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Books Like Call Me By Your Name (10 Books)

Call Me By Your Name was published by André Aciman in 2007. Here is a list of 10 books like Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. A Single Man (1964)

"If it’s going to be a world with no time for sentiment, it’s not a world that I want to live in."

A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood is a poignant and introspective novel that follows a day in the life of George, a middle-aged professor grappling with grief after the sudden death of his partner.

  • 📇 192 Pages
  • 📝 48,000 - 57,600 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 6 Hours Reading Time

2. Maurice (1971)

"You confuse what's important with what's impressive."

Maurice, a compelling novel penned by E.M. Forster, dares to explore taboo themes of homosexuality in a stifling early 20th century society. This tale of forbidden love tugs at the heartstrings, challenging societal norms and evoking empathy for its titular character.

  • 📇 256 Pages
  • 📝 64,000 - 76,800 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 9 Hours Reading Time

3. Giovanni's Room (1956)

"Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition."

James Baldwin's timeless novel, "Giovanni's Room," explores the complexities of identity, desire, and societal expectations. Set in 1950s Paris, this poignant and groundbreaking story unflinchingly delves into the universal struggles of love and self-acceptance.

  • 📇 176 Pages
  • 📝 44,000 - 52,800 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 6 Hours Reading Time

4. Middlesex (2002)

"Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind."

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides is a gripping and intricately woven tale that follows the life of Cal, an intersex individual navigating their way through identity, family secrets, and the struggles of belonging. This epic and ruminative novel is a testament to Eugenides' prowess as a storyteller.

  • 📇 544 Pages
  • 📝 136,000 - 163,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 18 Hours Reading Time

5. The Song Of Achilles (2011)

"I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world."

In "The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller, experience a lyrical retelling of the Trojan War that focuses on the legendary bond between the great warrior Achilles and his companion Patroclus, exploring their love, honor, and heart-wrenching sacrifice in the face of destiny.

  • 📇 416 Pages
  • 📝 104,000 - 124,800 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 14 Hours Reading Time

6. Tell The Wolves I'm Home (2012)

"Nothing had changed. I was the stupid one again. I was the girl who never understood who she was to people."

In "Tell The Wolves I'm Home," Carol Rifka Brunt skillfully weaves a poignant and beautifully written story of love, loss, and self-discovery, as fourteen-year-old June forms an unexpected connection with her late uncle's secret lover. A moving and evocative exploration of the complexities of family and the power of forgiveness.

  • 📇 384 Pages
  • 📝 96,000 - 115,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 13 Hours Reading Time

7. A Little Life (2015)

"Wasn’t friendship its own miracle, the finding of another person who made the entire lonely world seem somehow less lonely?"

In "A Little Life," Hanya Yanagihara examines the lives of a group of friends in New York City, following their journeys through love, friendship, and devastating trauma, exploring themes of identity, resilience, and the enduring power of human connection.

  • 📇 832 Pages
  • 📝 208,000 - 249,600 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 28 Hours Reading Time

8. Less (2017)

"Just for the record: happiness is not bullshit."

"Less" by Andrew Sean Greer is a bittersweet tale of Arthur Less, a middle-aged writer fleeing a stagnant career and a complicated love life. With wit and charm, Greer explores themes of aging, love, and the pursuit of happiness, resulting in a captivating and heartwarming story.

  • 📇 272 Pages
  • 📝 68,000 - 81,600 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 9 Hours Reading Time

9. The Great Believers (2018)

"And was friendship that different in the end from love? You took the possibility of sex out of it, and it was all about the moment anyway. Being here, right now, in someone’s life. Making room for someone in yours."

In "The Great Believers", Rebecca Makkai weaves a sweeping tale that spans decades, interweaving the lives of a group of friends in 1980s Chicago grappling with the AIDS epidemic, and a woman searching for her estranged daughter in 2015 Paris. A heartbreaking and profound exploration of love, loss, and resilience

  • 📇 448 Pages
  • 📝 112,000 - 134,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 15 Hours Reading Time

10. On Earth Were Briefly Gorgeous (2019)

"They say nothing lasts forever but they're just scared it will last longer than they can love it."

In "On Earth Were Briefly Gorgeous," Ocean Vuong crafts a raw and lyrical debut novel that delves into the complexities of family, identity, and love. Vuong's stunning prose leaves an indelible mark, reminding us of the power of storytelling to uncover both beauty and pain.

  • 📇 256 Pages
  • 📝 64,000 - 76,800 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 9 Hours Reading Time