Posted September 12th, 2011, 06:30 PM
Last edited by roen; September 12th, 2011 at 06:45 PM
Definitely agree on the Tales of the City series - they're wonderful - easily some of the best books I've ever read, whether with gay characters or not. Don't forget the two more recent sequels about Michael and Mary Ann.
Also, if you enjoy fantasy, check out the trilogy "The Last Herald Mage" by Mercedes Lackey. Typically I'm not a big fan of hers (too many typos), but this trilogy could almost have been written by someone else. The main character is gay, and the three novels are really good. Whopper of an ending.
On the young adult front, Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan or Geography Club by Brent Hartinger were both sweet, if maybe a little forgettable.
If you want something saucier, check out the Mitch Mitchell mysteries by James Lear - fun vintage settings, cute mysteries, and man, can he write some hot saucy
. I wasn't as impressed with the few other books he's written, though - the characters were quite unlikeable and the plots, without the mystery, were dull.
I'd love to know what everyone else recommends too - it's always tricky finding good gay fiction that isn't either really heavy and melodramatic or poorly written.