Joyful Books for Pride Month

Reading LGBTQ+ books is a year-round pastime, but Pride Month is a fantastic time to take a deep dive into queer literature. It’s also a great time to read books that celebrate all the joys of LGBTQ+ history, life, and culture. Gay Pride began as a way to recognize the work of LGBTQ+ activists, and while it’s important to continue the work our ancestors began, it’s also important to celebrate our successes. These nine books are just a drop in the bucket of all the joyful LGBTQ+ books out there, but if you’re looking for some humor, whimsy, and fun this Pride Month, this is a great place to start. Whether you’re craving memoirs, essays, novels, or a novel in verse, these fabulous books all celebrate gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer lives.