell the wolves I’m home” qualifies, but it’s killer.
It qualifies, and it’s really good too 🙂
Hey, here are my favourites:
Fiction: History Is all you left me; They Both Die at The End; More Happy Than Not -all by Adam Silvera, Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, Hero by Perry Moore, The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, The Chimes by Anna Smaill, Timekeeper, Chainbreaker both by Tara Sim, We Are the Ants, At the Edge of the Universe, both by Shaun David Hutchinson, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black, Aristotle and Dante discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz, Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin, Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan, Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman, The Angel of History by Rabih Alameddine, Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher Barzak, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.
Non-fiction: Becoming a Man, Borrowed Time, both by Paul Monette, Geography of the Heart by Fenton Johnson, Holding the Man by Timothy Conigrave, Heaven’s Coast by Mark Doty.
I hope this helps you find more books that you’ll like.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee is also amazing 🙂
the Fires of Bride by Ellen Galford
I know you said Book but I watched the movie Soldier’s Girl yesterday and it was such a great experience… definitely worth a watch.
Oh, and Giovanni’s Room – it’s a gay book but a sad one. Very food for thought.