There’s recently been an increase in LGBT fiction in the market, which we think is wonderful. We thought it was about time that we named a few of our favourite LGBT books, 10 to be precise!
Ash by Malinda Lo
ASH is a fairy tale about possibility and recognizing the opportunities for change. From the deepest grief comes the chance for transformation.
A single man by Christopher Isherwood
The story of George, an English professor in suburban California left heartbroken after the death of his lover, Jim. With devastating clarity and humour, Christopher Isherwood shows George's determination to carry on
Devil in Disguise by Julian Clary
Fab, filthy and funny, Julian Clary's Devil in Disguise is a tale of friendship, celebrity and the lengths people will go to for both...
Luna by Julie Anne Peters
A ground-breaking novel paves the way towards understanding the demands put upon a transgender and challenges us all to embrace our identities.
What we left behind by Robin Talley
‘This exceptional novel of first love and sexual awakenings is set against a backdrop of shocking racism and prejudice. It is incredibly well written as the tense, riveting story seamlessly combines fiction with historical fact.’ – Booktrust
Wildthorn by Jane Eagland
Seventeen-year-old Louisa Cosgrove longs to break free from her respectable life as a Victorian doctor's daughter. But her dreams become a nightmare when Louisa is sent to Wildthorn Hall: labelled a lunatic, deprived of her liberty and even her real name.
Annie on my mind by Nancy Gardens
The story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings.
Happy Days are not Forever by Philippe Pascal
When Mike meets Vincent, friendship quickly blooms, and by summer's end they have become an item. Soon their love is overshadowed by Vincent's troubled past where muscular Christianity looms large. A dramatic exploration of the price of faith and its effects upon those who have to pay it.
Am I blue? by Marion Dane Bauer
Each of these stories is original, each is by a noted author for young adults, and each honestly portrays its subject and theme--growing up gay or lesbian, or with gay or lesbian parents or friends.
Condo Heartbreak disco by Eric Kostiuk Williams
Towers of steel and glass are decimating Toronto’s neighbourhoods; replacing communities with condos. Can the city’s primary purveyors of socially motivated revenge and personal guidance, Komio and The Willendorf Braid, save the city from condo hell, or are they too late to save this Hogtown from the twisted CEO?
What do you think of the above? Have you read any of these? Did we miss out any that deserved a place in the top 10? Let us know!