Sunday, November 1, 2009

College reading list

Jeanne from Necromancy Never Pays provides her sophomore-level university class with the following list of GLBT literature. She is sharing it here as an additional resource for those looking for books.

SF and Fantasy:

Isaac Asimov, The Gods Themselves
Octavia Butler, Xenogenesis (Dawn, Adulthood Rites, Imago)
Arthur C. Clarke, The Songs of Distant Earth
Samuel R. Delany, Trouble on Triton
Ursula K. LeGuin, The Left Hand of Darkness
Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment
Joan Slonczewski, A Door Into Ocean
Theodore Sturgeon, Venus Plus X

Young Adult:

Francesca Lia Block, Dangerous Angels
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
David Levithan, Boy Meets Boy
Lauren McLaughlin, Cycler, Re-Cycler

Classic Novels:

Nick Alexander, Fifty Reasons to Say Goodbye
James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room
E.M. Forster, Maurice
L.P. Hartley, The Go-Between
Andrew Holleran, Dancer from the Dance
Alan Hollinghurt, The Swimming-Pool Library, The Line of Beauty
David Leavitt, The Lost Language of Cranes
Thomas Mann, Death in Venice
Manuel Puig, Kiss of the Spider-Woman
Edmund White, A Boy’s Own Story
Virginia Woolf, Orlando


Moises Kaufman, The Laramie Project
Tony Kushner, Angels in America
Martin Sherman, Bent
Peter Gill, Mean Tears


Walt Whitman
Audre Lord
Frank O'Hara


christina said...

Wow! Middlesex is classified as YA? Huh.

Awesome list. Thanks for sharing! :)

Amanda said...

I had no idea it would be considered YA. I always thought it was modern adult lit...