Emily St. John Mandel: Station Eleven
 _Station Eleven_ by Emily St. John Mandel. This book is amazing; some of the best SF/F I've ever read. I don't even know where to begin really. Like Girl In The Road (also best SF/F ever), it's more of a collection of character sketches than a "story" per se. I mean sure, there's a plot, but what really drives it all is the characters: how they came to be who they are, how they bounce off other characters, how insignificant actions ripple out over decades. A true masterpiece.
Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity. Author Julia Serano discusses trans feminism, trans-misogyny, transgender issues.
Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive
Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive. Author Julia Serano presents a holistic approach to gender, sexuality, and sexism.
the girl in the road
 _The Girl in the Road_ by Monica Byrne. This book is amazing; must read. The future will be multicultural, and this is what a multicultural future would look like: no more white/asian monocultural Earth, no more one-culture one-city/world, no more culture as shading in a portrait. A multitude. Of cultures. In all their light and darkness. Also a world in which queerness passes unremarked upon. Or remarked only quietly, in passing, by "accepting" parents.
 _Infidel_ (Bel Dame Apocrypha, 2/3) by Kameron Hurley— Of the trilogy I think this one is by far my favorite. The characters have definitely grown and developed, and this is written to; the growth is natural, and it's something you feel and know rather than something you're being told.
Title: Parade Japanese Title: パレード (Parēdo) Author: Yoshida Shūichi (吉田 修一) Translator: Philip Gabriel Year Published: 2014 (America); 2002 (Japan) Publisher: Vintage Books Pages: 230 Do you remember how, maybe around ten years ago, writers like Nick Hornby and Chuck Palahniuk were really cool? You'd read something like Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho or Don…
Sweet Tooth: A Memoir
Sweet Tooth: A Memoir - Kindle edition by Anderson, Tim. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Sweet Tooth: A Memoir.
 _The Girl with All the Gifts_ by M.R. Carey. I don't want to say too much about the premise for risk of spoilers (even though it should become clear by the end of the first chapter or two). I've read it before, but just read it again. Gives a very nice exploration of the existential concerns about what "humanity" is. Also (at a meta level) some interesting questions about gender and monsters. Definitely recommended, despite the obligatory ___ scene towards the end.