Monday, 16 November 2009

GLBT Challenge 2010: The Challenge That Dare Not Speak Its Name

GLBT challenge I've decided to join another reading challenge for 2010. This time it's The Challenge That Dare Not Speak Its Name - a GLBT challenge, run by blog GLBT Reading.

There are several levels to this challenge, each with a different number of books to read. I've chosen to go for the Pink Triangle Level, which is 8 books, as I've signed up for two other challenges already. Don't want to overload my plate.

ETA: Chosen all my books now; thanks to all for recs and links to lists! Really appreciate it!

The rules state that books can cross over from other challenges, so I have a few I can name already.

These are the books I'll be reading.

1. Sprout by Dale Peck
2. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
3. Between Mom & Jo by Julie Anne Peters
4. The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
5. My Heartbeat by Garret Freymann-Weyr
6. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
7. Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
8. The Year They Burned the Books by Nancy Garden

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for joining! I have lots of good recommendations for YA books: Between Mom and Jo by Julie Anne Peters (best GLBT book I've ever read), The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson, My Heartbeat by Garret Freymann-Weyr, Pedro & Me by Judd Winick...also, if you check the Resources page on the GLBT Reading blog, it has links to a lot of different lists. Jen and I will be adding to that page soon.

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  2. It's no problem! I have read very little GLBT fiction - only one for Sex in Teen Lit Month, and I do think this is an important subject. I'm looking forward to it!
    Thanks for all the recs, I shall look them up!

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  3. I think you'll love this challenge here is a link to my list on goodreads with GLBT themed books. Mostly Speculative fiction.

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1987170-shellie?shelf=glbt-theme

    Take Care and looking forward to seeing your thoughts in the challenge!
    Shellie

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  4. The only book that springs to mind is What I Was by Meg Rosoff. I really enjoyed it! Good luck with the challenge.

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  5. Shellie - Thanks for the link, I'll have a look! Cheers! I'm looking forward to the challenge!

    Becky - Cheers for the rec, but I'm not a fan of Meg Rosoff. I've read one of her books before and, oh, how I disliked her writing style. Not for me. But thanks anyway!

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  6. I'm going to sign up for this one too. I just have to post about it and link up my post! LOL I'm a bit of a slowpoke, but it'll be the first challenge I ever do. As for YA GLBT fiction...

    Julie Anne Peters has a lot like Luna (transgender) and Rage: A Love Story (lesbian). Those are only two.

    I forget the author, but I've heard of this book Lucky I believe...it's about a boy who is bi.

    Some newer books about some gay teens are David Inside Out by Lee Bantle and Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd.

    I haven't read all of these but the ones I haven't, I want too. Oh, and I did read all three Rainbow Boys books by Alex Sanchez. Those are great. It's Rainbow Boys, Rainbow High, and Rainbow Road (in that order).

    I really want to read this one called Out of the Pocket too.

    -Lauren

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  7. Thanks so much for all the recs, Lauren! I have all my books listed for this challenge, but I still have one more category left for the 1010 challenge, so maybe I'll go for GLBT for that and include these books. Cheers!

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  8. any book by Julie Anne Peters is EXCELLENT!! Between Mom and Jo and amazing and so is Luna, Keeping You A Secret. Actually I'm about to review Luna on my blog soon if you want to take a look and see if it sounds like something that would interest you. At the moment I have a short description of it up.

    http://myloveforbooksreviewsandgiveaways.blogspot.com/p/upcoming-reviews.html

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  9. I've actually read a review of Luna recently, and it sounds amazing! I'm looking forward to reading Julie Anne Peters novels in future. Thanks for the recs! :)

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