Best LGBT books you must read

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Here are the LGBT books that we recommend that you put on your to-read list.

From novels and romance fiction, to memoirs and books that have been made into movies, we list the best LGBT books for your shelves.

A Little Life

You cannot list the best LGBT books without mentioning A Little Life.

Written by Hanya Yanagihara, this 2015 fictional tale became a bestseller.

The book features the depth of male relationships, and it focuses on four friends in New York City.

The main character is Jude, a lawyer with a troubled history and health issues.

In The Atlantic, Garth Greenwell said that A Little Life is “the long-awaited gay novel.”

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Greenwell continued: “It engages with aesthetic modes long coded as queer: melodrama, sentimental fiction, grand opera. By violating the canons of current literary taste, by embracing melodrama and exaggeration and sentiment, it can access emotional truth denied more modest means of expression.”

To get the book go to Amazon here.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

This novel has to end up on your bookshelf. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is the book that inspired the hit film Love, Simon.

The story follows a gay teenage boy in high school who is still in the closet from his friends and family. What comes next involves love, blackmail, tears and laughter.

The novel was adapted into a film which was released in 2018.

To get the book go to Amazon here.

Tales of the City

Tale of the City is a series of nine books written from 1978 to 2014 by Armistead Maupin. All of the titles are excellent LGBT books.

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