Rainbow Reads

Rainbow Reads

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The Pima County Public Library Pride Committee celebrates the voices of LGBTQ+ authors from varying communities and backgrounds with Rainbow Reads. Every month, we gather to discuss books by and about people from across the gender and sexuality spectrums.

On odd months (January, March, etc.) we gather for a Book Chat to share our favorite recent or past reads by LGBTQ+ authors, to be collected to post as a list on this page! (And maybe a few others.)

On even months (February, April, etc.) we have a more traditional style facilitated discussion about a specific book.

While this is a queer-themed book club, readers of all identities are welcome to attend and engage in fun, respectful dialogue.

Rainbow Reads Events

More Rainbow Reads

Rainbow Reads Book Chat- January 2023

Here are Book Chat recommendations from Rainbow Reads! Join us every third Saturday 1PM-3PM on odd numbered months.

They Both Die at the End

Bad Bunny is teaming up with Netflix to bring They Both Die at the End to TV! We recommend the book, and these readalikes!

Read Harder 2023: Romance With Bisexual Representation

Book Riot's Read Harder challenge, task 16: Read a romance with bisexual representation.

New Year, New Books

The new year rings in new books! Be the first to reserve these LGBTQ+ books coming out (no pun intended) in the first couple months of 2023.

Read Harder 2023: About a Trans Character by a Trans Author

Are you participating in Book Riot's Read Harder challenge in 2023? Here are some titles to start with for task #1 on the list.
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Best Pride of 2022

Here are the books that Pride thinks were the best of 2022!

Meet Kaitlyn of Pride

"There are people who will love and accept you as you are, sometimes we have to move beyond our past selves and connections to find them."

Queer Authors at the TFOB

Here are some of the LGBTQ+ authors who will be at the 2023 Tucson Festival of Books! Check them out March 4-5, 2023.

Rainbow Reads 2023

Rainbow Reads starts its 6TH year in 2023! We'll read these 6 books in even months, and continue the round-robin book chat in odd ones.

Rainbow Reads Book Chat - November 2022

This month we delved into some wholesome graphic novels, some not so wholesome life experiences, and everything in between.

That's me

"Being visible so that young people in my community can feel safe and freely access the resources that help them is my highest calling."

Transgender Day of Remembrance is November 20

Remembering all those who lost their lives to transmisic acts of violence in 2022.

Queer in the Kitchen

What is it about the magic of food that lends itself so well to queer romance? Like a bag of chips, I keep coming back for more!

LGBTQ+ Holiday Romance

Halloween has passed and the holiday season is in full swing! Grab one of these cozy gay romances to snuggle up with.

New Gay Books!

Check out the newest queer books in our collection
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