Having a hard time finding good reads for Pride month? I know I struggle to find good LGBTQIA+ books, so I wanted to round up my favorite reads and suggestions from some bookish friends around the web.
My Five Favorite Pride Reads
These books are my favorite Pride reads. I fully admit that my LGBTQ reading is woefully behind the times. But, I plan to rectify that during this Pride month.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I was late to catch the Evelyn Hugo train because I just read this one a few weeks ago. However, it has earned pride of place in my library.
I loved everything about this book. Evelyn and Celia’s romance is what all love should be. They had their troubles, but they had each other.
Only You in Everything by Jennifer Ann Shore
Jennifer Ann Shore does the gay best friend better than anyone I’ve ever read before. But, Only You in Everything is my absolute favorite because the main character’s best friend is trans.
Not only is he a trans teenager, but he also finds love alongside the main couple. It is endearing and beautiful to watch. My favorite scene in the book was when Bellamy got his updated driver’s license with his true identity. I cried the happiest of tears.
Simon vs The Homosapien Agenda by Becky Abertalli
Simon was a fun read for me. The e-mail exchanges and the mystery behind Blue left me feeling anxious and giddy at the same time.
When I finally learned Blue’s identity, joy leaped right through my chest along with my heart. Simon is a three-book series, but I’ve only read the first one. The other two are on my TBR list for pride month reads.
Kate in Waiting by Becky Abertalli
Another Becky Abertalli novel that got my heart racing. I adored Kate and Anderson. Their friendship stands the test of time, even when their mutual crush comes between them.
Kate and Andy become more smitten with Matt every day. We get to know so much about all three of these characters that it is impossible not to fall in love with them.
Lying With Lions by Annabel Fielding
Annabel Fielding offers a disturbing lesbian romance. There is nothing healthy about this relationship, but the twists and turns make your head spin.
I’m not going to give anything away, but the ending is spectacular in this historical, gothic drama.
Five Favorite Pride Reads From the Bookish Community
My friends around the world gave me suggestions for great Pride reads. Each one of these is on my June Pride month TBR list.
Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
This list is only a sampling of all the fantastic LGBTQIA+ books available. I am always looking for more Pride reads, so please leave a comment to tell me what your favorites are.