Three Books on a Theme: Pride

Pride as a theme is in full effect at PCPL in October. 

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

This book is like a warm hug from a friend. It's mostly about a sad office worker going to an island and falling in love with a handsome man and his odd collection of kids, but it's also about learning to be yourself and to stand up for what's right in the face of insurmountable odds. Also, the triumph of love over hate.

-Recommended by Casey

The House in the Cerulean Sea

Pulp by Robin Talley

This book gave me so many feelings. It's about a young lesbian who finds refuge in vintage lesbian pulp fiction and eventually comes to meet one of the authors in that genre that she admires -- an older lesbian whose own story is also told in the book. I love the twin stories and the way every person's choice is treated with compassion and understanding, from those who chose to live loud & proud to those who remained closeted. Teen with strong adult appeal.

-Recommended by Angharad


Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

This book has it all: sword lesbians, necromancers, plot twists, a smart mouthed protagonist, spaceships, and everyone is trapped in a crumbling castle with something that is killing them.

-Recommended by Mira

Gideon the Ninth

Check out even more Pride fiction with these graphic novels!

How Do We Relationship?

Go for It, Nakamura!

Our Dining Table

Our Dreams at Dusk