The following fourteen books have been read and recommended for consideration on the final list by at least one juror.
Alarcón, Francisco X., Francisco X. Alarcón, and Francisco X. Alarcón. Canto hondo = Deep song. Camino del sol. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2015.
Bhattacharya, Susmita. The Normal State of Mind, 2015.
Boney, Brad. Yes. Dreamspinner Press, 2015.
Bowes, Richard, Jameson Currier, Joseph Dante, Joe Okonkwo, and Peterson, Evan J. Best Gay Stories 2015. Lethe Press, 2015.
Dawson, James, and Spike Gerrell. This Book Is Gay, 2015.
Hess, Scott Alexander. The Butcher’s Sons. Maple Shade, New Jersey: Lethe Press, 2015.
Jacques, Juliet. Trans. Verso, 2015.
Kramer, Larry. The American People. Volume 1, Search for My Heart. First edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
McKittrick, Casey. Murder on Faux Pas Island. Maple Shade, NJ: Lethe Press, 2015.
Merey, Ryszard I. A Father for Lilja. Maple Shade, NJ: Lethe Press, Inc, 2015.
Naz, Dave. Genderqueer: And Other Gender Identities, 2014.
Neal, Jarrett. What Color Is Your Hoodie? Chelsea Station Editions, 2015.
Rupp, Leila J., and Susan Kathleen Freeman, eds. Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History. The Harvey Goldberg Series for Understanding and Teaching History. Madison, Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2014.
Segal, Mark. And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to Lgbt Equality. [S.l.]: Akashic Books, 2015.