These are the books that I’ve been reading for school, and for life.  They are in no real order, but each of them I’d highly recommend.

Eventually, I’ll include the Amazon link to read more about these books.  Also, if you haven’t already, come find me on GoodReads.



Arenas, Reinaldo. Before Night Falls. New York: Viking. 1993.

Baker, Nicholson. U&I: A True Story. New York: Vintage. 1992.

Baldwin, James. Giovanni’s Room. New York: Modern Library. 2001.

Beattie, Ann. Walks With Men. New York: Scribner. 2010.

Brodkey, Harold. This Wild Darkness: The Story of My Death. 1st ed. New York: H. Holt, 1996.

Brown, Rebecca.  The Gifts of the Body. New York: Harper Perennial. 1995.

Canning, Richard, and Dale Peck. Vital Signs: Essential AIDS Fiction. 1st Carroll & Graf ed. New York; Berkeley, Calif.: Carroll & Graf. 2007.

Carver, Raymond. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love: Stories. New York: Vintage. 1981.

Cole, Henri. Blackbird and Wolf. 1st ed. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux. 2007.

Cooper, Bernard.  The Bill From My Father: A Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2007.

Cooper, Dennis. Ugly Man: Stories. New York: Harper Perennial. 2009.

—. Smothered in Hugs : Essays, Interviews, Feedback, and Obituaries. 1st ed. New York: Harper Perennial. 2010.

Davenport, Guy. The Geography of the Imagination. Boston: David R. Godine Publishers. 1981.

Didion, Joan.  Slouching Toward Bethlehem.  New York: Modern Library. 2000.

Doty, Mark. Firebird. New York: Harper Perennial. 2000.

Drake, Robert, and Terry Wolverton. Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium. Los Angeles: Alyson Books. 2000.

Ernaux, Annie. The Possession. New York: Seven Stories Press. 2008.

Flynn, Nick.  Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.  W.W. Norton & Co. 2004.

Forster, E.M.  Maurice. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. 2005.

Gardner, John. On Moral Fiction. New York: Basic Books. 1979.

Guibert, Herve.  To The Friend Who Did Not Save My Life.  London: Serpent’s Tale. 1993.

Gunn, Thom. The Man With Night Sweats: Poems.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2007.

Heim, Scott. Mysterious Skin: A Novel. New York: HarperCollins. 1995.

—. We Disappear: A Novel. New York: Harper Perennial. 2008.

Holleran, Andrew. In September the Light Changes: the Stories of Andrew Holleran. New York: Hyperion. 1999.

—.  Chronicle of a Plague Revisited. New York: De Capo Press. 2008.

Houellebecq, Michel. The Elementary Particles. New York: Vintage. 2001.

Howe, Marie and Michael Klein, ed. In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic.  New York: Persea Books. 1995.

Jackson, Charles. The Lost Weekend.  New York: Syracuse University Press. 1996.

Johnson, Denis.  Jesus’ Son. New York: Picador. 1992.

—.  Train Dreams. New York: Picador. 2012.

Karr, Mary. The Liars’ Club. New York: Penguin. 2005.

Kincaid, Jamaica.  My Brother. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 1998.

Koestenbaum, Wayne. Humiliation. 1st ed. New York: Picador. 2011.

Monette, Paul. Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1992.

—.  Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1988.

—. Love Alone: 18 Elegies for Rog. 1st ed. New York: St. Martin’s Press. 1988.

Myles, Eileen. Cool For You. Berkeley: Soft Skull Press. 2000.

Peck, Dale.  Martin and John: A Novel.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2006.

Preston, John. Franny, the Queen of Provincetown: A Novel. New York: St. Martin’s Press. 1995.

—. Winter’s Light: Reflections of a Yankee Queer. Dartmouth: University of New England Press. 1995.

Robinson, Marilynne. Housekeeping. New York: Picador. 2004.

—. Gilead. New York: Picador. 2004.

Slater, Lauren. Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir. New York: Penguin. 2001.

Spring, Justin. Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade. 1st ed. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2010.

Strayed, Cheryl. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.  New York : Alfred A. Knopf. 2012.

Teare, Brian. Pleasure. Boise, Idaho: Ahsahta Press. 2010.

Toibin, Colm. The Master. New York: Scribner. 2005.

—. Mothers and Sons: Stories. New York: Scribner. 2007.

—. The Story of the Night. New York: Scribner. 2005.

White, Edmund, ed. Loss Within Loss: Artists in the Age of AIDS.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. 2001.

Wojnarowicz, David, and Amy Scholder. The Waterfront Journals. New York: Grove Press. 1996.

—. Close to the knives: a memoir of disintegration. New York: Vintage Books. 1991.

—. In the Shadow of the American Dream: The Diaries of David Wojnarowicz. New York: Grove Press. 1999.


One thought on “Bibliographics

  1. I admire the collection of writers and their respective works you have here. It not only resonates with many of my personal experiences, but with those of a man whom I love.

    Thank You for reminding me that I still can positively influence the outcome of David’s experience, as well as mine. People are evolving, complex, walking-and-talking, not always thinking, organisms! I have to trust that he has even a glimmering, foggy visage of what he wants for his future…no matter the path.

    And the same for myself. Thank You, Thank You for this wonderful collection.


    Brandon McNett, Cincinnati-for-now, OH

    PS…is it possible to share with me roughly the timeline of your selected posts?

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