Earlier this week, I posted a list of books published in 2014 featuring queer people of color. Today I’m sharing books that feature the voices of trans people and/or trans protagonists.

As in the past two years,
I put together this list of publications from 2014 with the help of
resources like the Lambda Literary Foundation as well as reviewers around tumblr, goodreads and elsewhere. It has grown thanks to the efforts of small presses like biyuti publishing and Topside Press.

no way this list is exhaustive.
These are also not personal recommendations, just every title I could
find. If I was unsure about a book’s contents (that is, if I was unsure
if the trans characters were prominent, or if I thought the book might
be exploitative), I tried to give weight to who the author is (i.e.
I was more likely to include books I know were written by trans
people). This list includes books about intersex people - whether
intersex people exist under the
“umbrella” of trans or not is up to intersex individuals, but I decided
to err on the side of inclusion (if you’re not sure of the difference
between transgender and intersex people, please refer to the Intersex Society of North America’s FAQ for starters). Of course, I’ll happily add books to the list if you have
any suggestions that fit the theme - only books about trans or intersex people, and only works published in 2014.

Here’s everything I found, arranged by


Groom of Convenience by Vicktor Alexander

Fingerless by Ian Donnell Arbuckle

Otros Valos by Jamie Berrout

For Today I am a Boy by Kim Fu

Transition to Murder by Renee James

everything must go by la johnjoseph

I’ve Got a Time Bomb by Sybil Lamb

Selves: A Journey of Gender, Fiction, Discovery, and Hope by Amber Neko

S/N/D by Soren Melville

Revolutionary by Alex Meyers

Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab by Shani Mootoo

Maxine Wore Black by Nora Olsen

At Land by Morgan M. Page

A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett

Lizzy & Annie by Casey Plett and Annie Mok

The Complicated Geography of Alice by Jules Vilmur


i just want freedom by b. binaohan

Beast Feast by Cody-Rose Clevidence

Make Love to Rage by Morgan Robyn Collado

Almost Any Shit Will Do by Emji Spero

by TC Tolbert

Terror Matrix by Zoe Tuck

Ghost Box by Emerson Whitney

Sara or the Existence of Fire by Sara Woods

Wolf Doctors by Sara Woods


Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders by Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall

Some Assembly Required by Arin Andrews

Show Trans: A Nonfiction Novel by Elliot DeLine

Memoirs of a GayShe by Garland G. Guidry

The Wind That Ruffled the Field by Jer'Ell Hartsig

Rethinking Normal by Katie Rain Hill

Memoirs of a Transsexual Call Girl by Dee Dee Jackson

The Transsexual from Tobago by Dominique Jackson

Bent by Teri Louise Kelly

Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man by Thomas Page McBee

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock

A Light in the Dark by Stephanie Robinson

Gender Failure by Rae Spoon and Ivan E. Coyote

My Life is No Accident by Tenika Watson and Jennifer Daelyn

Nonfiction/Queer Studies

Gender on the Edge: Transgender, Gay, and Other Pacific Islanders edited by Niko Besnier & Kalissa Alexeyeff

decolonizing trans/gender 101 by b. binaohan

Transgender Archives: Foundations for the Future by Aaron H Devor

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth

Making Sense of Intersex: Changing Ethical Perspectives in Biomedicine Ellen K. Feder

Letters for My Sisters: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect edited by Andrea James & Deanne Thornton

Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family & Themselves edited by Zander Keig & Mitch Kellaway

Queer & Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives by Nia King

Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination by Rosamond S. King

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin

Arresting Dress: Cross-Dressing, Law, and Fascination in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco by Clare Sears

Journeys of Transformation: Stories from Across the Acronym by Reid Vanderburgh

Young Adult

If We Shadows by DE Atwood

Double Exposure by Bridget Birdsall

Changers Book One: Drew by T Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper

Just Girls by Rachel Gold

Lessons on Destroying the World by Gene Grant

Shadowplay by Laura Lam

The Unintentional Time Traveler by Everett Maroon

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky

A Boy Like Me by Jennie Wood

Children’s Lit

Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah & Ian Hoffman

I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings

Tell Your Story, Tell A Dream Birthday Cake by Angela Bermudez & Flor Bermudez

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino

Comics/Graphic novels

the GENDER book by Mel Reiff Hill & Jay Mays

100 Crushes by Elisha Lim

Family Portraits by Samuel Orchard

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