Best Gender-Bending Books
Trans, intersex, neuter, third sex, fourth/fifth/sixth sex. If it bends gender, it belongs here.
1 The Left Hand of Darkness (...
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2 Middlesex
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3 Orlando
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 25,170 ratings
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4 Tipping the Velvet
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 28,191 ratings
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5 Twelfth Night
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 89,705 ratings
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6 Annabel
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 5,844 ratings
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7 The Bone Doll's Twin (The T...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 6,956 ratings
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8 Stone Butch Blues
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 9,954 ratings
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9 Lilith's Brood (Xenogenesis...
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10 Midnight in the Garden of G...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 118,852 ratings
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11 Alanna: The First Adventure...
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 64,031 ratings
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12 The Oracle's Queen (The Tam...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 4,093 ratings
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13 Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 38,232 ratings
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13 Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 48,958 ratings
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15 Woman on the Edge of Time
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 7,598 ratings
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16 Monstrous Regiment (Discwor...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 33,555 ratings
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17 Hidden Warrior (The Tamír T...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 4,502 ratings
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18 Golden Fool (Tawny Man, #2)
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 27,097 ratings
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19 The Privilege of the Sword ...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 2,605 ratings
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20 Ammonite
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 1,792 ratings
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21 The Passion
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 10,591 ratings
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22 Behemoth (Leviathan, #2)
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 20,224 ratings
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23 Commitment Hour
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 317 ratings
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23 Trans-Sister Radio
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 6,544 ratings
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25 Invisible Monsters
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 71,242 ratings
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25 Wraeththu
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,868 ratings
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27 Shadow Man
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28 Ilario: The Lions' Eye
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29 I Am Not Myself These Days
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30 The Last Time I Wore a Dress
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31 Written on the Body
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 14,227 ratings
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32 Familiar Scars
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 64 ratings
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32 The Day the Music Died
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34 Bone Dance
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,031 ratings
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35 The Passion of New Eve
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 1,573 ratings
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36 Raptor
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 994 ratings
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37 Venus Plus X
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 959 ratings
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38 Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon,...
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39 Ilario: The Stone Golem: A ...
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40 Tales of the City (Tales of...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 19,110 ratings
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41 Self-Made Man: One Woman's ...
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3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 3,616 ratings
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42 Female Masculinity
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 1,154 ratings
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43 Nobody Passes: Rejecting th...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,340 ratings
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44 Whipping Girl: A Transsexua...
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45 Refuse
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46 The World Wreckers (Darkove...
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47 Goliath (Leviathan, #3)
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 16,009 ratings
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47 Pantomime (Micah Grey, #1)
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47 The Merchant of Venice
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50 Glasshouse
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51 I Will Fear No Evil
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52 The Empress Sword
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53 Myra Breckinridge
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54 Halfway Human
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55 Trans Liberation: Beyond Pi...
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55 PoMoSexuals: Challenging As...
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55 Pope Joan
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 39,645 ratings
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58 Intersex
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58 Sexing the Body: Gender Pol...
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60 The First Man-Made Man: The...
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61 Persistence: All Ways Butch...
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62 Sometimes She Lets Me: Best...
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63 Chasing Dragons (originally...
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63 Lords of the Middle Dark (R...
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63 Freak Show
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 2,559 ratings
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63 The Male Cross-Dresser Supp...
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63 Kill Me (Blood Chord, #1)
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63 Searching for Calamity: The...
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63 The Albino Album
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 39 ratings
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63 Invisible Monsters
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 71,242 ratings
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63 She's My Dad
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72 Misfortune
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 1,322 ratings
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72 As You Like It
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72 Golden Boy
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75 Up for Grabs 2: None of the...
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75 Ethan of Athos (Vorkosigan ...
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 6,241 ratings
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75 Thendara House (Darkover, #13)
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,976 ratings
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78 The Odyssey
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 551,212 ratings
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79 Lythande
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 1,508 ratings
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80 Luna
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 12,845 ratings
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81 Hawkmistress! (Darkover, #6)
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82 Joan of Arc
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82 The Amazon's Gelding
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84 Public Sex: The Culture of ...
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84 Steel Beach
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,826 ratings
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86 Golden Witchbreed
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86 The Porn Star's Sissy
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88 Sex and Death in Television...
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89 Wandering Son: Volume One
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90 One Corpse Too Many (Chroni...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 6,126 ratings
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91 Confessions of a Teenage He...
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92 Take Me There: Trans and Ge...
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93 Cunt: A Declaration of Inde...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 6,799 ratings
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94 Set This House in Order: A ...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 2,886 ratings
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94 My Gender Workbook: How to ...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 1,066 ratings
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96 Transgender Warriors : Maki...
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97 In One Person
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 14,894 ratings
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98 The Last Report On The Mira...
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99 Transgender History
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 573 ratings
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100 Gender Outlaws: The Next Ge...
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message 2: by Lauren (last edited Mar 04, 2010 05:44PM) (new)


message 3: by jo (new)

jo God's Country? why is it gender-bending?


Kynthos-the-Archer Nice list.


message 5: by Destiny (new)

Destiny Great list! I found it through Raptor and pretty much love every book on here. Might I suggest Game of Thrones? Arya Stark.


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