Happy Pride Month! Thrillers, memoirs, fantasy, and literary fiction–they’re all here with us under the rainbow. These multifaceted, remarkable audiobooks featuring LGBTQIA+ characters and storylines will keep you listening with Pride all year long.
Oliver Park finally has everything he ever wanted: sobriety and a loving partner. With everything to lose, Oliver shouldn’t be visiting Haus, a gay bathhouse. But through the entrance he goes, and then everything goes wrong. The truth will destroy everything they have together, so Oliver does the thing he used to do so well: he lies.
From spoken word poet Jasmine Mans comes an unforgettable poetry collection about race, feminism, and queer identity. Black Girl, Call Home is a love letter to the wandering Black girl and a vital companion to any woman on a journey to find truth, belonging, and healing.
â€śMans’s poetry moves beyond stage performance. She weaves words in ways that allow listeners to internalize her powerful journey.â€ť–AudioFile
In Broken Horses, Brandi Carlile takes listeners through the events of her life that shaped her art. Exclusive to the audio production, Brandi recorded more than 30 new stripped-down, solo renditions of the songs featured in the book, including her own and songs from artists whoâ€™ve inspired her, from Dolly Parton to Elton John, Leonard Cohen and more.
In Fortune Favors the Dead, Willowjean “Will” Parkerâ€™s knife-throwing skills have just saved the life of New York’s best private investigator, Lillian Pentecost…and secured her a gig as Pentecostâ€™s right hand woman. But when they take on a case that involves messages from the dead, a seductive spiritualist, and Becca Collins, who Will quickly starts falling for, Will finds herself in dangerous territory.
â€śNarrator Kirsten Potter evokes the ambiance of 1945 New York City in this historical mystery.â€ť–AudioFile
Gay Uncle Patrick has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant. But when tragedy strikes and Maisie and Grant lose their mother and Patrick’s brother has a health crisis of his own, Patrick finds himself suddenly taking on the role of primary guardian. Despite having a set of “Guncle Rules” ready to go, Patrick has no idea what to expect. The Guncle is a moving tribute to the power of love, patience, and family
Sammie Lucas is scared of her son. Uncertain in her own feelings about motherhood, she tries her best while growing increasingly resentful of Monika, her confident but absent wife. In With Teeth, Samson grows from feral toddler to surly teenager, Sammieâ€™s life begins to deteriorate into a mess of unruly behavior, and her struggle to create a picture-perfect queer family unravels.
â€ś…prismlike prose [and] vividly rendered characters.â€ť â€”Publishers Weekly
A princess isnâ€™t supposed to fall for an evil sorceress. But in Malice, the new Sleeping Beauty retelling, true love is more than a simple fairy tale.
â€śGideon provides a unique persona for each of the seven leading women in the story… This is required summer reading for LGBTQ lit fans.â€ť–AudioFile
Benson and Mike are not sure why they’re still a couple. But when Mike finds out his father is dying just as his mother, Mitsuko, arrives for a visit, Mike flies across the world to say goodbye, leaving Mitsuko and Benson as unconventional roommates. Memorial is the story of both men changing in ways that will either make them stronger, or fracture everything they’ve ever known.
â€śThis is a love story, writ large, that sings. . . â€ť â€”Booklist
Jesse seeks a fresh start in London, escaping a repressive religious community and his depressed hometown in the industrial Black Country. Once he arrives he turns to sex work, music and art to create his own notions of love, masculinity and spirituality. Rainbow Milk is a bold reckoning with race, class, sexuality, freedom and religion across generations, time and cultures.
In a different life, under a different name, Razia Khan was raised to be the Crown Prince of Nizam. Amongst the hijras of Bikampur, Razia finds sisterhood and discovers a new purpose in life. By day sheâ€™s one of her deraâ€™s finest dancers, and by night its most profitable thief. But when her latest target leads her to cross paths with Arjun Agnivansha, Prince of Bikampur, it is she who has something taken from her in Stealing Thunder.
â€śGupta’s performance transforms the story into an exceptional exploration of the human experience.â€ť–AudioFile
Looking for more listens for Pride Month? Check out our full collection of LGBTQIA+ Audiobooks for Adults