Reads for Pride Month and Beyond

Celebrate love, diversity, and acceptance with these powerful LGBTQ+ books that are perfect reads for Pride Month and beyond. Whether you’re looking for thrilling stories that keep you up all night or romances that will have you swooning, these book recs have something for everyone.

For Readers Who Love Stories That Pull on Their Heartstrings

Becoming Ted by Matt Cain

A Man Called Ove meets “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” in this vibrant, joyful, universally relatable story about kindness, self-acceptance, and blooming at any age from the acclaimed author of the LibraryReads and Indie Next Pick, The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle.

The Very Long, Very Strange Life of Isaac Dahl by Bart Yates

Both sweeping and exquisitely intimate, award-winning author Bart Yates blends historical fact and fiction in a surprising, thought-provoking saga spanning 12 significant days across nearly 100 years in the life of a single man, beginning in 1920s Utah.

For Readers Who Love Books That Keep Them Guessing

Nothing but the Truth by Robyn Gigl

Fans of J.A. Jance, Scott Turow, Lisa Unger, and Renee James will devour this propulsive and timely thriller about murder, prejudice, and police corruption, as Erin McCabe, transgender attorney of the Garden State, discovers that getting to the truth can be deadly

Escape Velocity by Victor Manibo

A twisty new near-future genre-bending thriller: Knives Out in space with a Parasite twist. A decades-old murder looms over the glamorous clientele of a high-end space hotel . . . while an unforeseen threat percolates in the service corridors. The guests are about to experience the hospitality they deserve.

For Readers Who Love Romances With Plenty of Spice

Her Soul for Revenge by Harley Laroux

To get revenge, she’ll need a demon. To get his help, she’ll promise him anything. Explore the darker side of desire and human nature in this edgy, intense, searingly sexy, dark paranormal romance from Tiktok phenom Harley Laroux – now with bonus content for fans of Scarlett St. Clair, Katee Robert, and Laura Thalassa.

Pucking Wild by Emily Rath

In the latest spicy novel in the bestselling TikTok hockey romance series, age is just a number, size doesn’t matter, and love is love is love.

For Readers Who Love Romances That Give Them Butterflies

In the Case of Heartbreak by Courtney Kae

With a gorgeous beachfront mansion, salty ocean breeze, steamy nights, and ALL the summertime feels, this funny, sexy queer rom-com is a celebration of summer love, as a cinnamon roll of a pastry chef finds his indie rocker crush suddenly within reach. Perfect for fans of Casey McQuiston, Roan Parrish, Alexandria Bellefleur, Ruby Barrett, and Alexis Hall!

At Her Service by Amy Spalding

Fans of Casey McQuiston, Alexis Hall, and Meryl Wilsner will fall for this sweetly sexy, gloriously relatable sapphic rom-com about self-improvement, chasing your dreams, and writing your own Hollywood love story – from the acclaimed author of For Her Consideration.

For Readers Who Love Being Cozy

Board to Death by CJ Connor

The first in an ulta-charming new “quozy” mystery series starring Ben Rosencrantz, a queer 30-something English professor (and closet scifi fan) who’s returned to his hometown of Salt Lake City to run his family’s board game shop in the trendy Sugar House neighborhood – a community hotspot for players of all ages…and for killer collectors!

Rehearsed to Death by Frank Anthony Polito

Hart to Hart via HGTV, this fabulous new quozy (queer cozy) mystery series by award-winning author and playwright Frank Anthony Polito’s features a gay couple who solve crimes while renovating houses in suburban Detroit as part of their hit reality show Domestic Partners. Now, their foray into community theater proves a major risk thanks to some deadly improvisation . . .