Some of my favorite gay fiction

marc acito, gay fictionQueerty recently wrote a post, Ten Of The Hottest Sex Scenes In Popular Literature.

They wrote, “We have become accustomed to increasingly realistic sex scenes in film but what about the similar pleasures from literature? Examples of literary homoeroticism abound, many times long before cinematic breakthroughs became routine.” Looking at their list of the ten “hottest sex scenes in popular literature”, I realized I had only read one of the books (Maurice) and watched two of the books as movies (Less Than Zero and Broke Back Mountain).

I love reading gay fiction but the ‘sex scenes’ are not the reason I buy a book (or take them out from the library – yes, I do that too).  I just like reading stories that have gay themes, because when it is done well – they resonate with me.

Here is a list of gay fiction novels that I loved reading. This isn’t a complete list by any means but is a nice start. Do you like to read gay fiction?  What are some of your favorite gay fiction novels?

The entire Tales of the City series by Armistead Maupin

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

Hey Day by Michael Viktor Butler

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

How I Paid for College by Marc Acito

4 responses to “Some of my favorite gay fiction

  1. I too have read most of the Tales of The City books and Giovanni’s Room.


  2. Pingback: Currently Reading: How I Paid for College: A novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship and Musical Theater | Spewing Truth in the face of Lies

  3. I’m reading How I Paid for College now – it’s laugh out loud amusing.


  4. The Movie Lover by Richard Friedel

    Very funny. And sad when you learn that Richard was lost to us in the 80’s



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