21 Books Every Gay Man Needs To Read Right Now

Note to self….

Thought Catalog

Co-written with Nico Lang

1. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin (Zach’s Pick)

rsz_38462This was James Baldwin’s second novel, and probably one of his most well known pieces of works. Giovanni’s Room tells the story of a man who moves to Paris and his relationship with another man named Giovanni. This book is so important because it was one of the first to really show the complicated ways in which gay men had to manage their identity, self and place in a world that didn’t want them do exist. This story takes place in Paris, but one doesn’t have to have been to Paris to feel a connection to Giovanni, his bedroom, and all that happens to the protagonists, David.

2. The City and the Pillar/Myra Breckenridge by Gore Vidal (Nico’s Pick)

rsz_41vz86hmh0lWhile not one of Vidal’s “best” works (to me, he’s an essayist first and a novelist second),

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