The GLBT Challenge 2011

The GLBT Challenge is being hosted, for the third year in a row, by

Amanda from The Zen Leaf

I don’t know how, but I almost missed this one. A big thank-you to Amy at Amy Reads for bringing it to my attention. There is such a plethora of GLBT literature that has come to my attention over the past six months (mostly by way of Amy) and I am dying to sink my teeth into it. Just yesterday I was out shopping around for all the GLBTQ finalists for the Indie Lit Awards

We are supposed to set our own goal for this challenge, there is no real criteria. I am not sure I can really settle on a number. I didn’t read any GLBT this past year, so anything I read this year will be a vast improvement. I think I will aim for fifteen percent. Last year I read nearly one hundred books, so fifteen sounds like a number that I can handle.

I think GLBT books now make up nearly half of my TBBought list, below is just a taste of some of the GLBT books I hope to read this year.

At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream by Wade Rouse

Daddy, Papa and Me by Leslea Newman

The Hour Between by Sebastian Stuart

Once You Go Back by Douglas A. Martin

Evil? by Timothy Carter

Days of Grace by Catherine Hall

The Perfect Family by Kathryn Shay

Young Man From the Provinces by Alan Helms

A Life Apart by Neel Mukherjee


About Robbie

Hi there, my name is Robbie Burns (no,really, that’s my name…hold the haggis jokes please) and I would like to welcome you to the Pink Sheep Cafe. I started this blog as a means of discussing books and all things literary in light of my perpetual isolation. At the time I began writing, I was living in Split, Croatia. There wasn’t much here in the way of English book clubs and I couldn’t work, so I badly needed something to help me bide my time. My partner and I have since left Croatia and returned to Canada to live in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. When we first moved back here, my blog writing sort of fell by the wayside, but now I seem to be back on track. I try to read and review a little bit of everything here; I think everyone can find something to their liking here. I find myself tending more towards more literary reads these days, but I also enjoy a lot of YA and children’s fiction. One of my ongoing goals is to work my way through all of the Nobel Laureates. My two most favorite authors are Timothy Findley and Halldor Laxness.
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One Response to The GLBT Challenge 2011

  1. amymckie says:

    Yay I’m glad I could point you toward this 😀 What a great list of books – none of which I’ve heard of! I hope you will be reviewing them all!

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