Beyond The Binary Book Club: Thoughts On This Years’ Picks

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Beyond The Binary Book Club is hosted by Jesse @ Bowties And Books and Rhiannon @ Crescent Moon Reads. Follow them on Instagram to keep up with the enby books and trends!

I Wish You All The Best, Mason Deaver

If you’re not new, you’ve seen me raving about this book. I came to the realization that I’m nonbinary around the time I was reading this book and it really helped be clarify somethings.  Ben is a nonbinary teen who’s kicked out of their parents home and goes to live with their sister, has anxiety, participates in an arts class, and meets Nathan.

Dear Ben De Backer/ I Wish You All The Best

BTOH

Black Tides Of Heaven, Jy Yang

This one wasn’t everything I wanted, namely the protagonist did decide to undergo a transition to male, although it felt nonbinary throughout the book. It was still very gay, there’s two male love interests but one of them is very sudden and it didn’t feel developed. This is an Asian inspired fantasy about twins working both within and outside of their mother’s dictatorship. It’s part of a series that I hope to continue in 2020! 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5hGbrog6Q_/

The Deep, Rivers Solomon

I loooved this book! Basically a mashup of The Little Mermaid meets The Giver within the context of slavery. So nothing like another novel at all. 

These (gay) merfolk live in a society where emotions and their history are only carried by their Historian. For three days a year, the Historian releases the memories and shows the masses their past. This year, the Historian’s had enough and swims away to rediscover herself and find (gay) romance. 

Honorable Mentions 

I didn’t get to a memoir, Space Between by Nico Tortorella. They’re an actor that I’ve never heard of before, been in Scream 4, Younger and The Following. Another book I haven’t yet read is Out Of Salem, not an enby book club pick but it follows the life of a nonbinary zombie.

Published by TanyX Goffy

I am an author, poet, and playwright. My current WIPs are a doppelganger Dark Academia and sad vampires. I blog about YA LGBTQIAP+ books, with the occasional straight person book for diversity. They/them Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2EVVFTZUX00P0?ref_=wl_share

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