Books To Read For Pride Month

It’s June, and that means finding the best books to read for pride month. If you’re wondering what to read for pride month then I have a list for you. These books will uplift you, devastate you, and most of all teach you about the LGBTQ+ community. Visibility and understanding are so important, and that’s what these books do.

Red, White and Royal Blue Review

Red, White And Royal Blue

Casey McQuiston | 2019

Alexander Claremont-Diaz is the son of the president of the United States. Everyone loves him except for his nemesis Prince Henry of Great Britain. After an international incident involving both of them and a $75,000 wedding cake, they are forced to pretend they are best friends. This inevitably leads to a real-life friendship and then surprisingly something more. Something that was meant to be fun for Alex begins to evolve into something serious. But it seems almost impossible that the world will accept them and their relationship.

Rosaline Palmer Takes The Cake

Alexis Hall | 2021

Rosaline Palmer has entered Britain’s Bake Expectations to fix her life problems. She’s a college dropout with a feisty kid and disapproving parents. During the reality tv show she forms bonds with the other contestants that will make or break her, and she might just discover who she is along the way.

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman Book Review


Alice Oseman | 2018

Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn’t been too great, but at least he’s not being bullied anymore. Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He’s heard a little about Charlie – the kid who was outed last year and bullied for a few months – but he’s never had the opportunity to talk to him. They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and sometimes good things are waiting just around the corner…

Girls Of Paper And Fire

Natasha Ngan | 2018

Girls of Paper and Fire is the first novel in a YA series. Lei is an innocent country girl in Ikhara, a Kingdom with three distinct races. Moon caste, demons, are the supreme beings and Paper caste, humans, are the weakest. Each year the Demon King of Ikhara chooses eight Paper caste girls to be his concubines. Because of Lei’s extraordinary golden eyes, she is forced to become a Paper Girl. The palace of the Demon King is a dangerous place. Lei must discover her own strength and that of her fellow girls to survive. And survival may lead to revolution.  

Girls Of Paper And Fire Review

Gideon The Ninth by Tamsyn Muir Book Review

Gideon The Ninth

Tamsyn Muir | 2019

Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service.

Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die.

A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara | 2015

When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they’re broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity.

Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome—but that will define his life forever.

The Priory Of The Orange Tree

Samantha Shannon | 2019

A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens.

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction – but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, Tané has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.

Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

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