Pride 2021: Our Picks for LGBTQ+ Literature

June is Pride month, a time for celebrating the struggles and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community. Browse through the Library’s collection on OverDrive of LGBTQ+ literature as one of many ways to celebrate the inspiring journeys of the queer community.

Try these new and classic novels:

These memoirs and works of non-fiction are inspiring and insightful:

If you’re interested in LGBTQ+ poetry, drama, and essays, don’t miss these:

Recent LGBTQ+ Works to Read for Pride

To read for pride: Books published in 2017 and 2018

by Taylor Follett

Pride is here! LGBTQ+ Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall Riots, which took place on June 28th, 1969. Forty-six years later on June 26th, the US Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land. LGBTQ+ authors explore themes of love, community, intersectionality, struggle, and queerness within their work. Join us at the library in celebrating Pride Month by reading recent works from LGBTQ+ authors and/or featuring LGBTQ+ main characters.

Get started with some recently published novels:

Or enjoy some of the richest verse of 2017 and 2018:

Make sure not to miss these memoirs and collections:

Looking for more? The finalist list for the Lambda Literary Awards is a great place to find the best recent LGBTQ+ literature. Did we miss your favorite book, or is there a book you really think we should feature on the blog? We’re always looking for more books to add to our reading lists and our shelves! Tweet us and let us know.