Best Gay Fiction
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301 Taken
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 716 ratings
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301 Captive Prince: Volume One ...
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 4,315 ratings
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303 Special Delivery (Special D...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 2,722 ratings
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304 What They Always Tell Us
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 2,602 ratings
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305 Captive Prince: Volume Two ...
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4.66 of 5 stars 4.66 avg rating — 3,311 ratings
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306 Getting Over Homer
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3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 46 ratings
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307 Moby Dick
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 305,647 ratings
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308 The Farewell Symphony
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 510 ratings
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309 The Unreal Life of Sergey N...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 263 ratings
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310 The Girl with the Dragon Ta...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,189,474 ratings
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310 Entries from a Hot Pink Not...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 121 ratings
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312 Snowball in Hell (Doyle and...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,204 ratings
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313 My Side Of The Story
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 410 ratings
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314 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 17,403 ratings
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315 Blind Fall
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 1,346 ratings
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316 Weekends
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3.23 of 5 stars 3.23 avg rating — 13 ratings
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316 Lemon Gulch
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings
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316 ManBug
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 25 ratings
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316 The Disciples of Goedric: A...
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4.48 of 5 stars 4.48 avg rating — 31 ratings
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316 The Boy Who Loved Robbie Do...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings
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316 The Albino Album
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 40 ratings
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316 The City of Devi
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3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 497 ratings
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316 Twist and Shout
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4.69 of 5 stars 4.69 avg rating — 441 ratings
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316 The Gamma Boy
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2.54 of 5 stars 2.54 avg rating — 28 ratings
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316 Galen & the Prince (Nabeda #1)
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3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 9 ratings
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316 Shirts and Skins
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 65 ratings
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316 Cell Mates: Behind Bars
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 65 ratings
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328 Lust in Time
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 22 ratings
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329 Some of Us Have to Get Up i...
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3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 5 ratings
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330 Crush
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 4,847 ratings
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330 Travis (Alluring Indulgence...
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 5,864 ratings
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332 Uncle's Story
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 133 ratings
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332 Divas Las Vegas
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 51 ratings
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332 Slant: A Novel
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 34 ratings
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332 Morse Code for Cats
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 11 ratings
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336 Enigma
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 490 ratings
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336 Heatstroke
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 630 ratings
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336 Into This River I Drown
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 918 ratings
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336 Ethan (Alluring Indulgence,...
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4.52 of 5 stars 4.52 avg rating — 3,939 ratings
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340 Crystal Boys
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 82 ratings
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340 The View From A Rusty Train...
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 31 ratings
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342 A Push and a Shove: A Novel
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 111 ratings
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342 Spontaneous Combustion
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 77 ratings
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342 The Painting of Porcupine City
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 385 ratings
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345 Sing You Home
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 50,163 ratings
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345 The Adventures of Huckleber...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 813,971 ratings
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347 The Tyrant Falls in Love, V...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 2,148 ratings
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348 The Wild Swans
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 256 ratings
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348 The Curtis Reincarnation
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 1,442 ratings
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348 Swann's Way (In Search of L...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 18,607 ratings
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351 The Slayer's Apprentice
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 602 ratings
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352 The Merchant of Venice
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 90,771 ratings
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353 Sing the Four Quarters (Qua...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 3,243 ratings
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353 Shylock's Daughter
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3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 247 ratings
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353 I Do, Two
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 50 ratings
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353 Probation
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 286 ratings
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353 The Regeneration Trilogy
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 1,038 ratings
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353 The Easy Way Out
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 396 ratings
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359 Zami: A New Spelling of My ...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 6,795 ratings
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359 The Melody Thief (Blue Note...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 374 ratings
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359 Hot Head (Head, #1)
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 7,527 ratings
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362 Look Away Silence
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4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 62 ratings
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362 Hotel de Dream
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 452 ratings
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362 Under the Poppy
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3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 367 ratings
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362 Object of My Affection
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 1,017 ratings
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362 The Essential Dykes to Watc...
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 4,154 ratings
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367 Dangerous Angels (Weetzie B...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 6,394 ratings
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367 Love in a Cold Climate and ...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 1,668 ratings
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369 Fake, Volume 07
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 924 ratings
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369 Making History
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 5,412 ratings
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369 Autobiography of Red
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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 5,215 ratings
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372 Pirates of the Narrow Seas ...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 147 ratings
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372 Rough Canvas (Nature of Des...
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 1,870 ratings
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374 Punishments
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 10 ratings
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374 My Policeman
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 245 ratings
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374 Beautiful Thing Drama Version
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 101 ratings
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377 Dance On My Grave
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 657 ratings
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378 The Value of X
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 506 ratings
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378 Lessons in Love (Cambridge ...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 672 ratings
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380 The Beauty of Men
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 297 ratings
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381 Icy Pavements (Herrick Quar...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 10 ratings
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381 Lessons in Discovery (Cambr...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 258 ratings
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381 Sappho: A New Translation
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 2,643 ratings
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384 The Steel Remains (A Land F...
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 6,224 ratings
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384 Grief
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 517 ratings
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386 Lessons in Desire (Cambridg...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 335 ratings
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386 Amara: The Rebirth
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 58 ratings
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386 The Celibate
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 51 ratings
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386 Equus
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 11,945 ratings
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390 Seventy Times Seven:
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 35 ratings
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390 Shakespeare's Sonnets
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 40 ratings
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390 Lessons in Power (Cambridge...
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 213 ratings
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390 Fellow Travelers
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 314 ratings
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390 Liquid Glass
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 255 ratings
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390 The Invisible Hands - Part ...
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 70 ratings
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396 Wings
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 936 ratings
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396 Second Son
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 36 ratings
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396 Interview with the Vampire ...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 309,768 ratings
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399 Same-Sex Unions in Premoder...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 375 ratings
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399 Where You Are
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 967 ratings
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1,022 books · 1,236 voters · list created July 29th, 2008 by Charlie (votes) .
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Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Aimée & Jaguar is a great book, but it's actually a memoir, not fiction ...


message 2: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Fun Home by Alison Bechdel is a memoir too.


message 3: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl As is Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette.


message 4: by Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) (last edited Aug 25, 2010 01:06AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) And so are "Running With Scissors" and "Dry!"


message 5: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I removed all five.


message 6: by Nicholas (new)

Nicholas Skin Lane be Neil Bartlett is also pretty amazing, it's dark and clever and impossible to put down!


message 7: by Brad (new)

Brad Some of the Mishima novels here have no gay content whatsoever (Spring Snow, Temple of the Golden Pavilion). Is this "gay novels" or "novels written by potentially gay men/women"?


message 8: by Dasha (last edited Sep 20, 2012 08:26PM) (new)

Dasha Drie Christ... If Brokeback Mountain is the ONE AND ONLY gay-themed book you know it doesn't mean that it's the best one and you should vote for it. This list is ridiculous because you can see only the books that influenced Hollywood film directors. But it' s supposed to be about BOOKS, not movies, folks. And judging by some of these allegedly gay books most of the voters have no idea what the term "gay fiction" means (The Picture of Dorian Gray is gay fiction? Really?). The only outstanding example of gay literature in the upper part of this list is Maurice, so I vote for it.


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Deleted Tennessee Williams's Memoirs. Undoubtedly a great book, but not fiction.


message 10: by Mark (new)

Mark Yes Brad. I was puzzled by the non-gay Yukio Mishima novels too. Mishima was probably gay but that doesn't mean everything he wrote was gay fiction. Even his books like "Forbidden Colours" or "Confessions of a Mask" that have gay characters I didn't vote for even though I thought they were very good. They don't fit my idea of gay fiction.

I don't mind Brokeback mountain being close to the top. Although one case where the movie is better than the book I think. Not hard since the story is only 30-40 pages but what a beautiful movie.


message 11: by Anna (new)

Anna  Matsuyama Who was gay in Stieg Larsson's Millennium series?


message 12: by Charlie (new)

Charlie Lisbeth is bisexual.


message 13: by Anna (new)

Anna  Matsuyama Charlie wrote: "Lisbeth is bisexual."

Oh...that escaped my notice. :)


message 14: by Hania (new)

Hania Sagan I'm so disappointed at the absence of "With or Without You by Brian Farrey. It's a great read.


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Hania wrote: "I'm so disappointed at the absence of "With or Without You by Brian Farrey. It's a great read."

Everybody can add books to listopia lists, Hania -- there's a tab up top next to "all votes".


message 16: by David (new)

David Edmund White's "The Farewell Symphony"


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) David wrote: "Edmund White's "The Farewell Symphony""

Everybody can add books to this list, David -- there's a tab up top next to "all votes."


message 18: by Alex (new)

Alex Hamilton Necessary Errors by Caleb Crain is a great new novel about a young American man who moves to Prague in the early 1990s. See my review here: http://myshelfspace.wordpress.com/201....


message 19: by A (last edited Feb 15, 2014 07:15AM) (new)

A Whole My favourite is The Road to London. I read it a month ago and I'm still thinking about it. It changed me. I read rumours it's going for the Booker Prize and it does not surprise me. It's so new, so dense....

But I've voted for about 10 books because there are many good ones on this list!


message 20: by Thomas Grant (new)

Thomas Grant Bruso "Comfort & Joy" by Jim Grimsley is a must-read. A tragic yet beautiful story.


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