LGBTQ book lists

LGBTQ Recommended Ficiton

My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger. 2008 

Blackbird by Larry Duplechan. 2006

Finistere by Fritz Peters. 2006

Is He or Isn’t He? by John Hall. 2006

How They Met and Other Stories by David Levithan. 2008

Mousetraps by Pat Schmetz. 2008

The Boys and the Bees by Joe Babcock. 2006

Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole. 2008

Love & Lies: Marisol’s Story by Ellen Wittliinger. 2008

Absolutely, Positively Not by David LaRochelle. 2009

A Really Nice Prom Mess by Biran Sloan. 2008

Talk by Kathe Koja. 2008

The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd. 2009

The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson. 2007

Grl2grl by Julie Anne Peters. 2007

A Tale of Two Summers by Brian Sloan. 2006

Rage: A Love Story by Julie Anne Peters. 2009

LGBTQ Recommended Non-Fiction

 Testimonies: Lesbian and Bisexual Coming-out Stories by Sarah Holmes and Jenn Tust. 2006

GLBTQ: THe Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens by Kelly Huegel. 2003

Out Law: What LGBT Youth Should Know About Their Legal Rights by Lisa Keen. 2007

Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suiside for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws by Kate Bornstein. 2006

Awkward and Definitions: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag by Ariel Schrag. 2008

Award Winners

Lambda Literary Awards seek to recognize excellence in the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature. Each year, over 80 judges — writers, booksellers, librarians, journalists — assess the entries in more than 20 categories.  

 Don’t forget! We have a dedicated section of LGBTQ books at the Copley Branch. It’s on the wooden shelves in the walls after the Mystery section. Feel free to drop by and browse.


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