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Top 10: books.

(1) The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst. Called "almost perfectly written" by Publishers Weekly, We'd leave out "almost" and tag on the adjectives "rich" and "erotic."

(2) Blue Days, Black Nights by Ron Nyswaner. This brutally honest tale of the author's doomed, drug-laden love affair with a hustler is also a beautifully written page-turner.

(3) Notice by Heather Lewis. A dark posthumous work about sexual exploitation and self-destruction that lays bare its lesbian author's dark genius.

(4) The Mirror of Love by Alan Moore. Jose Villarrubia's amazing photos illustrate an equally amazing epic gay love poem.

(5) Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs. A.k.a. "magical writing," a collection of funny-sad, dead-on anecdotes by our favorite out memoirist.

(6) Evolution's Rainbow by Joan Roughgarden. A difficult, groundbreaking work of scholarship that shows how nature favors sexual diversity.

(7) Our Fathers by David France. In the tradition of Randy Shilts, out journalist France finds human drama and a few gay heroes in the Roman Catholic Church's abuse scandal.

(8) How Loathsome by Tristan Crane and Ted Naifeh. A graphic novel that really lives up to both those words and introduces Chloe, the year's sexiest transgender enigma.

(9) Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde by Alexis de Veaux. The rare biography that's equal to its larger-than-life subject, underlining both her genius and her humanity.

(10) Luna by Julie Anne Peters. A "young adult" novel we'd recommend for readers of all ages as one of the most moving books of the year. It's narrated in wonderfully self-deprecating prose by high school sophomore Regan, who's fighting to win her dream boy while also helping her transgender brother become the woman she knows herself to be.
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Title Annotation:Best of the year
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
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Date:Jan 18, 2005
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