About Your Privacy on this Site

Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.

You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our sites and applications. By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can:

  • transfer your data to the United States or other countries; and
  • process and share your data so that we and third parties may serve you with personalized ads, subject to your choices as described above and in our privacy policy.

EU Data Subject Requests

Book Bites

Read the rainbow during Pride Month with these 11 new books

FSG Originals / Viking Books for Young Readers / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers / Anna Buckley

Happy Pride Month! This month (and every month), we’re dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ community. From attending rallies to donating to worthy causes, there are so many ways to celebrate Pride. One meaningful way is to support LGBTQ art in its many forms, which is why we created a Pride Month 2018 reading list.

Reading and recognizing stories about LGBTQ culture and by LGBTQ authors is a great way to be an ally. President Donald Trump failed to officially designate June as Pride Month again this year, which means we’ll just have to celebrate harder.

Join us in recognizing Pride Month 2018 with these 11 new releases. They shine a light on important fiction, non-fiction, and YA stories of people and characters that need to be seen, heard, and understood now more than ever.

1) The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Five friends, five cities, and 10 days of traveling through Europe. With a complicated love triangle and two girls trying to figure out their feelings for each other, this sweet YA love story is messy in the best way possible.

2) Sometime After Midnight by L. Philips

Viking Books for Young Readers

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist meets Cinderella in this thoroughly modern romance.

3) So Lucky by Nicola Griffith

FSG Originals

This autobiographical novel about living with a disability is so true to life, you’ll have to remind yourself that it’s not actually a memoir.

4) Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

Tor Teen
available at Amazon | $14.06
Shop Now

The cast of characters in Anger is a Gift is one of the most diverse we’ve ever seen. It’s inclusive of gay, bisexual, asexual, trans, and non-binary characters. And that’s not to mention that the book also tackles important topics like racism, assault, and police brutality.

5) Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner

Feiwel & Friends

YA fiction is already one of the most diverse genres on bookshelves, and we love it when authors find creative new ways into a story. Dear Rachel Maddow unfolds via unsent emails that Brynn, a lesbian teen, writes to the political journalist.

6) No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America by Darnell L. Moore

Nation Books

To be a good ally is to be a good listener. And everyone should listen to the story of Darnell L. Moore’s life. In his memoir, he talks about growing up poor, black, and gay, examining each individually and also exploring how they intersect.

7) Tin Man by Sarah Winman

G.P. Putnam’s Sons

This is a love story that will break your heart. Tin Man tells the story of Ellis and Michael, two men inseparable since age 12. As they grow in age, they grow in closeness, questioning and blurring the lines between love and friendship. But when the story jumps into the future, Ellis is married to Annie and Michael is gone, and it’s time to find out what happened during the years in between.

8) I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain by Will Walton


This beautifully fragmented story isn’t quite a poem and isn’t quite a novel. It follows Avery, a teenage boy dealing with death, addiction, and confusing feelings about his sexuality. Don’t miss this gorgeous genre-bending book during Pride Month 2018.

9) The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde

Swoon Reads

The Brightsiders is another YA novel that’s so diverse, you’ll cheer at the amount of representation author Jen Wilde brings to the table. Her story about a teenage rock star dealing with fame includes bisexual, pansexual, and gender non-conforming characters.

10) Trans Like Me by CN Lester, out June 19th

Seal Press

One of the best ways to be an ally is to educate yourself on LGBTQ issues and experiences. In Trans Like Me, CN Lester writes openly and authentically about everything from a frank discussion around pronouns to why Caitlyn Jenner is not a trans icon. If you have questions about the trans experience, Trans Like Me is a great place to start learning.

11) When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri, out June 19th

G.P. Putnam’s Sons

When Katie Met Cassidy is a sweet, sexy summer romance that’s as much of a rom-com as the title suggests. It tells the story of Katie, a woman whose life is thrown for a loop when her fiancé breaks off their engagement. When she meets Cassidy, everything she thought she knew about love and sex changes.

Bonus Read: I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I’ve Put My Faith in Beyoncé by Michael Arceneaux, out July 24th

Atria / 37 INK
available at Amazon | $13.98
Shop Now

Michael Arceneaux’s collection of essays doesn’t hit shelves until July, but it’s still cause for celebration during Pride Month 2018. In I Can’t Date Jesus, he opens up about growing up in Texas, coming out to his mom, and being outspoken against bigotry and hate in today’s world. Plus, let’s be real: Who doesn’t want to put their faith in Beyoncé?

Happy reading, and happy Pride Month!

Career Counselor

How to network when jobs are in short supply, according to a career counselor