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May 24, 2024

A Reading List for Pride Month

pride month

Each year during June, LGBTQ+ Pride Month begins to honor the Stonewall Riots which represent a turning point in the progress toward gay liberation. Heritage and celebration months can be a great time to learn a bit about untold histories and step into the shoes of someone with a different lived experience. Here are some of our picks for adults from different genres.


Black on Black by Daniel Black Before We Were Trans by Kit Heyam The Women's house of detention by hugh ryan


Untamed by Glennon Doyle The House of Hidden Meaning by Rupaul Hijab Butch Blues by Lamya H


Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly D'Vaughn & Kris Plan A Wedding by Chencia C Higgins The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun

Short Stories

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw Lot by Bryan Washington Gods of Want- Stories by K-Ming Chang

Literary Fiction

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi Detransition Baby by Torrey Peters On Earth we're briefly gorgeous by Ocean Vuong


Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez

Science Fiction

A Psalm for the Wild Built by Becky Chambers This is How You Lose the Time War The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson


The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On by Franny Choi Felicity by Mary Oliver Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith


Scorched Grace by Margot Douaihy Lavender House by Lev Ac Rosen The Best Bad Things by Katrina Carrasco

Historical Fiction

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller A Lady For a Duke by Alexis Hall Outlawed by Anna North


Our Wives under the sea by julia armfield  patricia wants to cuddle by samantha allen Camp Damascus by Chuck Tingle

Graphic Novels

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel Chef's Kiss by Jarrett Melendez Bingo Love by Jenn St-Onge


Giovanni's room by James Baldwin Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde Orlando by Virginia Woolf


Patterns Single, Out Blue Jean


With Wonder The War on Disco Every Body

All these selections are available in our collection, many in multiple formats! If you’d like to place any of these items on hold or would like additional LGBTQ+ recommendations, check out our new app or visit us at the library and we’d be happy to help you!