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Recommendations Round-up: LGBTQ+ Pride

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Each month, we publish a list of recommendations related to our current theme for further reading. These recommendations are sourced from the DBC community.

Thank you for such excellent suggestions for our December 2017 theme of LGBTQ+ Pride! Overall, we received 46 unique recommendations: 38 fiction and 9 nonfiction, and the largest proportion (46%) is fiction for young adults

I've compiled the titles here by type, then by fiction and nonfiction. Asterisks mark our selections for the month! What will you add to your TBR? 


Nonfiction (6)

  • Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies, by Michael Ausiello
  • Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America, by Jeff Chu
  • Boy Erased: A Memoir, by Garrard Conley
  • Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, by Janet Mock
  • The Argonauts, by Maggie Nelson
  • Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family, by Amy Ellis Nutt

Fiction (6)

  • Giovanni's Room, by James Baldwin*
  • Here Comes the Sun, by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn
  • This is How It Always Is, by Laurie Frankel
  • Sphinx, by Anne Garreta
  • Juliet Takes a Breath, by Gabby Rivera
  • Fingersmith, by Sara Waters

Young Adult

Nonfiction (1)

  • The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves, edited by Sarah Moon

Fiction (21)

  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli
  • One Man Guy, by Michael Barakiva
  • Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List, by Rachel Cohn
  • Labyrinth Lost, by Zoraida Cordova
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post, by Emily M. Danforth
  • Otherbound, by Corinne Duyvis
  • Symptoms of Being Human, by Jeff Garvin
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green
  • Geography Club, by Brent Hartinger
  • Everything Leads to You, by Nina LaCour
  •  We Are Okay, by Nina LaCour*
  • The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, by Mackenzi Lee
  • Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan
  • Every Heart a Doorway, by Seanan McGuire
  • I'll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson
  • Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell
  • If I Was Your Girl, by Meredith Russo
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • The Inexplicable Logic of My Life, by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • The Foxhole Court, by Nora Sakavic
  • They Both Die at the End, by Adam Silvera

Middle Grade

Fiction (5)

  • The Pants Project, by Cat Clarke
  • Better Nate Than Ever, by Tim Federle
  • Lily and Dunkin, by Lily and Dunkin
  • George, by Alex Gino*
  • The Marvels, by Brian Selznick

Graphic Novels

Nonfiction (1)

  • Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel

Fiction (1)

  • Drama, by Raina Telgemeier

Picture Books

Fiction (5)

  • Worm Loves Worm, by J.J. Austrian*
  • Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress, by Christine Baldacchino*
  • This Day in June, by Gayle E. Pitman*
  • In Our Mothers' House, by Patricia Palacco
  • And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson*