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What: TransPonder Book Club
When: every Tuesday @ 5p PT
Who: everyone, all ages, allies welcome
Where: virtual, Google Meet, email info@transponder.community for link
FREE

This is a social club; we meet every week but only talk about one book per month. Some activities are: chatting about what books we’re reading, discussing trans artists and issues, reading each other LGBTQIA-friendly picture books, and we even chat about shoes.

On the last Tuesday of the month we discuss our monthly discussion book. Our discussion book is a book for trans/gender-diverse people, about trans/gender-diverse people, and/or by trans/gender-diverse people. Reading the discussion book is not required. 

CLICK HERE for our recommendation list

Need a FREE digital copy of a monthly discussion book?


Want an ebook or e-audiobook copy of the monthly books we’re discussing but don’t have the means to acquire one? TransPonder can help! Request an ebook copy of one of our monthly discussion books by filling out our form.

CLICK HERE to fill out the form

Our Monthly Discussion Books


CLICK HERE for the book links on Amazon

2022

Click each book cover for the Goodreads link.

September: All Systems Red by Martha Wells

May: Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

green, yellow, and blue background, with impressionist imagery of a face

January: Snapdragon by Kat Leyh

graphic novel of Snapdragon with a person with a bike with fluffy pigtails and a dog in a basket

August: Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

April: The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag

werewolf shadow curling around a youth in pink, huddled over occult paraphernalia.

July: The Testosterone Files by Max Flores

Free copy only available in paperback.

March: How We Do Family by Trystan Reese

We have hardcover copies at TransPonder’s office!

a family of five dressed in casual summer denim, smiling.

June: Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass & Sorcery by Wiebe, Tavishati, Upchurch, & Staples

Available on hoopla. Ebook only. Recommended ages 16+ for violence, drugs, sex, and language.

rat queens book cover

February: Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Stevenson, Ellis, Watters, Allen, Laiho, & Aiese

wood shack background with five gangly teens in what can only be described as 90s grunge clothing.

2021

Click each book cover for the Goodreads link.

December: A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett

Ebook only!

white background with orange dots. small illustrations of keys and cigarettes. A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett.

August: Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

blue background with a bunch of illustrated figures dancing

April: Tranny by Laura Jane Grace

Cover of “Tranny” by Laura Jane Grace, which includes a black sketch of a person’s face, eyes heavily lined in khol.

November: Dawn by Octavia Butler

sunrise in the background. audiobook of DAWN by Octavia Butler

July: Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee

Cover of Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee. Pink background with illustrations of five couples on a date.

March: The Black Tides of Heaven by Neon Yang

Cover of “The Black Tides of Heaven” by Neon Yang, with an illustrated figure in a blue robe, seated on a cloud in a sky. Text reads: TransPonder Book Club, Tuesdays @ 5 PM PT

October: The Wrong End of the Telescope by Rabih Alameddine

Background of a map of Greece. In the foreground is the book cover of “The Wrong End of the Telescope” by Rabih Alameddine next to light lettering which sits on top of a dark background. “TransPonder Book Club October Discussion Book, The Wrong End of the Telescope, Tuesdays @ 5 p.m. PT”⁠

June: Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon

Audiobook cover of “Beyond the Gender Binary”: Purple background with cartoon image of Alok with purple hair, in a yellow and green outfit with ruffles.

February: Gender Failure by Coyote & Spoon

September: Finna by Nino Cipri

cover of finna--blue with yellow lettering and illustrations of pipes in the background

May: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

“If I Was Your Girl” audiobook cover: dark background with a teen girl with red hair in a spaghetti strap top, looking over her shoulder.

January: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

2020 Books

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December: Whipping Girl by Julia Serano

August: Real Queer America by Samantha Allen

real queer america book cover

November: The Princess Beard by Dawson & Hearne

Book cover on a orange background with a pirate ship, a map, and pirate hat.

July: Dreadnought by April Daniels

dreadnought book cover

October: Gender Outlaw by Kate Bornstein (and Gender Outlaws by Bornstein & Bergman)

June: Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

janet mock book cover

September: George by Alex Gino

May: Beast by Brie Spangler

beast book cover


Event Details

This event is running from 30 June 2020 until 27 December 2022. It is next occurring on August 23, 2022 5:00 pm

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