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Book Riot's 50 MUST READ LGBTQ FICTION BOOKS

"LGBTQ fiction is having a boom right now. Novels about the queer community are filling the bookshelves of homes, libraries, and stores – information I find both moving and comforting, as it wasn't so long ago that it was still a challenge to find these books.
In the documentary film The Celluloid Closet (based on the must read non-fiction book by Vito Russo), the narrator explains, "Hollywood…taught straight people what to think about gays and gay people what to think about themselves."
The quote still regularly floats through my brain. It remains vitally important to have well-rounded portrayals of the queer community, because there are still assumptions and biases directed toward us even today. These LGBTQ fiction books are our stories – whether set in the U.S., Canada, the Northeast of England or South Africa – and they continue to educate, comfort and remind us.
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America Is Not the Heart (Elaine Castillo)
America Is Not the Heart (Elaine Castillo)
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Hotel World (Ali Smith)
Hotel World (Ali Smith)
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Less (Andrew Sean Greer)
Less (Andrew Sean Greer)
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The Price of Salt (Patricia Highsmith)
The Price of Salt (Patricia Highsmith)
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Valencia (Michelle Tea)
Valencia (Michelle Tea)
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Under the Udala Trees (Chinelo Okparanta)
Under the Udala Trees (Chinelo Okparanta)
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Paper Is White (Hillary Zaid)
Paper Is White (Hillary Zaid)
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Stone Butch Blues
Stone Butch Blues
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Orlando
Orlando
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Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
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Sodom Road Exit (Amber Dawn)
Sodom Road Exit (Amber Dawn)
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Angels in America (Tony Kushner)
Angels in America (Tony Kushner)
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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café
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The Book of Salt (Monique Truong)
The Book of Salt (Monique Truong)
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Tea (Stacey D'erasmo)
Tea (Stacey D'erasmo)
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Tipping the Velvet
Tipping the Velvet
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Alice Isn't Dead: A Novel (Joseph Fink)
Alice Isn't Dead: A Novel (Joseph Fink)
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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
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Bottle Rocket Hearts (Zoe Whittall)
Bottle Rocket Hearts (Zoe Whittall)
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Marriage of a Thousand Lies (S. J. Sindu)
Marriage of a Thousand Lies (S. J. Sindu)
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Nightwood
Nightwood
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What We All Long for (Dionne Brand)
What We All Long for (Dionne Brand)
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Tales of the City
Tales of the City
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Close to Spider Man (Ivan E. Coyote)
Close to Spider Man (Ivan E. Coyote)
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Jack Holmes & His Friend (Edmund White)
Jack Holmes & His Friend (Edmund White)
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A Single Man
A Single Man
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Fruit (Brian Francis)
Fruit (Brian Francis)
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Salt Fish Girl
Salt Fish Girl
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Marrow Island (Alexis M. Smith)
Marrow Island (Alexis M. Smith)
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Pages for You
Pages for You
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Confucius Jane (Katie Lynch)
Confucius Jane (Katie Lynch)
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Little Fish (Casey Plett)
Little Fish (Casey Plett)
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Such a Lonely, Lovely Road (Kagiso Lesego Molope)
Such a Lonely, Lovely Road (Kagiso Lesego Molope)
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She of the Mountains (Vivek Shraya)
She of the Mountains (Vivek Shraya)
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For Today I Am a Boy (Kim Fu)
For Today I Am a Boy (Kim Fu)
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The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
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Rubyfruit Jungle
Rubyfruit Jungle
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Disoriental (Négar Djavadi)
Disoriental (Négar Djavadi)
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Speak No Evil (Uzodinma Iweala)
Speak No Evil (Uzodinma Iweala)
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The Life and Death of Sophie Stark (Anna North)
The Life and Death of Sophie Stark (Anna North)
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