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Pride Month Reading List

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In honor of Pride Month, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite LGBTQIA+ fiction and nonfiction books. Whether you want to brush up on your civil rights history or read a heartwarming story about love, we have books and movies for every color of the rainbow.


David Bowie Made Me Gay by Darryl W. Bullock

Biography/Personal Stories

Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Mean by Myriam Gurba
No Ashes in the Fire by Darnell Moore  
In The Dream House: a Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado
To My Trans Sisters edited by Charlie Craggs
My Butch Career: a Memoir by Esther Newton
Boy Erased: a Memoir by Garrard Conley
Soar, Adam, Soar by Rick Prashaw



Adult Fiction

Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman
A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Jilted by Lilah Suzanne
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Breakfast with Scot by Michael Downing
A Private Gentleman by Heidi Cullinan
Something Like Summer by Jay Bell
Unfit to Print by KJ Charles
Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
The Lawrence Browne Affair by Cat Sebastian
Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 by Francine Prose
Idlewild by Jude Sierra
Slam! by JL Merrow
Blueberry Boys by Vanessa North
The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara
Hide by Matthew Griffin
This is How it Always is by Laurie Frankel
When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri
White Houses by Amy Bloom


Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Dodging and Burning by John Copenhaver
The Dime by Kathleen Kent
The Elephant of Surprise by Joe R. Lansdale
Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings
Murder Games by James Patterson
The Best Bad Things by Katrina Carrasco
A Kind of Justice by Renee James
Night Work by Laurie R. King
Hold Tight by Christopher Bram
Flight Dreams by Michael Craft
Stranger on the Shore by Josh Lanyon  

Graphic Novels

Our Dreams at Dusk by Yuhki Kamatani
Heartstopper. Volume 1 by Alice Oseman
Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Dream Daddy: a Dad Dating Comic Book by Leighton Gray and Vernon Shaw
10 Dance #1 by Inouesatoh
My Brother's Husband, Volume 1 by Gengoroh Tagame
Hitorijime My Hero by Memeco Arii
Cannonball by Kesley Wroten
Star Collector Vol 1 by Sophie Schonhammer
Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
Flocks by L Nichols
Forward by Lisa Maas
Fence by CS Pacat
Motor Crush, Volume 1 by Brenden Fletcher

Teen Titles

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Odd One Out by Nic Stone
Jack of Hearts by Lev AC Rosen
What if It’s Us by Becky Albertalli
Bingo Love by Tee Franklin
Bloom by Kevin Panetta
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra