So, I'm in the process of reading Redefining Realness by Janet Mock. It's my first time reading the book and so far it's pretty good, although I'm only a few chapters in. However, as a result of picking it up, I was thinking it might be nice to start a recommended reading list for transgender literature. If you're into this sort of thing, feel free to make suggestions for me. Maybe over time this will evolve into a qualitative list for everyone.

Transfeminine Nonfiction

  • Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano
  • She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan
  • Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Transfeminine Fiction

  • A Safe Girl To Love by Casey Plett
  • Nevada by Imogen Binnie
  • Small Beauty by Jia Qing Wilson-Yang

Transmasculine Nonfiction

  • Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green
  • Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life by Ryan Sallans


  • Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation by various authors and edited by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman

Science Fiction with Trans-spectrum Characters

  • A Civil Campaign (Vorkosigan Saga, #12) by Lois McMaster Bujold*
  • Mirror Dance (Vorkosigan Saga, #8) by Lois McMaster Bujold*
  • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin*

Fantasy with Trans-spectrum Characters

  • Eon: Rise of the Dragoneye by Alison Goodman*
  • Eona: The Last Dragoneye by Alison Goodman*

Fiction with Trans-spectrum Characters

  • Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami*

* represents a cisgender author.