Books To Read During Pride Month, and Beyond

In partnership with the Guille-Allès Library

This list of inspiring LGBTQ+ themed books is taking centre stage during Pride month, but the diversity that Pride highlights should be celebrated all year round and these books help to do that by sharing stories of identity, strength and vulnerability in everyday life.

There's something for everyone on this list, including a love story for bewildered girls by Guernsey born author Emma Morgan. The books shine a light on the LGBTQ+ community with themes of humour, history, heartbreak and love, reflecting everyday situations and validating the experiences of those who may need support to express their identity in our community.  


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1.  Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters 

Navigating the complicated waters of family-making and motherhood in the twenty-first century, this exciting and very funny debut follows the lives of three trans and cis women living in New York.

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2.  Girl Crush by Florence Given

Suffused with jet-black humour, Girl Crush takes the reader on a wild, haunting journey through the world of social media fame and modern womanhood.

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3.  Who Does That Bitch Think She Is? by Craig Seligman 

A vivid new history of drag told through the life of the pioneering queen Doris Fish. 

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4.  Love Lives Here by Amanda Jette Knox

An inspirational story of accepting and embracing two trans people in a family–a family who shows what’s possible when you “lead with love.“

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5.  A Very Modern Family by Carrie & David Grant

Carrie and David share their challenges and discoveries of growing and shapeshifting to create an incredible, diverse family and community. With their multi-intersectional family, they share their own mindset changes and insights into how to construct a new, accepting and unified space.

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6.  All The Things She Said by Daisy Jones

From TikTok to Meryl Streep, the VICE journalist provides a witty, dynamic and impassioned account of twenty-first-century lesbian and bi culture in all it's complex, wide-ranging glory.

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7.  Too Much by Tom Allen

The popular comedian reveals a more serious side in this moving - yet still characteristically witty - account of grief and bereavement following the unexpected death of his father in late 2021.

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8.  The Queer Bible, edited by Jack Guinness 

Based on the pioneering website The Queer Bible, Jack Guinness’s compendium of essays from queer icons on the figures who inspired them is a treasure trove of personal testimony and social history.

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9.  Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

Heart-breaking and evocative, Call Me By Your Name chronicles the sexual awakening of seventeen-year-old Elio at the hands of the experienced Oliver in the warmth of the Italian Riviera.  

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10.  A Love Story For Bewildered Girls by Emma Morgan

Grace loves a woman. Annie loves a man. Violet isn't quite sure. But you'll love them all... 

Fun fact: the author, Emma Morgan, was born in Guernsey!

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