Reading Recommendations to Celebrate Pride Month 2022

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Pride month. We have put together five reading lists to mark each decade and hopefully inspire our library users to celebrate the past, present, and future voices and stories of the LGBTQ+ community. Happy Pride Month to all!

Carol by Patricia Highsmith

Carol by Patricia Highsmith

Classic Fiction:

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

Carol by Patricia Highsmith

Celebrate Pride with these recent releases.

Celebrate Pride with these recent releases.

Recent Releases

Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart

Vagabonds! by Eloghosa Osunde

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

The Dance Tree by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Titles for Young Adults during Pride.

Titles for Young Adults during Pride.

Titles for Young Adults

Am Newid by Dana Edwards

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

What’s the T? by Juno Lawson

Heartstopper. Volume 1 by Alice Oseman

She Gets the Girl by Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick

Non fiction reading for Pride.

Non fiction reading for Pride.

Non Fiction Titles

On the Red Hill by Mike Parker

Y Daith Ydi Adra/The Journey is Home by John Sam Jones

Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride

Girls Can Kiss Now by Jill Gutowitz

Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager

Tinman by Sarah Winman

Tinman by Sarah Winman

Top Recommendations

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Real Life by Brandon Taylor

Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

Tinman by Sarah Winman

Remember: you can browse these titles and hundreds more on our online library catalogue! All of the above titles are available to borrow from Aura libraries as books, e-books or audiobooks. Why not add one or more of the above titles to your next Select and Collect order: search our online library catalogue and reserve titles, or email or phone your local library. To make an order please phone us on 01352 703750, or email us at You can browse our catalogue at and place a hold on items to collect from the library counter. We will just need to know your library membership number, a contact telephone number and email address, your book requests/preferences, and your preferred collection point.

Aura Library members can download e-books and audiobooks free of charge from Borrowbox and Libby to a PC, laptop or Mac. Alternatively, you can download the Borrowbox and Libby apps directly to a smartphone or tablet.

To access most online library resources you will need to enter your library membership number and pin. If you do not have this then you can join up as a member online via the Aura website for instant access. All links and further details about our digital library resources can be found on our website:

Digital Loan Scheme

Would you like help getting online? Why not get in touch with your local Aura library to find out more about our fantastic Digital Loan Scheme which allows customers to borrow a digital device for free. Once connected, the Aura team will be on hand to provide training and advice on how to get to grips with the digital world. The aim is to support residents to discover the many positive changes that can be made to an individual’s life by being online and connected.

Funded by the Welsh Government’s Community Transformation Fund, and delivered in partnership with Flintshire County Council, customers are able to loan a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 tablet from Aura’s libraries, together with the following accessories:



4G Wi-Fi (If you do not have internet access at home)

This scheme also aims to help customers:

Build digital skills and confidence to access online services such as shopping and banking safely

Keep in touch with friends and family with video calling

Access support and training in a number of ways:

Group Sessions - friendly six-week basic tablet training course

Library Drop In - Basic guidance to help you get started at your local library

Home Tuition - for Home Library Service customers

Online - access Learn My Way or the iDEA training programmes from home

Access our online library services, including free eBooks and eAudiobooks

Access resources to promote health and wellbeing including online activities and services

Try before you buy - devices will be available to buy at the end of the loan period

Whilst the tablets are free to loan from Aura’s libraries, participants will be required to agree to the Terms and Conditions of the loan and to complete a questionnaire at the beginning and end of the loan period.

Anyone interested in borrowing a digital device should:

Call into their local Aura Library


Phone: 01352 704400

Visit us on social media to view handy information about our services, events, and lots of book and audiobook recommendations.

From everyone here at Aura Libraries, thank you for reading, stay safe and we hope to hear from you or see you soon!

• Aura is a charitable, not-for-profit, organisation responsible for managing the majority of leisure, libraries and heritage services in Flintshire. Aura is owned by its employees and operates for the benefit of local communities.