Over the Rainbow’s Top 11 Books

Last night “Over the Rainbow Book List” from the American Library Association’s GLBT Round Table announced their Top 11 of 2011 books along with their inaugural list of 108 books published in 2010 and 2009.

The Top 11 list includes a diverse assortment of titles (poetry, illustrated, essays, anthologies), a few LLF favorites like Lambda Literary Award Finalist Sarah Schulman’s Ties that Bind (New Press), and one book we didn’t even know about (!!): Page Hodel’s Monday Hearts for Madalene (Stewart, Tabori & Chang).

  1. SILVER KISS: An Urban Wolf Novel, by Naomi Clark (Queered Fiction)
  2. MISSED HER: Stories, by Ivan E. Coyote (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  3. BY NIGHTFALL: A Novel, by Michael Cunningham (FSG)
  4. INSEPARABLE: Desire between Women in Literature, by Emma Donoghue (Knopf)
  6. KICKED OUT, Ed. by Sassafras Lowrey; foreword by Judy Shepard (Homofactus Press)
  7. MUTE, by Raymond Luczak (Midsummer Night’s Press)
  8. THE PURE LOVER, by David Plante (Beacon Press)
  9. BATWOMAN: Elegy  by Greg Rucka and Art by J.H. Williams III; color by Dave Stewart; letters by Todd Klein (DC Comics)
  10. TIES THAT BIND: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences, by Sarah Schulman (New Press)
  11. MISSOURI, by Christine Wunnicke, Trans. by David Miller (Arsenal Pulp Press)