Popular Genderqueer Books

 

Gender-queer is an identity of gender built keeping in mind the term ‘queer’. Queer is a term, which one can call an umbrella for all sexual and sexual identity. Later this was more associated with bi-gender or cis-genders. They are not the ones that align with heterosexual or homosexual norms. However, it is mostly used to represents one’s sexual orientation. At times it is also used to express non-binary gender identity. People who say they are gender-queer, often refer to themselves as gender fluid. Genderfluid means the ones that can keep shifting and go with the flow of wind. There is a varied range of identity that falls under this such as pan-gender, gender fluid, demi-gender, androgynous, a-gender, and bi-gender. Thus, it is more important for the general population to understand this concept as more and more people nowadays understand themselves as gender-queer. Gone are the days when the protagonists only used to be cisgenders. Genderqueer books are what we needed for the evolution of literature, and now it has finally started happening. Books featuring agender, Genderqueer, or gender-fluid characters and narrators are a huge development in the field of literature. Below is a list of Genderqueer books by some of the famous authors.

Urban Tantra, Second Edition:Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century

This is one of the best books of 2017 to deal with the complex issue of bi-gender and one of the wonderful works of Barbara Carrellas. It is about the new take on possibilities and responsibilities of tantra in this world of fast-paced and technology savvy generation. This book is on cutting-edge information regarding extended communities such as multi-partner play, practices of asexual and aromatics, also expanded practices for trans and gender nonconforming people

Read it For:
This is a diverse novel, which deals with many aspects of bi-gender. The writing is unique with some lighter moments with a touch of romance, friendships, and other extended dynamics
Don't Read it For:
This book is more details about erotic and other scenarios of a bi-genders life and depicts their love and lust qualities with updated referencing, thus before you pick think over it
What makes this book stand out?:
This is about celebrating 10th anniversary of urban tantra, and book has recent updates from ancient practices of tantra by very renowned sex educator Barbara Carrellas

Super Late Bloomer

Supper Late Bloomers’ by Julia Kaye is a young adult fantasy. The story is about her own lives ups and downs right from own a truth about yourself, self-acceptance of that, then struggle or challenges thrown by society while one is accepting the fact, and in middle of this moments of love and joy. This book educates one about how hard it gets for bi-gender not only because of self-realization but also because of society set parameters to measure them.

Read it For:
Kaye conveys everything that happens and is felt easily, yet humorous and emotional. It is also full of hope as,despite everything, Kaye somehow weaves education inthis very book, making a future shift by escaping one way or another
Don't Read it For:
The book may not be very suitable for everyone as it goes on unveiling how the bi-gender goes through transition and societal acceptance
What makes this book stand out?:
Instead of writing traditional diaries kaye, turns them into more of easy going by relating it to her own life and helping others with similar struggle realize they aren’t the only ones to deal with all this.

The Rules Do Not Apply

This book by Ariel Levy is yet another work on the bi-gender and its struggle. The book is somehow different than the rest, as it does not deal with a story involving people disrespecting the bi-gender or their partner

Read it For:
The plot of the book is unique with the best world-building and care put into the American culture, of what has been changing and what is still the same
Don't Read it For:
It is a brutal and violent affair. The story revolves around the author and her own life crises, teaches how to start it all over again
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a proof that every book based on bi-genders doesn'tnecessarily have to be an example of struggle, or unique concepts

S.E.X, second edition

Another amazing book clearly states life of a teen or emerging adult, and how they are dealing with all the uncertain changes taking place in their lives, body and mind, which they never thought can be that overwhelming

Read it For:
When it comes to sex, everybody seems to have a strong feeling and opinion about others, this book deals with all information and sex education to change that very stereotype thinkers
Don't Read it For:
The information shared may not be in the best humor wrapped style, since its more of straight forward language, clear thoughts and direct information
What makes this book stand out?:
The journey of author is extraordinary with magic and the delicate unfurling of new love
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Becoming Nicole

The story is revolving around twin-brothers, who had different liking right from childhood. Jonas like most other kids of his age preferred trucks, and cars, Whereas Wyatt was different so was his liking for dolls, princess and more of girly things. It was difficult for family to see Wyatt turn into Nicole

Read it For:
An interesting, unique insight in the book. Also, it is a great story on transition which is worth a read
Don't Read it For:
The ending of the book may not be what you expect. It is quite a frustrating ending for the readers
What makes this book stand out?:
Through A's eyes, readers get to experience what it would be like to be someone different but the same. It is also one of the best selling genderqueer books

The Gender Quest Workbook

This is yet another struggle story of a transgender person. The book is packed with skills, exercises, and activities from proven theories, to help one address, the broader range of struggle one encounters related to gender identity. It is quite an eye-opening book

Read it For:
It is about learning to express yourself, channelize your activities and energy. It's about allowing yourself to be happy with who you are
Don't Read it For:
The book may not be very likable to everyone because of the skills and techniques explained and tone in the struggles of individual’s lives.
What makes this book stand out?:
The author has used different formatting tactics which improved the reading experience for the readers

The ABC’s of LGBT+

This book by Ashley Mardell talks about gender identity and sexual identity of an individual. The author is a beloved blogger and YouTube star, who answers many questions related to various doubts and queries in the mind of bi-gender and their dear ones. The book is an example that the world does get better when people are empowered by information and understanding

Read it For:
The queries and doubts are something that will keep you going with the book,and the plot is very interesting with lots of information waiting for you
Don't Read it For:
The story covers various questions which teens, parents or anyone else dealing with bi-gender needs a clarification on and advice as well
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is bestselling LGBT book. Its essentials are teen focused, parenting advice, talks about gender identity and sexual identity

The Transgender Teen

There is a generational gap in understanding of gender identity. This book helps in building the bridge between two of them by exploring thousands of challenges that families faces everyday while dealing with youth in their transgender phase

Read it For:
An eye-opening that book resembles many issues that college students do deal with daily
Don't Read it For:
The story has lots of moments full of anxiety and heartbreaks
What makes this book stand out?:
One of the popular genderqueer books. It is a very innovative and touching book by Hartke

Transforming

This book depicts how trans gender are under presented, and misunderstood community. The genderless element of "You" brings creativity in the story

Read it For:
The book is undoubtedly a unique one withchange in thought process; they're real and relatable
Don't Read it For:
There are a lot of unnecessary descriptions in the book which may not be very interesting to every reader
What makes this book stand out?:
One of the popular genderqueer books. It is a very innovative and touching book by Hartke

Black on Both Sides

The story of Christine, first American prominent transsexual and how presently it narrates the postwar era. This book is able identifies many intersections of blackness and transness, way back to nineteenth century and then back to present day. An impressive creation by an extremely skillful author

Read it For:
Any person who has trouble fitting in will greatly enjoy this book
Don't Read it For:
Some of the intersections in the book may seem absurd which may not be very likable to some readers
What makes this book stand out?:
Drawing into a deep and varied archive of materials, in tracing the twinned genealogies of black and trans and deep questions is a unique idea used in this book

 

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