LGBTQ Fiction

HildLGBTQ fiction includes stories written by and/or for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning) community.
They involve LGBTQ characters and themes.

Other Places to Look

  • Find nonfiction books on the second floor, including LGBTQ memoirs, history, and politics.
  • The Children’s Room has stories about LGBTQ youth, as well as “teaching books” about inclusion, families, and gender.
  • The Young Adult section has a large and growing selection of books about LGBTQ teens.

Recommended Reading

The Cabin at the End of the World  / Paul Tremblay (2018)
A young girl and her fathers encounter threatening strangers while on vacation in their New Hampshire cabin.

Call Me By Your Name  / André Aciman (2007)
A 17-year-old boy falls in love with a guest at his parents’ summer home in the French Riviera.

The Prettiest StarThe Cherokee Rose  / Tiya Miles (2015)
Three women discover the secret history of a Cherokee plantation that is going up for auction.

The Days of Anna Madrigal / Armistead Maupin (2014)
A 92-year-old trans woman and San Francisco landlady goes on a road trip that brings her closer to her past.

Here Comes the Sun  / Nicole Dennis-Benn (2016)
A closeted lesbian in Jamaica tries to protect her sister from hardship while a new hotel threatens their village.

Hild  / Nicola Griffith (2013)
In 7th century Britain, the king’s youngest niece establishes herself as his seer and advisor.

Less / Andrew Sean Greer (2017)
A failed novelist accepts invitations to literary events around the world in order to escape his ex-boyfriend’s wedding.

Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet / Becky Chambers (2014)
A woman joins the crew of an aging spaceship and goes on a series of adventures that unite them as family.

Lovers at the Chameleon Club  / Francine Prose (2014)
A lesbian in 1920s Paris finds refuge among artists at a jazz club.

White HousesMaurice  / E. M. Forster (1971)
The coming of age of a gay man in early 1900s England. Controversial when written, due to its happy ending.

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous  / Ocean Vuong (2019)
A young gay man tells the story of his life to his mother, a refugee who escaped the Vietnam war.

The Paying Guests / Sarah Waters (2014)
A widow and her spinster daughter must take lodgers into their house to make ends meet.

The Prettiest Star  / Carter Sickels (2020)
A gay man escapes from New York City to return to his childhood home in Ohio at the height of the AIDS epidemic.

Under the Udala Trees  / Chinelo Okparanta (2015)
Two girls fall in love and come of age amidst civil war in Nigeria.

White Houses  / Amy Bloom (2018)
The relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena “Hick” Hickok develops into passion and love.


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