queer and pleasant danger

nonbinerdy  asked:

Can I ask what your favorite book with canonically MOGAI characters is? Oh, and have you read Chameleon Moon by Roanna Sylver? It has a ton of MOGAI characters and seems generally up your alley. Thank you for your time! :D

Oh man. I have to pick just one?

My favorite LGBT+ book to keep in my classroom is Gracefully Grayson because it’s super adorable and my kids keep stealing it. So I keep buying more copies. 

My favorite LGBT+ fantasy book is probably Ash because hell yes bisexual Cinderella retelling. Yes. 

My favorite LGBT+ realistic fiction might be The Miseducation of Cameron Post because, holy shit, that book is just beautifully written. 

Favorite LGBT+ Post Apoc/Sci Fi? Love in the Time of Global Warming. 

Favorite LGBT+ Historical Fiction? The Song of Achilles, if you count that as “historical.” Because fuck me if I didn’t cry over this book. “What did Hector ever do to me?” Achilles you dramatic little sun spot, you don’t even know. 

Favorite LGBT+ Literary Non-fiction? A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology, and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today. Look at that title. You already love it.

Favorite YA lit book that has a secondary LGBT+ Character? Percy Jackson, probably, but I also have a soft spot for The Mortal Instruments. 

Also, I have not read Chameleon Moon, but I will add it to my list. Lol. 

bikesbabesandbooze  asked:

Hello! I am looking for books for my queer book club to read, we recently have done three books centered around trans women characters which has been wonderful, but I was wondering if there are any books you would recommend about trans men or maybe even genderqueer folks? We already read Man Alive (A+), but any other recently-published books you'd suggest? Thanks!!

I’m so curious which books featuring trans women your group read! Was one A Safe Girl to Love, one of my faaavorite recently-published books? I think it would make a great book club pick.

Anyhow - yes! I can suggest some recent books featuring genderqueer people and trans men! I defined “recent” as published in the past three years.

Trans men books:

Genderqueer/non-binary/gender non-conforming/genderfluid/neither-nor books:

Books featuring a diversity of trans voices:

There’s also these forthcoming books that your group may want to schedule for the future:

Happy reading!