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.