Gay literature is a collective term for literature produced by or for the LGBT community, or which involves characters, plot lines or themes portraying male homosexual behavior. The term is now used most commonly to cover specifically gay male literature, with a separate genre of lesbian literature existing for women, although historically the term "gay literature" was sometimes used to cover both gay male and lesbian literatures. ...more

Chain-Gang All-Stars
The Celebrants
The Late Americans
The Sun and the Star: A Nico di Angelo Adventure (Camp Half-Blood Chronicles, #17)
Imogen, Obviously
Dragonfall (The Dragon Scales Trilogy, #1)
Ander & Santi Were Here
Girls Like Girls
Fake Dates and Mooncakes
This Is the Way the World Ends
That Summer Feeling
Our Hideous Progeny
Stars Collide
Best Men
The Sun and the Star: A Nico di Angelo Adventure (Camp Half-Blood Chronicles, #17)
Big Swiss
Imogen, Obviously
Stars Collide
Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead
Girls Like Girls
The Celebrants
The First to Die at the End
The Fiancée Farce
The Heartstopper Yearbook
This is Where We Talk Things Out
Milk Fed
Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke and Other Misfortunes
Shuggie Bain
This Delicious Death
Change of Heart by Mary CalmesWith Caution by J.L. LangleyWithout Reservations by J.L. LangleyWolfsong by T.J. KluneDuck! by Kim Dare
Best Gay Shifters
1,283 books — 1,697 voters

The Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerCall Me By Your Name by André AcimanAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire SáenzMaurice by E.M. ForsterThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Best Gay Fiction
2,459 books — 3,696 voters
Heartstopper by Alice OsemanLoveless by Alice OsemanCemetery Boys by Aiden ThomasFelix Ever After by Kacen CallenderOnly Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales
2020 YA Books with LGBT Themes
209 books — 832 voters

Cowgirl Up and Ride by Lorelei JamesLong Hard Ride by Lorelei JamesRough, Raw, and Ready by Lorelei JamesTied Up, Tied Down by Lorelei JamesAll Jacked Up by Lorelei James
852 books — 910 voters
Shattered Glass by Dani AlexanderArmed & Dangerous by Abigail RouxStars & Stripes by Abigail RouxChase in Shadow by Amy LaneWho We Are by T.J. Klune
Best M/M Romance Published in 2012
625 books — 1,437 voters

The Song of Achilles
Red, White & Royal Blue
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante, #1)
Heartstopper: Volume One (Heartstopper, #1)
Call Me By Your Name (Call Me By Your Name, #1)
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Simonverse, #1)
They Both Die at the End
Carry On (Simon Snow, #1)
Heartstopper: Volume Two (Heartstopper, #2)
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Heartstopper: Volume Three (Heartstopper, #3)
Heartstopper: Volume Four (Heartstopper, #4)
Giovanni's Room
What If It's Us (What If It's Us, #1)
Boyfriend Material (London Calling, #1)

Related Genres

Josephine Angelini
She decided that if Lucas was gay then she was going to have to get a sex change operation. He would be so worth it.
Josephine Angelini, Starcrossed

If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.
Harvey Milk

More quotes...
a court of swag and yolo a group for the swag ones
6 members, last active one year ago
The Backlot Gay Book Forum The members of The Backlot (formerly AfterElton) love to chat about the latest in gay books. Wit…more
1,162 members, last active 5 hours ago
G/G  gay fiction for gay men A gay men's reading group with the emphasis on supporting the community of gay male authors writ…more
939 members, last active a day ago
8,446 members, last active 3 days ago


Tags contributing to this page include: gay and gay-gay-gay