We all know that Valentine’s Day is February 14, but did you know that the day before Valentine’s Day is Galentine’s Day? Originating from a 2010 episode of NBC’s Parks & Recreation, Galentine’s Day has since transcended television and become a worldwide celebration of female companionship. So grab your gals and gather ‘round: We’ve compiled a list of five books that explore the bonds between women, all written by women!
To many readers, June marks the start of the summer reading season, but it also means Pride Month! In honour of the season, we’ve compiled a list of ten books by LGBTQIA+ authors that you’ll feel proud to add to your summer reading list. From poetry to non-fiction, from Scarborough to Jamaica, these titles represent only a small fraction of queer storytelling. We expect they’ll inspire you to add more to your bookshelves long past June.