Thursday, November 27, 2008

50 best gay books

AfterElton posted a list of the best gay books, as chosen by their readers. And again, I failed miserably. HAHAHAHA. At least I got more things crossed out there than on the music list. :)

On the bright side, I have an excuse to expand my library.

(Image courtesy of AfterElton)

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Update (2008.11.28). Here's the list. Apparently I was wrong: I fared better in the music list after all. Boo!

The items crossed out are the ones I own and have read, borrowed and have read, or own but yet to read. :) I was tempted to cross out those that have been made to movies I watched (The Hours, Mysterious Skin), but that'll be cheating. Hehe!

BTW, I just realized that Michael Thomas Ford wasn't included in this list. Hm.
  1. Tales Of The City by Armistead Maupin
  2. Maurice by E. M. Forster
  3. The Front Runner by Patricia Nell Warren
  4. At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'Neill
  5. Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
  6. Hero by Perry Moore
  7. The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
  8. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
  9. A Home At The End of the World by Michael Cunningham
  10. Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez
  11. Dancer From the Dance by Andrew Holleran
  12. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  13. Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman
  14. Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
  15. The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst
  16. And The Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts
  17. The Persian Boy by Mary Renault
  18. The Amazing Adventure of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  19. Running With Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
  20. Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim
  21. A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White
  22. The Charioteer by Mary Renault
  23. Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley
  24. A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice
  25. The Catch Trap by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  26. Naked by David Sedaris
  27. The Lost Language of Cranes by David Leavitt
  28. Vintage by Steve Berman
  29. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  30. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon
  31. How Long Has This Been Going On by Ethan Mordden
  32. A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
  33. A Cage of Bones by Jeffrey Round
  34. The P-Town Murders by Jeffery Round
  35. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  36. Like People in History by Felice Picano
  37. Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story by Paul Monette
  38. Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner
  39. Rainbow High by Alex Sanchez
  40. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  41. Angels in America by Tony Kushner
  42. Almost Like Being In Love by Steve Kluger
  43. The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies by Vito Russo
  44. How I Paid For College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater by Marc Acito
  45. City of Night by John Rechy
  46. Best Little Boy in the World by Andrew Tobias
  47. As Meat Loves Salt by Maria McCann
  48. The Dreyfus Affair: A Love Story by Peter Lefcourt
  49. Comfort & Joy by Jim Grimsley
  50. A Better Place by Mark A. Roeder

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