Recent Reads for Trans Awareness Week

It's Trans Awareness Week, so I wanted to take some time to recognize and celebrate my favorite transgender & non-binary reads of the last year . . . and I'm delighted to say there have been plenty!


Manhunt by Gretchen Felker-Martin is a work of apocalyptic horror and social justice that makes you think, feel, and open your eyes to the gender/transgender injustices of today. It's brave and it's fucking brilliant. 

Check out my full review HERE.


Beneath the romance, behind the power exchange erotica, and underneath the questions of privilege and prejudice, there's an wonderful exploration of self-esteem and self-acceptance in For the Love of April French by Penny Aimes.

Check out my full review HERE.


When a bisexual heroine and her transender girlfriend weaponize sex toys to slay a demonic teddy bear of monstrous size, you know you're in for a fun, bloody read. Demon of Want by Freja Ki Gray is wholly original and highly recommended.

Check out my full review HERE.


Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki is a bizarre, beautiful, bewildering read. There were so many pieces that I feared wouldn't be to my taste, so many elements in which I thought I had zero interest, and yet, as a whole, I found it captivating.

Check out my full review HERE.


In a series that keeps getting deeper and better with each installment, TERF Wars by Dharma Kelleher is the kind of thriller that deserves to go viral and explode onto shelves with transgender bounty hunter, Jinx Ballou.

Check out my full review HERE.


Transmuted by Eve Harms is a blood-splattered, gore-soaked, sexualized immersion in body horror that does a fantastic job of stitching genres together in a freakish, monstrous tale about beauty, obsession, and love.

Check out my full review HERE.


Gifting Fire by Alina Boyden is somehow an even better book than the first, and one that's more important in every respect. I don't know if there will be more, but I'm not prepared to say goodbye.

Check out my full review HERE.


Persephone Station by Stina Leich is a fiercely feminist work of science fiction that is almost entirely populated by women, one of whom is transgender, another of whom is non-binary, and all of whom are damaged in some way.

Check out my full review HERE.


Prince(ss) by Sara Gravatt-Wimsatt is a high fantasy novel with female leads, queer relationships, and a pivotal gender swap, all from a queer nonbinary femme author. I thoroughly enjoyed it, from beginning to end, especially the slow-burn romance.

Check out my full review HERE.

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