Pride Month Recommendations

June is PRIDE MONTH and I wanted to join the celebration and put together a little post to spread the love. I’ve decided to share both my favorite LGBTQ+ recommendations I read since I started It’s All About Books and a few titles that are on the top of my LGBTQ+ TBR.


I have read a lot of stories with a LGBTQ+ rep over the years, and I’m sharing my favorite stories with you today. It was hard narrowing it down, but below you can find a total of 20 wonderful titles that each received a 4 or 5 star rating! Click the links to read my full reviews on each of them.

  • The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid REVIEW
  • Exquisite by Sarah Stovell REVIEW
  • The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller REVIEW
  • The Vanishing Season by Dot Hutchison REVIEW
  • And I Darken by Kiersten White REVIEW

  • Queens Of Geek by Jen Wilde REVIEW
  • Beneath The Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire REVIEW
  • Binge by Tyler Oakley REVIEW
  • None Of The Above by I.W.Gregorio REVIEW
  • The Fever King by Victoria Lee REVIEW

  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell REVIEW
  • Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli REVIEW
  • What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera REVIEW
  • Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown REVIEW
  • Aristotle & Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz REVIEW

  • They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera REVIEW
  • The Art Of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson REVIEW
  • George by Alex Gino REVIEW
  • I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman REVIEW
  • History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera REVIEW


There are quite a few titles perfect for Pride Month still on my TBR, but I’ve made a selection of ten books I hope to get to soon. I might have even finished one of these by the time this post goes live!

  • Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
  • We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
  • Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
  • The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

  • The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
  • Darius The Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
  • We Set The Dark On Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  • Girls Of Paper And Fire by Natasha Ngan
  • I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman

Do we share any favorites? Is there a title on my TBR I should give priority to? Feel free to comment with your own Pride favorites!


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18 thoughts on “Pride Month Recommendations

  1. Lots of fantastic books on this list. I’ve read most of them but there are a few I’ve yet to get to. From your TBR I’ve only read Gentleman’s Guide which was a lot of fun and Girls of Paper and Fire which was OK (I’m in the minority on this).

    I’d recommend Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts). It’s a little on the graphic side, particularly for being YA, but also quite a disturbing as there’s a whole creepy stalker thing going on.

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    • I can’t wait to finally read Gentleman’s Guide! I’ve had that series on my TBR for way too long now… And I’m adding Jack Of Hearts to my TBR now as it was already on my radar and I don’t mind disturbing at all. 😉


  2. Love these recs!!! I’ve read many of these books 🙂

    I’ve read The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo, The Song Of Achilles, And I Darken, Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, Aristotle & Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe, George, The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue, The Heart’s Invisible Furies, and Darius The Great Is Not Okay.

    I enjoyed Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda and Aristotle & Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe, but I would say the rest were stand out books!

    I have a feeling that you would particularly love The Heart’s Invisible Furies and Darius the Great is Not Okay. I’d be willing to bet money on it 🙂

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    • That’s great to hear! I’m convinced I would love The Heart’s Invisible Furies as well since I loved his other story The Boy In The Striped Pajamas… And I’ve heard so many great things about Darius The Great Is Not Okay that I’m convinced I’ll enjoy it as well. Hopefully soon!


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