Best LGBTQIA literature
What is the best LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Queer, Intersexual, Asexual) literature?
1 Middlesex
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 384,548 ratings
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2 The Color Purple
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 291,696 ratings
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3 Tipping the Velvet
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 28,139 ratings
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4 Maurice
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 11,900 ratings
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5 Tales of the City (Tales of...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 19,067 ratings
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6 Fingersmith
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 30,198 ratings
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7 The Picture of Dorian Gray
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 393,825 ratings
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8 Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 25,551 ratings
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9 Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 38,195 ratings
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10 Brokeback Mountain
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 14,217 ratings
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11 The Hours
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 77,489 ratings
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12 Fried Green Tomatoes at the...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 146,091 ratings
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13 Giovanni's Room
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 15,102 ratings
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14 A Home at the End of the World
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 10,546 ratings
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15 Stone Butch Blues
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 9,943 ratings
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16 Mrs. Dalloway
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 95,784 ratings
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17 Call Me by Your Name
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 5,223 ratings
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18 A Single Man
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 11,006 ratings
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19 At Swim, Two Boys
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 4,254 ratings
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20 Running with Scissors
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 227,444 ratings
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21 The Amazing Adventures of K...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 115,174 ratings
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22 The Passion
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 10,584 ratings
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23 Rubyfruit Jungle
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 17,028 ratings
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24 Me Talk Pretty One Day
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 417,646 ratings
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25 The Catcher in the Rye
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,480,957 ratings
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26 The Perks of Being a Wallfl...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 552,040 ratings
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27 Orlando
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 25,151 ratings
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28 Midnight in the Garden of G...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 118,706 ratings
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29 And the Band Played on
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 12,027 ratings
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30 The Price of Salt
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 4,902 ratings
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31 Mysterious Skin
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 5,333 ratings
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32 Written on the Body
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 14,206 ratings
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33 The Well of Loneliness
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 5,933 ratings
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34 Hero
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 9,366 ratings
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35 Naked
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 158,404 ratings
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36 The Essential Dykes to Watc...
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 4,116 ratings
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37 She's My Dad
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 55 ratings
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38 The Road to London
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4.79 of 5 stars 4.79 avg rating — 47 ratings
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39 A Boy's Own Story
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 3,790 ratings
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40 Our Lady of the Flowers
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 2,759 ratings
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40 The Charioteer
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 1,974 ratings
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42 Wonder Boys
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 22,236 ratings
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43 Zami: A New Spelling of My ...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 6,765 ratings
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44 Affinity
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 11,136 ratings
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45 Death in Venice and Other T...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 9,533 ratings
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46 Other Voices, Other Rooms
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 6,998 ratings
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47 The Lost Language of Cranes
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 3,208 ratings
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48 The Front Runner (Harlan's ...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 2,917 ratings
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49 Torn
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 467 ratings
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50 Swordspoint (Riverside, #1)
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 4,769 ratings
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51 Will Grayson, Will Grayson
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 125,253 ratings
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52 Pages for You
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 3,763 ratings
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53 The World Unseen
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 743 ratings
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54 Geography Club (Russel Midd...
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 7,853 ratings
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55 As Meat Loves Salt
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 2,214 ratings
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56 The Night Watch
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 11,633 ratings
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57 Valencia
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 3,404 ratings
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58 Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 1,086 ratings
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59 Luck in the Shadows (Nightr...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 8,580 ratings
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60 The Story of the Night
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 1,051 ratings
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61 Someday This Pain Will Be U...
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 6,161 ratings
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62 Conversations with S. Teri ...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 40 ratings
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63 Batwoman: Elegy
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 7,771 ratings
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64 Cottonmouth Kisses
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 88 ratings
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65 Comfort and Joy
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 774 ratings
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66 Kissing the Witch: Old Tale...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 2,921 ratings
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67 The City and the Pillar
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 3,185 ratings
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68 Kushiel's Dart (Phèdre's Tr...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 37,427 ratings
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69 The Swimming-Pool Library
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 4,147 ratings
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70 Parrotfish
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 3,059 ratings
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71 The Coming Storm
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 728 ratings
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72 Part the Hawser, Limn the Sea
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 35 ratings
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73 Trans-Sister Radio
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 6,535 ratings
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74 The Catch Trap
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 1,144 ratings
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74 Annie on My Mind
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 17,835 ratings
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74 The Persian Boy (Alexander ...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 4,056 ratings
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77 City of Night
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 1,705 ratings
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78 Landing
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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 1,951 ratings
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79 Magic's Pawn (Valdemar: Las...
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 14,731 ratings
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80 The Awakening
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 91,559 ratings
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81 Pills, Thrills, Chills, and...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 161 ratings
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82 Girl Meets Boy: The Myth of...
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,623 ratings
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83 Nobody Passes: Rejecting th...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,337 ratings
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84 A Separate Peace
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 119,722 ratings
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85 Sister Outsider: Essays and...
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4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 4,917 ratings
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86 Vintage: A Ghost Story
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 654 ratings
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87 Wicked Gentlemen
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 1,897 ratings
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88 Acclamation (Acclamation, #1)
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 292 ratings
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89 Sing You Home
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 49,878 ratings
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90 Chelsea Girls
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 260 ratings
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91 Nightwood
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 4,110 ratings
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92 The Autobiography of Alice ...
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 4,638 ratings
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93 Stalking Darkness (Nightrun...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 6,457 ratings
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94 Franny and Zooey
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 122,417 ratings
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95 The Dreyfus Affair: A Love ...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 603 ratings
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95 The Night Listener
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 3,517 ratings
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97 Hard Love
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4,958 ratings
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98 Dancer from the Dance
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 2,580 ratings
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99 Nor All Thy Tears: Journey ...
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 15 ratings
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99 Nik Nassa & the Mark of Des...
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4.93 of 5 stars 4.93 avg rating — 15 ratings
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message 9: by Jenn (new)

Jenn wow...i didnt know there was enough of this stuff to have a best of list....


message 7: by Angie (new)

Angie Drake How do I add a list to "My Lists"?


message 6: by Kasey (new)

Kasey Emma DonoghueHood

Amazing book, should be on this list too :)


message 5: by Myles (new)

Myles Franny and Zooey?


 ~☆ Alice♥♥ I am surprised as I didn't pick up that some of these characters were gay! DUH me. I saw the movie first in Fried Green Tomatoes and didn't realize they were gay until I read the book. I am glad I saw the movie first but still like the story very much. BarBing the abusive ex is very satisfying to think on.



Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe


message 3: by Patrick (new)

Patrick Neylan Holden Caulfield notices a couple of "flits" in a bar. I don't think that's enough to qualify 'Catcher In The Rye' as LGBT.


message 2: by ella (new)

ella Patrick wrote: "Holden Caulfield notices a couple of "flits" in a bar. I don't think that's enough to qualify 'Catcher In The Rye' as LGBT."

I think the teacher is coming on to him aswell, but I agree.


message 1: by Baxter (new)

Baxter Trautman Great list. I think I'm going to work my way down it one delicious book at a time. Thanks for taking the time to make it.


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