TransPonder Book Club

Tuesdays, 5 PM PST

everyone, all ages, allies welcome

Virtual on Google Meet (email info@transponder.community for link)


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

Our Monthly Discussion Books

Let us give you a FREE copy of our monthly book!

If you want an ebook or e-audiobook copy of the monthly book 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 clicking the BOOK REQUEST button below.

Click each book cover below to read more about it at Goodreads.com.



Starless by Jacqueline Carey


The Gender Friend by Oakley Rae Phoenix

book cover of The Gender Friend


The Wicked Bargain by Cole Novoa


The Risk It Takes to Bloom by Raquel Willis

Book cover of "The Risk It Takes to Bloom"

E-audiobook available on Hoopla.


Hell Followed With Us by White

Book cover of "Hell Followed With Us"

Available on Libby.

Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote

Ebook available on Hoopla.

Orange background. Black and white drawing of a heart.

The Bride Was a Boy by Chii

Book cover of "The Bride Was a Boy"

You Gotta Be You by Goodman

You Gotta Be You Book Cover

Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Niell

Available on Hoopla.

Tea dragon society book cover


January: The Black Flamingo by Atta

Available on Libby in ebook and e-audiobook. Available on Hoopla in ebook and e-audiobook.

February: How to be an Antiracist by Kendi

Available on Libby in ebook and e-audiobook.

book cover of how to be an antiracist

March: The Prince and the Dressmaker by Wang

Audiobooks not available.

The Prince and the Dressmaker book cover

April: Manywhere by Thomas

Available on Libby in ebook.

book cover of manywhere: drawing of birds on a lime green lightning bolt

May: Nevada by Binnie

Available on Libby in ebook.

book cover of nevada

June: Bingo Love by Franklin, St-Onge, San, & Cardinal

Available on Hoopla in ebook.

book cover of bingo love: two couples kissing and holding each other with flowers everywhere

July: Too Bright to See by Lukoff

Available on Libby in ebook and e-audiobook.

Too Bright to See book cover: illustrated youth looking at a white house, with trees in the background

August: Gender Queer by Kobabe

Available on Libby and Available on Hoopla.

book cover of gender queer: a person in shorts looking at their reflection the water.

September: Zenobia July by Bunker

book cover of Zenobia July. Green background with person with a blue shirt, long black hair, and a backpack.

October: Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Dawson

Available on Libby.

Book cover: black background with an illustrated eye with a person surrounded by fire in the pupil.

November: Transgender History by Stryker

book cover of Transgender History

December: Something That May Shock and Discredit You by Lavery

Available on Hoopla in audiobook.

book cover of Something That May Shock and Discredit You


January: Snapdragon by Kat Leyh

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

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.

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.

April: The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag

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

May: Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

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

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

July: The Testosterone Files by Max Flores

Free copy only available in paperback.

August: Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

September: All Systems Red by Martha Wells

October: Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

Available on Libby in ebook and e-audiobook. Available on Hoopla in audiobook.

November: The Half Life of Valery K by Natasha Pulley

Available on Libby in ebook.

E-audiobook is only available on Audible.

December: Galaxy: The Prettiest Star by Axelrod & Taylor

Available on Hoopla in ebook.

book cover of 'galaxy the prettiest star'


January: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

February: Gender Failure by Coyote & Spoon

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

blue background with a bunch of illustrated figures dancing

September: Finna by Nino Cipri

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

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”⁠

November: Dawn by Octavia Butler

sunrise in the background. audiobook of DAWN by Octavia Butler

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.


May: Beast by Brie Spangler

beast book cover

June: Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

janet mock book cover

July: Dreadnought by April Daniels

dreadnought book cover

August: Real Queer America by Samantha Allen

real queer america book cover

September: George by Alex Gino

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

November: The Princess Beard by Dawson & Hearne

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

December: Whipping Girl by Julia Serano

Event Details

This event is running from 30 June 2020 until 30 December 2025. It is next occurring on July 30, 2024 5:00 pm

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