October 21st, 2008

books

Queer book poll


mroctober pointed me to this AfterElton.com poll of The Best Gay Books Ever, so feel free to stop in and vote for your top 5. Mine were:

  • Borrowed Time, by Paul Monette - a truly haunting book that's stuck with me for many years.
  • Tales of the City, by Armistead Maupin - I always put off reading these as "just some other fluffy gay novels," but when friends pressed me I'm glad I did - I read all the novels voraciously and loved them all.
  • I've A Feeling We're Not In Kansas Anymore, by Ethan Mordden - this just made me laugh out loud a lot.
  • Closet Case, by Robert Rodi - another one with a lot of funny visual images. I think I've read all four in this gay series from him.
  • The Catch Trap, by Marion Zimmer Bradley - another book I didn't think I'd like, but I found the characters engaging and memorable.
No doubt I'm missing some really, really good titles, as I never read as much as I want to.

What are your top 5?