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Best LGBT Fiction

Description: Favorite novels with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and otherwise queer protagonists or major LGBT themes.

Members: 18 participating members (show all)

All members' listSort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
14,841 members, 266 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: MDTSK (1), ahef1963 (1), SqueakyChu (4), Tafadhali (22)

Score: 12.68

2
780 members, 20 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: BlueHeaven1969 (1), welloflilies (2), Tafadhali (8)

Score: 9.74

3
10,918 members, 268 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: welloflilies (1), Tafadhali (1)

Score: 8

4
2,864 members, 122 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (5), Tafadhali (6), aulsmith (7)

Score: 7.69

5
6,850 members, 143 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), Tafadhali (2)

Score: 6.73

6
66 members, 2 reviews
4.44 stars (4.44 stars)

Lists: welloflilies (3), kthxy (3)

Score: 6.08

7
3,872 members, 68 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), Tafadhali (16)

Score: 6

8
1,397 members, 90 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: becker (1), Tafadhali (19)

Score: 5.92

9
6,318 members, 238 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (3), Tafadhali (4)

Score: 5.87

10
2,557 members, 44 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (4), SqueakyChu (5)

Score: 5.5

11
15,013 members, 626 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (3), ahef1963 (7)

Score: 5.5

12
2,282 members, 163 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: becker (2), Tafadhali (32)

Score: 5.05

13
7,001 members, 121 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: Chrispntx (2), Tafadhali (45)

Score: 4.91

14
4,209 members, 127 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: becker (3), Tafadhali (33)

Score: 4.71

15
169 members, 34 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

Lists: Chrispntx (3), Tafadhali (54)

Score: 4.52

16
2,190 members, 77 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5), Tafadhali (26)

Score: 4.45

17
5,104 members, 115 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (6), Tafadhali (21)

Score: 4.42

18
4,405 members, 133 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), Tafadhali (29)

Score: 4.28

19
1,484 members, 66 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (1)

Score: 4

20
1,249 members, 115 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

flying_monkeys (1): Diversity galore in this macabre YA novella. Features the very rare asexual character, who also happens to be the protagonist. Also includes transgender, bisexual, gay and lesbian characters.… (more)

21
963 members, 28 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1)

Score: 4

22
754 members, 7 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (1)

Score: 4

23
588 members, 15 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (1)

Score: 4

24
31 members, 3 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: kthxy (1)

Score: 4

25
6 members, 0 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: wpoe54 (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

wpoe54 (1): Winner of the 2016 IndieReader Discovery Awards in category LGBT Fiction

26
1,145 members, 31 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (9), Tafadhali (39)

Score: 3.91

27
1,504 members, 78 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (3), welloflilies (4)

Thumbs down: fairyfeller

Score: 3.87

28
138 members, 18 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Chrispntx (1), Tafadhali (34)

Thumbs down: fairyfeller

Score: 3.66

29
325 members, 15 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (11), Tafadhali (57)

Score: 3.65

30
3,078 members, 50 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (15), Tafadhali (56)

Score: 3.5

31
1,539 members, 29 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: kthxy (4), aulsmith (6)

Thumbs down: Insatiable8

Score: 3.38

32
726 members, 8 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2)

Score: 3.36

33
375 members, 9 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (2)

Score: 3.36

34
70 members, 5 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

flying_monkeys (2): A fun coming-of-age YA book that features main characters who are X-Philes; one is bisexual and the other gay.

35
55 members, 2 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

bluepiano (2): The main character isn't gay but the protagonist is.

36
11 members, 0 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: kthxy (2)

Score: 3.36

37
1,801 members, 33 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (3)

Score: 3.04

38
27 members, 2 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

bluepiano (3): (Protagonist's sexual orientation is irrelevant in the novel but wanted to get in a mention of a book by a writer whom I wish were better known.)

39
23,429 members, 555 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (7), ahef1963 (8)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 2.84

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I liked the historical stuff, but I thought the gender bending was weak.

40
447 members, 25 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (4)

Score: 2.83

41
107 members, 2 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4)

Score: 2.83

42
7 members, 0 reviews

Lists: bluepiano (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

bluepiano (4): Fictionalised (slightly) account by a man who married a woman because he hoped & she believed that marriage would 'cure' his homosexuality.

43
2,695 members, 42 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (5)

Score: 2.68

44
216 members, 9 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (5)

Score: 2.68

45
3,229 members, 58 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (8)

Score: 2.38

46
18,312 members, 268 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10), Tafadhali (14)

Thumbs down: fairyfeller

Score: 2.32

47
1,997 members, 28 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (9)

Score: 2.31

48
265 members, 23 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (9)

Score: 2.31

49
710 members, 10 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (10)

Score: 2.25

50
187 members, 16 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (10)

Score: 2.25

51
15,942 members, 337 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11)

Score: 2.2

52
621 members, 60 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (11)

Score: 2.2

53
3,992 members, 88 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12)

Score: 2.15

54
839 members, 32 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (12)

Score: 2.15

55
255 members, 4 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (12)

Score: 2.15

56
1,705 members, 22 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (13)

Score: 2.11

57
715 members, 59 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (13)

Score: 2.11

58
212 members, 4 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (13)

Score: 2.11

59
359 members, 40 reviews
3.17 stars (3.17 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (14)

Score: 2.07

60
1,100 members, 62 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (15)

Score: 2.03

61
2,288 members, 41 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (16)

Score: 2

62
1,644 members, 66 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (17)

Score: 1.97

63
145 members, 2 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (17)

Score: 1.97

64
2,362 members, 225 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (18)

Score: 1.94

65
11,247 members, 108 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (20)

Score: 1.89

66
2,815 members, 39 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (23)

Score: 1.83

67
248 members, 15 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (24)

Score: 1.81

68
6,023 members, 168 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (25)

Score: 1.79

69
389 members, 39 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (27)

Score: 1.76

70
131 members, 11 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (28)

Score: 1.74

71
5,054 members, 288 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (30)

Score: 1.71

72
252 members, 9 reviews
3.29 stars (3.29 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (31)

Score: 1.7

73
78 members, 4 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (35)

Score: 1.65

74
2,115 members, 117 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (36)

Score: 1.63

75
140 members, 3 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (37)

Score: 1.62

76
783 members, 15 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (38)

Score: 1.61

77
606 members, 184 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (40)

Score: 1.59

78
218 members, 11 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (41)

Score: 1.58

79
561 members, 11 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (42)

Score: 1.57

80
317 members, 15 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (43)

Score: 1.56

81
633 members, 12 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (44)

Score: 1.55

82
1,126 members, 27 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (46)

Score: 1.54

83
3,171 members, 30 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (47)

Score: 1.53

84
289 members, 14 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (48)

Score: 1.52

85
9,579 members, 76 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (49)

Score: 1.51

86
74 members, 1 review
2.5 stars (2.5 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (50)

Score: 1.5

87
415 members, 25 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (51)

Score: 1.5

88
706 members, 18 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (52)

Score: 1.49

89
702 members, 62 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (53)

Score: 1.48

90
456 members, 26 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (55)

Score: 1.47

91
250 members, 2 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3)

Thumbs down: TheInsatiable1

Score: 1.04

92
23,704 members, 581 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (14)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 0.07

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I must have missed the queer protagonist

93
3,074 members, 236 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Score: 0

94
1,829 members, 64 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Score: 0

95
975 members, 38 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Score: 0

96
713 members, 45 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Score: 0

97
200 members, 2 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Score: 0

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About this list

Started by: Tafadhali (May 2015)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

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