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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

2016 LGBTQ Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge

2016 LGBTQ Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge

With the innauguration of the new LGBTQ Speculative Fiction Resource List here on WWEnd, we now have our own resource for finding great LGBTQ books. The books on the list primarily feature Lamda Literary and Gaylactic Spectrum Award winners and nominees.

The 2016 LGBTQ Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge seeks to promote diversity and expand horizons amongst readers and writers of speculative fiction.

Read and review books that either:

  1. Are written by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer authors,
  2. Explore LGBTQ themes, or
  3. Feature LGBTQ characters.

Author repeats are admissable.

Thanks to Feminine Fantastique and Rhondak101, who ran this challenge the past two years and whose text I used for a majority of this description.

Challenge Details
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Challenge Span: January 2016 – December 2016

Reading Levels
Select your reading level below. You can adjust your level up or down at any time during the challenge.

 Gertrude Stein = 3 books + 1 reviews
 Walt Whitman = 6 books + 2 reviews
 Sappho = 9 books + 3 reviews
 Oscar Wilde = 12 books + 6 reviews

This challenge has expired. Please have a look at some of our other challenges for something that may interest you.

Ann Walker

Ann Walker

The Abyss Surrounds Us
All the Birds in the Sky
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Crooked Kingdom
Every Heart a Doorway
The Fifth Season
Get in Trouble:  Stories
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Oath Bound
Runtime
Six of Crows
The Traitor Baru Cormorant
Arrenby

Arrenby

All the Birds in the Sky
Cloudbound
Company Town
Every Heart a Doorway
A Gathering of Shadows
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
Luna: New Moon
The Obelisk Gate
Too Like the Lightning
benofficial

benofficial

12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
bleebs

bleebs

The Fifth Season
The Forever War
The Handmaid's Tale
Ninefox Gambit
Steles of the Sky
The Traitor Baru Cormorant
Carlyn

Carlyn

The Forever War
2
1
dalex

dalex

An Accident of Stars
The Chimes
The Devourers
Elysium
The Fifth Season
The Gracekeepers
Los Nefilim
Occupy Me
Planetfall
Sea Change
Speak
The Unseen World
devilinlaw

devilinlaw

A Door into Ocean
The Handmaid's Tale
The Many-Colored Land
digitaltempest

digitaltempest

All the Birds in the Sky
Every Heart a Doorway
The Fifth Season
Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel
Hero
Kushiel's Dart
Luna: New Moon
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Raven King
The Steel Remains
Under the Poppy
Wake of Vultures
Dlw28

Dlw28

After Atlas
All the Birds in the Sky
The Darkest Part of the Forest
The Fifth Dragon
The Fifth Season
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
The House of Shattered Wings
I Am Princess X
Luna: New Moon
Poseidon's Wake
The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Eafiu

Eafiu

6
5
4
3
2
1
Engelbrecht

Engelbrecht

All the Birds in the Sky
The Carhullan Army
Death's Master
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
The Girl in the Road
Girl Meets Boy:  The Myth of Iphis
Kallocain
Planetfall
The Soft Machine
Vermilion
A Wild Swan
The Winged Histories
Infinity_Outlaw

Infinity_Outlaw

13 Bullets
The Abyss Surrounds Us
After Atlas
Babel-17
Carry On
Empire Star
Every Heart a Doorway
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Planetfall
Jain

Jain

The Bone Key:  The Necromantic Mysteries of Kyle Murchison Booth
Carry On
The Darkest Part of the Forest
Every Heart a Doorway
Extra(ordinary) People
The Fifth Season
The Raven King
5
4
3
2
1
JessLibrarian

JessLibrarian

All the Birds in the Sky
Ascension
The Devourers
The Drowning Eyes
Every Heart a Doorway
Karen Memory
Labyrinth Lost
Planetfall
Runtime
A Taste of Honey
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
1
km098

km098

2312
Ascension
The Darkest Part of the Forest
A Different Light
Fledgling
Flesh and Gold
The Left Hand of Darkness
The Telling
4
3
2
1
Linguana

Linguana

All the Birds in the Sky
Every Heart a Doorway
The Fifth Season
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Palimpsest
The Raven King
mjmahoney

mjmahoney

All the Birds in the Sky
Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy
Ascension
Clover
Every Heart a Doorway
Fledgling
The Left Hand of Darkness
Swordspoint
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours
Naomi_uk72

Naomi_uk72

All the Birds in the Sky
Ammonite
The Child Garden
The Drowning Eyes
God's War
The Handmaid's Tale
Kushiel's Dart
The Left Hand of Darkness
Orlando
Palimpsest
The Passion of New Eve
Wake of Vultures
nea

nea

Blue Lily, Lily Blue
A Closed and Common Orbit
Crooked Kingdom
The Dream Thieves
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
The Night Circus
The Raven Boys
The Raven King
Ruin and Rising
Six of Crows
2
1
Poisontaster

Poisontaster

12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Raschnish

Raschnish

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Bitter Waters
The Dark Beyond the Stars
Dragon Slayer
The Forever War
Green Thumb
Sable Aradia

Sable Aradia

All the Birds in the Sky
Babel-17
Brown Girl in the Ring
A Companion to Wolves
CrashCourse
Gateway
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
The Handmaid's Tale
The Many-Colored Land
Orlando
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Voyager in Night
spoltz

spoltz

334
An Anglo-American Alliance: A Serio-Comic Romance and Forecast of the Future
Carmilla
Empire of the Senseless
The Final Programme
The Glittering World
In the Garden of Dead Cars
My Real Children
Not Before Sundown (Troll:  A Love Story)
Point of Dreams:  A Novel of Astreiant
Point of Hopes:  A Novel of Astreiant
Unicorn Mountain
thereddeath

thereddeath

Sexing the Cherry
2
1
vikzwrite

vikzwrite

12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Weesam

Weesam

2312
Ascension
The Child Garden
Dhalgren
Fifth Quarter
Full Fathom Five
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
No Quarter
Shadows Return
Silk
The Traitor Baru Cormorant
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