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June is Pride Month: LGBTQ+ Reading Recommendations from Diversity & Inclusion Committee

It's June, which means it's time to celebrate Pride month with the LGBTQ+ community!

Below is a sample of books/audio books available through the Park Ridge Library and the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS). We divided these books into nonfiction, fiction, historical fiction, and fantasy/mythology categories. Within these categories you'll find a variety of genres, topics, and voices.

Reading is, if nothing else, an innate act of empathy; of putting yourself, however temporarily, in another person's shoes. Whether you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community, would like to become more familiar with queer art, or simply enjoy a great read, we encourage you to check these out. The list below is by no means exhaustive, instead offering merely a sampling of some exciting and compelling reading material being published by LGBTQ+ authors.

Happy Pride!

The Park Ridge Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Non-Fiction Books:

  • All Boys Aren’t Blue, by George M. Johnson
  • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, by Alison Bechel
  • Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, by Audre Lorde
  • Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place, by Jackson Bird
  • Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality, by Sarah McBride
  • Untamed, by Glennon Doyle

Fiction Books:

  • Cam Girl, by Leah Raeder
  • Giovanni’s Room, by James Baldwin
  • Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time: An Indigenous LGBT Sci-Fi Anthology, by Hope Nicholson
  • Rubyfruit Jungle, by Rita Mae Brown
  • Under the Udala Trees, by Chinelo Okparanta
  • When The Moon Was Ours, by Anna-Marie McLemore
  • I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver•
  • Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
  • The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James by Ashley Herring Blake
  • They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Historical Fiction:

  • Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo


  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller