Music Monday: Pride Edition!

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.




 The Playlist


“Take YourSelf Home” (Troye Sivan)- The City and the Pillar by Gore Vidal


The City and the Pillar: A Novel (Vintage International) - Kindle ...

“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


A Boy's Own Story (The Edmund Trilogy, #1) 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 The Price of Salt, or Carol (9780393325997): Patricia ...


“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” (Elton John)- Maurice by E.M Foster Maurice: A Novel (9780393310320): Forster, E. M.: Books

“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


Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan


Happy reading (and listening!). Catch you back here next Monday!

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