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New Teen & Adult LGBTQIA+ Reads


Happy Pride Month! Pride is an annual commemoration dedicated to recognizing the impact of the LGBTQIA+ community. In celebration, we’re reading across the rainbow and highlighting some of our collection’s newer LGBTQIA+ reads for teens and adults. Read on for some of our recommendations!


  • Every Time You Hear That Song by Jenna Voris
    • An aspiring Arkansas journalist and her coworker take a road trip to find clues that lead to a time capsule and cash prize left by the late country legend Decklee Cassel. Told from alternating perspectives and time periods, Every Time You Hear That Song follows two women as they reckon with their identities and how to tell their stories.
  • Icarus by K. Ancrum
    • In this reimagining of the Icarus myth, the main character, Icarus Gallagher, is an art thief who replaces stolen works with his father’s forgeries. But when his next target is the man involved in his mother’s death, and he accidentally falls in love with his son, things get complicated. With his father thirsty for revenge, Icarus will have to choose between family loyalty and love.
  • Just Happy to Be Here by Naomi Kanakia
    • Tara navigates being the first trans girl at Ainsley Academy and finally finds comfort –and maybe a new crush— after joining the Sibyls sisterhood. But when the club’s sponsor, a well-known alumna, finds out about her, Tara becomes the center of controversy and must fight for herself and her right to belong.
  • Out of Left Field by Jonah Newman (also available on Hoopla)
    • In this semi-autobiographical graphic novel, ninth grader and self-proclaimed nerd Jonah joins the baseball team because of a crush on shortstop. This coming-of-age tale follows Jonah as he navigates high school and learns to accept himself for who he is.
  • So Let Them Burn by Kamilah Cole
    • A Jamaican-inspired fantasy novel about two sisters: Elara, who forms a bond with an enemy dragon, and Faron, who’s directed by the gods to kill her sister to break that bond. As Faron desperately searches for alternatives, Elara must also make decisions that could impact her sister’s life forever.

Other New Titles:

You might also enjoy our Read with Pride collection of ebooks and audiobooks for teens on Overdrive.


  • Don’t Want You Like a Best Friend by Emma R. Alban
    • Two debutantes hash out a plan to set up their widowed parents and avoid finding husbands in this Bridgerton-esque tale about matchmaking and accidentally falling in love with your best friend.
  • The House of Hidden Meanings: A Memoir by RuPaul
    • From growing up poor in a broken home to becoming a drag sensation and pop culture icon, RuPaul has beat all the odds. Follow the story of his life in this moving memoir about self-acceptance and found family.
  • I Finally Bought Some Jordans: Essays by Michael Arceneaux
    • Known for his writing on pop culture, race, gender, sex, politics, and music, Arceneaux’s latest collection of essays, written in his trademark humorous tone, continue to explore his experience navigating the world as a Black queer creative.
  • In the Lives of Puppets by TJ Klune
    • In this queer sci-fi retelling of Pinocchio, a family of robots and their human must travel to unfamiliar lands to save their kidnapped family member before he’s reprogrammed.
  • The Woods All Black by Lee Mandelo
    • After serving in WWI, trans nurse Leslie Bruin joins the Frontier Nursing Service to provide healthcare in rural communities. His next job takes him to the Appalachian town of Spar Creek, where he notices a darkness brewing in the community and surrounding forest. He’ll have to work quickly if he wants to save a local youth and make it out alive.

Other New Titles:

You might also enjoy our Read the Rainbow collection of ebooks and audiobooks for adults on Overdrive.

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