Books to consider reading for Pride Month

Categories: Diversity & Inclusion, PRIDE, DEI

Here are some great books to consider reading for Pride Month:


Giovanni's Room

  1. "Giovanni's Room" by James Baldwin

- A classic novel that explores themes of sexuality, identity, and belonging.

The Price of Salt

  1. "The Price of Salt" (also known as "Carol") by Patricia Highsmith

- A pioneering lesbian romance that has become a queer classic.

Call Me By Your Name
  1. "Call Me By Your Name" by André Aciman

- A deeply moving novel about a summer romance between a young boy and an older man.

Red, White and Royal Blue
  1. "Red, White & Royal Blue" by Casey McQuiston

- A charming romantic comedy about the First Son of the United States falling in love with a British prince.

  1. "Orlando" by Virginia Woolf

- A groundbreaking work that explores gender fluidity and identity through the story of its titular character.


The Argonauts

  1. "The Argonauts" by Maggie Nelson

- A memoir that blends theory and personal narrative to explore gender, sexuality, and family.

How to Survive a Plague
  1. "How to Survive a Plague" by David France

- A detailed account of the AIDS crisis and the activists who fought to bring attention to the epidemic.

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
  1. "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic" by Alison Bechdel

- A graphic memoir that delves into the author's coming-of-age and coming-out story.

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
  1. "Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches" by Audre Lorde

- A collection of powerful essays and speeches on race, gender, and sexuality from the iconic black lesbian poet and activist.

Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
  1. "Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity" by Judith Butler

- A seminal text that challenges conventional notions of gender and has had a profound impact on queer theory.

Young Adult

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

  1. "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" by Becky Albertalli

- A heartwarming story about a gay teenager's journey to coming out.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  1. "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

- A beautiful coming-of-age novel about friendship and love between two Mexican-American boys.

They Both Die at the End
  1. "They Both Die at the End" by Adam Silvera

- A thought-provoking story about two boys who meet on their last day alive and develop a deep connection.

You Should See Me in a Crown
  1. "You Should See Me in a Crown" by Leah Johnson

- A joyful and uplifting story about a black queer girl competing for her high school's prom queen.

Felix Ever After
  1. "Felix Ever After" by Kacen Callender

- A compelling story about a transgender teen navigating identity, self-discovery, and love.

These books offer a range of perspectives and experiences within the LGBTQ+ community, making them perfect reads for Pride Month.