Best Gay Fiction

This is a list for gay fiction. Please do not rate or add memoirs, biographies, etc.
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3.78 avg rating — 282 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 1,642 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 443 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 675 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 811 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 465,225 ratings
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4.38 avg rating — 1,518 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 274 ratings
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3.43 avg rating — 685 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 2,645 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 508 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 333 ratings
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318

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3.77 avg rating — 112,235 ratings
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318

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3.66 avg rating — 874 ratings
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320

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3.87 avg rating — 3,642 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 520 ratings
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4.41 avg rating — 113 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 151 ratings
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324

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3.79 avg rating — 1,177 ratings
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325

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3.89 avg rating — 872 ratings
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326

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3.95 avg rating — 395 ratings
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327

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3.95 avg rating — 3,922 ratings
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3.46 avg rating — 383 ratings
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330

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4.14 avg rating — 44 ratings
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331

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3.59 avg rating — 625 ratings
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332

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332

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4.30 avg rating — 64 ratings
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334

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335

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4.15 avg rating — 595 ratings
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336

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337

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3.54 avg rating — 773 ratings
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337

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3.92 avg rating — 2,009 ratings
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339

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4.16 avg rating — 245 ratings
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340

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3.84 avg rating — 604 ratings
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341

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3.75 avg rating — 855 ratings
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341

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3.94 avg rating — 15,079 ratings
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344

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3.75 avg rating — 611 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 456 ratings
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3.64 avg rating — 1,765 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 4,113 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 566 ratings
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3.29 avg rating — 776 ratings
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351

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4.04 avg rating — 22,249 ratings
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354

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3.89 avg rating — 176 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 1,679 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 47 ratings
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3.65 avg rating — 2,211 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 215 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 23,184 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 44 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 163 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 1,353 ratings
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3.33 avg rating — 48 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 6,613 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 3,453 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 1,299 ratings
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4.43 avg rating — 2,254 ratings
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3.48 avg rating — 524 ratings
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381

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4.31 avg rating — 1,436 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 183 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 16 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 26 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 83,201 ratings
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1,325 books · 1,655 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 Kļaviņa Who was gay in Stieg Larsson's Millennium series?


message 12: by Charlie (new)

Charlie Lisbeth is bisexual.


message 13: by Anna (new)

Anna Kļaviņa 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 (new)

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


message 21: by J.L. (new)

J.L. Aarne "1984" by George Orwell and "Cell" by Stephen King are not gay fiction.


message 22: by Skittles (new)

Skittles J.L. wrote: ""1984" by George Orwell and "Cell" by Stephen King are not gay fiction."

Removed them plus a couple of memoirs.


message 23: by Evanille (new)

Evanille Dorian gray is here xD


message 24: by Booklovinglady (last edited Feb 10, 2015 09:12AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Must have missed something all those years ago when I read Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (currently #330). Either that or I have just forgotten... But then there are a few others that make me wonder as well, so maybe it is just me. Maybe it's just that I don't consider it important when it is not (related to) the main theme of the novel, like it is in Jongens van glas / Crystal Boys, which, by the way, is an excellent novel...


message 25: by Booklovinglady (last edited Nov 15, 2015 08:47AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Damian wrote: "I'm Damian Maher, the author of This One Thing.
I would so much like to know what you think of my first novel."


Don't promote your own work by adding it to a Listopia!! It's against GR policy to do so.


message 26: by Greg (new)

Greg Z Anna wrote: "Who was gay in Stieg Larsson's Millennium series?"
Anna, reminds me of an interview someone did with Johnny Depp. He was asked which of all the movie characters he had played were gay. His answer? "All of them."


message 27: by Peter (new)


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