Ten Books for Pride 2018

One way to recognize LGBTQ+ communities is to make sure their voices are heard, so for Pride Month 2018 we have put together a list of books we think are worth reading (or re-reading) this summer. Here are ten books for your Pride 2018, in no particular order:

We the Animals

Justin Torres’ first novel was a big hit when it was released seven years ago, and if you have not had the chance to read it yet, you should do so before the film version is released this summer. We think the movie, like the novel, is going to be a big deal!

In the Life: A Black Gay Anthology

Joseph Beam’s In the Life remains one of the best collections to explore what it means to be both black and gay in the US. This book is especially important to us, because Joseph used to work here at the store.


Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic

A best seller since it was released, this is truly fantastic collection for, by, and about trans people.

Bingo Love

This is a heart warming story of love at first sight that takes a lifetime to mature.

World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America

The World Only Spins Forward explores the importance, and resurgence of, the ground breaking play Angels in America.

Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death

Lillian Faderman’s new and comprehensive look at this LGBT icon is a great pick for fans of history and biographies.

Sisters in the Life: A History of Out African American Lesbian Media-Making

A long overdue look at the contribution of African American Lesbian media-making.

Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color

A great anthology of our most important poets!


This year’s Pulitzer Prize Winner is hands down hilarious, and now out in paperback!

La Bastarda

The first novel by an Equatorial Guinean woman to be translated into English, a fantastic edition to any LGBT library.