The 5 Best Novels To Read During Pride Month
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Giovanni's Room
James Baldwin's "Giovanni's Room" follows David, an American expat living in the 1950s Paris, who cheats on his girlfriend, Hella, with a man named Giovanni. Not only does "Giovanni's Room" explore heterosexual and bisexual relationships, but the book also tackles "masculinity, class, [and] identity."
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
"Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" by Jeanette Winterson, which has been adapted into a TV show, follows a young girl named Jeanette as she breaks away from her conservative Pentecostal upbringing after falling in love with a girl. The book has been called a "striking, quirky, delicate, and intricate work."
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid's novel "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" is set in both modern-day New York City and the Golden Age of Hollywood. Monique Grant, a little-known journalist, is given access to Evelyn Hugo, a 79-year-old retired actress who is ready to expose one of her greatest secrets: that she is bisexual.
You Exist Too Much
"You Exist Too Much" by Zaina Arafat follows a nameless 12-year-old Palestinian American. While the main character might not have a name, she does have other descriptors: "Arab. Bisexual. Migrant. Anorexic," and these layers of "otherness," amplified by her mother's rejection of her sexuality, follow the main character across continents.
Destransition, Baby
In "Detransition, Baby" by Torrey Peters, Reese and her girlfriend Amy have "scraped together what previous generations of trans women could only dream of: a life of mundane, bourgeois comforts." Until Amy "detransitioned and became Ames, and everything fell apart."