elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Top 100 List – First 10 years of XXI century

It's that time of the year again, when I update the Top 100 List. Some books went up, some went down, and there are also some new entries.

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:

1-10: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1178923.html

11-20: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1178727.html

21-30: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1178522.html

31-40: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1178259.html

41-50: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1178076.html

51-60: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1177747.html

61-70: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1177499.html

71-80: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1177229.html

81-90: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1177031.html

91-100: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1176724.html

101-110: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1176455.html

111-120: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1176088.html

121-130: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1176003.html

131-140: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1175743.html

141-150: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1175540.html

151-160: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1175290.html

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
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