It has been a while, but what better post to pop back on than a collaborative post of trans books by trans authors? My post will be recommending 11 books about trans and nonbinary characters written by trans and nonbinary writers, luckily I have read most of these listed and can direct you to more in-depth reviews I have already written or recorded for more info! I hope you enjoy the post of recommended books and stick around until the end where there is important information about Trans Lives in the UK.
February in the UK is LGBTQ+ History Month (In the U.S it's Black History month so I've also added a couple of books for that theme too) I rarely stick to TBRs but I felt like it might be a good idea to talk about some of the LGBTQ+ books I own and still have to read, and direct you to other posts I've made here and on my channel about LGBTQ+ books I have already read.
We all know I'm trying to get through as many books I already own as possible in 2021, but there are a selection of books that I want to read more of this year. This post is all about the kinds of books I want to make some space for on my TBR's this year. Obviously, we know I love diversity and diverse books/authors of all kinds, so that is a given! BUT I want to specify certain aspects of diversity that I'm really looking to expand when reading. Reading a lot of old books has lead to my reading repertoire being a lot of white, cis, straight, non-disabled writers and stories, and whilst they can be entertaining I feel like I'm seriously lacking in relatable content and interesting takes and spins on old tropes. We already know the writers and books I DON'T want to read, let's see what I do.
This week Elliot Page came out as trans and uses he/they pronouns. This was very exciting for me, as a trans nonbinary fan of theirs since... God, Juno? I've watched them create many exciting characters on screen for many years. I was a budding actor myself (and half still am) and I always felt drawn to Elliot's work and characters. Through the years, he has come out as queer (or, sadly outed like a lot of queer stars in Hollywood) and turned to a queerer direction of character portrayals. His characters were never mainstream, but seeing them change from straight/cis to queer and somewhat fluid of gender representation, gave me hope for the continuing change in Hollywood to start allowing more LGBTQ+ actors to, not only play queer roles, but any roles and be successful.