As usual some boring basic rules: the list considers only gay themed books released in print for the first time after January 1, 2000, so you can consider it a Top 100 List of the XXI century. Books released in electronic format before January 1, 2000, and then in print after that date, I listed it. To enter the list I browsed all the LGBT publishers I found, considered all the specific awards and all the recommendation from friends. I haven't read ALL the books, like you, I am trying to read as much as possible, but the list is impartial, meaning that if I didn't like a book, or I haven't read it yet, I nevertheless included it in the list.
To decide the ranking, again, I tried to be impartial: I chose to consider the owned copies in LibraryThing, a cataloguing website that seems to be "serious" and of common use; then I applied some adjustment factors to award both the longevity of a book than its novelty. If you want to be bored, ask and I will explain them, and obviously I'm also open to suggestion. For every author I considered only a book, the one with more owned copies, so the list is more a Top 100 Authors than a Top 100 Books.
The actual list will remain frozen for 1 year, and in December 2011 I will reopened it and track the changes. In the meantime, I will continue to feature an author from that list every week, in my In the Spotlight appointment.
Link to the single posts:
External Link to the Top 100 List (simple - without photos): http://www.elisarolle.com/ramblings/top_100_gay_novels.htm
External Link to the Top 100 List (wanted - with photos): http://www.elisarolle.com/ramblings/top_100_gay_novels_2.htm