I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!
It’s almost impossible to pick a “Top Ten” list. Given that I’ve read over 500 GLBT fiction books and short stories in the past year, I ran into a wall trying to choose just ten. There are the comfort reads that I’ve already read numerous times, regardless of numerical star. Then there are the fabulous, gut wrenching books that are truly wonderful but I’m not likely to read again. There are the thought provoking literature reads, the mind bending spec fiction, fun romps, and the pure porn books.
In the sea of books, I did the best I could to come up with 10 books you should read if you haven’t. Then I threw in 5 series, and 5 favorites. Yea, I couldn’t stay with just 10. Sorry!
5. PsyCops by Jordan Castillo Price
This is an easy tie with the Channeling Morpheus/Sweet Oblivian series by the same author. My recommendation is to read both series and enjoy. The great dialogue, gritty world building, and hot men will draw you in immediately. This is one of my favorite urban fantasy authors and the (mostly) novella length books are perfect indulgences. Buy them all .. it’s well worth it. My reviews are HERE!
This historical series is delightful. The slow pace and warm affection between the men give a languid story that thoroughly entertains despite the meandering feel. The description of the place and time are wonderful and the men are clever and interesting. It’s hard to choose a favorite of the two men so just get the series. Save it for a lazy afternoon. My reviews of the series are HERE!
I loved this young adult series quite a bit. It has a coming of age mixed with superheroes and an evil plot that has a lot of contemporary parallels. The dialogue and characters will charm you immediately and the trilogy is the perfect size. I’ve already re-read this series and can easily and highly recommend you do as well. My reviews of the books are HERE!
Not too surprising a second urban fantasy series makes this list and this is one of my all time favorites. Angels, Demons, Vampires, Shapeshifters, Witches, and a bit of demon twincest to spice everything up. This makes for a fabulous and eye catching series. Although the plot is at the heart a conventional good versus evil fight, classic concepts are turned upside down and challenged. Here you almost end up liking the bad guy and all the tail action is pretty hot. Definitely get this series now. My reviews can be found HERE!
Ahh the classic rocker gay for you. As a yaoi fan this series just wins. Period. Well #1-5 are great, #6 was horrible and that’s not because it was a menage. Apparently Gretchen likes alpha dicks and weak betas. However, seeing as almost everyone has read the series, you’ll know what I mean. If you haven’t bought this series.. you’re definitely missing out. If you have, go re-read it. All of my reviews for this series are from Rainbow Reviews but can be found HERE!
Tomorrow will be the top 5 favorite books of the year and on the New Year will be Top Ten Books I read in 2009.