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GLBTI Fiction

This is a fairly complete list, but a subject search for ‘gays teen fiction’ will provide you with more titles

Updated: October 2016!

  1. Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Beck Albertalli
  2. Double Exposure, by Bridget Birdsall
  3. The Darkest Part of the Forest, by Holly Black
  4. Baby Be-Bop, Francesca Lia Block
  5. Dare Truth or Promise, Paula Boock
  6. The Vast Fields of Ordinary, Nick Burd
  7. Someday This Pain will be Useful to You, Peter Cameron
  8. Breaktime : Dance On My Grave, Aidan Chambers
  9. Athletic Shorts : Six Short Stories, Chris Crutcher
  10. The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Emily M Danforth
  11. Manstealing for Fat Girls, Michelle Embree
  12. Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel, by Sara Farizan
  13. Five, Six, Seven, Nate!, by Tim Federle
  14. This is Not a Love Story, by Suki Fleet
  15. For Today I am a Boy, by Kim Fu
  16. The Difference Between You and Me, Madeleine George
  17. Whatever, by S. J. Goslee
  18. Geography Club, Brent Hartinger
  19. The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley, by Shaun David Hutchinson
  20. Another Kind of Cowboy, Susan Juby
  21. Read Me Like a Book, by Liz Kessler
  22. Ask the Passengers, A S King
  23. Boy Girl Boy, Ron Koertge
  24. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, by Susan Kulin
  25. Absolutely, Positively Not…, David Larochelle
  26. Boy Meets Boy, David Levithan
  27. Wide Awake, David Levithan
  28. Ash and Huntress, Melinda Lo
  29. Dramarama, E Lockhart
  30. My Tiki Girl, Jennifer McMahon
  31. The Straight Road to Kylie, Nico Medina
  32. Far From Xanadu, Julie Ann Peters
  33. When Everything Feels Like The Movies, by Raziel Reid
  34. Carry On: The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow, by Rainbow Rowell
  35. Unspeakable, by Abbie Rushton
  36. Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe, Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  37. Rainbow Boys, Alex Sanchez
  38. More Happy Than Not, by Adam Silvera
  39. What We Left Behind, by Robin Talley
  40. The Blue Lawn, William Taylor
  41. What They Always Tell Us, Martin Wilson
  42. Money Boy, Paul Yee


  1. vanessa

    Great to see this list on here! A couple of suggestions to add – ‘Dare Truth or Promise’by Paula Boock (one of the best NZ YA books ever)and ‘Annie on my Mind’ by Nancy Garden ( a classic, and way better than her other two on the list!).

  2. Thanks for the suggestions – I have added them to the list. Cheers!

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