Although the weather in New England hasn’t felt like summer, the season officially kicked off Memorial Day Weekend so I thought I’d share a few gay-themed books for those of you looking for some summer reading. Feel free to add your suggestions for summer reading in the comments section.
Six Neckties is Johnny Diaz newest book. Diaz describes the book as a literary postcard to Ogunquit, Maine where the story takes place, making this a must-read for those of you who love OGT. You can purchase this from Apple’s iBooks, Amazon’s Kindle or better yet, from your local LGBT bookstore.
Call Me By Your Name is a coming of age story that is beautifully written by Andre Aciman. The setting takes place on the Italian Riviera in the 1980s and the main character, Elio, is a curious 18 year old who falls hard for Oliver, a 24 year old postdoc teacher from Columbia who’s spends his summer with his family. The story has been made into a movie that will be in theaters this fall.
John Waters Hitchhikes Across America first came out in 2015 and is perfect for anyone looking for a good laugh. Waters chronicles as only he can his cross-country hitchhiking journey from Baltimore to San Francisco.
For those who prefer non-fiction, I recommend Michelangelo Signorile’s 2015 book, It’s Not Over now available in paperback. His book warns the LGBT community shouldn’t take for granted the progress we made over the past eight years. His comments seem prophetic in light of the current political climate.
If you have a book that you’d like to suggest, please leave the title and author in the comments section of this post. And as I mentioned previously, while all these books are available via sites like Amazon.com, consider purchasing one or more of these books from your local LGBT bookstore (if you still have one).