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Best LGBT Fiction

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

Members: 23 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
17,664 members, 314 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1), Julio_G4mer (1), jenniferw88 (1), MDTSK (1), ahef1963 (1), SqueakyChu (4), lcl999 (15), ManWithAnAgenda (15), Tafadhali (22)

Score: 28.74

2
13,931 members, 344 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: welloflilies (1), Tafadhali (1), sturlington (2), jenniferw88 (2), lcl999 (16), ManWithAnAgenda (21)

Score: 18.6

3
5,031 members, 103 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), lcl999 (2), jenniferw88 (4), ahef1963 (15), Tafadhali (16)

Score: 14.23

4
7,411 members, 273 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: lcl999 (1), ahef1963 (3), Tafadhali (4), jenniferw88 (6)

Score: 12.42

5
2,290 members, 114 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: becker (1), jenniferw88 (5), Tafadhali (19), ManWithAnAgenda (39)

Score: 10.19

6
18,393 members, 698 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (3), ahef1963 (7), jenniferw88 (8), ManWithAnAgenda (19)

Score: 9.79

7
1,837 members, 39 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (2), lcl999 (3), kthxy (4), aulsmith (6)

Thumbs down: Insatiable8

Score: 9.79

8
25,877 members, 608 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: lcl999 (4), Tafadhali (7), ahef1963 (8), sturlington (12), jenniferw88 (17)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 9.79

Explanations:

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

9
8,067 members, 172 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

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

Score: 9.77

10
899 members, 22 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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

Score: 9.74

11
5,485 members, 180 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: sturlington (3), ahef1963 (6), jenniferw88 (12), Tafadhali (29)

Score: 9.47

12
102 members, 3 reviews
4.67 stars (4.67 stars)

Lists: Julio_G4mer (2), welloflilies (3), kthxy (3)

Score: 9.44

13
2,643 members, 242 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (1), jenniferw88 (13), ManWithAnAgenda (16)

Score: 8.11

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)

14
7,536 members, 204 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: lcl999 (7), ahef1963 (16), jenniferw88 (22), Tafadhali (25)

Score: 8.1

15
2,965 members, 53 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

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

Score: 7.96

16
4,471 members, 315 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (1), Tafadhali (18), jenniferw88 (21)

Score: 7.81

17
3,145 members, 130 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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

Score: 7.69

18
895 members, 8 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (1), aulsmith (2)

Score: 7.36

19
17,883 members, 391 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: sturlington (4), lcl999 (11), ahef1963 (11)

Score: 7.22

20
4,739 members, 136 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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

Score: 7.02

21
3,715 members, 64 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (15), jenniferw88 (16), ManWithAnAgenda (50), Tafadhali (56)

Score: 7

22
4,497 members, 100 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: lcl999 (5), aulsmith (8), jenniferw88 (19)

Score: 6.97

23
2,525 members, 90 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5), jenniferw88 (10), ManWithAnAgenda (17), Tafadhali (26)

Thumbs down: Julio_G4mer

Score: 6.67

24
5,795 members, 135 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

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

Score: 6.62

25
7,979 members, 128 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: Chrispntx (2), ManWithAnAgenda (31), Tafadhali (45)

Score: 6.6

26
3,527 members, 31 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: lcl999 (6), ManWithAnAgenda (9), Tafadhali (47)

Score: 6.39

27
2,570 members, 38 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (9), ManWithAnAgenda (12), jenniferw88 (20)

Score: 6.35

28
923 members, 9 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: bluepiano (1), jenniferw88 (14)

Score: 6.07

29
2,431 members, 155 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

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

Thumbs down: fairyfeller

Score: 5.9

30
7,692 members, 401 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: lcl999 (13), sturlington (23), jenniferw88 (23)

Score: 5.76

31
85 members, 5 reviews
4.43 stars (4.43 stars)

Lists: flying_monkeys (2), lcl999 (8)

Score: 5.74

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.

32
1,718 members, 90 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (3), lcl999 (9)

Score: 5.35

33
2,886 members, 193 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: becker (2), Tafadhali (32)

Score: 5.05

34
20,835 members, 305 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: sturlington (5), ahef1963 (10), Tafadhali (14)

Thumbs down: fairyfeller

Score: 4.99

35
271 members, 19 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (5), lcl999 (10)

Score: 4.92

36
184 members, 1 review
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (7), aulsmith (10)

Score: 4.71

37
3,004 members, 48 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (5), jenniferw88 (18)

Score: 4.62

38
207 members, 34 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: Chrispntx (3), Tafadhali (54)

Score: 4.52

39
1,259 members, 76 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (11), Tafadhali (15)

Score: 4.23

40
2,522 members, 46 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: sturlington (11), aulsmith (16)

Score: 4.2

41
1,080 members, 27 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1)

Score: 4

42
685 members, 20 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (1)

Score: 4

43
74 members, 6 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: kthxy (1)

Score: 4

44
6 members, 1 review
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: wpoe54 (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

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

45
294 members, 21 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: lcl999 (12), ManWithAnAgenda (22)

Score: 4

46
1,249 members, 38 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (9), Tafadhali (39)

Score: 3.91

47
2,359 members, 46 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: sturlington (14), ManWithAnAgenda (23)

Score: 3.89

48
315 members, 12 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (10), Tafadhali (41)

Score: 3.83

49
4,896 members, 115 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: lcl999 (14), ManWithAnAgenda (34)

Score: 3.72

50
164 members, 16 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Chrispntx (1), Tafadhali (34)

Thumbs down: fairyfeller

Score: 3.66

51
408 members, 20 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (11), Tafadhali (57)

Score: 3.65

52
1,113 members, 66 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (2)

Score: 3.36

53
479 members, 13 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (2)

Score: 3.36

54
62 members, 3 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.

55
15 members, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: kthxy (2)

Score: 3.36

56
2,279 members, 95 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (3)

Score: 3.04

57
2,256 members, 39 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (3)

Score: 3.04

58
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.)

59
560 members, 26 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: chwiggy (4)

Score: 2.83

60
294 members, 91 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (4)

Score: 2.83

61
116 members, 2 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4)

Score: 2.83

62
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.

63
244 members, 9 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (5)

Score: 2.68

64
546 members, 24 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (6)

Score: 2.56

65
239 members, 3 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: sturlington (6)

Score: 2.56

66
2,287 members, 43 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: sturlington (7)

Score: 2.46

67
4,855 members, 115 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: sturlington (8)

Score: 2.38

68
302 members, 21 reviews
3.31 stars (3.31 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (8)

Score: 2.38

69
1,209 members, 15 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: sturlington (9)

Score: 2.31

70
298 members, 23 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (9)

Score: 2.31

71
12,008 members, 214 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: sturlington (10)

Score: 2.25

72
223 members, 17 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (10)

Score: 2.25

73
789 members, 67 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (11)

Score: 2.2

74
4,301 members, 95 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12)

Score: 2.15

75
882 members, 33 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (12)

Score: 2.15

76
278 members, 5 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (12)

Score: 2.15

77
2,039 members, 28 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (13)

Score: 2.11

78
1,093 members, 68 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)

Lists: sturlington (13)

Score: 2.11

79
1,042 members, 77 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (13)

Score: 2.11

80
260 members, 5 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (13)

Score: 2.11

81
133 members, 5 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (13)

Score: 2.11

82
401 members, 40 reviews
3.17 stars (3.17 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (14)

Score: 2.07

83
135 members, 6 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (14)

Score: 2.07

84
1,951 members, 49 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: sturlington (15)

Score: 2.03

85
1,263 members, 40 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: sturlington (16)

Score: 2

86
1,919 members, 71 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (17)

Score: 1.97

87
850 members, 47 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: sturlington (17)

Score: 1.97

88
163 members, 2 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (17)

Score: 1.97

89
124 members, 18 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: sturlington (18)

Score: 1.94

90
7 members, 2 reviews
4.75 stars (4.75 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (18)

Score: 1.94

91
2,524 members, 85 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: sturlington (19)

Score: 1.92

92
12,550 members, 119 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (20)

Score: 1.89

93
1,331 members, 90 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (20)

Score: 1.89

94
1,108 members, 44 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: sturlington (20)

Score: 1.89

95
1,194 members, 47 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: sturlington (21)

Score: 1.87

96
270 members, 18 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: sturlington (22)

Score: 1.85

97
3,075 members, 40 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (23)

Score: 1.83

98
9,439 members, 157 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (24)

Score: 1.81

99
1,944 members, 92 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: sturlington (24)

Score: 1.81

100
366 members, 26 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: Tafadhali (24)

Score: 1.81

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Started by: Tafadhali (May 2015)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

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