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Best LGBT Fiction

Description: Favorite novels about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and otherwise queer characters.

Members: 21 participating members (show all)

All members' listSort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
15,815 members, 286 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: jenniferw88 (1), MDTSK (1), ahef1963 (1), SqueakyChu (4), Tafadhali (22)

Score: 16.68

2
12,039 members, 292 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: welloflilies (1), Tafadhali (1), jenniferw88 (2)

Score: 11.36

3
7,283 members, 153 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), Tafadhali (2), jenniferw88 (3)

Score: 9.77

4
824 members, 20 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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

Score: 9.74

5
4,295 members, 84 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), jenniferw88 (4), Tafadhali (16)

Score: 8.83

6
1,686 members, 98 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: becker (1), jenniferw88 (5), Tafadhali (19)

Score: 8.59

7
6,827 members, 254 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (3), Tafadhali (4), jenniferw88 (6)

Score: 8.42

8
2,719 members, 46 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (4), SqueakyChu (5), jenniferw88 (7)

Score: 7.96

9
16,114 members, 641 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (3), ahef1963 (7), jenniferw88 (8)

Score: 7.88

10
2,989 members, 124 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

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

Score: 7.69

11
4,460 members, 129 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: becker (3), jenniferw88 (9), Tafadhali (33)

Score: 7.02

12
2,339 members, 82 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5), jenniferw88 (10), Tafadhali (26)

Score: 6.7

13
5,380 members, 123 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (6), jenniferw88 (11), Tafadhali (21)

Score: 6.62

14
4,799 members, 147 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), jenniferw88 (12), Tafadhali (29)

Score: 6.43

15
1,799 members, 169 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (1), jenniferw88 (13)

Score: 6.11

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)

16
76 members, 2 reviews
4.44 stars (4.44 stars)

Lists: welloflilies (3), kthxy (3)

Score: 6.08

17
820 members, 7 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (1), jenniferw88 (14)

Score: 6.07

18
1,952 members, 112 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (3), welloflilies (4), jenniferw88 (15)

Thumbs down: fairyfeller

Score: 5.9

19
3,310 members, 59 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (15), jenniferw88 (16), Tafadhali (56)

Score: 5.5

20
2,625 members, 179 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: becker (2), Tafadhali (32)

Score: 5.05

21
7,383 members, 125 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: Chrispntx (2), Tafadhali (45)

Score: 4.91

22
24,325 members, 574 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (7), ahef1963 (8), jenniferw88 (17)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 4.81

Explanations:

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

23
2,825 members, 43 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (5), jenniferw88 (18)

Score: 4.62

24
200 members, 38 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: Chrispntx (3), Tafadhali (54)

Score: 4.52

25
3,635 members, 81 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (8), jenniferw88 (19)

Score: 4.29

26
2,207 members, 30 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (9), jenniferw88 (20)

Score: 4.2

27
1,614 members, 68 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (1)

Score: 4

28
1,000 members, 26 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1)

Score: 4

29
618 members, 16 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (1)

Score: 4

30
51 members, 5 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: kthxy (1)

Score: 4

31
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

32
1,197 members, 34 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (9), Tafadhali (39)

Score: 3.91

33
2,936 members, 250 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (18), jenniferw88 (21)

Score: 3.81

34
150 members, 16 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: Chrispntx (1), Tafadhali (34)

Thumbs down: fairyfeller

Score: 3.66

35
348 members, 14 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (11), Tafadhali (57)

Score: 3.65

36
6,544 members, 180 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: jenniferw88 (22), Tafadhali (25)

Score: 3.64

37
1,657 members, 32 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: kthxy (4), aulsmith (6)

Thumbs down: Insatiable8

Score: 3.38

38
782 members, 9 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2)

Score: 3.36

39
411 members, 11 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (2)

Score: 3.36

40
85 members, 5 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 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.

41
57 members, 2 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

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

42
13 members, 0 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: kthxy (2)

Score: 3.36

43
1,952 members, 35 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (3)

Score: 3.04

44
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.)

45
507 members, 26 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (4)

Score: 2.83

46
107 members, 2 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4)

Score: 2.83

47
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.

48
229 members, 9 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (5)

Score: 2.68

49
19,253 members, 280 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10), Tafadhali (14)

Thumbs down: fairyfeller

Score: 2.32

50
276 members, 23 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (9)

Score: 2.31

51
203 members, 16 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (10)

Score: 2.25

52
117 members, 1 review
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (10)

Score: 2.25

53
16,623 members, 356 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11)

Score: 2.2

54
719 members, 63 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (11)

Score: 2.2

55
4,100 members, 93 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12)

Score: 2.15

56
858 members, 32 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (12)

Score: 2.15

57
259 members, 4 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (12)

Score: 2.15

58
1,849 members, 25 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (13)

Score: 2.11

59
896 members, 68 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (13)

Score: 2.11

60
225 members, 4 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (13)

Score: 2.11

61
377 members, 40 reviews
3.18 stars (3.18 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (14)

Score: 2.07

62
1,161 members, 65 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (15)

Score: 2.03

63
2,361 members, 42 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (16)

Score: 2

64
1,760 members, 67 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (17)

Score: 1.97

65
152 members, 2 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (17)

Score: 1.97

66
11,717 members, 107 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (20)

Score: 1.89

67
4,059 members, 280 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: jenniferw88 (23)

Score: 1.83

68
2,919 members, 42 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (23)

Score: 1.83

69
300 members, 20 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (24)

Score: 1.81

70
508 members, 45 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (27)

Score: 1.76

71
156 members, 12 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (28)

Score: 1.74

72
5,553 members, 313 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (30)

Score: 1.71

73
264 members, 9 reviews
3.29 stars (3.29 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (31)

Score: 1.7

74
92 members, 4 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (35)

Score: 1.65

75
2,248 members, 118 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (36)

Score: 1.63

76
142 members, 3 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (37)

Score: 1.62

77
822 members, 15 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (38)

Score: 1.61

78
627 members, 184 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (40)

Score: 1.59

79
287 members, 11 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (41)

Score: 1.58

80
606 members, 12 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (42)

Score: 1.57

81
337 members, 17 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (43)

Score: 1.56

82
674 members, 12 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (44)

Score: 1.55

83
1,228 members, 27 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (46)

Score: 1.54

84
3,284 members, 31 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (47)

Score: 1.53

85
317 members, 15 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (48)

Score: 1.52

86
10,010 members, 75 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (49)

Score: 1.51

87
77 members, 1 review
2.55 stars (2.55 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (50)

Score: 1.5

88
438 members, 25 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (51)

Score: 1.5

89
744 members, 17 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (52)

Score: 1.49

90
720 members, 63 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (53)

Score: 1.48

91
485 members, 27 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (55)

Score: 1.47

92
254 members, 2 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3)

Thumbs down: TheInsatiable1

Score: 1.04

93
24,646 members, 594 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (14)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 0.07

Explanations:

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

94
2,105 members, 78 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Score: 0

95
1,036 members, 42 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Score: 0

96
776 members, 47 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Score: 0

97
224 members, 3 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Score: 0

98
3 members, 1 review
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Score: 0

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About this list

Started by: Tafadhali (May 2015)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

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