Bookish and Proud: Literary LGBT Pride Month Flag

Bookish and Proud: Literary LGBT Pride Month Flag

Here at Bookish, we like to show off our love of books all year long. In the past we’ve created a pumpkin, a heart, and the American flag out of book covers. But for June we wanted to do something a bit more colorful. In honor of Pride Month, a yearly celebration of the LGBT community, we’ve created a rainbow flag. But wait–that isn’t even the best part! Each book used in this collage is either written by an author or features a character who identifies as a member of the LGBT community. Made up of nearly 350 covers, this is more than just a flag; it’s a true celebration of the LGBT community in literature.

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If you can’t get enough of this flag, head to our Society6 store and get the poster!

Here’s the full list of all of the tiles that we used:
Red
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue
Something Like Stories: Volume One by Jay Bell
In the Name of Salomé by Julia Alvarez
Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. Blow
Map of Ireland by Stephanie Grant
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith
The Heat of Angels by Lisa Girolami
Falling in Love with Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson
Give It To Me by Ana Castillo
Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature by Emma Donoghue
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
Afterparty by Daryl Gregory
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Down There on a Visit by Christopher Isherwood
Lust & Wonder by Augusten Burroughs
Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard
Sexplosion: How a Generation of Taboo Busters Remade Pop Culture by Robert Hofler
Push by Sapphire
Hot Head by Damon Suede
The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter
Pages for You by Sylvia Brownrigg
Hood by Emma Donoghue
Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
The Walk-In Closet by Abdi Nazemian
Zipper Mouth by Laurie Weeks
Sunstone Vol. 1 by Stjepan Šejić
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
In the Blood by Lisa Unger
Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
Like a Woman by Debra Busman
Girls Like You by Margot Douaihy
Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Foolish Hearts by Timothy J. Lambert
Cheap as Beasts by Jon Wilson
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Excluded by Julia Serano
Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
The Gods of Tango by Carolina De Robertis
Catch as Cat Can by Rita Mae Brown
Proxy by Alex London
The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
The Sexuality of History: Modernity and the Sapphic, 1565-1830 by Susan S. Lanser
How to Grow Up by Michelle Tea
The Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch
24/7 by J.A. Rock
Bleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward
The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams
The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard by Tom Léger
A Pride of Poppies by Julie Bozza
Michael Tolliver Lives by Armistead Maupin

Orange
Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan
Jolt by Kris Bryant
Saints of Augustine by P.E. Ryan
Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems by Alice Walker
Five Modern Noh Plays by Yukio Mishima
Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson
American Girls by Alison Umminger
Zami by Audre Lorde
A Nose for Justice by Rita Mae Brown
Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster
Cosmopolitan Greetings by Allen Ginsberg
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights by Redfern Jon Barrett
You and Me and Him by Kris Dinnison
Journey to a Woman by Ann Bannon
Nevada by Imogen Binnie
Something Like Summer by Jay Bell
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second by Drew Ferguson
In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose by Alice Walker
Against the Season by Jane Rule
Absolutely Positively Not by David LaRochelle
The Order of the Poison Oak by Brent Hartinger
Anything We Love Can Be Saved by Alice Walker
Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa by Rigoberto González
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Guapa by Saleem Haddad
Authority by Jeff VanderMeer
Supervillainz by Alicia E. Goranson
The Escape Artist by Judith Katz
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
The God Box by Alex Sanchez
When We Were Outlaws by Jeanne Cordova
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
Constantine: The Hellblazer Vol. 1: Going Down by Ming Doyle
The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home by Catherynne M. Valente
How They Met, and Other Stories by David Levithan
Paulina & Fran by Rachel B. Glaser
Collected Poems 1947-1997 by Allen Ginsberg
Lemon Hound by Sina Queyras
Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano
A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett
Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher Barzak
Errata by Hal Duncan
My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan by Seth Rudetsky
Glitter Girl by Erin Quinn O’Briant
The World Unseen by Shamim Sarif
Kiss by Jacqueline Wilson
Vellum by Hal Duncan
How I Paid for College by Marc Acito
Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Strange Sisters: The Art of Lesbian Pulp Fiction 1949-1969 by Jaye Zimet
Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
Being by Zach Ellis
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker
Giant Days, Vol. 2 by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, Max Sarin, and Whitney Cogar

Yellow
Something Like Autumn by Jay Bell
Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar
[insert] boy by Danez Smith
Breathing Lessons by Andy Sinclair
A Queer and Pleasant Danger by Kate Bornstein
Angels in America by Tony Kushner
War of the Foxes by Richard Siken
I’m Special by Ryan O’Connell
The Wild Beasts of Wuhan by Ian Hamilton
Queen for a Day by Marcia Ochoa
The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George
Hold Me Closer by David Levithan
The City of Devi by Manil Suri
One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva
Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
True Letters from a Fictional Life by Kenneth Logan
Seneca Falls by Jesse J. Thoma
Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger
Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal
Chord Box: Poems by Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers
In Awe by Scott Heim
A Place for Us by Isabel Miller
Pukawiss: The Outcast by Jay Jordan Hawke
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
The Metaphysical Touch by Sylvia Brownrigg
I’m Just a Person by Tig Notaro
Patience & Sarah by Isabel Miller
Videogames for Humans by Merritt K
The Wicked + The Divine #15 by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson, and Stephanie Hans
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Charming: Modern Erotic Fairy Tales For Gay Men And Those Who Love Them by Rian Darcy
The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis
Adult Onset by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Ask a Queer Chick by Lindsay King-Miller
The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell by William Klaber
Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming
Summer Days & Summer Nights by Stephanie Perkins
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole J. Georges
Drag Teen by Jeffery Self
My Avant-Garde Education by Bernard Cooper
The Collected Poems of Ai by Ai
The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone
Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk
Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
The Night Listener by Armistead Maupin
Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky
Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You by Todd Hasak-Lowy
Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami by Susana Peña
The Master by Colm Tóibín
Michael Tolliver Lives by Armistead Maupin
A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale
Skin Deep Magic by Craig Laurance Gidney
The Creamsickle by Rhiannon Argo
Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi
This Is How by Augusten Burroughs

Green
Drew by T. Cooper
Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims by Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle
Another Mother Tongue by Judy Grahn
After the Fire by Jane Rule
The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg
The Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker
Third Life Of Grange Copeland by Alice Walker
Wishbone: A Memoir In Fractures by Julie Marie Wade
Howards End by E.M. Forster
Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Steve Buccellato
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown
The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
Lumberjanes #2 by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke A. Allen
The Culling by Steven dos Santos
Queer by William S. Burroughs
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules by David Sedaris
Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep by Paula Guran
She of the Mountains by Vivek Shraya
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez
Her Name in the Sky by Kelly Quindlen
Adaptation by Malinda Lo
Hild by Nicola Griffith
Odd Girl Out by Ann Bannon
Wild Dogs by Helen Humphreys
The Wicked + The Divine #3 by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson
Inland Passage by Jane Rule
Between Mom and Jo by Julie Anne Peters
Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man: A Memoir by Bill Clegg
Farewell, My Queen by Chantal Thomas
Lake Overturn by Vestal McIntyre
Daughters of an Emerald Dusk by Katherine V. Forrest
Nine Lives to Die by Rita Mae Brown
Half Wild by Sally Green
Ninety Days: A Memoir of Recovery by Bill Clegg
The World In The Evening by Christopher Isherwood
The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek by Seth Rudetsky
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz
Way to Go by Tom Ryan
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
What They Always Tell Us by Martin Wilson
Charm by Sarah Pinborough
We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
Cat of the Century by Rita Mae Brown
Shine by Lauren Myracle
Teleny and Camille by Jon Macy
Don’t Let Him Know by Sandip Roy

Blue
Farewell to the Sea: A Novel of Cuba by Reinaldo Arenas
We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis
The Master by Colm Tóibín
Kissing Kate by Lauren Myracle
S/He by Minnie Bruce Pratt
Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford
Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal
Starting From Here by Lisa Jenn Bigelow
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi
My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You by Todd Hasak-Lowy
Counting Stars by Keris Stainton
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
A Flash Of Blue by Maria Farrer
On the Outside by Siera Maley
Where’s the Mother? Stories from a Transgender Dad by Trevor MacDonald
The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson
The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham
Beauty’s Kingdom by Anne Rice
Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems by James Baldwin
You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Fat Angie by E.E. Charlton-Trujillo
Marco Impossible by Hannah Moskowitz
The Wicked + The Divine #12 by Kieron Gillen, Kate Brown, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson
Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley
Ink by Hal Duncan
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family by Dan Savage
The Manny Files by Christian Burch
Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai
Bait by Alex Sanchez
Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters
Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman
Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
Future Perfect by Jen Larsen
The Flywheel by Erin Gough
Promposal by Rhonda Helms
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Run by Kody Keplinger
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Edge: Collected Stories by M.E. Kerr
As I Descended by Robin Talley
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Ink by Hal Duncan
Are We There Yet? by David Levithan
Tail Gait by Rita Mae Brown
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente
The Swan Riders by Erin Bow
Gravity by Juliann Rich
Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad by Dan Bucatinsky
Read Me Like a Book by Liz Kessler
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Purple
Babyji by Abha Dawesar
In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens by Alice Walker
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
Always by Nicola Griffith
Manties in a Twist by J.A. Rock
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente
Anything We Love Can Be Saved by Alice Walker
Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis
Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
And I Darken by Kiersten White
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
Young Avengers, Vol. 3: Mic-Drop at the Edge of Time and Space by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie
Black Iris by Leah Raeder
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
Magic’s Pawn by Mercedes Lackey
My Education by Susan Choi
Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch
Crevasse by Nicholas Wong
The Misfits by James Howe
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz
Self by Yann Martel
The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson
The Unseen Tempest by John Goode
The Cat in the Cradle by Jay Bell
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Duty & Devotion by Tere Michaels
Love’s Melody Lost by Radclyffe
Dirty Kiss by Rhys Ford
Fair Game by Josh Lanyon
Lesbian Images by Jane Rule
Through the Hourglass: Lesbian Historical Romance by Sacchi Green and Patty G. Henderson
Huntress by Malinda Lo
Prater Violet by Christopher Isherwood
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
Dark Reflections by Samuel R. Delany
Gemini Bites by P.E. Ryan
Pay Dirt by Rita Mae Brown
The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis
Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir by Maggie Thrash
Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution by Shiri Eisner
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
The Final Round by Jane Davitt
The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens by Alice Walker
Beyond: the Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology by Sfe R. Monster
Down and Dirty by Rhys Ford
There You Stand by Christina Lee
Love Is the Higher Law by David Levithan
Bedlam’s Bard by Mercedes Lackey
The Wicked + The Divine #4 by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matt Wilson
One Man’s Treasure by Nicole Kimberling
Perfect by Ellen Hopkins
Kamikaze Boys by Jay Bell

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