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5 books to read to celebrate Pride Week 2024

The theme for this year’s Pride Week at the University of Utah is “Here & Queer: The Pride Renaissance.” The J. Willard Marriott Library will display book selections and materials from our Special Collections to reflect the theme on April 2, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Level 2. We’ve also compiled a list of some books from our collections for you to enjoy as well!

"Safe and Sound: a renter-friendly guide to home repair" by Mercury Stardust

Everyone has experienced that particular feeling of anxiety when an urgent home repair springs up. In this No. 1 New York Times Bestseller, author Mercury Stardust helps simplify home improvement to empower renters and homeowners to feel safer and more in control of their homes.


"The House in the Cerulean Sea" by TJ Klune

Lambda Literary Award-winning author, TJ Klune, creates a world that invites you in with its charming characters. "The House in the Cerulean Sea" is about finding a family and deeply realizing how life-changing that experience can be.


"Flamer" by Mike Curato

In "Flamer," the author and artist, Mike Curato, draws on his own experiences in this graphic novel. One of the top 10 banned books of 2022, Curato’s story is difficult, but he approaches it with humor and a great deal of heart.


"Radio Silence" by Alice Oseman 

From the author of "Heartstopper" (now a hit Netflix series), "Radio Silence" takes place in the same setting. "Radio Silence" describes the journey of Frances, who realizes that she can be her true self when a new friend comes into her life. "Radio Silence" touches on identity and finding your own path.


"It Came from the Closet" edited by Joe Vallese 

Featured on the 2023 bestsellers list by the bookstore Under the Umbrella, "It Came from the Closet" features 25 essays that explore the relationship between horror and the queer community.