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Gay Novels
« on: February 16, 2010, 02:08:21 pm »
     I've been asked by friends; "Hey, what you reading man?" When I show and tell them what the book is, they're like "Dude, I didn't even know those books were allowed to be made." I laugh at those kind of things all the time. People don't know that there Gay/Homosexual novels for purchase out there. If anything, they'd be only available online. Not True!Look hard enough and you'll see many Gay books throughout a Barnes and Nobles or Borders. And for anyone who actually likes to read ( *gasp* Blaspemy!), there are many authors out there that right Homosexual Novels. The best part is, a lot of Gay Novels are really freaking funny. Here, I'll give a nice rundown
(All of these books can be found in TEEN FICTION. There is MINOR ADULT CONTENT in some books like BAD LANGUAGE, DRUGS, MINOR SEXUAL CONTENT.)

Famous Gay Authors:

Author: David Levithan
Boy Meets Boy
Realm of Possibility
Marly's Ghost
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (Also a Movie)
Wide Awake
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List (Soon to be a Movie)
How they Met

Author: Brent Hartinger

Geography Club
Grand & Humble
The Order of the Poison Oak
Split Screen (1 & 2)

Author: Alex Sanchez
Bait
The God Box
Getting It
Rainbow Boys
Rainbow High
Rainbow Road
So Hard To Say

Regular Authors of Gay Novels:

Author: Lisa Papademetriou
M or F?

Author: Ron Koertge
Boy Girl Boy

Author: Stephen Chbosky
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Author: David Larochelle
Absolutely Positively Not...Gay

Author: John Hall
Is he, or Isn't he?

Author: Bill Konigsberg
Out of the Pocket

Author: Lee Bantle
David Inside Out

Really Famous Author
Author: Perry Moore
Hero

These are just all the books I have XD but there are so many more if you look hard enough. Here are some recommendations for certain readers

Young New Reader: Absolutely Positively Not...Gay & So Hard To Say
Teen Interested Reader: Realm of Possibility & Geography Club
Older Teen/ Young Adult Reader: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List, David Inside Out, & The Perks of Being a WallFlower
Major Reader/ Nice Long Book: Hero, How They Met, & Out of the Pocket
Very very Gay Novel Reader: M or F?, Is he or Isn't he, Rainbow boys, Rainbow High, Rainbow Road, Boy meets Boy

I really hope you enjoy and consider reading some books and get off the videogames XD
Not a lot of homosexual videogames out there...nope lmao
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Re: Gay Novels
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 02:27:25 pm »
Thanks for the list! :3 I'mma have to look some of these up.

Now, I has recommendations.

Geography Club by Brent Hartinger

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins (The book isn't really 100% about being gay, but I recommend everyone read this book. It's a large book, but it's so worth it. I've read it about ten times o_o)

Empress of the World by Sara Ryan

I know I've read WAY more that I'd recommend, but can't think of any. I'll come back if I think of them though.
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Re: Gay Novels
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 02:30:59 pm »
Thanks for the list! :3 I'mma have to look some of these up.

Now, I has recommendations.

Geography Club by Brent Hartinger

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins (The book isn't really 100% about being gay, but I recommend everyone read this book. It's a large book, but it's so worth it. I've read it about ten times o_o)

Empress of the World by Sara Ryan

I know I've read WAY more that I'd recommend, but can't think of any. I'll come back if I think of them though.

Isn't Geography Club hilarious XD
I can't get into reading any Ellen Hopkins books because the size of the book looks so damn intimidating XD. It just looks to big. Plus, I read Crank, only half way though. Didn't like it so much so I didn't think the rest of her books were so interesting looking. Now that I know one book contains homos (LOL JKJKJK) I'll defenetly look at it :)
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Re: Gay Novels
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 03:27:50 pm »
Next time im over pick one for me and have me read it, I wanted to grab one the other day but couldnt decide 8D
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Re: Gay Novels
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2010, 03:30:21 pm »
Next time im over pick one for me and have me read it, I wanted to grab one the other day but couldnt decide 8D

Lol fine, I'll pick a tiny one cause your interest in books are...very diffrent XD jk
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Re: Gay Novels
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2010, 03:32:25 pm »
lol well I can read anything put infront of me XD but thanks
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Re: Gay Novels
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2010, 05:28:42 pm »
I own both Rainbow Boys and Geography Club (among others that aren't on the list), and I was much more a fan of the latter.

I also just received Luna by Julie Anne Peters, a book about a transgendered teen that comes very highly recommended, and looks really good.  I'll post a review once I've had a chance to read it :-)
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Re: Gay Novels
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2010, 05:48:05 pm »
I own both Rainbow Boys and Geography Club (among others that aren't on the list), and I was much more a fan of the latter.

I also just received Luna by Julie Anne Peters, a book about a transgendered teen that comes very highly recommended, and looks really good.  I'll post a review once I've had a chance to read it :-)

Cool, I have seen books about transgendered teenagers and have tried to read them. Like there was this one book called, "Recycler", I tried to read it but put it down after so much confusion. First he's a girl, then the next day she's a guy, backandforthbackandforth! But I'll look for a Synopsis on Luna since its so highly talked about XP
You read Geography Book to, that's so funny XD

ALSO!!!

Lesbian Books I forgot to mention!

"Annie on my Mind" by Nancy Garden
"Kissing Kate" by Lauren Myracle
"Keeping You a Secret" by Julie Ann Peters

^anyone read them?
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Re: Gay Novels
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2010, 06:27:00 pm »
Cool, I have seen books about transgendered teenagers and have tried to read them. Like there was this one book called, "Recycler", I tried to read it but put it down after so much confusion. First he's a girl, then the next day she's a guy, backandforthbackandforth!

Yeah, that sort of confusion is probably easier to follow if you've lived it >.>

"Keeping You a Secret" sounds really sweet, and I've also heard really good things about it.  And, here's a synopsis of "Luna":

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Re: Gay Novels
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2010, 06:43:10 pm »
Hmmm...
Well, I guess I have a new homework assignment:
Read a book about transgender-ness... <was that the right way to call it?
Anyway, Luna sounds really nice, I'll have to look for it at Borders. Btw, Kissing Kate is really good according to my friend Raven. Though she prefers Annie on my Mind. She said it was more "gripping". I haven't read a book that really "gripped" me yet, but you should give it a try
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Re: Gay Novels
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2010, 07:24:11 pm »
Hm, if I get the chance, I may look at some of these.
While I am neither gay nor transgendered, I would like to read something done to be in that perspective.

It also may come in handy to know somethings that the book may shed light on, if ever needed in debate.
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Re: Gay Novels
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2010, 09:48:02 pm »
Considering we're on a furry teen site, I'm surprised Waterways by Kyell Gold hasn't been mentioned yet. It's a really good furry novel about an otter in high school discovering himself (as a gay teen) and coping with it. Cliche, I know, but the author uses  a lot of introspection with the main character, and it makes it easy to relate to him, because his thoughts and feelings are EXACTLY what every kid going through what he's going through thinks/thought/would think. Look into it, I'm about 4/5 of the way through it and I'm honestly sorry that it's over.
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Re: Gay Novels
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2010, 09:51:35 pm »
Considering we're on a furry teen site, I'm surprised Waterways by Kyell Gold hasn't been mentioned yet. It's a really good furry novel about an otter in high school discovering himself (as a gay teen) and coping with it. Cliche, I know, but the author uses  a lot of introspection with the main character, and it makes it easy to relate to him, because his thoughts and feelings are EXACTLY what every kid going through what he's going through thinks/thought/would think. Look into it, I'm about 4/5 of the way through it and I'm honestly sorry that it's over.
I believe someone did a review on that book a while ago. Can't recall who.
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Re: Gay Novels
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2010, 09:53:55 pm »
Considering we're on a furry teen site, I'm surprised Waterways by Kyell Gold hasn't been mentioned yet. It's a really good furry novel about an otter in high school discovering himself (as a gay teen) and coping with it. Cliche, I know, but the author uses  a lot of introspection with the main character, and it makes it easy to relate to him, because his thoughts and feelings are EXACTLY what every kid going through what he's going through thinks/thought/would think. Look into it, I'm about 4/5 of the way through it and I'm honestly sorry that it's over.

Well, Waterways is sort of a an adult book really. It's got some very adult sexual content. I've actually read it myself XD But I didn't recommend it because it's not really available in Borders or Barnes and Noble LOL
But still, a good book :)
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2010, 10:15:10 pm »
Ive read waterways..was very good i think
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Re: Gay Novels
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2010, 10:23:43 pm »
David Levithan is wonderful :)

'HERO' by Perry Moore actually made me cry a little.
Boy Meets Boy was my first 'gay novel'.
The  Realm of Possibility is brilliant, etc etc :)
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Re: Gay Novels
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2010, 10:37:00 pm »
David Levithan is wonderful :)

'HERO' by Perry Moore actually made me cry a little.
Boy Meets Boy was my first 'gay novel'.
The  Realm of Possibility is brilliant, etc etc :)

David Levithan is the best XD

But I will say a little tiny smack about Hero.
It's a very long book (for my standards). It's about a bunch of teen superheroes, and part of the reason why the book was so long, was that within every chapter, there was a new couple of teen heroes that needed to be introduced and they had their own backstory. That was great and all, but by the end of the book, there were like 14 heroes described that led off topic to the actually story line, So I actually skimmed a little forward some of the heroes backstories XD
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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2010, 11:22:18 pm »
I went ahead and made this a sticky, it's turning into a list of books that would probably be of interest to a lot of our members and it'd be a pity for it to slide out of the way.
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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2010, 11:21:30 am »
Leviathans book "Absolutely Positively not Gay", is really good. Milo gave it to me sunday and i was done with it by last night. It was short and quick but a really good story
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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2010, 04:32:40 pm »
Considering we're on a furry teen site, I'm surprised Waterways by Kyell Gold hasn't been mentioned yet. It's a really good furry novel about an otter in high school discovering himself (as a gay teen) and coping with it. Cliche, I know, but the author uses  a lot of introspection with the main character, and it makes it easy to relate to him, because his thoughts and feelings are EXACTLY what every kid going through what he's going through thinks/thought/would think. Look into it, I'm about 4/5 of the way through it and I'm honestly sorry that it's over.
I believe someone did a review on that book a while ago. Can't recall who.

That'd be me.

Anyway, I was looking for another good read for this spring break. I'll look into a few of these.
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