Staff Picks

Essential Reads for Pride Month

In celebration of Pride Month, we’ve gathered a list of books to honor and acknowledge the loud and proud voices of some of our staff’s favorite LGBTQ+ storytellers.


Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

Nevada by Imogen Binnie

X by Davey Davis

Dykette by Jenny Fran Davis

Greenland by David Santos Donaldson

This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone

Meanwhile, Elsewhere; Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers Edited by Cat Fitzpatrick and Casey Plett

Cleanness by Garth Greenwell

Your Driver Is Waiting by Priya Guns

The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Dancer from the Dance by Andrew Holleran

The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.

Little Foxes Took Up Matches by Katya Kazbek

Gay Bar: Why We Went Out by Jeremy Atherton Lin

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews

Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Millers

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

Lesbian Love Story: A Memoir In Archives by Amelia Possanza

Bad Girls by Camila Sosa Villada, Translated by Kit Maude

The Humble Lover by Edmund White



The Perfect Gift for Father's Day

Whether your dad is a history buff, the outdoorsy type, or just enjoys a good novel, we’ve got him covered. Check out our list of books we think your dad would absolutely love.

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me by Ada Calhoun

I Will Find You by Harlan Coben

The Trackers by Charles Frazier

Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgman

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece by Tom Hanks

Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere by Zach Klein

The Splendid and the Vile: A Sage of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson

Steep Trails by John Muir

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir by Haruki Murakami

Bewilderment by Richard Powers

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America’s Urban Heartland by Walter Thompson-Hernandez

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir