Summer reading suggestions

Boston Gay Men's Book ClubAlthough the weather in New England hasn’t felt like summer, the season officially kicked off Memorial Day Weekend so I thought I’d share a few gay-themed books for those of you looking for some summer reading. Feel free to add your suggestions for summer reading in the comments section.

gay literature, LGBT fiction, OgunquitSix Neckties is Johnny Diaz newest book. Diaz describes the book as a literary postcard to Ogunquit, Maine where the story takes place, making this a must-read for those of you who love OGT. You can purchase this from Apple’s iBooks, Amazon’s Kindle or better yet, from your local LGBT bookstore.

Andre Aciman, gay literature, LGBT novelCall Me By Your Name is a coming of age story that is beautifully written by Andre Aciman.  The setting takes place on the Italian Riviera in the 1980s and the main character, Elio, is a curious 18 year old who falls hard for Oliver, a 24 year old postdoc teacher from Columbia who’s spends his summer with his family. The story has been made into a movie that will be in theaters this fall.

Boston Gay Men's Book Club, gay bostonJohn Waters Hitchhikes Across America first came out in 2015 and is perfect for anyone looking for a good laugh. Waters chronicles as only he can his cross-country hitchhiking journey from Baltimore to San Francisco.

Michelangelo SignorileFor those who prefer non-fiction, I recommend Michelangelo Signorile’s 2015 book, It’s Not Over now available in paperback. His book warns the LGBT community shouldn’t take for granted the progress we made over the past eight years. His comments seem prophetic in light of the current political climate.

If you have a book that you’d like to suggest, please leave the title and author in the comments section of this post. And as I mentioned previously, while all these books are available via sites like, consider purchasing one or more of these books from your local LGBT bookstore (if you still have one).

2 responses to “Summer reading suggestions

  1. How to Survive A Summer, Nick White
    After the Blue Hour, John Rechy
    Boy Erased, Garrard Conley
    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman


  2. While the book has been out since 2002, I have recently discovered Michael Cunningham (“The Hours”) poetic take on Provincetown, “Land’s End: A Walk in Provincetown.”



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