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50 Years of Pride: 5 Book Lists for Celebrating each Decade of Pride

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Pride month. We have put together five reading lists to mark each decade and hopefully inspire our library users to celebrate the past, present, and future voices and stories of the LGBTQ+ community. Happy Pride Month to all!

Pride 50 5

List 1: Classic Fiction
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
Carol by Patricia Highsmith

List 2: Recent Releases
Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart
Vagabonds! by Eloghosa Osunde
You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
The Dance Tree by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

List 3: Titles for Young Adults
Am Newid by Dana Edwards
All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson
What’s the T? by Juno Lawson
Heartstopper. Volume 1 by Alice Oseman
She Gets the Girl by Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick

List 4: Non Fiction Titles
On the Red Hill by Mike Parker
Y Daith Ydi Adra / The Journey is Home by John Sam Jones
Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride
Girls Can Kiss Now by Jill Gutowitz
Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager

List 5: Top Recommendations
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Real Life by Brandon Taylor
Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
Tinman by Sarah Winman

Remember: you can browse these titles and hundreds more on our online library catalogue! All of the above titles are available to borrow from Aura libraries as books, e-books or audiobooks. Search our online library catalogue and reserve titles, here.

 

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