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June is officially the start of Pride! This year we have a list of THIRTY books to add to your TBR list. Discover these amazing titles by LGBTQ2S+ authors for our Pride Readathon. View books in this list

Tagged: Pride, Readathon
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Melting Queen, The

By Bruce Cinnamon

Shortlisted for the Sixth Annual Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize--Literary Fiction Category!
Shortlisted for Best Speculative Fiction at the 2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards!
Shortlisted for Best Book Design at the 2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards!
Second Place in the ... Read more

Claimings and Other Wild Things

By Noelle Schmidt

Noelle Schmidt plows through the distorted shrapnel of trauma dormant and still tingling.

Claimings and Other Wild Things is a brave debut poetry collection which delves into a catalog of personal struggle and identity, all the while inviting readers to imagine the "prophet in ... Read more

love, life

By Bernardine Ann Teráz Stapleton

A hilarious romp through love, food, and Italy.

Do you love life? In this hilarious frolic through the hills of Italy, our heroine discovers the past is never really gone: it runs beside us our entire lives, just waiting to bite us in the arse. love, life is a made-up true fable ... Read more


By Daniel Sarah Karasik

A non-binary faun wishes their body had a variety of sex organs, interchangeable daily. A prison abolitionist scrutinizes Rothko paintings on the carceral state's boardroom walls. The insurrectionary tactics of mass social movements spread, like a secret handshake, from Chile ... Read more

Lost Family

By John Barton

A bold experiment in autobiography, Lost Family: A Memoir is a book of sonnets that centres around the deaths of John Barton's mother and sister, but tracks much of the poet's early life in Alberta through to a conflicted, restless adulthood. Alongside tales of love, friends ... Read more

Queering the Way

Edited by Darrin Hagen

Edmonton’s Loud & Queer Cabaret has been blazing trails and shining a light on Queer arts and culture for twenty years. The showcase has debuted more than three hundred pieces of stunning performance and art from both established and emerging talent alike.


From the Loud ... Read more

Western Alienation Merit Badge, The

By Nancy Jo Cullen

Set in Calgary in 1982, during the recession that arrived on the heels of Canada's National Energy Program, The Western Alienation Merit Badge follows the Murray family as they struggle with grief and find themselves on the brink of financial ruin. After the death of her stepmother, ... Read more

Under the Radar

By Judith Clark

One more year. That’s all Gunnar has to wait until graduation. More importantly, it’s one more year until he’ll feel safe to come out.

Gunnar has kept his sexuality a secret — only his twin sister knows he’s gay. Coming out now would make him the target of homophobic ... Read more

Beast at Every Threshold

By Natalie Wee

A formidable collection of poems that deconstructs the notion of "otherness" through folklore and myth.

An unflinching shapeshifter, Beast at Every Threshold dances between familial hauntings and cultural histories, intimate hungers and broader griefs. Memories become malleable, ... Read more

it was never going to be okay

By jaye simpson

it was never going to be okay is a collection of poetry and prose exploring the intimacies of understanding intergenerational trauma, Indigeneity and queerness, while addressing urban Indigenous diaspora and breaking down the limitations of sexual understanding as a trans woman. ... Read more