Pride-tastic reads in Kindle Unlimited

Adrian Liang on June 23, 2020

Books celebrating Pride in Kindle Unlimited

Ranging from fun, to thought-provoking, to downright sizzling, these six books celebrating gay, transgender, asexual, queer, and gender-expansive lives and stories are available in Kindle Unlimited through the end of June.

Kindle Unlimited offers unlimited access to over 1 million titles. You don't need an E-reader; you can read Kindle books at any time on any device with the Kindle app.

Whether you’re looking for a literary gender-bending satire, a memoir of finding one’s self after a brain injury, or a “hotties on hockey skates” romance, these books will help you ring out Pride month—and launch your reading lists for the rest of the year.

Themes and Variations by David Sedaris

The author of Me Talk Pretty One Day delivers a quite short yet hilarious essay on how strangers interact with each other, as well as insights on the, ahem, male nether region, how hard it is to give away $50, and other gems that will keep readers in stitches. If you’ve never read Sedaris, this will launch you down a long and glorious road of side-splitting yet often poignant true tales that often feature cameos by his longtime partner, Hugh. Bonus: Themes and Variations is also available in Prime Reading.

Prognosis: A Memoir of My Brain by Sarah Vallance

After being thrown from a horse, Vallance suffers a traumatic brain injury that reduces her mental and physical functions, turning her into someone she doesn’t want to be. But Vallance decides to fix her own fate and works on healing her brain, finding a new life and a new love with a woman who helps Vallance embrace herself for who she is.

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Teen Vogue describes this witty young-adult romp as “The queer teen historical you didn’t know was missing from your life.” Before he is expected to take over the running of his family’s estates, Monty decides to go on one last adventure—a Grand Tour of Europe—with his best friend and secret crush, Percy. What could go wrong? Discover more young adult novels featuring LGBTQIA+ characters in Seira Wilson’s article, [enter name and link here after first article scrape].

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

In one of Woolf’s most famous works, a young male poet joins the court of Elizabeth I, lives through world events across several centuries, and partway through this novel wakes one morning as a woman. Magical language, haunting imagery, and a loving exploration of the fluid boundaries of gender, Orlando remains powerful almost 100 years after its initial publication.

Before You Say I Do by Clare Lydon

Jordan is a professional bridesmaid, hired to take care of pesky wedding details and to allay pre-wedding jitters, smoothing the way for brides on their way to the alter. But when she’s brought in by the groom to help bride-to-be Abby, the road to the altar becomes anything but smooth, as Jordan and Abby fight their attraction to each other. Heartfelt and true, with moments of hilarity, Before You Say I Do celebrates unexpected love.

Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Sports romances are one of my favorite subgenres, and Bowen and Kennedy’s novel about two hockey players trying to figure out where friendship ends and love begins is a must-read. Say the authors about Him: "Warning: contains sexual situations, hotties on hockey skates, skinnydipping, shenanigans in an SUV, and proof that coming out to your family on social media is a dicey proposition." In other words: the perfect romance.

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