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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

2022 LGBTQ+ Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge

2022 LGBTQ+ Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge

The 2022 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 admissible.

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 (now defunct) 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.

Challenge Details
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Challenge Span: January 2022 – December 2022

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

Note: You must be a logged in member of WWEnd to join this challenge. Join WWEnd

Adele1967

Adele1967

Across the Green Grass Fields
Darkdawn
A Desolation Called Peace
Down Among the Dead
European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman
The Fallen
Godsgrave
The Luminous Dead
A Master of Djinn
A Memory Called Empire
Out Past The Stars
Places in the Darkness
Slow River
There Before the Chaos
annmarwalk

annmarwalk

Fevered Star
A Marvellous Light
Never Have I Ever
The Once and Future Witches
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water
Queen's Hope
Siren Queen
Sisters of the Forsaken Stars
Under the Whispering Door
The Unspoken Name
asbailey

asbailey

A Psalm for the Wild-Built
The Red Tree
The Silence of the Wilting Skin
3
2
1
bazhsw

bazhsw

The City We Became
Elatsoe
The House in the Cerulean Sea
devilinlaw

devilinlaw

Carmilla
The New Mother
Nova
Queen's Hope
Venus Plus X
Where the Drowned Girls Go
Dlw28

Dlw28

Activation Degradation
The Black Coast
Fevered Star
The Grief of Stones
A Mirror Mended
Nona the Ninth
A Prayer for the Crown-Shy
Siren Queen
Sisters of the Forsaken Stars
The Splinter King
Utopia Avenue
Victories Greater Than Death
We Are Satellites
Where the Drowned Girls Go
Engelbrecht

Engelbrecht

Chaos on CatNet
A Desolation Called Peace
The Fox's Tower and Other Tales: A Collection of Magical Short Stories
The Galaxy, and the Ground Within
God's War
The Gracekeepers
High Times in the Low Parliament
The House in the Cerulean Sea
A Master of Djinn
The Once and Future Witches
Plain Bad Heroines
Rupetta
Siren Queen
They: A Sequence of Unease
Hneite

Hneite

Cyteen
The Death of Vivek Oji
Dirty Computer
Echo
The Found and the Lost:  The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
High Times in the Low Parliament
The House in the Cerulean Sea
The Memory Librarian:  And Other Stories of Dirty Computer
A Mirror Mended
Pet
The Picture of Dorian Gray
To Paradise
Under the Whispering Door
Where the Drowned Girls Go
imnotsusan

imnotsusan

334
Architects of Memory
Dhalgren
A Door into Ocean
The Final Programme
Fledgling
Light From Uncommon Stars
The Man Who Folded Himself
A Master of Djinn
Not Before Sundown (Troll:  A Love Story)
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
She Who Became the Sun
Venus Plus X
When Fox is a Thousand
Lett

Lett

Activation Degradation
Cyteen
A Half-Built Garden
Son of the Storm
Stars and Bones
Winter's Orbit
Linguana

Linguana

Fireheart Tiger
The Galaxy, and the Ground Within
The Jasmine Throne
Just Like Home
Legends & Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes
Light From Uncommon Stars
Princess Floralinda and the Forty Flight Tower
A Restless Truth
She Who Became the Sun
Victories Greater Than Death
lisagarrity

lisagarrity

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
A Desolation Called Peace
A Master of Djinn
Ocean's Echo
Paladin's Hope
Witchmark
Morgan30

Morgan30

14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
pauljames

pauljames

Earthman, Come Home
The Fountains of Paradise
Reaper's Gale
piibald

piibald

An Unkindness of Ghosts
Black Sun
The Death of Vivek Oji
The Fifth Season
Frankissstein: A Love Story
Gideon the Ninth
A Mirror Mended
Moon Witch, Spider King
The Once and Future Witches
Paladin's Hope
A Prayer for the Crown-Shy
Siren Queen
Under the Whispering Door
We Are Satellites
pixel

pixel

Agyar
A Dirty Job
Escape From Yokai Land
The Grimrose Girls
The Ladies of Mandrigyn
Light From Uncommon Stars
Or What You Will
Quantum of Nightmares
Termination Shock
5
4
3
2
1
Quaisior

Quaisior

A Closed and Common Orbit
The Galaxy, and the Ground Within
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Record of a Spaceborn Few
ScoLgo

ScoLgo

The Future of Another Timeline
Iron Widow
Kushiel's Dart
Light From Uncommon Stars
Siren Queen
We Are Satellites
sleepysnail

sleepysnail

3
2
1
slightlyfoxed

slightlyfoxed

Fire Logic
A Master of Djinn
Winter's Orbit
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
spoltz

spoltz

Ancestral Night
The Black Tides of Heaven
Boys, Beasts, and Men
Breeder
The Descent of Monsters
A Desolation Called Peace
The House in the Cerulean Sea
Light From Uncommon Stars
A Master of Djinn
No Gods, No Monsters
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water
The Red Threads of Fortune
The Silence of the Wilting Skin
Under the Whispering Door
thereddeath

thereddeath

The Child Garden
China Mountain Zhang
The Song of Achilles
Weesam

Weesam

Ash
Azura Ghost
The Black Coast
The Bone Shard Emperor
Frankissstein: A Love Story
The God of Lost Words
The Helm of Midnight
The House of Always
Light From Uncommon Stars
Lost in the Never Woods
A Marvellous Light
Storm Breaking
Storm Rising
Storm Warning