Library Loot

Current Reads

1. Three: Other Voices, Other Rooms, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Music for Chameleons by Truman Capote
2. The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
3. The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire by Wayne Koestenbaum
4. Bad Haircut by Tom Perrotta

Gay/Lesbian-themed Novels

1. Dancer from the Dance by Andrew Holleran*
2. Three Junes by Julia Glass
3. The Swimming Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst*
4. A Boy’s Own Story by Edmund White
5. My Father and Myself by J.R. Ackerley*
6. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
7. Living Upstairs by Joseph Hansen
8. The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst


1. Lake Wobegon: Summer 1956 by Garrison Keillor
2. The Taming of the Screw by Dave Barry


1. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
2. Love Invents Us by Amy Bloom
3. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
4. They Whisper by Robert Olen Butler
5. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte*
6. Elegy for Iris by John Bailey
7. Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger*
8. We Think The World of You by JR Ackerley
9. M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang*
10. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers*
11. Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser
12. Cast in Doubt by Lynne Tillman


1. Black Boy by Richard Wright
2. American Childhood by Annie Dillard*
3. China Boy by Gus Lee

Family Portraits

1. House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
2. Obasan by Joy Kogawa*
3. The Rehearsal by Sarah Willis
4. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent by Julia Alvarez
5. We are still Married by Garrison Keillor
6. The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx*
7. Goodbye to the Buttermilk Sky by Julia Oliver
8. Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr
8. Mr. Potter by Jamaica Kincaid*


1. West with the Night by Beryl Markham
2. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
3. In America by Susan Sontag

Creative Non-Fiction

1. My Brother by Jamaica Kincaid*
2. The Portrait of a Marriage by Nigel Nicolson
3. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin*
4. Life Under the Leaky Roof by David Owen*
5. Something to Declare by Julia Alvarez*

Short Story Collections

1. Tiger in the Grass by Harriet Doerr*
2. Follies by Anne Beattie
3. The Things They Carried by Tim O’brien
4. A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler*
5. Women Loving by Jhoanna Lynn Cruz*
6. Revenge of the Lawn by Richard Brautigan
7. Living Up the Street by Gary Soto*
8. Dance of the Happy Shades by Alice Munro

Poetry Collections

1. A Night Without Armor by Jewel
2. Black Wings & Blind Angels by Sapphire
3. Sunflower by Tita Lacambra-Ayala*
4. From the Skin In by Mary Connell

Other Writings

1. Women and Bisexuality by Sue George
2. Immortal Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy by Judith C. Brown
3. The Practical Stylist by Sheridan Baker
4. Getting Real: An Introduction to the Practice of Poetry by Gemino Abad*
5. Ladlad 2: An Anthology of Philippine Gay Writing edited by J. Neil Garcia and Danton Remoto
6. Conversation with Truman Capote by Lawrence Grobel*
7. Sex, Art and American Culture by Camille Paglia*
8. Nearly Roadkill: An Infobahn Erotic Adventure by Kate Borstein and Caitlin Sullivan

(*) favorite books


4 Responses to “Library Loot”

  1. Lemon Writer March 21, 2010 at 1:07 pm #

    wow! i’m glad you have your own list now. keep on reading. keep on writing.

  2. Lemon Writer March 22, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

    Wuthering Heights is by Emily Bronte, not her sister Charlotte Bronte who wrote Jane Eyre.

  3. neil March 23, 2010 at 8:39 am #

    wow! hanep sa koleksyon! 🙂

  4. raspberryreich March 30, 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    I do really need to read more. So far from your list, I have only read A Boy’s Own Story. Yikes. And it wasn’t as great as I thought it would be.

    Ahhh, so you like M. Butterfly? I’ve seen the film and I might just get into reading it sooner.

    I will use this as a reference whenever I run out of books to read :D.

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