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Pride Reads: 10 Books to Color Your World

May 31, 2024
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Hey book lovers! Pride Month is here, and what better way to celebrate than by diving into a rainbow of stories from LGBTQIA+ authors? We’ve got a stack of ten amazing titles that are perfect for adding some literary flair to your Pride celebrations. So find your favorite reading spot and let's get started!

  1. Nearlywed by Nicolas Didomizio- An early honeymoon reveals the unexpected layers of a couple's relationship in a sharp, sparkling comedy that tests whether love can truly conquer all.  
  1. Wolfsong by TJ Klune – Enter the world of Green Creek where the lines between human and werewolf and love and fate blur into an heart-wrenchingly beautiful fantasy.  
  1. One Last Stop Collector’s Editionby Casey McQuiston - Time-travel and romance make for an unforgettable journey in this special edition that's a must-have for your shelf.      
  1. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir - A thrilling blend of necromancy, locked-room mystery, and space opera… This novel is a genre-bending adventure you won't forget.    
  1. Solitaire by Alice Oseman - A stunning, unflinchingly honest debut novel which first introduced us to fan-favorite Heartstopper characters Nick and Charlie.
  1. Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell - Need a cozy read? This collection of poems and thoughts is like a warm blanket for your soul.        
  1. House of Hidden Meanings by RuPaul - A profound look at the life, relationships, and identity of legendary drag icon RuPaul.
  1. Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon - An enthralling epic fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons—and the women who must lead the fight to save it.  
  1. Can’t Spell Tea Without Treason by Rebecca Thorne - This fantasy brews up a cozy tale of mishaps, mysteries, murderous queens.    
  1. Blackouts by Justin Torres - Discover the haunting echoes of queer history in this novel that weaves a tapestry of stories lost and reclaimed that challenge the narratives we’ve inherited.      

This Pride, let's celebrate the stories that reflect the beautiful diversity of our community. Each of these books offers a unique perspective that's sure to resonate with you. So, whether you're looking for adventure, romance, or a little self-reflection, there's something here for everyone. Happy reading, and Happy Pride!  

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