#5OnMyTBR — 5 Books with Trans MCs (PRIDE free day)

Hello darlings!

This is 2nd #5OnMyTBR of Pride and we’re having a free day! I’m curious as to what did you come up with!


#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook (me!) and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.

This week’s prompt is PRIDE free day!

I’m pretty sure at least some of you may be surprised I’m not going with sapphic books but I decided I don’t talk nearly enough about books with trans characters so here we are!

||Β Avi Cantor Has Six Months to Live by Sacha Lamb ||


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πŸ’› trans boy
πŸ’› m/m
πŸ’› mystery?
πŸ’› dark but hopefull
πŸ’› suicidial

This is a free novella (about 70 pages) that I’ve meant to read already but never actually got to.

And it’s described as ‘A romantic, #ownvoices fairy tale for trans boys’.

|| Out of Salem by Hal Schrieve ||


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πŸ’› genderqueer
πŸ’› Salem
πŸ’› zombie & werewolf

A zombie qenderqueer kid and a werewolf lesbian are trying to survive in a town hostile to monsters.

Sounds like a metaphore for being ostracised by the cis/straight people and banding together as a vulnerable community?

Also, it’s paranorma and has an awesome setting.

|| The Storm of Life by Amy Rose Capetta ||


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πŸ’› genderfluid
πŸ’› Italy-based worldbuilding
πŸ’› sequel

The first book of this duology is one of my favourites and made me question my qender (even more).

So why haven’t I read this one yet?

I don’t know, I want to listen to the audiobook but Scribd isn’t cooperative here and I’m kind of scared of being disappointed. I had such a strong reaction to the first book now anything but perfection won’t be satisfactory.

||Β The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar ||


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πŸ’› trans man
πŸ’› mystery around birds

πŸ’› mother’s ghost
πŸ’› Sirian-American

A story following three generations of Sirians-Americans.

A tran boy, a sole caretaker of his grandmother, begins to see his ornitologist mother’s ghost.

He also finds a journal of a Syrian American artist named Laila Z, who is tied to his family and queer people withing his community.

|| Fanfik by Natalia OsiΕ„ska ||

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πŸ’› trans boy
πŸ’› m/m
πŸ’› fanfiction
πŸ’› it’s Polish!!!

Polish LGBTQ+ books are so rare… And I’ve heard it’s a good Polish LGBTQ+ book!!


Alas — it exist. I need to get my hands on it.

Fanfik is about reading fanfiction making you question your gender & sexuality.

Last thought!

Could you recommend me more books with trans and non-binary characters? I feel like I don’t have enough of them on my TBR.

Also, what theme did you go with today?


  • Do you participate in #5OnMyTBR?
  • Do you have any of those on your TBR?
  • Have you read them maybe? (Make me read them then!!)


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