Best GBLT book of 2007?

I’ve been contacted by Dear Author and Smart Bitches and they’ve asked if Speak Its Name would like to help nominate some of the books for ther upcoming awards, namely the GBLT category. Rather proud to be asked, have to say.

Now, I know my favourite books of this year, but I’ve only read a fraction, and I’ve read NO lesbian, Bi and only one Trans – so PLEASE (please please) if you have a recommendation can you comment here and I’ll knock together a short list. 

I’m assuming that they want Romance.

If it helps you, Lambda nominees are here

Many thanks to you all btw for making the comm the success it has been in such a short time.

7 Responses

  1. Congratulations! But I’m not surprised–after all, you did hit #17 in the P&E poll, so it’s obvious that people are reading the reviews. I can’t, offhand, think of any other site that fills this niche.

  2. I don’t read near enough and when I do, they aren’t always recent books. But:

    Snowball in Hell by Josh Lanyon.

    Runners up:
    -Dark Horse by Josh Lanyon (okay, maybe I’m a fan)
    -Fairyville by Emma Holly (although there’s m/m/f, the major romantic relationship is between two men and one of those men is bi)

  3. I would recommend the following book:

    It’s about a boy who becomes obsessed with an older man and the story of their relationship over one Summer.

  4. I have two recommendations, so very dissimilar I wouldn’t which one to choose over the other:

    Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale
    Reviewed by me here:

    Bloodraven by P L Nunn
    Reviewed by me here:

    Two books to change your life, honestly.

  5. I have several colleagues and friends nominated for Lammys this year. I have read most of the nominees for Men’s Romance and Fiction. All of the ones that I have read are exceptionally good and it is hard to choose.

    However, the two outstanding examples in Men’s romance in my opinion are:

    Changing Tides, by Michael Thomas Ford. Ford is an icon, having won 4 Lammys and nominated 16 times. Anything he does is worth reading. With this current novel, he has become even more literary. It is a story of well developed characters searching and growing into self realization. As always, his sex scenes are emotional, erotic and in context.

    When You Don’t See Me, by Timothy James Beck. This story is intricately woven together and builds throughout. When the meaning of the title is finally revealed, it almost gives chills. Nominated previously, the team of Beck has done an outstanding job with this novel.

    I know that these aren’t Lesbian, however, I wanted to give my two cents worth. 🙂

  6. I’d like to nominate In Bear Country by Kiernan Kelly.

  7. I’d heartily second two nominations:
    Andre Aciman’s Call Me By Your Name
    Ginn Hale’s Wicked Gentlemen

    And I’d add two new ones:
    Manna Francis’s Mind Fuck
    Vincent Quinn’s Worth Fighting With

    Oh! Did anyone on this list nominate Max Pierce’s Master of Seacliff? That one deserves a nod.

    Can’t say I have read any Bi stuff this year that didn’t make me grind my teeth. I’ve read some terrific Lesbian and Trans shorts, but no novels to nominate there either. Clearly, I need more books!

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