Not Just a Tomboy ~ Caspar Baldwin

Rating: 4/5 Baldwin's memoir is the only book I've read detailing gender dysphoria and transition for a trans man. Baldwin brings up a point I hadn't considered, but that rings true in my experience: trans men are not talked about nearly as often as trans women. When I consider my experiences with media and books, … Continue reading Not Just a Tomboy ~ Caspar Baldwin

Miss Iceland ~ Audur Ava Olafsdottir

Happy Book Birthday! Rating: 3/5 Written in a very different style than most books, this was a refreshing novel. I was not overly thrilled with any of the characters. I almost felt as though we were intentionally kept distant from the characters' emotions. Like the cool teenagers smoking cigarettes vibe, where they won't let you … Continue reading Miss Iceland ~ Audur Ava Olafsdottir

Sharks in the Time of Saviors ~ Kawai Strong Washburn

Rating: 4/5 Sharks in the Time of Saviors is an emotional voyage. Sharks is a story of Hawaii, and the feeling of Hawaii under the skin for native islanders. Alternating perspective but beginning with their mother Malia and ending with their father, this book was an emotional gut punch that I"m still recovering from. Dean … Continue reading Sharks in the Time of Saviors ~ Kawai Strong Washburn

Three Apples Fell from the Sky ~ Narine Abgaryan

Rating:3/5 Three Apples Fell from the Sky follows an Armenian woman named Anatolia through various parts of her life, and the life of the town. You may be thinking to yourself, towns don't live lives. This one seems to. This is magical realism on par with the writing style of One Hundred Years of Solitude, … Continue reading Three Apples Fell from the Sky ~ Narine Abgaryan

Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? ~ Heath Fogg Davis

Rating:4/5 Beyond Trans is a very specific and timely look at gender as a classification and discrimination. Heath Fogg Davis shares personal stories and narrative style research from several people with regards to ways in which their gender identification has limited or inhibited their ability to move through the world. Many of the people involved … Continue reading Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? ~ Heath Fogg Davis