Dare Day Pride Month Reading Challenge: 30 Books To Read in June

It’s Dare Day! In celebration I dare all of you to read these LGBTQIA+ books throughout Pride Month and beyond. 

On This Day

It’s Dare Day! You know? Like our favorite truth or dare game, but without the option for truth. I promise my dare today won’t be too painful, actually if you’re up for the challenge it’s really fun. You’ll learn a lot, laugh, cry, and maybe fall in love with a few characters.

As today is also the start of Pride month, my dare for you is to read as many of these LGBTQIA+ books as you possibly can during the month of June and beyond. There are so many good books representing the LGBTQIA+ community that it was difficult to narrow it down to one list, so there are quite a few. But hopefully you’ll find some new favorites!

 Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Blechdel



Black Girl, Call Home by Jasmine Mans

Sea Foam and Silence by Dove Cooper

The Guncle by Steven Rowley

Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta


Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

Pumpkin by Julie Murphy

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

The Tradition by Jericho Brown

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston


The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

All My Mother’s Lovers by Ilana Masad

With Teeth by Kristen Arnett

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Bingo Love by Tee Franklin

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Leah On the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

We Are Watching Eliza Bright by A.E. Osworth





The Bone People by Keri Hulme

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

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