LGBT Reading Group

Reading Together – “Hermia and Helena” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (painting by Washington Allston, 1818)

The LGBT Reading Group (originally called the Gay & Lesbian Reading Group), based in New York City, is a friendly and diverse discussion organization founded circa 1982, making it one of the longest continually-meeting LGBTQ+ book societies in the US. We welcome everyone interested in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer-Plus Literature, and appreciate all points of view. Join us the second Thursday of each month, 8:00pm at the LGBT Community Center (please check for scheduling updates prior to coming for a discussion), 208 West 13th Street, NYC. You may participate or just listen. Bring your friends! Voluntary contribution, for meeting space rental: $5.00.

The entire group votes on the books we discuss, alternating monthly between female and male authors. Anyone may nominate a work by a LGBTQ+-identified writer, or any title with substantial LGBTQ+ content. We read contemporary and classic works of fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry, ranging from Sappho to Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson to James Baldwin, and current writers too. Below are the books we’ve discussed since 1997. (There is also a separate group, currently on hiatus, that discusses LGBT Science Fiction, Fantasy & Suspense Literature.) Remember, WWW can also stand for Whitman, Wilde and Woolf! PLEASE NOTE that this is a record of books discussed by the group; it is not necessarily a recommendation of any particular titles explore those for yourself, if you like! I do have a personal list of Recommended LGBTQ+ Books.

LGBT Reading Group Authors

The Reading Group is proud to include, as present or past members, authors Aaron Hamburger, Bev Jafek, and J.L Weinberg.

Books Discussed Since 1997

The Reading Group was founded circa 1982.

Books by Title

Books by Author

By Title

  • All I Love and Know
  • An Accidental Man
  • Act One: An Autobiography
  • Affinity
  • The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book
  • All-Night Party: The Women of Bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, 1913–1930
  • American Studies
  • Angels & Insects
  • Angels in America (Part I: Millennium Approaches & Part II: Perestroika)
  • Another Country
  • Another Mother Tongue
  • Aquamarine
  • Are You My Mother?
  • At Swim, Two Boys
  • The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
  • The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
  • Balthazar
  • Bastard Out of Carolina
  • Becoming a Man
  • Before Night Falls
  • The Bell
  • Berlin Stories
  • Bettyville: A Memoir
  • Billy Budd, Sailor
  • The Bishop’s Daughter
  • The Black Prince
  • Blood Wedding
  • Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
  • The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard
  • The Book of Salt
  • The Bostonians
  • Boy Erased: A Memoir
  • A Boy I Once Knew: What a Teacher Learned from Her Student
  • The Boys in the Band
  • Branwell: A Novel of the Brontë Brother
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Brideshead Revisited
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • By Night in Chile
  • Cakes and Ale
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Carol (also published as:The Price of Salt)
  • Carry the One
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • The Catch Trap
  • Cavedweller
  • The Changelings
  • The Charioteer
  • Chelsea Girls
  • Cherí
  • The Children’s Book
  • The Children’s Hour
  • Christopher and His Kind
  • City Boy
  • City of Night
  • Claudine
  • Close Range : Wyoming Stories
  • The Coming Storm
  • Confessions of a Mask
  • The Counterfeiters
  • The Country of the Pointed Firs
  • De Profundis
  • Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • Death in Venice
  • Death of the Heart
  • Delta of Venus
  • A Density of Souls
  • The Dreyfus Affair
  • Emily Dickinson’s Poetry
  • Don’t Tell Me To Wait: How the Fight for Gay Rights Changed America and Transformed Obama’s Presidency
  • Dream Boy
  • Earthly Powers
  • Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America
  • Eminent Victorians
  • The Emperor’s Children
  • The End of Eddy
  • The Eye in the Door
  • A Fairly Honorable Defeat
  • Father of Frankenstein
  • Fingersmith
  • Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas
  • Flush: A Biography
  • The Folding Star
  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
  • The Front Runner
  • Fun Home: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
  • Funny Boy
  • The Gallery
  • Gay New York: 1890-1940*
  • Get Happy: Life of Judy Garland
  • Giovanni’s Room
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • The Good Apprentice
  • Gossip
  • Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
  • The Group
  • Haunting of Hill House
  • Heart is a Lonely Hunter
  • Henry and June
  • Highsmith: A Romance of the 1950s
  • Hold Tight
  • A Home at the End of the World
  • The Hours
  • The House of Bernarda Alba
  • Howards End
  • Howl & Other Poems
  • I Am My Own Wife
  • I Am Not Myself These Days
  • I Can’t Think Straight
  • The Immoralist
  • In a Shallow Grave
  • In America
  • In Cold Blood
  • In the Dark Room
  • In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain: The Erika and Klaus Mann Story
  • Invisible Life
  • Jacob’s Room
  • Jamaica Inn
  • Julian
  • Just Kids
  • A Kind of Paradise
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman
  • Labyrinths
  • The Last of the Wine
  • The Leather Boys
  • The Left Hand of Darkness
  • Let the Dead Bury Their Dead
  • Lighthousekeeping
  • The Line of Beauty
  • A Little Life
  • Lost Illusions
  • A Lost Lady
  • The Lost Language of Cranes
  • Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin
  • Love! Valour! Compasion!
  • Love in a Dark Time: And Other Explorations of Gay Lives and Literature
  • Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance
  • Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn
  • The Magic Mountain
  • Mama Day
  • Mansfield’s Stories
  • The Mask of Apollo
  • The Master
  • Maurice
  • The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk
  • The Member of the Wedding
  • Memoirs of Hadrian
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Middlesex
  • Moby-Dick
  • The Moon and Sixpence
  • Mrs. Dalloway
  • Narcissus and Goldmund
  • The Night Watch
  • Nightwood
  • The Notorious Dr. August
  • O Pioneers!
  • Odd Girl Out
  • Of Human Bondage
  • On the Move: A Life
  • On the Road
  • One of Ours
  • Onyx
  • Original Story By: A Memoir of Broadway and Hollywood
  • Orlando
  • Other Voices, Other Rooms
  • Our Lady of the Flowers
  • Our Young Man
  • The Painted Veil
  • Palimpsest
  • Paris Was Yesterday, 1925 – 1939
  • A Passage to India
  • The Passion
  • Patience & Sarah
  • The Persian Boy
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Portrait of a Marriage: Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson
  • Possession: A Romance
  • The Price of Salt (also published as: Carol)
  • The Professor’s House
  • The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire
  • A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church of Scientology and Leaves 12 Years Later to Become the Lovely Lady She is Today
  • A Queer History of the United States
  • Querelle
  • The Rainbow
  • Rainbow Plantation Blues
  • The Razor’s Edge
  • Rebecca
  • Reflections in a Golden Eye
  • Regeneration
  • Remembrance of Things Past (aka In Search of Lost Time) — read in the Proust Discussion Group
  • Rendezvous in Black
  • Ripley Under Water
  • Ripley Under Ground
  • Roman Nights and Other Stories
  • A Room of One’s Own
  • Rough Music
  • Rubyfruit Jungle
  • The Rules of Attraction
  • The Sacred Beasts
  • Sacred Night
  • The Sandcastle
  • The Savage Detectives
  • The Sea, The Sea
  • Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade
  • A Severed Head
  • Sexing the Cherry
  • Shakespeare and Company
  • The Sheltering Sky
  • Shockproof Sydney Skate
  • A Single Man
  • Slammerkin
  • Some Day This Pain Will Be Useful to You
  • The Song of Achilles
  • The Song of the Lark
  • Sons and Lovers
  • The Sparsholt Affair
  • The Spell
  • Spring Fire
  • Strangers on a Train
  • Suddenly Last Summer
  • Summit Avenue
  • Sweet Days of Discipline
  • Symposium
  • Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star
  • Tales of the City
  • Tender
  • The Tenderness of Wolves
  • Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Three Junes
  • Three Lives
  • Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the UpStairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation
  • Tipping the Velvet
  • To the Lighthouse
  • Tonio Kröger
  • The Tremor of Forgery
  • True Enough
  • True Religion
  • The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church of Scientology and Leaves 12 Years Later to Become the Lovely Lady She is Today
  • Two Lives and a Dream
  • Two Serious Ladies
  • Under the Net
  • Valley of the Dolls
  • The Vast Fields of Ordinary
  • Vile Bodies
  • Virtual Equality
  • Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy SEAL’s Journey to Coming out Transgender
  • The Waves
  • The Well of Lonelines
  • What Belongs to You
  • What Maisie Knew
  • The White Blackbird: A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter
  • Why We Never Danced the Charleston
  • Wild Nights!: Stories About the Last Days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James, and Hemingway
  • Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, Hollywood’s First Openly Gay Star
  • Women in Love
  • You Are Not a Stranger Here
  • Young Man From The Provinces: A Gay Life Before Stonewall
  • Young Törless
  • Youth and the Bright Medusa

By Author

  • Aciman, Andre – Call Me by Your Name [discussed 2011-03]
  • Allison, Dorothy
    • Bastard Out of Carolina [discussed 2017-11 and 1997-05]
    • Cavedweller [discussed 2000-06]
  • Anshaw, Carol
    • Aquamarine [discussed 2013-04]
    • Carry the One [discussed 2015-04]
  • Arenas, Reinaldo – Before Night Falls [discussed 2010-01 and 2001-04]
  • Baldwin, James
    • Another Country [discussed 2001-06]
    • Giovanni’s Room [discussed 2002-12]
    • Go Tell It on the Mountain [discussed 1998-11]
  • Balzac, Honoré de – Lost Illusions [discussed 2016-09]
  • Bannon, Ann – Odd Girl Out [discussed 2012-06]
  • Barker, Pat
    • Regeneration [discussed 2000-03]
    • The Eye in the Door [discussed 2008-06]
  • Barnes, Djuna – Nightwood [discussed 1998-01]
  • Barnet, Andrea – All-Night Party: The Women of Bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, 1913–1930 [discussed 2005-02]
  • Beach, Sylvia – Shakespeare and Company [discussed 2010-10]
  • Bechdel, Allison
    • Are You My Mother? [discussed 2014-12]
    • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic [discussed 2007-12]
  • Beck, Kristen – Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy SEAL’s Journey to Coming out Transgender [discussed 2018-03]
  • Berendt, John – Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil [discussed 2018-04]
  • Bolaño, Roberto
    • By Night in Chile [discussed 2007-03]
    • The Savage Detectives [discussed 2008-11]
  • Borges, Jorge Luis – Labyrinths [discussed 1998-06]
  • Bornstein, Kate – A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church of Scientology and Leaves 12 Years Later to Become the Lovely Lady She is Today [discussed 2017-07]
  • Bowen, Elizabeth – The Death of the Heart [discussed 2004-02]
  • Bowles, Jane Auer – Two Serious Ladies [discussed 2009-10]
  • Bowles, Paul – The Sheltering Sky [discussed 2002-08]
  • Bradley, Marion Zimmer – The Catch Trap
  • Bram, Christopher
    • Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America [discussed 2015-08]
    • Father of Frankenstein [discussed 1997-04 – SPECIAL: Mr. Bram appeared for Q&A]
    • Gossip [discussed 2000-07 – SPECIAL: Mr. Bram appeared for Q&A]
    • Hold Tight [discussed 2018-02]
    • The Notorious Dr. August [discussed 2002-03 – SPECIAL: Mr. Bram appeared for Q&A]
  • Bronski, Michael – A Queer History of the United States [discussed 2016-11]
  • Brown, Rita Mae – Rubyfruit Jungle [discussed 2006-02]
  • Burd, Nick – The Vast Fields of Ordinary [discussed 2010-01]
  • Burgess, Anthony – Earthly Powers [discussed 2008-07]
  • Burns, John Horne – The Gallery [discussed 2015-05]
  • Byatt, A.S.
    • Angels & Insects [discussed 2011-08]
    • The Children’s Book [discussed 2010-02]
    • Possession: A Romance [discussed 2002-02]
  • Cameron, Peter – Some Day This Pain Will Be Useful to You [discussed 2015-03]
  • Capote, Truman
    • In Cold Blood [discussed 2005-03]
    • Other Voices, Other Rooms [discussed 2001-12]
  • Carpenter, Dale – Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas [discussed 2015-01]
  • Cather, Willa
    • Death Comes for the Archbishop [discussed 2012-03 and 2007-06]
    • A Lost Lady [discussed 2013-10]
    • O Pioneers! [discussed 2013-06]
    • One of Ours [discussed 2014-04]
    • The Professor’s House [discussed 2016-02]
    • The Song of the Lark [discussed 2005-06]
    • Youth and the Bright Medusa [discussed 2015-10]
  • Chauncey, George – Gay New York: 1890-1940 [discussed 1997-06]*
  • Clarke, Gerald – Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland [discussed 2001-10]
  • Colette
    • Cherí [discussed 2001- 03]
    • Claudine í [discussed 1999-11]
  • Conley, Garrard – Boy Erased: A Memoir [discussed 2018-10]
  • Crowley, Mart – The Boys in the Band [discussed 2010-07]
  • Cunningham, Michael
    • A Home at the End of the World [discussed 2004-09]
    • The Hours [discussed 2000-04]
  • D’Emilio, John – Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin [discussed 2007-01]
  • Dickinson, Emily – Poetry [discussed 1999-09]
  • Donoghue, Emma – Slammerkin [discussed 2006-06]
  • du Maurier, Daphne
    • Jamaica Inn [discussed 2014-08]
    • Rebecca [discussed 2012-08]
  • Durrell, Lawrence – Balthazar [discussed 2008-03
  • Eleveld, Kerry – Don’t Tell Me To Wait: How the Fight for Gay Rights Changed America and Transformed Obama’s Presidency
  • Ellis, Bret Easton – The Rules of Attraction [discussed 2014-07]
  • Eugenides, Jeffrey – Middlesex [discussed 2004-01]
  • Faludi, Susan – In the Dark Room [discussed 2019-03]
  • Fieseler, Robert W. – Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the UpStairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation [discussed 2019-04]
  • Flagg, Fannie – Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe [discussed 2016-06]
  • Flanner, Janet – Paris Was Yesterday, 1925 – 1939 [discussed 2010-06]
  • Forster, E.M.
    • Howards End [discussed 2002-06]
    • Maurice [discussed 2013-05]
    • A Passage to India [discussed 2001-02]
  • Frank, Judith – All I Love and Know [discussed 2018-01]
  • Freeman, Gillian – The Leather Boys [discussed 1997-03]
  • Gale, Patrick – Rough Music [discussed 2004-03]
  • Genet, Jean
    • Our Lady of the Flowers 02]
    • Querelle [discussed 2012-03]
  • Gide, André
    • The Counterfeiters [discussed 2003-11]
    • The Immoralist [discussed 2013-01]
  • Ginsberg, Allen – Howl & Other Poems [discussed 2006-03]
  • Glass, Julia – Three Junes [discussed 2004-12]
  • Grahn, Judy – Another Mother Tongue [discussed 1997-11]
  • Greene, Harlan – Why We Never Danced the Charleston [discussed 2015-11]
  • Greenwell, Garth – What Belongs to You [discussed 2017-01]
  • Grimsley, Jim – Dream Boy [discussed 1999-12]
  • Hajdu, David – Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn [discussed 2017-04]
  • Hall, Radclyffe – The Well of Loneliness [discussed 2018-05]
  • Hamilton, Gabrielle – Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef [discussed 2012-12]
  • Harris, E. Lynn – Invisible Life[ discussed 1998-02]
  • Hart, Moss – Act One: An Autobiography
  • Haslett, Adam – You Are Not a Stranger Here [discussed 2004-05]
  • Hellman, Lillian – The Children’s Hour [discussed 2005-10]
  • Helms, Alan – Young Man From The Provinces: A Gay Life Before Stonewall [discussed 2014-05]
  • Hesse, Hermann – Narcissus and Goldmund [discussed 2009-01]
  • Highsmith, Patricia
    • The Price of Salt (also published as: Carol) [discussed 2016-04 and 1998-03]
    • Ripley Under Ground [discussed 2008-08]
    • Ripley Under Water [discussed 2010-02]
    • Strangers on a Train [discussed 2013-08 and 2002-07]
    • The Tremor of Forgery [discussed 2017-03 — postponed from 2017-02 re snow storm]
  • Hodgman, George – Bettyville: A Memoir [discussed 2016-11]
  • Hollinghurst, Alan
    • The Folding Star [discussed 2017-10]
    • The Line of Beauty [discussed 2006-01]
    • The Sparsholt Affair [discussed 2018-08]
    • The Spell [discussed 2012-01]
  • Hunter, Tab & Eddie Muller – Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star [discussed 2013-09]
  • Hurston, Nora Zeale – Their Eyes Were Watching God [discussed 2006-10]
  • Isherwood, Christopher
    • Berlin Stories [discussed 2004-11]
    • Christopher and His Kind [discussed 2000-08]
    • A Single Man [discussed 2010-05]
  • Jackson, Shirley – The Haunting of Hill House [discussed 1999-05]
  • Jaeggy, Fleur – Sweet Days of Discipline [discussed 2000-05]
  • Jafek, Bev
    • Kind of Paradise [discussed 2018-11]
    • The Sacred Beasts [discussed 2017-09]
  • Jakobsen, Janet & Ann Pellegrini – Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance [discussed 2014-06]
  • James, Henry
    • The Bostonians [discussed 2016-03]
    • What Maisie Knew [discussed 2007-07]
  • Jelloun, Tahar ben – Sacred Night [discussed 2003-02]
  • Jewett, Sarah Orne – The Country of the Pointed Firs [discussed 2003-10]
  • Jimenez, Stephen – The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard [discussed 2015-09]
  • Kaufman, Moisés – Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde [discussed 2011-07]
  • Kenan, Randall –Let the Dead Bury Their Dead [discussed 1997-02]
  • Kerouac, Jack – On the Road [discussed 2009-09]
  • Kilmer-Purcell, Josh – I Am Not Myself These Days [discussed 2013-11]
  • Koestenbaum, Wayne – The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire (1993) [discussed 2009-05]
  • Kushner, Tony – Angels in America (Part I: Millennium Approaches & Part II: Perestroika) [discussed 1997-08]
  • Lahr, John – Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh [discussed 2017-08]
  • Laurents, Arthur – Original Story By: A Memoir of Broadway and Hollywood [discussed 2012-11]
  • Lawrence, D.H.
    • The Rainbow [discussed 2006-11]
    • Sons and Lovers [discussed 2004-07]
    • Women in Love [discussed 2007-09]
  • Lefcourt, Peter – The Dreyfus Affair[discussed 1998-08]
  • LeGuin, Ursula K. – The Left Hand of Darkness [discussed 2000-12]
  • Levitt, David – The Lost Language of Cranes [discussed 1997-10]
  • Louis, Edouard – The End of Eddy [discussed 2018-06]
  • Lorca, Federico Garcia
    • Blood Wedding [discussed 2002-10]
    • The House of Bernarda Alba [discussed 2002-10]
  • Mahlsdorf, Charlotte von – I Am My Own Wife (original title: I Am My Own Woman) [discussed 2005-06]
  • Mann, Thomas
    • Death in Venice [discussed 1999-05]
    • The Magic Mountain [discussed 2009-03]
    • Tonio Kröger
  • Mann, William J. – Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, Hollywood’s First Openly Gay Star [discussed 2012-07]
  • Mansfield, Katherine – Stories [discussed 1999-01]
  • Martin, Douglas – Branwell: A Novel of the Brontë Brother [discussed 2006-09]
  • Maugham, Somerset
    • Cakes and Ale [discussed 2006-07]
    • The Moon and Sixpence [discussed 2007-05]
    • Of Human Bondage [discussed 2008-01]
    • The Painted Veil [discussed 2014-03]
    • The Razor’s Edge [discussed 2011-01]
  • Maupin, Armistead – Tales of the City (Book 1) [discussed 1999-08]
  • McCarthy, Mary – The Group [discussed 2002-11]
  • McCauley, Stephen – True Enough [discussed 2003-06]
  • McCullers, Carson
    • The Ballad of the Sad Cafe[discussed 2005-04]
    • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter [discussed 2000-09]
    • The Member of the Wedding [discussed 2002-05]
    • Reflections in a Golden Eye [discussed 2003-07]
  • McKeon, Belinda – Tender [discussed 2016-08]
  • McNally, Terrence – Love! Valour! Compasion! [discussed 2010-07]
  • Meaker, Marijane
    • Highsmith: A Romance of the 1950s [discussed 2009-08]
    • Shockproof Sydney Skate [discussed 2013-02]
  • Melville, Herman
    • Billy Budd, Sailor [discussed 2002-04]
    • Moby-Dick [discussed 2012-09]
  • Merlis, Mark – American Studies [discussed 2014-09]
  • Messud, Claire – The Emperor’s Children [discussed 2014-12]
  • Miller, Isabel – Patience & Sarah [discussed 2002-01]
  • Miller, Madeline – The Song of Achilles [discussed 2019-05]
  • Mishima, Yukio – Confessions of a Mask [discussed 1999-10]
  • Monette, Paul – Becoming a Man [discussed 1999-06]
  • Moore, Honor
    • The Bishop’s Daughter [discussed 2009-12]
    • The White Blackbird: A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter [discussed 2010-04]
  • Murdoch, Iris
    • An Accidental Man [discussed 2011-10]
    • The Bell [discussed 2002-09]
    • The Black Prince
    • A Fairly Honorable Defeat [discussed 2006-08]
    • The Good Apprentice [discussed 2011-04]
    • The Sandcastle [discussed 2009-02]
    • The Sea, The Sea [discussed 2003-01]
    • A Severed Head [discussed 2008-02]
    • Under the Net [discussed 2005-12]
  • Musil, Robert – Young Törless [discussed 1999-02]
  • Myles, Eileen – Chelsea Girls [discussed 2004-06]
  • Naylor, Gloria – Mama Day [discussed 2010-08]
  • Nicolson, Nigel – Portrait of a Marriage: Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson [discussed 2013-03]
  • Nin, Anaïs
    • Delta of Venus [discussed 2005-08]
    • Henry and June [discussed 2008-12]
  • O’Neill, Jamie – At Swim, Two Boys [discussed 2003-09]
  • Oates, Joyce Carol – Wild Nights!: Stories About the Last Days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James, and Hemingway [discussed 2009-06]
  • Packer, Vin – Spring Fire [discussed 2012-10]
  • Pasolini, Pier Paolo – Roman Nights and Other Stories [discussed 2008-09]
  • Penney, Stef – The Tenderness of Wolves (2004) [discussed 2009-04]
  • Picano, Felice – Onyx [discussed 2010-09]
  • Plato – Symposium [discussed 2008-05]
  • Proulx, Annie – Close Range : Wyoming Stories (includes “Brokeback Mountain”) [discussed 2007-08]
  • Proust, Marcel – A Remembrance of Things Past (aka In Search of Lost Time) — read in the now-concluded Proust Discussion Group
  • Puig, Manuel – Kiss of the Spider Woman [discussed 1997-12]
  • Purdy, James – In a Shallow Grave [discussed 2019-06 and 2003-04]
  • Rechy, John – City of Night [discussed 2005-09]
  • Renault, Mary
    • The Charioteer [discussed 2014-02]
    • The Last of the Wine [discussed 2001-01]
    • The Mask of Apollo [discussed 2006-04]
    • The Persian Boy [discussed 1999-03]
  • Rice, Christopher – A Density of Souls [discussed 2017-06]
  • Russell, Paul – The Coming Storm [discussed 2000-11 – SPECIAL: Mr. Russell appeared for Q&A]
  • Sacks, Oliver – On the Move: A Life [discussed 2016-07]
  • Selvadurai, Shyam – Funny Boy [discussed 2005-11]
  • Sarif, Shamim – I Can’t Think Straight
  • Sharratt, Mary – Summit Avenue [discussed 2015-07]
  • Sheeley, Robert – Rainbow Plantation Blues [discussed 2014-11]
  • Shilts, Randy – The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk [discussed 2009-07]
  • Sinclair, Jo – The Changelings [discussed 2003-03]
  • Smith, Patti – Just Kids [discussed 2011-06]
  • Sontag, Susan – In America [discussed 2007-10]
  • Spring, Justin – Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade [discussed 2011-11]
  • Stein, Gertrude
    • The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas [discussed 2019-01 and 1998-07]
    • Three Lives [discussed 2001-11]
  • Stone, Elizabeth – A Boy I Once Knew [discussed 2014-10]
  • Strachey, Lytton – Eminent Victorians [discussed 2009-11]
  • Susann, Jacqueline – Valley of the Dolls [discussed 2012-04]
  • Tóibín, Colm
    • Love in a Dark Time: And Other Explorations of Gay Lives and Literature [discussed 2013-07]
    • The Master [discussed 2006-05]
  • Toklas, Alice B. – The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book [discussed 2010-12]
  • Truong, Monique – The Book of Salt [discussed 2004-08]
  • Vaid, Urvashi – Virtual Equality [discussed 1997-09]
  • Vidal, Gore
    • Julian [discussed 2005-05]
    • Palimpsest [discussed 1998-12]
  • Warren, Patricia Nell – The Front Runner [discussed 2016-12 and 1997-01]
  • Waters, Sarah
    • Affinity [discussed 2003-12]
    • Fingersmith [discussed 2007-02]
    • The Night Watch [discussed 2008-04]
    • Tipping the Velvet [discussed 2001-05]
  • Waugh, Evelyn
    • Brideshead Revisited [discussed 2005-01]
    • Vile Bodies [discussed 2009-09]
  • Weinberg, J.L. – True Religion [discussed 2016-05]
  • Weiss, Andrea – In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain: The Erika and Klaus Mann Story [discussed 2015-06]
  • White, Edmund
    • City Boy [discussed 2011-05]
    • Our Young Man [discussed 2018-12]
  • Wilde, Oscar – De Profundis [discussed 2011-07]
    • The Picture of Dorian Gray[discussed 1998-04]
  • Wilder, Thornton – The Bridge of San Luis Rey [discussed 2012-05]
  • Williams, Tennessee
    • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [discussed 2000-10]
    • Suddenly Last Summer [discussed 2000-10]
  • Winterson, Jeanette
    • Lighthousekeeping [discussed 2006-12]
    • The Passion [discussd 1997-04]
    • Sexing the Cherry [discussed 1997-07]
  • Woolf, Virginia
    • Flush: A Biography [discussed 2003-05]
    • Jacob’s Room [discussed 2008-10]
    • Mrs. Dalloway [discussed 2015-02 and 1998-05]
    • Orlando [discussed 2012-02]
    • A Room of One’s Own [discussed 2001-08 – The Center closed in July for relocation, closed in September: 9/11]
    • To the Lighthouse [discussed 1999-07]
    • The Waves [discussed 2004-10]
  • Woolrich, Cornell – Rendezvous in Black [discussed 2007-11]
  • Yanagihara, Hanya – A Little Life [discussed 2017-05]
  • Yourcenar, Marguerite
    • Memoirs of Hadrian [discussed 2011-12 and 1998-09]
    • Two Lives and a Dream [discussed 2018-09]

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