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2019 Top 10 books voted for by you

  1. Emily Danforth / The Miseducation of Cameron Post / 813.6 DAN
  2. Patricia Highsmith / Carol / 813.54 HIG
  3. Benjamin Alire Sáenz / Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe / 813.6 SAE
  4. Susan Smith / Of Drag Kings and the Wheel of Fate / 813.6 SMI
  5. David Sedaris / Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim / 818.609 SED
  6. Audre Lord / Your silence will not protect you / 818.54 LOR
  7. Joseph Cassara / The House of Impossible Beauties / 813.6 CAS
  8. Charlie Craggs / To My Trans Sisters / 306.768 TO
  9. Vicky Beeching / Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, and Living Free From Shame / 306.766 BEE
  10. Zandra Grace / Rainbow Flowers: An Exploration of Yoga and Identity / 823.92 GRA

Suggest a book for this years top 10

 

A selection of LGBT+ authors from around the world, available to read in the Library

 

Ashbery, John.

  • Selected poems (1994)
  • Your name here: poems (2000)

Auden, W. H. and Isherwood, Christopher.

The ascent of F6 (1936)


Auden, W. H.

  • The English Auden: poems, essays and dramatic writings, 1927-1939 (1977)
  • Collected poems (2007)Auden, W. H.

Baldwin, James.

  • Giovanni’s room (1956)
  • Another country (1963)

Barbin, Herculine. and Foucault, Michel.

Herculine Barbin: being the recently discovered memoirs of a nineteenth-century French hermaphrodite (2010)


Barker, Meg John.

Queer: a graphic history (2016)


Barnes, Djuna.

Nightwood (1963)


Bechdel, Alison.

Fun home: a family tragicomic (2006)


Brite, Poppy Z. 

  • Drawing blood (2010)
  • Lost souls (2010)

Burston, Paul and Richardson, Colin.

A queer romance: lesbians, gay men and popular culture (1995)


Butler, Judith.

  • Undoing gender (2004)
  • Dispossession: the performative in the political (2013)

Chatwin, Bruce.

  • On the black hill (1983)
  • The songlines (1988)
  • Winding paths (1999)

Delphy, Christine.

Close to home: a materialist analysis of women’s oppression (1984)


Dollimore, Jonathan.

Sexual dissidence: Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault (1991)


Duffy, Carol Ann.

  • The world’s wife (1999)
  • Rapture (2006)

Duffy, Maureen.

  • The erotic world of faery (1972)
  • England: the making of the myth from Stonehenge to Albert Square (2002)

Feinberg, Leslie.

  • Transgender warriors: making history from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman (1996)
  • Trans liberation: beyond pink or blue (1998)

Fincher, Max.

Queering gothic in the romantic age: the penetrating eye (2007)


Forster, E. M.

  • Howards End (1941)
  • A room with a view (1978)

Foucault, Michel.

  • Ethics: subjectivity and truth (1997)
  • Madness and Civilization: a history of insanity in the Age of Reason (2001)

Ginsberg, Allen.

Collected poems, 1947-1980 (1985)


Gunn, Thom.

  • Jack Straw’s castle (1976)
  • The man with night sweats (1992)
  • Collected poems (1993)

Hall, Radclyffe.

The well of loneliness (1982)


Hambling, Maggi.

Maggi Hambling: waves and waterfalls (2008)


Highsmith, Patricia.

  • Strangers on a train (1999)
  • The talented Mr Ripley (1999)

Jacques, Juliet.

Trans: a memoir (2016)


Jagose, Annamarie.

Queer theory: an introduction (1996)

Jansson, Tove.

  • Moominvalley in November (1971)
  • The summer book (2003)

Jarman, Derek.

  • Dancing ledge (1984)
  • At your own risk: a saint’s testament (1993)
  • Up in the air: collected film scripts (1996)
  • Derek Jarman’s Garden (1995)

Kaveney, Roz.

  • From Alien to The Matrix: reading science fiction film (2005)
  • Teen dreams: reading teen film from Heathers to Veronica Mars (2006)

Kay, Jackie.

The frog who dreamed she was an opera singer (1998)


Lorde, Audre.

  • Zami: a new spelling of my name (1996)
  • Sister outsider: essays and speeches (2007)

Mapplethorpe, Robert.

  • Lady Lisa Lyon (1983)
  • Mapplethorpe: Altars (1995)
  • Mapplethorpe: the complete flowers (2006)

Maugham, W. Somerset.

  • The selected novels: Vol.2.(1953)
  • The selected novels: Vol.3.(1953)

Morris, Jan.

  • The matter of Wales: epic views of a small country (1986)
  • A writer’s world: travels 1950-2000 (2003)

Nestle, Joan. (ed.)

The persistent desire: a femme-butch reader (1992)


Nestle, Joan., Howell, Clare. and Wilchins, Riki Anne.

GenderQueer: voices from beyond the sexual binary (2002)


Orton, Joe.

  • The complete plays (1976)
  • Up against it: a screenplay for the Beatles (1979)

Paglia, Camille.

  • Sexual personae: art and decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson. (1990)
  • Sex, art and American culture: essays (1993)
  • Vamps and tramps: new essays (1995)

Palahniuk, Chuck.

Fight club (1997)


Rustin, Bayard.

Down the line (1971)


Sedaris, David.

Let’s explore diabetes with owls (2014)


Sendak, Maurice.

  • Posters by Maurice Sendak (1986)
  • Where the wild things are (2000)

Serano, Julia.

Excluded: making feminist and queer movements more inclusive (2013)


Sinfield, Alan.

  • Faultlines: cultural materialism and the politics of dissident reading (1992)
  • The Wilde century: Oscar Wilde and the queer moment (1994)
  • Gay and after (1998)

Stein, Gertrude.

  • Blood on the dining-room floor (1985)
  • Three lives (1990)
  • Tender buttons: objects, food, rooms (1991)

Strachey, Lytton.

  • Queen Victoria (2000)
  • Eminent Victorians (2009)

Tatchell, Peter.

  • Democratic defence: a non-nuclear alternative (1984)
  • Europe in the pink: lesbian & gay equality in the new Europe (1992)

Warner, Sylvia Townsend.

  • Mr. Fortune’s maggot (1978)
  • Lolly Willowes: or, The loving huntsman (1993)

Waters, Sarah.

  • Tipping the velvet (1999)
  • Fingersmith (2003)

White, Edmund

Loss within loss: artists in the age of AIDS (2001)


Wilde, Oscar.

  • The importance of being Earnest and other plays (1954)
  • The picture of Dorian Gray (2003)
  • The soul of man and prison writings (1990)

Winterson, Jeanette.

Why be happy when you could be normal? (2013)