There's something about Pride Month that makes me feel all shades of bubbly inside. I'm a sucker for love because I believe that the world need more of it. And yes, I wholeheartedly believe that love is love. I can't imagine someone telling me to stop loving my husband right now just because it goes against someone else's belief. Anyway, I'm rambling here now. Below are my 6 favorite books that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. I promise that they will not disappoint.
1. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
Discover a profound yet unlikely family with this feel good read. You'll find yourself laughing, crying and in many cases, rooting for the underdogs.
2. Over the Top by Jonathan Van Ness
Yes, queen! I read this and listened to the audiobook at the same time. My takeaway from this book is that Jonathan isn't always the bubbly character you see on screen. On this book, you'll witness him as raw and human as you and me. If you love Queer Eye, this is the book you MUST read.
3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I say it a lot but I'm going to say it again. I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THAT EVELYN IS FICTIONAL. You're looking for SALAMATSAIYO. She came out of the pages for me and felt like I was walking in Hollywood witnessing her beautiful, yet devastatingly painful life come to life. I beg you to please read this book.
4. Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
I have a special place in my heart for Alex and Henry which are the protagonists of this light-hearted read. This is such an adorable frenemy to lover romance that you'll wish that the First Family and Royals would mix.
5. They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
As if you need more reason other than BokTok to tell you to read this! Yes, the title gives the ending away, but this read is more than that. You'll follow Mateo and Rufus' as they find friendship within each other on their last day on Earth.
6. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
All the stars for this tear-jerker. This is a work that reimagines Homer's masterwork, The Iliad. It's packed with adventure and an epic love story that you'll want to keep reading more. Follow both difficulties and pleasantries that surround Achilles and Patroclus' relationship, especially in the time of war.