In honor of Pride and the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Protest, we’re dedicating this Music Monday to the LGBTQ+ community. Keep fighting!
Each of these books listed down below is paired with one song – or possibly two – that we feel best fit the book’s theme given its summary, and the books themselves have been hand-selected that represent the LGTBQ+ experience, and its impact on queer literary culture.
“Take YourSelf Home” (Troye Sivan)- The City and the Pillar by Gore Vidal
“1950” (King Princess) – Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
“Loved You Better (Holland)- City of the Night by John Reachy
“Under Pressure” (David Bowie & Queen)-NOT MY FATHER’S SON BY ALAN CUMMING
“Born This Way” (Lady Gaga)- Simon vs. The Homo Sapian Agenda by Becky Albertalli
“I’m Ready” (Sam Smith)- Boy’s Own Story by Edmund White
“I’m Coming Out” (Diana Ross)- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
“I Want to Dance With Someone” (Witney Huston)- Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
“I Want to Break Free” (Queen)- The Price of Salt by Patrica Highsmith
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (Elton John)- Maurice by E.M Foster
“Freedom!90” (George Micheal)- The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Cameron Post
“Love Shack” (The B52!s)- Fun Home by Allison Bechdel
“Living La Vida Loca” (Ricky Martin)- Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
Happy reading (and listening!). Catch you back here next Monday!