First of all, I really wish that I could change the colour of the post headings. I really wish that I could change Pride into the rainbow colours there.
I just wanted to post some books, that I think would be helpful to read over Pride month and support a lot of authors out there. LGBTQIA Reading is becoming more well known to the general public, which is fantastic! We still have a ways to go though.
Goodreads – The 2021 Pride Reading List: 75 New Books to Read Now
One of the authors books on this Goodreads lists is called “Detransition, Baby” written by Torrey Peters. It’s a well written book and has been up for many writing awards. Despite the “outrage” from transphobic people. This is one of the “we have a ways to go” books though. It is actually a really well written book, and really does deserve the accolades that it’s been receiving. When I looked at the negative reviews, it’s literally all TERF “buzzwords”. Yet, still, is STILL doing really well.
While I was doing some research for this post, I found this amazing site!
Reading Pride is in the UK (lucky UK!)
Reading Pride was formed in 2003 to represent and support the local LGBT+ community. Since their first Festival attendance has grown steadily year on year with up to 15,000 people visiting the event throughout the day as well as up to 1500+ participating in the Parade.
At first, like some of you (I think) I thought it was about Reading LGBTQIA Books, hehe … It’s a place in the UK! But please go and check them out! Haha
Of course I couldn’t post lists of good Pride books to read without mentioning what the LGBTQIA consider the best LGBTQIA books
Pride.com – 26 New LGBTQ+ YA Books to Add to Your 2021 Reading List
A lot of them do overlap with the Goodreads, but they don’t have quiet a variety of reading as well. I think Pride.com has more Young Adults readings that Goodreads do.
Between these two lists. I have have decided I am going to try and get around to reading in PRIDE month, these books:
Detransition, Baby – Torrey Peters
Malice – Heather Walter
The 2000s made me Gay – Grace Perry … It just sounds funny.
The Savage Kind – John Copenhaver (this one isn’t expected until October 5th, 2021) But still it’s on the list
The Witch King – H.E. Edgmon, expected June 1, 2021
I’ve also just realise that Pride.com has in their title +YA (haha)
Now, I don’t expect to get through ALL of these in a month. I may not even be able to get access to them all straight away anyway. However, these are all on the list now!
Are you choosing to read any LGBTQIA books this year, or this Pride month?