Happy Pride Month! Once again, it’s June, and I’m happy to be celebrating LGBTQ+ literature. You know I’ll be sharing more queer reads here and on social media. I am devoting lots of time to writing my next book, so I’m not starting my own reading challenge this year. However, I’ve found a few by other readers that I’m happy to recommend and one that I’ve chosen to participate in!
On Instagram, @thefeministreader is sharing Thirty Days of Gay, but despite the title, there are only prompts on Wednesdays. I like this one because coming up with something every single day for a month felt overwhelming with my current schedule. You can share books that you’ve already read, books that you’re looking forward to reading, and books that you’re currently reading. It’s very flexible. So don’t feel that you need to read 5 books in one month!
Thirty Days of Gay Prompts
- ❤️ 6/2: Queer joy & favorite LGBTQ+ books
- 🧡 6/9: The gays love their tropes
- 💛 6/16: Queernorm worlds & gender-bent retellings
- 💚 6/23: These queers are messy
- 💙 6/30: Found family & our queer ancestors
Other Pride Month Reading Challenges
@littlemissstar55 is also hosting her annual pride challenge with #LMSPride2021 that you can read about on her blog. She has fun daily prompts like Queer as Royals and Bisexual Bad Arse.
Pride Book Fest will be an online event the weekend of June 11-13 with many queer authors hosting panels to talk about different aspects of queer books. Right now they are sharing information on Instagram and Twitter. They’ll have genre-specific panels like The New Frontier of Fantasy, discussions about queer politics and representation, a focus on BIPOC authors, and more!
Do you know of any more reading challenges for pride month? Send them my way and I’ll add them to this list!