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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

2021 LGBTQ Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge

2021 LGBTQ Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge

The 2021 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 queer authors,
  2. Explore LGBTQ themes, or
  3. Feature LGBTQ characters.

Author repeats are admissable.

Remember that we have the LGBTQ Speculative Fiction Resource List here on WWEnd. It is our own resource for finding great LGBTQ books. The books on the list primarily feature Lambda Literary and Gaylactic Spectrum Award winners and nominees. Another list put together by one of our members is on her blog, and it features a well researched list of authors self-identifying on the LGBTQIA spectrum. It can be found here.

This year, I've upped the top reading levels a bit to accommodate readers who have been asking for a more expanded challenge.

Challenge Details
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Challenge Span: January 2021 – December 2021

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 = 10 books + 3 reviews
 Oscar Wilde = 14 books + 6 reviews

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

Adele1967

Adele1967

After the Crown
Behind the Throne
Beyond the Empire
The Collapsing Empire
Come Tumbling Down
The Consuming Fire
Down Among the Sticks and Bones
The Last Emperox
Magic for Liars
Network Effect
The Phoenix Empress
The Tiger's Daughter
Upright Women Wanted
The Warrior Moon
daxxh

daxxh

Captives of the Flame / The Psionic Menace
A Desolation Called Peace
The First Sister
The Galaxy, and the Ground Within
Road Out Of Winter
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain
DeirdriuWRS

DeirdriuWRS

All the Birds in the Sky
Autonomous
The City in the Middle of the Night
Foreigner
Inheritor
Invader
The Light Brigade
The Stars Are Legion
Titan
When Fox is a Thousand
4
3
2
1
ElizabethR

ElizabethR

Under the Whispering Door
Victories Greater Than Death
Winter's Orbit
Engelbrecht

Engelbrecht

Affinity
The Doors of Eden
Freshwater
A Game of Fox & Squirrels
Hauntings: Fantastic Stories
Road Out Of Winter
Hneite

Hneite

Across the Green Grass Fields
Come Tumbling Down
A Desolation Called Peace
Dhalgren
Homesick: Stories
Persephone Station
The Salt Roads
Seven Surrenders
Sisters of the Vast Black
Soulstar
Stormsong
Upright Women Wanted
The Will to Battle
Witchmark
Lett

Lett

Ancestral Night
Autonomous
Drowned Country
In the Vanishers' Palace
Luck in the Shadows
The Obsidian Tower
Silver in the Wood
Slow River
The Sound of Stars
Vengeful
Winter's Orbit
Witchmark
2
1
Linguana

Linguana

Cemetery Boys
The Echo Wife
Finna
The House in the Cerulean Sea
A Marvellous Light
Persephone Station
A Psalm for the Wild-Built
The Second Rebel
Sorrowland
Winter's Orbit
lisagarrity

lisagarrity

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
A Marvellous Light
Upright Women Wanted
Mark5327

Mark5327

Alien: Echo
Among Others
Childhood's End
Dawn
The Einstein Intersection
Gateway
Lagoon
The Left Hand of Darkness
Midnight Robber
The Old Drift
Rendezvous with Rama
Riot Baby
The Sparrow
1
niriop

niriop

Behold the Man
The Dark Light Years
Exquisite Corpse
The Hearing Trumpet
Story of the Eye
Swastika Night
pixel

pixel

Any Way the Wind Blows
A Desolation Called Peace
Drowned Country
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
Fugitive Telemetry
The Hanging Tree
The House in the Cerulean Sea
Legendborn
The Magicians
A Master of Djinn
Silver in the Wood
Soulstar
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain
When We Were Magic
pyschocandy

pyschocandy

All the Birds in the Sky
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Ammonite
Borderline
The City in the Middle of the Night
A Desolation Called Peace
The Galaxy, and the Ground Within
Gideon the Ninth
Harrow the Ninth
Invisible Soft Return:\:  A Novel of the Near Future
A Memory Called Empire
The Psychology of Time Travel
A Song for a New Day
Unconquerable Sun
ScoLgo

ScoLgo

Amatka
Fledgling
The Space Between Worlds
This Is How You Lose the Time War
The Tiger's Daughter
Upright Women Wanted
slightlyfoxed

slightlyfoxed

The City We Became
A Death at the Dionysus Club
Death by Silver
The Deep
Drowned Country
Finna
The Invisible life of Addie LaRue
The Left-Handed Boodsellers of London
Phantom Pains
Point of Hopes
Princess Floralinda and the Forty Flight Tower
Silver in the Wood
This Is How You Lose the Time War
Winter's Orbit
spoltz

spoltz

Black Sun
The Blade Between
The City in the Middle of the Night
Drowned Country
The Einstein Intersection
Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel
The Galaxy, and the Ground Within
Gideon the Ninth
Kindred
The Once and Future Witches
Silver in the Wood
A Song for a New Day
Stormsong
This Is How You Lose the Time War
thejessleigh

thejessleigh

Harrow the Ninth
5
4
3
2
1
vegemiter

vegemiter

Black Sun
The City in the Middle of the Night
A Desolation Called Peace
The Devourers
Each of Us a Desert
Fireheart Tiger
The Gilda Stories
Jade War
Naondel
Paradise Rot
The Raven & The Reindeer
These Violent Delights
Upright Women Wanted
The Winged Histories
Weesam

Weesam

The Archive of the Forgotten
Cemetery Boys
The Darkest Part of the Forest
The Gilda Stories
The Library of the Unwritten
The Obsidian Tower
Paradise Rot
Phoenix Extravagant
Soulstar
The Stars Are Legion
Under the Poppy
The Unspoken Name
When We Were Magic
The Winter Duke