What do read during the Pride month

Like I said before, this month I’m only talking about LGBT books!! So of course it’s natural I put together a reading list of some kind, specifically for the occasion. I have no doubt in my mind that I won’t read all those books this month. I’ll be lucky if I read like half! But it’s important to set goals for yourself, right? And anyway, the idea is that in June I will read books only from this list! We’ll see how that goes…

There’s also a little bit of everything on here, to keep things interesting. We have poetry, we have nonfiction, we have young adult contemporaries, fantasy, science-fiction, we have adult fiction… I tried to put some diversity here as well, so it’s not all just books by white American authors about m/m ships.

Some other points about the list before we actually start it:

  1. all the books listed here have lgbt leads
  2. all the books are written by lgbt authors
  3. (though they’re not always ownvoices for the specific rep)
  4. I haven’t read any of those books myself yet
  5. the books are in no particular order

Okay, I think we can do this now.

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  1. Leche by R. Zamora Linmark
  2. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
  3. Carry Me Like Water by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  4. Boy Robot by Simon Curtis
  5. Into the Blue by Pene Henson

 

 

  1. The Seafarer’s Kiss (The Seafarer’s Kiss #1) by Julia Ember
  2. Peter Darling by Austin Chant
  3. Bramy Raju by Jerzy Andrzejewski (Polish)
  4. The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion (Danielle Cain #1) by Margaret Killjoy
  5. Hallowed Murder (Jane Lawless #1) by Ellen Hart

 

 

  1. Chelate by Jay Besemer
  2. Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
  3. Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
  4. Notes of a Crocodile by Qiu Miaojin
  5. Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger

 

 

  1. The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson
  2. The World Unseen by Shamim Sarif
  3. Pantomime (Micah Grey #1) by Laura Lam
  4. She of the Mountains by Vivek Shraya
  5. On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

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Twenty books! A very ambitious list, but like I said, I don’t plan on reading everything myself either. I hope I won’t disappoint myself, though to be honest The Stressful Event at work I probably mentioned a few times, is on the 15th & right now all I wanna do is nap. So. Fingers crossed for my reading abilities!

I hope you will find something of interest here! Happy Pride & happy reading!!

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25 Replies to “What do read during the Pride month”

  1. I’m starting The Seafarer’s Kiss literally right now! I tried reading The Salt Roads but it was too…yucky for me. I absolutely love Nalo Hopkinson, though.

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    1. that’s some kind of a gay timing wow…………..
      tbf i also….. tried to read the salt roads before and………… didn’t like it……………… but i always wanted to give a second chance??? so hopefully?????

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  2. Oh this is such a great list, so many books I haven’t heard of – thank you for taking the time to put this together! I heard great things about Little & Lion and Girls Made of Stars! 😀 I hope you’ll enjoy all of these books, happy reading! 😀

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