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13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Are Perfect for Pride Month Reading (and Beyond) | A fiercely funny novel about the relationship between 18-year-old Joey and his mother Gia, who she had at 16. Both of their relationships fall apart at the same time, and they are angry. They unravel the effects of toxic masculinity, the importance we place on the male gaze, and the impact it has on both queer men and women who date men. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Book Lovers Will Binge Read

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Are Perfect for Pride Month Reading (and Beyond) | A fiercely funny novel about the relationship between 18-year-old Joey and his mother Gia, who she had at 16. Both of their relationships fall apart at the same time, and they are angry. They unravel the effects of toxic masculinity, the importance we place on the male gaze, and the impact it has on both queer men and women who date men. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton | Trade in the monarchy for just as much drama for the kids of the White House and you have yourself a winner. After a fight between the first son and Britain's Prince Henry surface, they are forced to feign a friendship in order to save their parents' reputations. Let's just say, it turns into a bit more than a friendship. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton | Trade in the monarchy for just as much drama for the kids of the White House and you have yourself a winner. After a fight between the first son and Britain's Prince Henry surface, they are forced to feign a friendship in order to save their parents' reputations. Let's just say, it turns into a bit more than a friendship. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Are Perfect for Pride Month Reading (and Beyond) | This sapphic adult fantasy is a Mulan–meets–The Song of Achilles, except queerer, bolder, and sexier in this romantic adventure-filled novel. In reimagined Ming Dynasty China in 1345, it follows two separate storylines, each with a genderqueer protagonist. It has epic and intimate themes of imperialism, gender dysphoria, and the craving to belong. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Book Lovers Will Binge Read

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Are Perfect for Pride Month Reading (and Beyond) | This sapphic adult fantasy is a Mulan–meets–The Song of Achilles, except queerer, bolder, and sexier in this romantic adventure-filled novel. In reimagined Ming Dynasty China in 1345, it follows two separate storylines, each with a genderqueer protagonist. It has epic and intimate themes of imperialism, gender dysphoria, and the craving to belong. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton | When West Indian heiress Patience Jordan loses her husband, she finds herself wrongfully imprisoned for questioning the context of his death. In order to be near her child, she puts her own life at risk and ends up falling in love with her son's new guardian. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton | When West Indian heiress Patience Jordan loses her husband, she finds herself wrongfully imprisoned for questioning the context of his death. In order to be near her child, she puts her own life at risk and ends up falling in love with her son's new guardian. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton | If you've ever even pondered moving to Paris, this book is for you. It takes place in the 1920s jazz era, and follows along as Hadley meets and falls in love with none other than Ernest Hemmingway. Lots of other prominent characters from history pop up as the couple tries to stay together through fast parties, wealth, and even a little deceit. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton | If you've ever even pondered moving to Paris, this book is for you. It takes place in the 1920s jazz era, and follows along as Hadley meets and falls in love with none other than Ernest Hemmingway. Lots of other prominent characters from history pop up as the couple tries to stay together through fast parties, wealth, and even a little deceit. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Are Perfect for Pride Month Reading (and Beyond) | If you’re a sucker for Love Actually and all of its interwoven love lives, you’ll fall for this rom-com. It follows five storylines, and it's a breath of fresh air to come across multiple LGBTQ+ narratives with realistic queer characters with just as much heat and passion as their straight counterparts. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Book Lovers Will Binge Read

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Are Perfect for Pride Month Reading (and Beyond) | If you’re a sucker for Love Actually and all of its interwoven love lives, you’ll fall for this rom-com. It follows five storylines, and it's a breath of fresh air to come across multiple LGBTQ+ narratives with realistic queer characters with just as much heat and passion as their straight counterparts. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton | Set in 1879 England, this historical romance tells the story of Annabelle, who is among the first female class admitted to Oxford. She is tasked with finding powerful men who will support the women's suffrage movement, but she wants the assistance of one man who happens to disagree with her beliefs. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton | Set in 1879 England, this historical romance tells the story of Annabelle, who is among the first female class admitted to Oxford. She is tasked with finding powerful men who will support the women's suffrage movement, but she wants the assistance of one man who happens to disagree with her beliefs. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Are Perfect for Pride Month Reading (and Beyond) | When cool-girl Humaira Khan comes out as bisexual, but is told she can’t be if she’s only dated guys. She lies and says she's dating Ishita Dey—the least liked girl at school. Ishu agrees to help Hani if she helps her get popular. When they develop real feelings for each other, some people can’t handle their happily ever after. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Book Lovers Will Binge Read

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Are Perfect for Pride Month Reading (and Beyond) | When cool-girl Humaira Khan comes out as bisexual, but is told she can’t be if she’s only dated guys. She lies and says she's dating Ishita Dey—the least liked girl at school. Ishu agrees to help Hani if she helps her get popular. When they develop real feelings for each other, some people can’t handle their happily ever after. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Are Perfect for Pride Month Reading (and Beyond) | Alison Bechdel, the creator of the Bechdel test, is back with another memoir of her relationship with exercise. A cultural superstar and iconic lesbian, Bechdel delivers a story about our interdependence with the people in our lives. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Book Lovers Will Binge Read

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Are Perfect for Pride Month Reading (and Beyond) | Alison Bechdel, the creator of the Bechdel test, is back with another memoir of her relationship with exercise. A cultural superstar and iconic lesbian, Bechdel delivers a story about our interdependence with the people in our lives. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Are Perfect for Pride Month Reading (and Beyond) | This tells the story of three women and an unplanned pregnancy. Reese is a trans woman who seriously wants a child, but her life begins to fall apart when her partner detransitions into Ames. Ames wants to keep Reese in his life, so when his new lover becomes pregnant with his baby, he comes up with a plan to create a family of three. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Book Lovers Will Binge Read

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Are Perfect for Pride Month Reading (and Beyond) | This tells the story of three women and an unplanned pregnancy. Reese is a trans woman who seriously wants a child, but her life begins to fall apart when her partner detransitions into Ames. Ames wants to keep Reese in his life, so when his new lover becomes pregnant with his baby, he comes up with a plan to create a family of three. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Are Perfect for Pride Month Reading (and Beyond) | Cameron Esposito once had dreams of becoming a priest—instead she wound up on the stage as a queer standup comedian. She shares her journey and it's filled with both charming, hilarious, and cringe-worthy personal anecdotes, this is a book anyone can relate to—especially if you’ve ever been an awkward, closeted teen. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Book Lovers Will Binge Read

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Are Perfect for Pride Month Reading (and Beyond) | Cameron Esposito once had dreams of becoming a priest—instead she wound up on the stage as a queer standup comedian. She shares her journey and it's filled with both charming, hilarious, and cringe-worthy personal anecdotes, this is a book anyone can relate to—especially if you’ve ever been an awkward, closeted teen. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton | If you just can't get enough of Bridgerton, you may want to go ahead and pick up all the whole series. From the story of Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington to the adventures of new heroine Hyacinth Bridgerton, the series is full of both recognizable and new family members you'll obsess over. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton | If you just can't get enough of Bridgerton, you may want to go ahead and pick up all the whole series. From the story of Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington to the adventures of new heroine Hyacinth Bridgerton, the series is full of both recognizable and new family members you'll obsess over. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton | Celia and Marco have been raised in a world of magic—literally. Both are the finest magicians of their time, and without their knowing, they've been raised to take the other down. This plan is thrown into turmoil when they fall in love and have to wage war against their own fates. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread Books You Should Read, Books To Read, My Books, Fall Books, Mafia, Book Of Circus, Night Circus, The Ocean, West Side Story

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton | Celia and Marco have been raised in a world of magic—literally. Both are the finest magicians of their time, and without their knowing, they've been raised to take the other down. This plan is thrown into turmoil when they fall in love and have to wage war against their own fates. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Are Perfect for Pride Month Reading (and Beyond) | Girlhood is an essay collection that breaks down the values we’ve been told to prioritize as girls and as women. Forbes uses investigative reporting and personal essays to realign our misguided beliefs around personal safety, happiness, and freedom. This well-researched book permits us to feel when society constantly denies our experiences. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Book Lovers Will Binge Read

13 New LGBTQIA+ Books That Are Perfect for Pride Month Reading (and Beyond) | Girlhood is an essay collection that breaks down the values we’ve been told to prioritize as girls and as women. Forbes uses investigative reporting and personal essays to realign our misguided beliefs around personal safety, happiness, and freedom. This well-researched book permits us to feel when society constantly denies our experiences. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton | Follow along as Caroline Grant finds herself traveling to Venice at the direction of her late great aunt. Caroline is tasked with scattering her great aunt's ashes and uncovering the secrets of her romance with a man whose future was already planned out due to his noble family. This book is truly a treat that combines history, travel and romance. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton

12 Books to Read While You Wait for New Episodes of Bridgerton | Follow along as Caroline Grant finds herself traveling to Venice at the direction of her late great aunt. Caroline is tasked with scattering her great aunt's ashes and uncovering the secrets of her romance with a man whose future was already planned out due to his noble family. This book is truly a treat that combines history, travel and romance. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | A bold novel with an unforgettable protagonist, Dawnie Walton’s new book reads like a rock and roll docudrama. It tells the story of Opal, one half of an Afro-punk duo in 1970s New York. Decades later, when a potential reunion means confronting the past, tensions rise again, revealing the explosive power of speaking one’s truth. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far)

The Best New Books to Read in 2021 (So Far) | A bold novel with an unforgettable protagonist, Dawnie Walton’s new book reads like a rock and roll docudrama. It tells the story of Opal, one half of an Afro-punk duo in 1970s New York. Decades later, when a potential reunion means confronting the past, tensions rise again, revealing the explosive power of speaking one’s truth. #realsimple #bookrecomendations #thingstodo #bookstoread