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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

2021 LGBTQ Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge

2021 LGBTQ Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge

The 2021 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 admissable.

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 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.

This year, I've upped the top reading levels a bit to accommodate readers who have been asking for a more expanded challenge.

Challenge Details
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Challenge Span: January 2021 – December 2021

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

After the Crown
Behind the Throne
Beyond the Empire
The Collapsing Empire
Come Tumbling Down
The Consuming Fire
Down Among the Sticks and Bones
The Last Emperox
Magic for Liars
Network Effect
The Phoenix Empress
The Tiger's Daughter
Upright Women Wanted
The Warrior Moon
DeirdriuWRS

DeirdriuWRS

All the Birds in the Sky
Autonomous
The Book of the Damned
The City in the Middle of the Night
Foreigner
Inheritor
Invader
The Light Brigade
The Stars Are Legion
Titan
When Fox is a Thousand
3
2
1
Engelbrecht

Engelbrecht

A Game of Fox & Squirrels
5
4
3
2
1
GiantPanda

GiantPanda

3
2
1
Hneite

Hneite

Across the Green Grass Fields
Come Tumbling Down
A Desolation Called Peace
Dhalgren
Falling in Love with Hominids
Persephone Station
The Quantum Garden
The Salt Roads
Seven Surrenders
Soulstar
Stormsong
The Will to Battle
Witchmark
1
Lett

Lett

Ancestral Night
Autonomous
In the Vanishers' Palace
Luck in the Shadows
The Obsidian Tower
Slow River
Vengeful
Witchmark
2
1
Linguana

Linguana

Cemetery Boys
Chaos on CatNet
The Echo Wife
Persephone Station
Victories Greater Than Death
Winter's Orbit
4
3
2
1
lisagarrity

lisagarrity

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
Upright Women Wanted
1
Mark5327

Mark5327

Alien: Echo
Among Others
Childhood's End
Dawn
Gateway
Lagoon
The Left Hand of Darkness
Midnight Robber
Rendezvous with Rama
Riot Baby
The Sparrow
3
2
1
niriop

niriop

Behold the Man
Exquisite Corpse
Story of the Eye
pixel

pixel

Broken Homes
A Desolation Called Peace
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
False Value
Foxglove Summer
Fugitive Telemetry
The Hanging Tree
Lies Sleeping
Moon Over Soho
Silver in the Wood
Soulstar
When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain
When We Were Magic
Women of Harry Potter
pyschocandy

pyschocandy

All the Birds in the Sky
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Ammonite
Borderline
The City in the Middle of the Night
The Galaxy, and the Ground Within
Gideon the Ninth
Harrow the Ninth
Invisible Soft Return:\:  A Novel of the Near Future
A Memory Called Empire
The Psychology of Time Travel
A Song for a New Day
Unconquerable Sun
1
ScoLgo

ScoLgo

Amatka
Apocalypse Nyx
Kushiel's Dart
Network Effect
The Tiger's Daughter
Upright Women Wanted
slightlyfoxed

slightlyfoxed

The City in the Middle of the Night
A Desolation Called Peace
Dragon Pearl
Harrow the Ninth
Impostor Syndrome
Phantom Pains
Swordspoint
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
spoltz

spoltz

Black Sun
The Blade Between
The City in the Middle of the Night
The Einstein Intersection
Gideon the Ninth
Kindred
A Song for a New Day
Stormsong
This Is How You Lose the Time War
5
4
3
2
1
thejessleigh

thejessleigh

Harrow the Ninth
5
4
3
2
1
vegemiter

vegemiter

Black Sun
The City in the Middle of the Night
A Desolation Called Peace
The Devourers
Each of Us a Desert
Fireheart Tiger
The Gilda Stories
Jade War
Naondel
The Raven & The Reindeer
The Winged Histories
3
2
1
Weesam

Weesam

The Archive of the Forgotten
Cemetery Boys
The Darkest Part of the Forest
The Gilda Stories
The Library of the Unwritten
The Obsidian Tower
Paradise Rot
Phoenix Extravagant
Soulstar
The Stars Are Legion
Under the Poppy
The Unspoken Name
When We Were Magic
The Winter Duke