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Good LGBT fiction for LGBT folk and friends

Description: What would you recommend for someone interested in reading fiction about lgbt characters. Feel free to add titles that aren't on the list yet.

Based on tag: LGBT fiction

Members: 49 participating members (show all)

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3,235 members, 58 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)
7
4,022 members, 79 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)
8
2,559 members, 44 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)
9
14,855 members, 266 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)
10
7,794 members, 133 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I couldn't make it through this one.

11
5,107 members, 115 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Explanations:

thorold (16): Are you looking for a lesbian pentecostalist novel set in East Lancashire? Look no further.

12
2,091 members, 40 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)
13
1,743 members, 49 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

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thorold (14): Deploys every Irish cliché there is, but somehow gets away with it.

14
1,894 members, 33 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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thorold (6): Persian eunuch falls for Macedonian warlord.

15
28,323 members, 478 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)
16
23,429 members, 554 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I liked the historical story, but I didn't find the genderqueer character very convincing.

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15,950 members, 338 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)
18
3,090 members, 233 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
19
1,730 members, 22 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: bgsfca, jain, joeyr, aHherjuC, aulsmith

Score: 5

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1,578 members, 62 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
21
4,073 members, 84 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
22
3,851 members, 101 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)
23
3,829 members, 140 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: souloftherose, ablachly, kjgormley, ahef1963, kgriffith

Thumbs down: ebeach

Score: 4

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3,557 members, 54 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)
25
3,255 members, 269 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)
26
2,864 members, 121 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Explanations:

aulsmith (43): This is rather depressing, but I liked the historical material.

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2,764 members, 192 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)
28
2,192 members, 77 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
29
1,833 members, 64 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

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thorold (27): Not a great novel, but worth reading because of when it was written and who wrote it.

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1,622 members, 31 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

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thorold (1): The classic British gay novel.

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1,209 members, 37 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)
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842 members, 27 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: joeyr, kjgormley, thorold, aHherjuC

Score: 4

Explanations:

thorold (28): Renault in a WWII hospital setting, not Greece for once. But still Plato.

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728 members, 8 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: willstarr, joeyr, thorold, aulsmith

Score: 4

Explanations:

thorold (31): Love it or hate it, this is one of the key books defining the moment in the 70s when LGBT writing started to be taken seriously.

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653 members, 12 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Kiddboyblue, jain, aHherjuC, ktswjw

Score: 4

35
629 members, 17 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Explanations:

Aussiewoman (1): Classic early lesbian fiction.

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3,365 members, 47 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)
37
2,320 members, 40 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)
38
2,242 members, 18 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: kgriffith, aHherjuC, aulsmith

Score: 3

39
1,999 members, 27 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: thorold, aulsmith, aHherjuC

Score: 3

40
1,802 members, 32 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu, FranzK72, jain

Score: 3

41
1,707 members, 22 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, thorold, aulsmith

Score: 3

42
1,700 members, 136 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: kgriffith, ablachly, kjgormley

Score: 3

43
1,445 members, 31 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, FranzK72, aHherjuC

Score: 3

44
1,397 members, 16 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: thorold, aHherjuC, Kiddboyblue

Score: 3

Explanations:

thorold (2): White at his most infuriatingly self-important.

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1,015 members, 30 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)
46
996 members, 62 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: kgriffith, kjgormley, ablachly

Score: 3

47
963 members, 27 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: dara85, phenshaw, aHherjuC

Score: 3

48
807 members, 11 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: Kiddboyblue, thorold, aHherjuC

Score: 3

49
682 members, 21 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ktswjw, joeyr, aulsmith

Score: 3

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642 members, 47 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)
51
612 members, 8 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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thorold (29): Really a memoir, but written like a novel.

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521 members, 9 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: jain, aHherjuC, aulsmith

Score: 3

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376 members, 20 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)
54
267 members, 5 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: jain, aHherjuC, ktswjw

Score: 3

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255 members, 4 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, ktswjw, joeyr

Score: 3

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166 members, 1 review
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ktswjw, phenshaw, aulsmith

Score: 3

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163 members, 1 review
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: phenshaw, ktswjw, aulsmith

Score: 3

58
159 members, 1 review
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: phenshaw, ktswjw, aulsmith

Score: 3

59
3,795 members, 89 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: FranzK72, jain

Score: 2

60
2,602 members, 147 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: souloftherose, jain

Score: 2

61
2,125 members, 74 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: GirlMisanthrope, jain

Score: 2

62
2,117 members, 118 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: aHherjuC, Kiddboyblue

Score: 2

63
1,945 members, 21 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: mspixieears, TheInsatiable1

Score: 2

64
1,914 members, 122 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ablachly, kjgormley

Score: 2

65
1,540 members, 29 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: thorold, aulsmith

Score: 2

Explanations:

aulsmith (50): This one is a bit over-the-top with bad things happening, but it is about working-class dykes and genderqueers, which isn't a perspective you often see in lgbt literature.… (more)

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1,524 members, 32 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: phenshaw, joeyr

Score: 2

67
1,297 members, 99 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: jain, aulsmith

Score: 2

68
1,213 members, 29 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: phenshaw, joeyr

Score: 2

69
1,172 members, 44 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: thorold, aHherjuC

Score: 2

70
1,106 members, 21 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: Kiddboyblue, ktswjw

Score: 2

71
1,071 members, 19 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: thorold, aHherjuC

Score: 2

72
1,016 members, 24 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: joeyr, phenshaw

Score: 2

73
998 members, 6 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: FranzK72, jain

Score: 2

74
978 members, 18 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: aHherjuC, aulsmith

Score: 2

Explanations:

aulsmith (47): The main character isn't glbt, but this is my favorite Maupin. He drops all the nice-nice stuff and calls a spade a spade.

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972 members, 16 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: joeyr, phenshaw

Score: 2

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894 members, 10 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: aHherjuC, thorold

Score: 2

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778 members, 9 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: DorsVenabili, lahochstetler

Score: 2

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711 members, 10 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: aHherjuC, aulsmith

Score: 2

79
573 members, 8 reviews
3.35 stars (3.35 stars)

Lists: thorold, aHherjuC

Score: 2

80
537 members, 12 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: raulvilar, ktswjw

Score: 2

81
535 members, 2 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: DorsVenabili, aulsmith

Score: 2

82
480 members, 11 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)
83
371 members, 7 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: jain, thorold

Score: 2

84
326 members, 15 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, ktswjw

Score: 2

85
311 members, 10 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: joeyr, aulsmith

Score: 2

86
270 members, 3 reviews
3.29 stars (3.29 stars)

Lists: thorold, ktswjw

Score: 2

87
241 members, 13 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
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234 members, 3 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: aHherjuC, thorold

Score: 2

89
232 members, 8 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, ktswjw

Score: 2

90
213 members, 3 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, ktswjw

Score: 2

91
212 members, 4 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ktswjw, aulsmith

Score: 2

92
211 members, 2 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, ktswjw

Score: 2

93
192 members, 2 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: ktswjw, aulsmith

Score: 2

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187 members, 2 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: ktswjw, aulsmith

Score: 2

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184 members, 2 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, ktswjw

Score: 2

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182 members, 4 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, ktswjw

Score: 2

97
180 members, 5 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, ktswjw

Score: 2

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aulsmith (17): I think this is the best of the Nava's but it's better to read the series in order.

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179 members, 2 reviews
3.19 stars (3.19 stars)

Lists: thorold, aulsmith

Score: 2

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aulsmith (54): Another fun, light read. Makes you want to go to Barcelona

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174 members, 3 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, ktswjw

Score: 2

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167 members, 2 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ktswjw, aulsmith

Score: 2

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Started by: aulsmith (February 2012)

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