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Happy 10th Birthday to Top Ten Tuesday! And a big shout out to Jana for continuing to host this feature, which I always enjoy taking part in.
The options this week are to re-do an old topic or maybe even do a past topic we might have missed out on, but I’ve decided to do something a little different this week!
After she-who-must-not-be-named announced her garbage views surrounding the trans community – during PRIDE MONTH, no less – I thought it was only right I shed some light on some of the books by trans and/or non-binary authors that are on my TBR. If you have any recommendations, please do leave them below!
I’d also like to say that I will always love the Harry Potter series, it was a huge part of my childhood and my teen years, and I do want to continue to collect the illustrated editions as they’re released. I have also decided, though, that whenever I buy a book by she-who-must-not-be-named and give her money, I’m going to donate the same amount of money to a trans and gender-diverse charity like Mermaids. Because I need to put my money where my mouth is.
The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders: To be honest this book never really appealed to me when it was released, but ever since I read Acqua’s review I’ve been very keen to give it a try and Anders herself seems like such a cool person.
Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey: I looove the sound of this novel, which feels very much like a response to Harry Potter, but for whatever reason I still haven’t read it. I’ve enjoyed other work by Gailey so it’s time I got to this!
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas: This Latinx novel is due out in September and it sounds so fun!
Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee: I’ve yet to read any of Lee’s work, despite hearing amazing things, but this novel has a stunning cover and I’m very intrigued by it.
No Man of Woman Born by Ana Mardoll: This is a collection of seven fantasy stories that feature trans and genderqueer characters at their centre and it sounds wonderful.
The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole: This one doesn’t have the best ratings on Goodreads, but I received a copy via NetGalley and it involves witches so I’d like to give it a try.
Hollow Pike by Juno Dawson: Again, I’m witch trash so it’s ridiculous that I haven’t read this yet. I haven’t read any of Dawson’s work yet but I’ve seen interviews with her and she’s so fun and witty, so I’d really like to read something of hers this year.
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cory McCarthy: Capetta uses both ‘they’ and ‘she’ pronouns but I’m not 100% sure how she identifies and I don’t like to presume anything, but McCarthy identifies as non-binary trans and I’d like to cross this sci-fi Arthurian Legends retelling off my TBR.
When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore: To be honest any of McLemore’s novels could have made this list after I read and loved Wild Beauty, but for whatever reason When the Moon Was Ours is the one I keep thinking about picking up next.