being emily by: rachel gold

Contemporary sapphic books with happy endings

* means non-white protagonist, $ means disabled protagonist, # means trans protagonist, % means aro/ace spectrum protagonist, & means protagonist of a marginalised religion (Jewish, Muslim, etc)
• Under the Lights - Dahlia Adler *
• Starting From Here - Lisa Jenn Bigelow
• Dare Truth or Promise - Paula Boock
• Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit - Jaye Robin Brown
• Between You & Me - Marisa Calin
• Style - Chelsea M. Cameron
• Fat Angie - E. e. Charlton-Trujillo $
• Lunaside - J. L. Douglas
• Annie on My Mind - Nancy Garden
• Being Emily - Rachel Gold #
• My Year Zero - Rachel Gold &
• The Flywheel - Erin Gough
• No One Needs to Know - Amanda Grace
• Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel - Sara Farizan *
• Ask Me How I Got Here - Christine Hepperman
• A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend - Emily Horner
• Ask the Passengers - A. S. King
• Everything Leads to You - Nina LaCour *
• You Know Me Well - Nina LaCour and David Levithan
• Taking Flight - Siera Maley
• Dating Sarah Cooper - Siera Maley
• Time It Right - Siera Maley
• Colorblind - Siera Maley
• On the Outside - Siera Maley
• Girl Friends - Milk Morinaga * (five volume manga)
• Kisses, Sighs and Cherry Blossom Pink - Milk Morinaga * (manga short story collection)
• This Is Where It Ends - Marieke Nijkamp *
• Keeping You a Secret - Julie Anne Peters
• She Loves You, She Loves You Not - Julie Anne Peters
• Lies My Girlfriend Told Me - Julie Anne Peters (protagonist’s ex girlfriend dies before the book starts)
• Boyfriends with Girlfriends - Alex Sanchez *
• Wandering Son - Takako Shimura *# (twelve volume manga)
• Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before - Karelia Stetz-Waters
• The Space Between - Michelle L. Teichman
• The Summer I Wasn’t Me - Jessica Verdi
• Afterworlds - Scott Westerfeld *%
• Dirty London - Kelley York
Please suggest books and I will update this!

Trans Related Book Titles

George by Alex Gino

Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen by Arin Andrews

Luna by Julie Anne Peters

Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman

Being Emily by Rachel Gold

Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher

Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince

I Am J by Cris Beam

I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings

Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings

Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book About Bodies, Relationships, and You by Cory Silverberg

Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger

Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis

Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition by Katie Rain Hill 

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

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Tip - if you’re unable to purchase these books, try Googling any of these with “PDF” and you may be able to find it online for free. Also try going to your local library to see if they have any of these books. A number of these books are aimed at kids/kid friendly too.

transgenderbadger  asked:

Don't know if that has been asked yet but could you recommend books with trans characters who are in the process of medical transition? So far I have only found "discovering" books. I really appreciate your blog and all the work you put in it so thank you!

This is one of those great questions i always wish I had more good answers to :/ This was my answer last time: https://lgbtqreads.tumblr.com/post/160167621274/any-recs-about-a-ftm-transition-the-genre-doesnt 

That question was about transitioning male, but I don’t have much to add for transitioning female - Jess, Chunk, and the Infinite Road Trip by Kirstin Elizabeth Clark has a main character a year into her transition, and Being Emily by Rachel Gold might be worth checking out for this as well. (As in my answer to the above, I highly recommend reading reviews by trans people on these books, especially since both are by cis authors.) 

Anyone have closer-fit recs for this? Especially ownvoices? 

The Big List of Trans Books

Fictional with an FtM Character  

  • Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
  • F2M: The Boy Within by Hazel Edwards and Ryan Kennedy 
  • I Know Very Well How I Got my Name by Elliot Deline
  • Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Man Enough by Beth Burnett 
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (intersex but assigned female)
  • Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger
  • Refuse by Elliot DeLine
  • Sacred Country by Rose Tremain
  • Silver by Scott Cairns 
  • Trumpet by Jackie Kay
  • Vintage Toys for Lucky Boys by G.R. Richards 

Fictional with an MtF Character 

  • 10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert
  • Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Wish Fairy by S. Bear Bergman
  • Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher
  • Annabel by Kathleen Winter (intersex b assigned male)
  • Being Emily by Rachel Gold
  • Breakfast on Pluto by Patrick McCabe 
  • The Butterfly and the Flame by Dana De Young
  • Danish Girl by David Ebershoff (intersex but assigned male) 
  • Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
  • Gamenight: A Role-Play Novel by Leela Ginelle 
  • Luna by Julie Anne Peters
  • Rain by Jocelyn DiDomenick 
  • She’s My Dad by Iolanthe Woulff
  • Transgression by Theo Fenraven
  • Who I Am and What I Want by David Michael O'Quinn 

Non-Fiction General

  • Bisexuality and Transgenderism: Intersexitions of the Others by Fritz Klein Karen
  • Gender Outlaws: Men, Women, and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein 
  • How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States by Joanne Meyerowitz
  • In A Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives by Judith Halberstam 
  • Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People by Viviane Namaste 
  • My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You or Something Else Entirely by Kate Bornstein 
  • Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity by Matt Bernstein Sycamore 
  • The Riddle of Gender by Deborah Rudacille
  • Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism by Patrick Califia 
  • Sexual Metamorphosis: An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs edited by Jonathan Adams  
  • The Transgender Studies Reader edited by Susan Stryker and Stephen Whittle 
  • The Riddle of Gender by Deborah Rudacille 
  • Transgender 101 by Nicholas M. Teich 
  • Transgender Rights edited by Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang and Shannon Price Minter 
  • Transition and Beyond, Observations on Gender Identity by Reid Vanderburgh 
  • Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men by Lori B. Girshick 

Non-Fiction FtM Specific 

  • A Circus Mirror Day by Corin Ash
  • Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green
  • Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits by Loren Cameron
  • Both Sides Now: One Man’s Journey Through Womanhood by Dhillon Khosla
  • From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FtM and Beyond edited by Morty Diamond
  • FTM: Female to Male Transsexuals in Society by Holly Devor 
  • Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men and edited by Trystan T. Cotten
  • Just Add Hormones: An Insider’s Guide to the Transsexual Experience by Matt Kailey 
  • Letters for my Brothers edited by Megan M. Rohrer and Zander Keig
  • Real Man Adventures by T. Cooper
  • Self-Made Men: Identity and Embodiment among Transsexual Men by Henry Rubin 
  • The First Man-Made Man: The Story of Two Sex Changes,One Love Affair, and a Twentieth-Century Medical Revolution by Pagan Kennedy 
  • The Mirror Makes No Sense by Mark A. Cummings
  • The Phallus Palace: Female to Male Transsexuals by Dean Kotula 
  • The Testosterone Files: My Hormonal and Social Transformation from Female to Male by Max Wolfe Valerio 
  • Transmen and FTMs: Identities, Bodies, Genders and Sexualities by Jason Cromwell 

Non-Fiction MtF Specific 

  • A Sort of A-Z Thing by Lily Savage
  • A Personal Autobiography by Christine Jorgensen
  • Branded T by Rosalyne Blumenstein 
  • Dress Codes of Three Girls: My Mother’s, My Father’s and Mine 
  • Feminizing Hormonal Therapy for the Transgendered by Sheila Kirk, M.D.
  • Four Ways to be a Woman by Sue Reidy 
  • Mom: I Need to be a Girl by Just Evelyn 
  • Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
  • Right Side Out: In Tune Within to be in Harmony with the World by Annah Moore
  • She is my Son: The Adrienne Clark Story by Beverly Holland 
  • The Life 1979-1999: The Diaries of Yasimu Quaife by Yasimu Quaife
  • The Woman I Was Not Born to Be: A Transsexual Journey by Aleshia Brevard 
  • Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano 

For SOFFAS 

  • Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender Nonconforming Children by Diane Ehrensaft 
  • Helping your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents by Irwin Krieger 
  • She’s Not the Man I Married: My Life with a Transgender Husband by Helen Boyd 
  • Trans Forming Families: Real Stories about Transgender Loved Ones edited by Mary Boenke 
  • Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children edited by Rachel Pepper 
  • True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism - For Families, Friends, Coworkers and Helping Professionals
  • The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals 

If you know of any books not on this list please let me know and I’ll add them in :) 

It’s Pride Month!

Happy pride month everyone! I thought I would put together a list of LGBT themed books that I’ve read and enjoyed for anyone looking for something to read during June. 

37 Things I Love by Kekla Magoon (L)

Adaptation and Inheritance by Malinda Lo (B)

Alix and Valerie by Ingrid Diaz (L)

Aristotle and Dante Discover Secrets of the Universe Benjamin Alire Sáenz (G)

Ask the Passengers by A.S. King (L)

Ash and Huntress by Malinda Lo (B)

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children  by Kirstin Cronn-Mills (T)

Being Emily by Rachel Gold (T)

Black Iris by Leah Raeder (L/B) 

Empress of the World Sara Ryan (L)

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour (L)

Far From You by Tess Sharpe (B)

Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before by Karelia Stetz-Waters (L)

Fat Angie by E.E Charlton Trujillo (L)

Geography Club (G) by Brent Hartinger (GLB)

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky (T)

Honey Girl by Lisa Freeman (L)

I am J by Cris Beam (T)

If You Could Be Mine  by Sara Farizan (L)

I’ll Give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson (G)

Just Girls by Rachel Gold (L/B/T)

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (L)

A Love Story Starring my Dead Best Friend  by Emily Horner (L)

Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon (LBT)

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth (L)

None of the Above by I.W Gregorio (I)

Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowtiz (B)

Parrot Fish by Ellen Wittlinger (T)

Rethinking Normal by Katie Hill (T)

Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (G)

Some Assembly Required by Arin Andrews (T)

Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel Sara Farizan (L)

Books Released June 2015

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (June 2)

Under the Bright Lights by Dahlia Adler (June 30)

anonymous asked:

I'm curious if you could expand on the problems with Luna, as I've had the book recommended to me a handful of time. If it's transphobic I'd rather avoid it (and would like to be able to explain why to those who did like it). People have actually recommended many of Julie Ann Peters books - are others better/less problematic?

(edited 4/19/15)

Hey there! Thanks for your question. I would love to expand on it— thank you for giving me the opportunity. :) 

So: Luna is a book about a trans girl. It is the first YA book about a trans girl. But it’s told from trans girl’s sister’s perspective. We get to hear ALL ABOUT Regan’s problems with Luna transitioning, how hard it is on her, how she’s afraid to make friends because they might find out, how she’s upset about “hiding” Luna’s secret from Luna’s best friend. We’re also privy to Regan’s wishy-washness on pronouns, and how she thinks of her sister as “he” but switches to using “she” whenever she feels that Luna has “appeared” (which is so offensive idek where to to begin). 

What we don’t get to hear is any of this from Luna’s perspective. We don’t get to see how hard this is for her, how scared she must be going to school in feminine clothing for the first time, how hard it must be not being able to tell her best friend, how she sees herself. Instead we hear the problems that Regan has with Luna’s life. 

Essentially, Luna gets no autonomy or agency over her own story. And it sends the message that because Luna is trans, only her sister’s perspective on her life matters. It says that a cis person has more authority to tell a trans person’s story than the trans person; it says that a cis person’s discomfort with a person being trans is more important than what the trans person goes through. 

It’s only made worse by the fact that Luna was the first trans YA book published, and by far the most widely known. Very often, it’s the only one people know. And it just… well, it makes me very angry, and very sad. Angry, because I think of all the cis people who’ve read it and how it has formed the way the cis literary world talks about and relate to transness, that they think it is in any way an appropriate representation of a trans person, that this is an OK way for our stories to be told. And very very sad because I think of all the trans kids who’ve read it, and how they must’ve internalized the message: that even in a book about them, they still don’t deserve to tell their own story. 

As for the rest of JAP’s books— no, not nearly as much. A couple have some rampant biphobia (in particular She Loves You, She Loves You Not), but in her more recent books such as Lies My Girlfriend Told Me, she cleans up her act quite a bit. None of it is as problematic as Luna. 

I’m also going to take this opportunity to recommend some trans books that are much better than Luna. Because they exist! And people need to read and know about them! 

  • The Unintentional Time Traveler by Everett Maroon (one of the only trans YA books written by someone who is trans, and it is just golden)
  • Being Emily by Rachel Gold (I reviewed it here)
  • Just Girls by Rachel Gold (This review by Danika at the Lesbrary is really great, as is this one.)
  • Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky (this is a Middle Grade book, so it represents a very different time in the young girl’s life. Here’s a review that Nadia wrote.)
  • I’d also keep an eye out for George by Alex Gino, a Middle Grade book that comes out later this year and is written by a trans person.

Hopefully that clears up why it is problematic? If you have more questions, feel free to ask! I know everyone who recommends it has good intentions, and I know it was the introduction to trans people for a lot of people. That’s the magic of books after all, isn’t it? It brings humanity to something you don’t yet understand. However, that only means that they were even more impressionable, and more likely to let it shape the entire way they look and talk about transness. It is imperative for the literary community to change this, to not see Luna as the be-all and the end-all of trans lit, to take it upon themselves and others to stop recommending it. As a life-long bookworm, who is also trans, this would be indescribably awesome. 

-Vee

anonymous asked:

Do you know of any books with trans girls that 1) don't die 2) don't get raped and 3) end up in a happy relationship with another girl? Thanks :)

Hi nonny, 

I’m so sorry for the late reply. These past couple of months have been Very Monthy. In any case! I unfortunately do not have any book recs that fit this exactly. What I can offer you is two that come close, and those are Being Emily & Just Girls by Rachel Gold. Being Emily is about a lesbian trans girl who is just starting to come out as trans and has a girlfriend named Claire. Emily & Claire soooort of end up together at the end of the book, but it’s a little ambigous. However! In Just Girls, which is in the same universe, Emily & Claire make a couple brief cameos in which they are happily living together & dating. Being Emily is a little outdated (it still uses the word transsexual, for one) and Emily does have to deal with Claire, her parents, and others all being unsupportive. There is no rape, however, and it does have a happy & hopeful ending. 

Just Girls is about a bisexual trans girl’s first year in college. She dates another girl for awhile, but ends up with a guy at the end. It’s still a sweet & important story, plus there are the Emily & Claire cameos. :) However, while the trans girl is never assaulted, the cis girl who also has POV chapters is assaulted by a number of guys who think she is trans and is raped by her girlfriend. Both incidents are dealt with very sensitively imo, but may still be triggering/not something you want to read. 

Lastly, I’d also keep an eye on Meredith Russo’s upcoming work. She’s a trans wlw and although her first book If I Was Your Girl is about a straight trans girl, I think she might feature lbpq+ trans girls in the future. You can find her on tumblr @mer-squared and on Twitter @Mer_Squared.

I wish I had dozens more titles to rec you, but I hope this helps, at least somewhat! Let me know what you think of these, if you read them!

Queer and Trans YA Books

This post will be updated as I come across more books. Feel free to send me a message with suggestions of things to add.


Books with lesbian characters

Pages for You -Sylvia Brownrigg

Annie on My Mind -Nancy Garden

Good Moon Rising -Nacy Garden

Kissing Kate -Lauren Myracle 

Keeping You a Secret -Julie Anne Peters

Dare Truth or Promise -Paula Boock 

Girl Walking Backwards -Bett Williams 

Books with bisexual characters

Adaptation -Malinda Lo

Empress of the World -Sara Ryan

Boyfriends with Girlfriends -Alex Sanchez

Pink -Lili Wilkinson

Tides -Betsy Cornwell

Books with gay characters

David Inside Out -Lee Bantle

The Vast Fields of Ordinary -Nick Burd

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You -Peter Cameron

Geography Club -Brent Hartinger 

Openly Straight -Bill Konigsberg 

Two Boys Kissing -David Levithan 

Boy Meets Boy -David Levithan 

Will Grayson, Will Grayson -John Green & David Levithan

The God Box -Alex Sanchez

Rainbow Boys -Alex Sanchez

Freak Show -James St. James

The Center of the World -Andreas Steinhöfel

What They Always Tell Us -Martin Wilson

Fantasy and Sci-fi

Pantomime -Laura Lam

Shadowplay -Laura Lam

Ash -Malinda Lo

Huntress -Malinda Lo

Proxy -Alex London

Hero -Perry Moore

Coda -Emma Trevayne

Books with trans or gender nonconforming characters

I am J -Chris Beam

Nevada -Imogen Binnie

Beauty Queens -Libba Bray

Between You & Me -Marisa Calin 

Freakboy -Kristin Elizabeth Clark

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children -Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Being Emily -Rachel Gold

Almost Perfect -Brian Katcher 

Luna -Julie Anne Peters

Parrotfish -Ellen Wittlinger

anonymous asked:

I was wondering if you can recommend some books with trans characters? (Binary or not) preferably main characters but I'll take anything at this point. Oh and any genre is fine. Bonus points if the authors are trans. (I don't have a problem with cis authors writing trans characters but the "stuck in the wrong body" narrative is so over done at this point.) thank you so much :)

Yup! I have a few posts dedicated to trans books coming up, but til then:

~Trans MCs by Trans Authors~

*George by Alex Gino (MG - binary)
*If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (YA)
*Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz (YA)
*Spy Stuff by Matthew J. Metzger (YA)
*The Unintentional Time Traveler by Everett Maroon (YA)
*Bad Boy by Elliot Wake (NA/Adult - releasing 12/6/16)
*Nevada by Imogen Binnie (Adult Contemporary)
*A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett (Adult Contemporary short stories)
*Behrouz Gets Lucky by Avery Cassell (Adult Romance)
*A Matter of Disagreement by E.E. Ottoman (Adult Steampunk Fantasy)

~Recommended books by cis authors with trans MCs~

*Brooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff (YA)
*Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin (YA)
*Being Emily by Rachel Gold
*When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore (YA - releasing 10/4)
*The Burnt Toast B&B by Heidi Belleau and Rachel Haimowitz (m/m)
*Roller Girl by Vanessa North (f/f)

~Recommended books with trans LIs~
*Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block (YA)
*Beast by Brie Spangler (YA - releasing 10/11)
*Cam Girl by Elliot Wake w/a Leah Raeder (NA)

~Recommended book with a trans BFF~
*Trade Me by Courtney Milan

(”Recommended” means recommended by at least one trans friend of mine, not just, like, cis me deciding these books are great.)

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In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, I have compiled a list of books with transgender characters.

Luna by Julie Anne Peters (MtF)

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirsten Cronn-Mills (FtM)

I Am J by Cris Beam (FtM)

Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher (MtF)

Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger (FtM)

Being Emily by Rachel Gold (MtF)

Run, Clarissa, Run by Rachel Eliason (MtF)

Pantomime by Laura Lam (Genderqueer) and sequel Shadowplay

Annabel by Kathleen Winter (Intersex)

For Today I Am a Boy by Kim Fu (MtF)

f2m: the boy within by Hazel Edwards (FtM)

The Butterfly and the Flame by Dana De Young (MtF)

Her Name is James by CJ Heath (MtF)

Freakboy by Kristen Elizabeth Clark (MtF)

The Trans-fer Student by Elise Himes (MtF)

Nina Here Nor There by Nick Krieger (non-binary)

princechaotic  asked:

Hi, do you think you could recommend some trans books with good representation? I don't wanna waste my time on books like Luna or I Am J if they're transphobic

HELLO, yes, I can! Or at least I sort of can. Thank you for asking!

So, first of all, there is not a single book with really good trans representation out there. Almost all of them have been written and edited and publicized by cis people. So there’s just a general ickyness around them and there are problems in all of them, and… yeah. It’s very unfortunate. 

There is one however that was recently published and is not really clearly distinguished as having a trans character, but it’s called The Unintentional Time Traveler by Everett Marroon. AAAAAAND IT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OKAY. It literally makes up for all of the shit that unapologetic cis writers have done with trans characters. It’s written by a trans author and while it might not exactly open your eyes to what being trans is like, it’s really really well-written and engaging and the trans experiences are really beautifully and sensitively dealt with, and I think it does some really important work of reclaiming the trans narrative. The one sort of flaw (which isn’t really a flaw at all, but is if you’re looking for a trans book) is that it’s not really obviously trans. Which is maybe actually good, because the idea that transness is experienced in only one way that is super obvious is not true. So. I’d definitely check this one out. 

After that, I love Pantomime and Shadowplay by Laura Lam a lot. These are the first two books in the Micah Grey Series (the third one Masquerade is forthcoming!), and have a mirage of queer characters, most notably a nonbinary, intersex, and bisexual protagonist. They’re set in a steampunk/fantasy universe, and AAAAH I love them a LOT. There are a few potential problematic elements that come up in the first book, but they’re all resolved in the second. 

After that, for realistic ones… there really are not any I can recommend whole-heartedly. But the ones I’d rec above others…..

I like Being Emily and Just Girls by Rachel Gold (which are set in the same world but can be read as standalones). They both have their problems. But they’re also, as far as I know, the only books out there right now that have queer trans girls in them. AND Just Girls has an open and proud nonbinary character and that makes me v v happy.

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills is about a trans boy and it’s alright, though again since it was written by a cis person just has some icky feelings around it. And the author has said some things about why she should be “allowed” to write trans characters that really upset me. There’s also some subtle misogyny. It’s a very happy and joyful book and there is romance and OTHER STUFF HAPPENING IN GABE’S LIFE BESIDES BEING TRANS, and it was a really important read for me in coming to terms with my gender. But looking back at it now, there are some definite problems.

I wouldn’t say I Am J is transphobic, but it is incredibly misogynistic and lesbophobic, so I’d pass on it anyways. As for Luna, RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN IN THE OTHER DIRECTION.

In conclusion, I’d go for The Unintentional Time Traveler first, because it’s really well written AND written by a trans author. It’s an incredibly important book to support, and a really great read. Then follow the other recs as you see fit— and feel free to ask me more about them!

Thank you so much for the ask! I hope this helped. And I so wish there was more that I could recommend! :/