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:
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!
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.
A best seller since it was released, this is truly fantastic collection for, by, and about trans people.
This is a heart warming story of love at first sight that takes a lifetime to mature.
The World Only Spins Forward explores the importance, and resurgence of, the ground breaking play Angels in America.
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.
A great anthology of our most important poets!
This year’s Pulitzer Prize Winner is hands down hilarious, and now out in paperback!
The first novel by an Equatorial Guinean woman to be translated into English, a fantastic edition to any LGBT library.