Pride Month Listens
June 30, 2022
Celebrate Pride month with these 2022 LGBTQIA+ titles. From Young Adult romcoms to fantasy to middle grade and adult fiction, these new stories explore the lives of individuals across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Take a listen to these titles and more, not just during June, but all year round!
Ophelia After All
Written by: Racquel Marie
Narrated by: Maria Liatis
A teen girl navigates friendship drama, the end of high school, and discovering her queerness in Ophelia After All, a hilarious and heartfelt contemporary YA debut by author Racquel Marie.
Written by: Douglas Stuart
Narrated by: Chris Reilly
Imbuing the everyday world of its characters with rich lyricism and giving full voice to people rarely acknowledged in the literary world, Young Mungo is a gripping and revealing story about the bounds of masculinity, the divisions of sectarianism, the violence faced by many queer people, and the dangers of loving someone too much.
Patricia Wants to Cuddle
Written by: Samantha Allen
Narrated by: Cindy Kay, Justis Bolding, Laura Knight Keating, Susan Bennett, Jasmin Walker
The contestants of a reality television dating show compete for love–and their lives–in this pulse-pounding and viciously funny fiction debut from the GLAAD Award-winning author of Real Queer America.
The Dove in the Belly
Written by: Jim Grimsley
Narrated by: Michael Crouch
The Dove in the Belly is about the electric, dangerous, sometimes tender but always powerful attraction between two very different boys. But it’s also about the full cycles of love and life and how they open in us the twinned capacities for grief and joy.
The One Who Loves You the Most
Written by: Medina
Narrated by: Vico Ortiz
A new year will bring a school project, trans and queer friends, and a YouTube channel that help Gabriela find purpose in their journey. From debut author Medina comes a beautifully told story of finding oneself and one’s community, at last.
The One True Me and You
Written by: Remi K. England
Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating, Vico Ortiz
Up and coming fanfic author Kaylee Beaumont is internally screaming at the chance to finally meet her fandom friends in real life and spend a weekend at GreatCon. She also has a side quest for the weekend:
– Try out they/them pronouns to see how it feels
– Wear more masculine-presenting cosplay
– Kiss a girl for the first time
One for All
Written by: Lillie Lainoff
Narrated by: Mara Wilson
An own-voices, gender-bent retelling of The Three Musketeers, in which a girl with a chronic illness trains as a Musketeer and uncovers secrets, sisterhood, and self-love.
Written by: Anna-Marie McLemore
Narrated by: Vico Ortiz, Avi Roque
In this young adult novel by award-winning author Anna-Marie McLemore, two non-binary teens are pulled into a magical world under a lake – but can they keep their worlds above water intact?