Books for Pride Month
June, Pride Month, is a great time to read LQBTQ+ books. There are lots to choose from nowadays, and there’s no better way to celebrate diversity than reading diverse novels! Here are a few I’ve read and highly recommend.
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
I loved this contemporary YA novel. Felix is afraid that being black, trans, and gay means too many marginalizations. But he still wants to fall in love. Figuring out his art portfolio, his plans for the future, his relationships, and identity leads to lots of complications. I enjoyed the characters and setting, and gained insight at the same time.
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy
I loved this YA speculative novel--who can resist "queer King Arthur in space"?! Ari is the forty-somethingth King Arthur, and this time, she and her band of queer teen knights (and an awkward teen Merlin) take on an intergalactic enemy. The diverse cast of characters and the romantic, funny, hopeful writing had me hooked throughout the whole book. Great for teen readers and adults who love King Arthur and fun stories!
Transpire Together by Mercy Zephyr
Here's a great adult romance. Lynn Hall and Keith Kendall both grew up in the small town of Selaruk, Alaska. Now Keith has transitioned, and Lynn doesn’t recognize him when he comes back to town. How will they find a future together? Sweet contemporary romance with transgender guy and cis girl--great Alaskan small town story, too!
Do you have any recommendations for LGBTQ+ books? Please share in the comments.