4 Books to Add to Your Reading List this Pride Month

4 Books to Add to Your Reading List this Pride Month

Looking for your next read? Eldawn Catalan lists down some of the must-read books that tackle LGBTQ+ relationships.

As we celebrate Pride Month with films, series, and traditional TV, let’s not forget the bookworms who love to indulge and enter into the world of words as they cherish every emotion a book offers. 

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

If you’re looking for a quick read that touches on quite a sensitive subject, this might be the perfect one for you. Red, White & Royal Blue tells the tale of the blossoming romance between the First Son as he explores his feelings for the Prince of Wales. Like the quote, “True love isn’t always diplomatic” suggests, prepare to experience this book’s thrill and wit. 

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Think of Ancient Greece and the first thing that usually comes to mind are the gods and heroes with their strength and vigor. Not in this story though— The Song of Achilles tackles the humble life of Patroclus as he lives alongside one of the greatest heroes in Greece, Achilles. As the Trojan war takes place, both of them were called to join the cause without knowing it takes more than skill to win in this chaos. 

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

It is safe to say that this coming-of-age novel for young adults might be one of the most comforting books. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe gives you a fresh perspective on how Aristotle and Dante struggle and find their place in this world as they question a lot of things like identity, sexuality, and relationships as they grow up together.

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

This book needs no introduction as its Netflix adaptation has captured the hearts of millions across the globe. Though Heartstopper may give the typical popular boy with the reserved one trope, it does not fail to give us butterflies as it gives the slow burn kind of romance as both protagonists discover themselves and fight for their love.

And that’s it for our list! Here’s a fair warning: don’t read it when there’s not enough time… you might move your other tasks to another day! 

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