Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Marginalized Genders Reading List: 2016 Edition

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At the start of 2016, Renay of Lady Business issued herself a challenge to read work by 100 different women authors and artists over the course of the year. I liked this challenge so much that I took it up myself, with a slight adjustment to include nonbinary, genderfluid, and agender authors as well.

I counted everyone whose work was at least novelette-length for prose or issue-length for comics, and my year-end reading list looks like this, in alphabetical order:

Abirached, Zeina

  • A Game For Swallows

Adams, Liz Duffy

  • Whitehall, Season One

Alcalá, Kathleen

  • Mrs Vargas and the Dead Naturalist

Albert, Annabeth

  • Treble Maker
  • Beta Test
  • Connection Error
  • Wrapped Together
  • Served Hot
  • Delivered Fast
  • Knit Tight
  • Love Me Tenor
  • All Note Long

Allende, Isabel

  • Ines Of My Soul

Andrews, Ilona

  • Clean Sweep
  • Sweep In Peace

Bardugo, Leigh

  • Shadow and Bone

Baszile, Natalie

  • Queen Sugar

Bear, Elizabeth

  • New Amsterdam
  • Seven For A Secret
  • The White City
  • Ad Eternum

Bechko, Corinna

  • Invisible Republic Vol 1

Bennett, Marguerite

  • DC Comics Bombshells Vol 1

Blake, Kendare

  • Anna Dressed In Blood
  • Girl of Nightmares
  • Three Dark Crowns

Block, Francesca Lia

  • Weetzie Bat
  • Witch Baby

Brennan, Sarah Rees

  • Tell the Wind and Fire

Brown, Emily

  • Fairy Tales For Modern Queers

Bujold, Lois McMaster

  • Diplomatic Immunity
  • Winterfair Gifts
  • Cryoburn
  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance
  • Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
  • Beguilement

Bustos, Natatcha

  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol 1

Campbell, Sophie

  • Jem and the Holograms Vol 1
  • Jem and the Holograms Vol 3

Cass, Kiera

  • The Heir
  • The Siren

Charles, KJ

  • Rag and Bone


  • Cardcaptor Sakura Vol 1 to Vol 6

Clarke, Cassandra Rose

  • The Witch Who Came In From the Cold, Season One

Cloonan, Becky

  • Southern Cross

Croix, Callie

  • No Holds Barred

Dawson, Delilah S.

  • Wicked As They Come
  • Wicked As She Wants

del Duca, Leila

  • Shutter Vol 1
  • Shutter Vol 2

Dev, Sonali

  • A Bollywood Affair
  • The Bollywood Bride
  • A Change of Heart

Dolamore, Jaclyn

  • The Vengeful Half

Dunlap, Margaret

  • Bookburners, Season One
  • Bookburners, Season Two

Edugyan, Esi

  • Half-Blood Blues

El-Mohtar, Amal

  • Bookburners, Season Two

Fish, Veronica

  • Archie Vol 1

Franklin, Alis

  • Liesmith
  • Stormbringer

Glass, Seressia

  • Shadow Blade

Goodwin, Mia

  • Princeless

Grant, Mira (aka McGuire, Seanan)

  • Deadline
  • Blackout
  • Rise
  • Every Heart A Doorway

Gratton, Tessa

  • Tremontaine, Season Two

Gray, Charlotte

  • The Promise of Canada

Gray, Claudia

  • Star Wars: Bloodline

Green, Sally

  • Half Truths
  • Half Bad
  • Half Wild
  • Half Lost

Griswold, Amy

  • Death By Silver

Han, Jenny

  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Hardinge, Frances

  • The Lie Tree

Heilig, Heidi

  • The Girl From Everywhere

Higashimura, Akiko

  • Princess Jellyfish Vol 1
  • Princess Jellyfish Vol 2

Higgins, Rosy

  • Raven, Pirate Princess Vol 1

Hopkinson, Nalo

  • Sister Mine

Jemisin, N.K.

  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
  • The Broken Kingdoms
  • The Kingdom of Gods
  • The Awakened Kingdom
  • The Fifth Season
  • The Obelisk Gate
  • The Killing Moon

Jennings, Jazz

  • Being Jazz

Johnson, Alaya Dawn

  • Tremontaine, Season One
  • Tremontaine, Season Two

Jones, Diana Wynne

  • Reflections: On the Magic of Writing

Kaufman, Amie

  • Illuminae
  • Gemina

Khanani, Intisar

  • Sunbolt

Kirino, Natsuo

  • The Goddess Chronicle

Knisley, Lucy

  • Something New
  • French Milk
  • An Age of License
  • Displacement
  • Relish

Kondo, Marie

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Kornher-Stace, Nicole

  • Archivist Wasp

Kowal, Mary Robinette

  • Whitehall, Season One

Kushner, Ellen

  • Tremontaine, Season One
  • Tremontaine, Season Two

Lafferty, Mur

  • Bookburners, Season Two
  • Bookburners, Season One

Lahiri, Jhumpa

  • The Interpreter of Maladies

Lavey-Heaton, Megan

  • Namesake, Volume One
  • Namesake, Volume Two

Lee, Fonda

  • Zeroboxer

Lee, Stacy

  • Silk Vol 0: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon

Leth, Kate

  • Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat Vol 1: Hooked On A Feline


  • to the sky without wings

Liu, Marjorie

  • Monstress Vol 1: Awakening

Lo, Malinda

  • Tremontaine, Season One

Locke, Attica

  • The Cutting Season

Maas, Sarah J.

  • The Assassin’s Blade
  • Throne of Glass

Maltese, Racheline

  • Tremontaine, Season One
  • Tremontaine, Season Two

Mariano, Chris

  • Cover (Story) Girl

Martinez, Alitha

  • Batgirl Vol 2: Knightfall Descends

Mason, Rhonda

  • The Empress Game

McGuire, Seanan (aka Grant, Mira)

  • Deadline
  • Blackout
  • Rise
  • Every Heart A Doorway

McMillan, Rachel

  • The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder

Melançon, Isabelle

  • Namesake, Volume One
  • Namesake, Volume Two

Meyer, Marissa

  • Cinder
  • Scarlet
  • Cress

Mock, Janet

  • Redefining Realness

Mohanraj, Mary Anne

  • Tremontaine, Season Two

Morgan, Kass

  • The 100

Moriarty, Jaclyn

  • A Corner of White
  • Cracks in the Kingdom
  • A Tangle of Gold

Moyes, Jojo

  • Me Before You

Nakamura, Yoshiki

  • Skip Beat! Volumes 1 through 37

Oima, Yoshitoki

  • A Silent Voice Volumes 1 through 7

Pacat, C.S.

  • Kings Rising

Penelope, L.

  • Song of Blood & Stone
  • Angelborn

Peria, Chrissie

  • All’s Fair In Blog and War

Phillips, Andrea

  • Bookburners, Season Two

Pon, Cindy

  • Serpentine

Rai, Alisha

  • Falling For Him

Reed, Emily

  • Fairy Tales For Modern Queers

Reeder, Amy

  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosar Vol 1: BFF

Reeves, Dia

  • Slice of Cherry

Reisz, Tiffany

  • The Bourbon Thief
  • Her Halloween Treat
  • Her Naughty Holiday
  • One Hot December

Rhimes, Shonda

  • Year of Yes

Rivera, Gabby

  • Juliet Takes A Breath

Robins, Madeline E.

  • Whitehall, Season One

Rorick, Kate

  • The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet

Rowell, Rainbow

  • Carry On

Rowling, J.K.

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Ryan, Pam Muñoz

  • Echo
  • Esperanza Rising
  • The Dreamer
  • Paint the Wind
  • Riding Freedom

Samuel, Barbara

  • Whitehall, Season One

San Diego, Jayen

  • Just A Little Rain

Saulter, Stephanie

  • Gemsigns

Scarlett, Willow

  • Integrity
  • Coin Tricks
  • Knockout Andrew
  • Hot Blood Punk

Schwab, V.E.

  • A Darker Shade of Magic
  • A Gathering of Shadows
  • This Savage Song

Scott, Melissa

  • Death By Silver

Semple, Maria

  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Sexton, Marie

  • Winter Oranges

Sherman, Delia

  • Whitehall, Season One

Simone, Gail

  • Batgirl Vol 1: The Darkest Reflection
  • Batgirl Vol 2: Knightfall Descends
  • Batgirl Vol 3: Death of the Family
  • Batgirl Vol 4: Wanted

Simonson, Louise

  • X-Factor (read as single issues)

Singh, Nalini

  • Angels’ Blood

Siskind, Kelly

  • Chasing Crazy

Smith, A.F.E

  • Goldenfire

Smith, Lindsay

  • The Witch Who Came In From the Cold, Season One

Smith, Sarah

  • Whitehall, Season One

Snow, K.Z.

  • Mongrel
  • Merman

Staples, Fiona

  • Archie Vol 1

Stiefvater, Maggie

  • The Raven Boys
  • The Dream Thieves
  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue
  • The Raven King

Tahir, Sabaa

  • A Torch Against the Night

Takada, Sana

  • Monstress Vol 1: Awakening

Takako, Shimura

  • Wandering Son Volumes 1 through 5

Tanglao, Kesh

  • The Real Score

Tarr, Babs

  • Batgirl Vol 1: The Batgirl of Burnside
  • Batgirl Vol 2: Family Business
  • Batgirl Vol 3: Minefields

Taylor, Logan

  • Where Loyalties Lie

Thompson, Kelly

  • Jem and the Holograms Vol 1: Showtime
  • Jem and the Holograms Vol 3: Dark Jem

Wagers, K.B.

  • Behind the Throne

Walker, Alice

  • In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens
  • Living By the Word

Walton, Jo

  • What Makes This Book So Great (Vorkosigan essays only)

Weatherspoon, Rebekah

  • Fit
  • Tamed
  • Sated
  • So Sweet
  • Treasure
  • So Right
  • So For Real
  • Better Off Red

West, Michelle

  • Sea of Sorrows

Williams, Brittney L.

  • Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat Vol 1: Hooked On A Feline

Womack, Ytasha L.

  • Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture

Wu, Annie

  • Black Canary Vol 1: Kicking and Screaming

Yazawa, Ai

  • Paradise Kiss Volumes 1 through 5

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