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Subject: Any Good Books
Date Posted: 10/22/2008 11:32 AM ET
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Can anyone suggest any good LGBT books



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Date Posted: 10/23/2008 9:37 PM ET
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What kind of LGBT books?  Fact, fiction....?  Give us a hint what genre you like to read & then we can go from there! :-)

Date Posted: 10/24/2008 11:01 AM ET
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What Mary said!

Date Posted: 10/25/2008 11:08 AM ET
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Pure porn. Someone needs to write some good smutty Lesbian porn.  I could do it but I'm writing two other books at the moment......  :)

Date Posted: 10/25/2008 6:07 PM ET
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lol Dawn has a point, there are some seriously smutty books with male/female relationships but not with female/female relationships.  I'm not really sure what kind of books I would like...mainly I read paranormal (really into vampire/werewolf/shape-shifter) and I love the Blaze series by Harlequin. I love graphic books the more detail the better...hmm thats pretty much all I can think to say

Date Posted: 10/27/2008 1:41 PM ET
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New member here but....

If you haven't read it, Gulf Breeze by Gerri Hill... older book I know.  I also read Rainbow Cedar by the same author.  Not 'hot' ...but I did enjoy them.

I picked up a few misc. authors from Bella Books.  Finished one and now onto another.  Just light reading for me though.  I'd much rather read a more detailed romance and YES bring on the hot love scenes.  Ha!

Date Posted: 10/27/2008 4:20 PM ET
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also a new member....

I recently read Thirteen Hours by Meghan O'Brien...That was HOT!

 

Date Posted: 10/27/2008 8:18 PM ET
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Welcome Sherri & Serena!!!

Date Posted: 10/27/2008 9:24 PM ET
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Thanks for the welcome!  Really hoping to find some good lesbian fiction. 

Date Posted: 10/27/2008 10:06 PM ET
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I added Thirteen Hours to my wish list. I asked around where I work and most of the girls I work with dont read. Kinda sad. But if anyone else can think of any book let me know. They dont even have to be 'hot' just good. lol. anyway off to bed.

Nikki

Subject: LGBT Books
Date Posted: 10/28/2008 10:52 AM ET
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Which do you prefer?  F/F, M/M, F/M/F, M/F/M ?  Finally some really good M/M books available.....

Date Posted: 10/28/2008 11:55 AM ET
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For fiction this is what I've liked:

Sarah Waters (specifically Tipping the Velvet)

some of Gerri Hill's novels are decent - a little cheesey but that's okay

Morgan Hill (mysteries)

Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg

Claire McNab's Kylie Kendall series (I haven't read them yet but my partner loves them and she's not a reader!)



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Date Posted: 10/28/2008 8:45 PM ET
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Im into F/F and M/M but alot of the books I've read and liked are F/M

Subject: M/M books
Date Posted: 10/28/2008 11:59 PM ET
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Just a few of the authors of M/M I like are JL Langley, Josh Lanyon, Laura Baumbach, Sarah Black, and Jet Mykles......when I think of the others, I'll post them.     JL Langley and Laura Baumbach do werewolves....great books!   Josh Lanyon does murder mysteries-they are super! and Jet Mykles's books at Loose Id - the Heaven Sent series are keepers too.  I've only read a couple of Sarah Black's....they were good.   Check out MLR Press---it's a m/m site, Torquere Press, too.

Debra



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Date Posted: 11/6/2008 5:52 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/25/2008 5:38 AM ET
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For pure mastaboraty fantasy--Bushfire: Stories of Lesbian Desire

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9781555833121-Bushfire+Stories+of+Lesbian+Desire

Other recommendations--

Jeanette Winterson--who is one of my favorite authors thanks to our Jessie!

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

Beebo Brinker by Ann Bannon for some 50's lesbian literature

Coffee Will Make You Black

Revolution of Little Girls

Reflections in a Golden Eye by Carson McCullers--I haven't read this one yet, but I love the author's other work.  Supposed to be good.

Well of Loneliness

Anything by Bertha Harris

Anything by Dorothy Allison

I'm still taking baby steps with reading Lesbian literature, learning what I like. 

What I wasn't impressed with--

Robbi Sommers - Uncertain Companions  Where's the character development?  Very flat, IMO

Date Posted: 11/25/2008 5:29 PM ET
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Not hot (in the sense of graphic sex, which is OK) but I just finished Solitaire by Kelley Eskridge and liked it A LOT. I had read Slow River by her partner (Nicola Griffith) some time ago and took a chance. I'm actually thinking I like Eskridge better.

Subject: Kelley Eskridge
Date Posted: 11/25/2008 9:58 PM ET
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She also has a book of short stories out.  Dangerous Space.  On my keeper shelf with Solitaire.

Date Posted: 11/26/2008 2:06 PM ET
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Thanks, Emily, it's on my WL

Date Posted: 12/1/2008 5:38 PM ET
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thanks everyone there are way more books then i thought. I have found mostly m/m books and ordered them, however still looking for some really good f/f books

Date Posted: 12/2/2008 1:28 AM ET
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I've read Nicola's SF.  How are her mysteries? 

There are a bunch of good LGBT mysteries out there.  John Morgan Wilson, Mary Wings, Laurie King.