The following 20 books have been read and recommended for consideration on the final list by at least one juror:
Berg, Ryan. No House to Call My Home: Love, Family, and Other Transgressions. New York, NY: Nation Books, 2015.
Buzzeo, Melissa. The Devastation. Nightboat, 2015.
Dawn, Amber. Where the Words End and My Body Begins. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2015.
Duhamel, Denise, and Maureen Seaton. Caprice. Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015.
Harris, Neil Patrick, and David Javerbaum. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography. First edition. New York: Crown Archetype, 2014.
Horrigan, Patrick E. Portraits at an Exhibition: A Novel. Maple Shade, New Jersey: Lethe Press, 2015.
Ileri, Selim. Boundless Solitude. Turkish Literature. Milet Publishing, 2015.
Jones, Grace. I’ll Never Write My Memoirs. First Gallery Books hardcover edition. New York, NY: Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc, 2015.
Klein, Michael. When I Was a Twin. Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015.
Macedo, Stephen. Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, & the Future of Marriage. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2015.
Martin, Dawn Lundy. Life in a Box Is a Pretty Life, New York: Nightboat Books, 2015.
O’Connell, Ryan. I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves. First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2015.
Okparanta, Chinelo. Under the Udala Trees. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
Oliver, Isaac. Intimacy Idiot. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York: Scribner, 2015.
Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi. Bodymap. Mawenzi House, 2015.
Reid, Raziel. When Everything Feels Like the Movies. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2015.
Robbins, Lane. Renovation. Blind Eye Books, 2015.
Sezen, Beldan. Snapshots of a Girl. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2015.
Shraya, Vivek. She of the Mountains. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2014.
Wilson, Andrew. Alexander McQueen: Blood beneath the Skin. New York: Scribner, 2015.
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.
The following 10 books have been read and recommended for consideration by the final list by at least one juror.
Berman, Steve, ed. Daughters of Frankenstein: Lesbian Mad Scientists. Maple Shade, NJ: Lethe Press, 2015.
Bingham, Emily. Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham. 1st edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Brown, Nickole. Fanny Says: Poems, 2015.
Eads, Sean. Lord Byron’s Prophecy. Lethe Press, 2015.
Howell, Ally Windsor. Transgender Persons and the Law. 2nd edition. Chicago, Illinois: American Bar Association, Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, 2015.
Jacobs, Jessica. Pelvis with Distance. Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, 2015.
Merlis, Mark. JD: A Novel. Madison, Wisconsin: Terrace Books, a trade imprint of the University of Wisconsin Press, 2015.
Walker, Alexander, and Emmett J. P Lundberg. Finding Masculinity: Female to Male Transition in Adulthood. Riverdale, NY: Magnus Books, 2015.
Ward, Elizabeth Jane. Not Gay: Sex between Straight White Men. Sexual Cultures. New York: New York University Press, 2015.
Yanagihara, Hanya. A Little Life: A Novel. First edition. New York: Doubleday, 2015.
The following 9 books have been read and recommended for consideration by the final list by at least one juror.
Faderman, Lillian. The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Green, Allison. The Ghosts Who Travel with Me: A Literary Pilgrimage through Brautigan’s America. Portland, Oregon: Ooligan Press, 2015.
Joyce, Michael. Foucault, in Winter, in the Linnaeus Garden: A Novel. Buffalo, NY: Starcherone Books, 2015.
Lowrey, Sassafras. Lost Boi. Vancouver, BC: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2015.
Nelson, Maggie. The Argonauts. Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf Press, 2015.
Richardson-Self, Louise. Justifying Same-Sex Marriage: A Philosophical Investigation. London ; New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
Shaw, Adrienne. Gaming at the Edge: Sexuality and Gender at the Margins of Gamer Culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
Tatonetti, Lisa. The Queerness of Native American Literature. Indigenous Americas. Minneapolis ; London: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
Zink, Nell. Mislaid. New York: HarperCollins, 2015.
The following 21 books have been read and recommended for consideration by the final list by at least one juror.
The following ten books have been read and recommended for consideration by the final list by at least one juror.
The following eleven books have been read and recommended for consideration for the final list by at least one juror.
The follow 27 books have been read and recommended for consideration for the final list by at least one juror. October 31 was the deadline for us to add new books for consideration for the final list — we will complete deliberations at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in January, and the final list will be posted shortly after.
Ball, Carlos. Same-Sex Marriage and Children: A Tale of History, Social Science, and Law. Oxford University Press.
Berman, Steve ed. Suffered from the Night: Queering Stroker’s Dream. Lethe Press.
Blanco, Richard. The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood. Ecco.
Blow, Charles M. Fire Shut Up in My Bones: A Memoir. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Breed, Tony. Everyone is Someone’s Fetish. Mega Hugs Press.
Carroll, Michael. Little Reef and Other Stories. University of Wisconsin Press.
Coe, Alexis. Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis. Pulp/Zest Books.
Coffey, Rebecca. Hysterical: Anna Freud’s Story. She Writes Press.
Currier, Jameson. A Gathering Storm. Chelsea Station Editions.
DiRaddo, Christopher. The Geography of Pluto. Cormorant Books.
Erickson-Schroth, Laura, ed. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community. Oxford University Press.
Fahey, Paul Alan. Lovers and Liars. JMS Books.
Frank, Miriam. Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America. Temple University Press.
Hittlinger, Matthew. The Erotic Postulate. Sibling Rivalry Press.
Lahr, John. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh. W. W. Norton & Company.
Law, Benjamin. Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East. Cleis Press.
Lynch, Lee. An American Queer: The Amazon Trail. Bold Strokes Books.
Mackenzie, Kenneth. The Young Desire It. The Text Publishing Company.
Magruder, James. Let Me See It: Stories. Triquarterly.
Newlevant, Hazel. If This Be Sin. Prism Comics.
Ray, Douglas, ed. The Queer South: LGBTQ Writers on the American South. Sibling Rivalry Press.
Rhavensfyre. Switching Gears. Sapphire Books.
Shapiro, Gregg. Lincoln Avenue: Chicago Stories. Squares and Rebels.
Spanbauer, Tom. I Loved You More. Hawthorne Books.
Taylor, Cory. My Beautiful Enemy. Text Publishing Company.
Upson, Nicola. The Death of Lucy KyteThe Death of Lucy Kyte. Faber & Faber.
Waters, John. Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
The following 21 books have been read and recommended for consideration for the final list by at least one juror.
Bloom, Amy. Lucky Us: A Novel. Random House.
Boone, Joseph Allen. The Homoerotics of Orientalism. Columbia University Press.
Bronski, Michael, Ann Pellegrini, and Michael Amico. You Can Tell Just by Looking and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People. Beacon Press.
Calderwood, Brent. The God of Longing. Sibling Rivalry Press.
D’Emilio, John. In A New Century: Essays on Queer History, Politics, and Community Life. University of Wisconsin Press.
Frank, Walter. Law and the Gay Rights Story: The Long Search for Justice in a Divided Democracy. Rutgers Press.
Gevisser, Mark. Lost and Found in Johannesburg. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Gore, Ariel. The End of Eve. Hawthorne Books.
Halkitis, Perry N. The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resistance. Oxford University Press.
Jones, Saeed. Prelude to Bruise. Coffee House Press.
McBee, Thomas Page. Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man. City Lights/Sister Spit.
Mills, Stephen S. A History of the Unmarried. Sibling Rivalry Press.
Nava, Michael. City of Palaces. University of Wisconsin Press.
Owens-Reid, Danielle and Kristin Russo. This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids. Chronicle Books.
Pasolini, Pier Paolo. The Selected Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini: A Bilingual Edition. University of Chicago Press.
Poucher, Judith. State of Defiance: Challenging the Johns Committee’s Assault on Civil Liberties. University Press of Florida.
Rhodes, Dennis. The Letter I. Chelsea Station Editions.
Snyder-Hill, Stephen. Soldier of Change: From the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement. Potomac Books.
Thornton, Marshall. My Favorite Uncle. Wilde City Press.
Tiwary, Vivek. The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story. Dark Horse Comics.
Waters, Sarah. The Paying Guests. Riverhead Hardcover.