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Never Ending Reading List

Gay Authors


  • I Who Have Never Known Men, Jacqueline Harpman (BC)
  • Fortnight in September, R.C. Sherriff
  • Day, Michael Cunningham (BC)
  • How Far the Light Reaches, Sabrina Imbler (BC)
  • We Are the Luckiest, Laura McKowen
  • Truth, Hernan Diaz (BC)
  • Giovanni's Room, James Baldwin (BC)


  • Tender is the Flesh; Agustina Bazterrica (BC)
  • The Covenant of Water; Abraham Verghese (BC)
  • YellowFace; R.F. Kuang (BC)
  • Stories for Boys; Gregory Martin
  • Our Wives Under the Sea; Julia Armfield
  • Easy Beauty; Chloe Cooper Jones (BC)
  • Small Mercies; Dennis Lehane (BC)
  • Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime; Alex Espinosa
  • How to Think More About Sex; Alain de Botton
  • The School for Good Mothers; Jessamine Chan
  • The Wall; Marlene Haushofer (BC)
  • The Nightwatchman; Louise Erdrich


  • Let Us Descend; Jesmyn Ward (book club)
  • Explosion in a Cathedral (book club)
  • Seven Moons of Maali Almeida; Shehan Karunatilaka (book club)


  • Weight of the Earth; David Wojnarowicz (transcripts of audio journals)
  • Artist Way; Julia Cameron
  • Fierce Attachments, Vivian Gornick
  • The White Album; Joan Didion
  • Everyday Watercolor; Jenna Rainey
  • All Boys Aren't Blue; George Matthew Johnson
  • 1916 Project; Nikole Hannah-Jones


  • Mutual Aid; Dean Spade
  • Wintering; Katherine May
  • Yellow Bird; Sierra Crane Murdoch
  • Unbound; Tarana Burke
  • Hola Papi; John Paul Brammer
  • Refuge; Terry Tempest Williams
  • The Overstory; Richard Powers


  • White Fragility; Robin D'Angelo
  • Raising White Kids; Jennifer Harvey
  • Me + White Supremacy; Layla Saad
  • Good Morning Destroyer of Men’s Souls; Nina Aron
  • This is what I know about art; Kimberly Drew
  • Slave Play; Jeremy Harris
  • Erosion; Terry Tempest Williams
  • Blue Nights; Joan Didion
  • Love Warrior; Glennon Doyle
  • On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous; Ocean Vuong
  • What Happened; Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Girl, Woman, Other; Bernardine Evaristo (book club)
  • Patsy; Nicole Dennis-Benin


  • The Body is Not An Apology; Sonya Rene Taylor
  • Sing Unburied Sing; Jesymn Ward
  • In the Shadow of Man; Jane Goodall
  • Madame Forcade’s Secret War; Lynne Olson


  • Almost Everything, Anne Lamott
  • How to Not Always be Working, Marlee Grace
  • How We Fight for Our Lives, Saeed Jones
  • Fleishman Is In Trouble, Taffy Brodesser-Akner (audio)
  • The Hour of Land, Terry Tempest Williams (audio)
  • Beloved, Toni Morrison (audio)
  • Sula, Toni Morrison
  • Life Will be the Death of Me (audio), Chelsea Handler
  • PriestDaddy, Patricia Lockwood
  • More Tales from the City (audio), Armistead Maupin
  • Less, Andrew Sean Greer


  • The Distance Home, Paula Saunders (BC)
  • Dispatches, Michael Herr
  • The Art of Memoir, Mary Karr
  • Homegoing (1/2 audio), Yaa Gyasi
  • My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante
  • The Line Becomes a River, Francisco Cantu (BC; audio)
  • Circe, Madeline Miller (BC)
  • Call Me By Your Name, Andre Aciman
  • A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara


  • Hallelujah Anyway, Anne Lamont
  • Christodora, Tim Murphy (audio)
  • Tales of the City, Armistead Maupin (audio)
  • Not My Father's Son, Alan Cumming (audio)
  • Braving the Wilderness, Brene Brown (audio)
  • The Flame Throwers, Rachel Kushner (audio)
  • Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy Schumer (audio)
  • Anthropology of Turquoise, Ellen Meloy (Seattle BC)
  • Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver (audio)
  • The Handmaids Tale, Margaret Atwood (OG BC; audio)
  • Voices from Chernobyl, Svetlana Alexievich (Seattle BC)
  • Swing Time, Zadie Smith (Seattle BC)
  • The Vegetarian, Han Kang (OG BC)
  • You Are A Badass, Jen Sincero
  • Walk Through Walls, Marina Abramovic


  • Imagine Me Gone, Adam Hassett (BC)
  • The Red Parts, Maggie Nelson (BC)
  • Patience, Daniel Clowes (BC)
  • The Nest, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney (Jessie's BC)
  • The Lonely City, Olvia Laing (BC)
  • In the Shawdow of the American Dream, David Wojnarowicz
  • Citizen, Claudia Rankine (BC)
  • A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin (BC)
  • The Art of Communicating, Thich Nhat Hanh
  • On the Road, Gloria Steinem (Jessie's BC)


  • Hunger Makes me a Modern Girl, Carrie Brownstein
  • Clothes, Clothes, Clothes ..., Viv Albertine (BC)
  • The Gifts of Imperfection, Dr. Brene Brown
  • Ongoingness, Sarah Manguso
  • Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The Color Purple, Alice Walker (audio)
  • Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert
  • M Train, Patti Smith
  • The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen (BC)
  • Hold Still, Sally Mann
  • Go Set A Watchman, Harper Lee (BC)
  • Just Kids, Patti Smith (second reading)
  • How to Sit, Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Help, Thanks, Wow, Anne Lamont
  • Day Book, Anne Truitt
  • H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald (BC)
  • Girl in Band, Kim Gordon
  • Not that Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham
  • The Unspeakable, Megan Daum
  • Dancer from the Dance, Andrew Holleran (BC)
  • Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamont
  • Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay (BC)
  • Tiny, Beautiful Things, Cheryl Strayed
  • Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel (BC)


  • The Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, Haruki Murakami (BC)
  • Hateship, Friendship, Courtship ..., A. Munro
  • Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter
  • Going Clear, Lawrence Wright (BC)
  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers
  • The GoldFinch, Donna Tart (BC)
  • Fun Home, Alison Bechdel (Graphic)
  • A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers (BC)
  • The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd (BC)
  • Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi (Graphic)
  • To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf (BC)
  • Are you My Mother?, Alison Bechdel (BC/Graphic)


  • Dear Life, Alice Munro (BC)
  • Just Kids, Patti Smith
  • I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai/Christina Lamb (BC)
  • The Sheltering Sky, Paul Bowles (BC/audio)
  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, K. J. Fowler (BC)
  • Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (BC) - 2/4
  • Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (BC) - 3/4
  • Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugendies (audio) - 4/4
  • See Now Then, Jamaica Kincaid (BC) - 2/4
  • White Teeth, Zadie Smith (BC/audio) - 4/4
  • Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro (audio) - 4/4
  • A Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes (audio only) -3/4
  • Tenth of December, George Saunders (BC/audio) - 4/4
  • This Is How you Lose Her, Junot Diaz (BC) - 2/4
  • Age of Miracles, Karen Thompson Walker (audio) - 2/4


  • Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (BC/audio) - 1/4
  • Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon (BC) - 4/4
  • Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann - 4/4
  • Wild, Cheryl Strayed (BC) - 3/4
  • Madonnas of Echo Park, Brando Skyhorse (BC) - 3/4
  • MockingJay, Suzanne Collins (BC) - 3/4 (series 2/4)
  • Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins (BC) - 2/4
  • Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (BC) - 3/4
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan (BC) - 3/4


  • Blue Nights, Joan Didion (BC) - 3/4
  • Rum Diary, Hunter S. Thompson (BC) - 2/4
  • BossyPants, Tina Fey (BC) - 4/4
  • Room, Emma Donoghue
  • Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz - 2/4
  • Broken Open, Elizabeth Lesser - 4/4
  • Have A Little Faith, Mitch Albom - 3/4
nov 26 2012 ∞
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