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These are not YA books, they are books about young guys written for mature readers. It's been a long time coming, but Keith Hale's new novel Letters to a Shooting Star is quite wonderful. It's written for all ages, so don't expect tons of sex. The best novels I've read in a long, long time, Luke Hartwell's Atom Heart John Beloved and Nathan's Story are well-written and extremely sexy and also for mature readers. His new short story Nothing Strikes Back! is sweet and startling, and the one before that, Michael, is hilarious. Michael involves a gay wrestler, and so does Eli Easton's Superhero, another new book I really enjoyed. Sandel by Angus Stewart is a classic of unparalleled bravery and was out of print for decades. Even now, used paperbacks on amazon are listing for $1000 a copy. But it has finally been reprinted in England and made available on Kindle. It's lovely. Another older classic that was very brave for its time and has been republished is Keith Hale's Cody: Clicking Beat on the Brink of Nada, which has always been a personal fave of mine. At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'Neill is beautiful but an extremely difficult read. Jim Grimsley's Dream Boy is a haunting but beautiful story, and Michael Cunningham's A Home at the End of the World: A Novel is also very beautiful. I just read Will Parkinson's Pitch (Transitions Book 1) and loved it. I generally do like these YA gay athlete books, though, when they're well-written. Walter G. Myer's Rounding Third, a book about a 17-year-old baseball player, jock culture, and bullying is also a must read. I found all of the following enjoyable as well: Two Boys Kissing, In Pieces, Fearless, The Return, Last of the Summer Tomatoes (Young Love's Journey Book 1), It Should Have Been You, Memorizing You, What's Not Broken, The Boys From Manchester, The Pebble Champion, Catch My Breath, The Boy Who Came In From the Cold, Jason's Truth, Openly Straight, Taking Chances (Tales from Foster High), The Last Day Of Summer, By the Creek, Social Skills, Into This River I Drown, If Boys Could Hold Hands, 366 Days, Don't Let Me Go, Anything Could Happen, Hat Trick, A Daring Ride (The Bullriders Book 2), On the Right Track, End of the Innocence (Tales of Foster High Book 2), Too Stupid to Live (Romancelandia Book 1), Through These Eyes (Blind Faith Series Book 2), Freedom, Collide, Rainbow Boys, Something in the Way He Needs (Family Series Book 1), Tell Me It's Real, Captive Prince: Volume One, What They Always Tell Us, Leave Myself Behind.

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1.  Letters to a Shooting Star [Kindle eBook]  by Keith Hale
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2.  Atom Heart John Beloved [Kindle eBook]  by Luke Hartwell
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3.  Nathan's Story [Kindle eBook]  by Luke Hartwell
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4.  Nothing Strikes Back! [Kindle eBook]  by Luke Hartwell
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5.  Michael [Kindle eBook]  by Luke Hartwell
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6.  Superhero [Kindle eBook]  by Eli Easton
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7.  Sandel [Kindle eBook]  by Angus Stewart
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8.  Cody: Clicking Beat on the Brink of Nada [Kindle eBook]  by Keith Hale
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9.  At Swim, Two Boys [Kindle eBook]  by Jamie O'Neill
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10.  Dream Boy [Kindle eBook]  by Jim Grimsley
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11.  A Home at the End of the World: A Novel [Kindle eBook]  by Michael Cunningham
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12.  Pitch (Transitions Book 1) [Kindle eBook]  by Will Parkinson
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13.  Rounding Third  by Walter G. Meyer
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14.  Two Boys Kissing [Kindle eBook]  by David Levithan
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15.  In Pieces [Kindle eBook]  by Alexa Land
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16.  Fearless [Kindle eBook]  by Chris O'Guinn
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17.  The Return [Kindle eBook]  by Brad Boney
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18.  Last of the Summer Tomatoes (Young Love's Journey Book 1) [Kindle eBook]  by Sherrie Henry
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19.  It Should Have Been You [Kindle eBook]  by Michael Murphy
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20.  Memorizing You [Kindle eBook]  by Dan Skinner
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21.  What's Not Broken [Kindle eBook]  by D. J. Parker
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22.  The Boys From Manchester [Kindle eBook]  by J.T. Holden
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23.  The Pebble Champion [Kindle eBook]  by A. D. Pritchard
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24.  Catch My Breath [Kindle eBook]  by M.J. O'Shea
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25.  The Boy Who Came In From the Cold [Kindle eBook]  by B.G. Thomas
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26.  Jason's Truth [Kindle eBook]  by David Krongelb
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27.  Openly Straight [Kindle eBook]  by Bill Konigsberg
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28.  Taking Chances (Tales from Foster High) [Kindle eBook]  by John Goode
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29.  The Last Day Of Summer [Kindle eBook]  by JF Smith
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30.  By the Creek [Kindle eBook]  by Geoff Laughton
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31.  Social Skills [Kindle eBook]  by Sara Alva
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32.  Into This River I Drown [Kindle eBook]  by TJ Klune
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33.  If Boys Could Hold Hands [Kindle eBook]  by David Lavallee
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34.  366 Days [Kindle eBook]  by Kiyoshi Tanaka
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35.  Don't Let Me Go  by J. H. Trumble
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36.  Anything Could Happen [Kindle eBook]  by B.G. Thomas
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37.  Hat Trick [Kindle eBook]  by Jeff Adams
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38.  A Daring Ride (The Bullriders Book 2) [Kindle eBook]  by Andrew Grey
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39.  On the Right Track [Kindle eBook]  by Sam Kadence
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40.  End of the Innocence (Tales of Foster High Book 2) [Kindle eBook]  by John Goode
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41.  Too Stupid to Live (Romancelandia Book 1) [Kindle eBook]  by Anne Tenino
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42.  Through These Eyes (Blind Faith Series Book 2) [Kindle eBook]  by N.R. Walker
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43.  Freedom [Kindle eBook]  by Jay Kirkpatrick
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44.  Collide [Kindle eBook]  by J. R. Lenk
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45.  Rainbow Boys  by Alex Sanchez
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46.  Something in the Way He Needs (Family Series Book 1) [Kindle eBook]  by Cardeno C.
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47.  Tell Me It's Real [Kindle eBook]  by TJ Klune
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48.  Captive Prince: Volume One [Kindle eBook]  by C.S. Pacat
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49.  What They Always Tell Us  by Martin Wilson
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50.  Leave Myself Behind  by Bart Yates
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