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25 Book Recommendations for International Pronouns Day

Today is International Pronouns Day, and in honor of the occasion, we’ve put together a rec list, as is our wont. We focused on books that use neopronouns, they/them or it/its characters, and books that did interesting things with pronouns, such as avoiding them completely, changing them between scenes, etc. Basically, if something about the pronouns in the book stood out to us, we considered it for inclusion in this list! Nine Duck Prints Press contributors suggested titles for this blog post. And now…the books!

  1. I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
  2. In the Watchful City by S. Qiouyi Lu
  3. Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee
  4. Translation State by Ann Leckie
  5. The Genesis of Misery by Neon Yang
  6. The Black Tides of Heaven by Neon Yang
  7. The Spare Man by Mary Robinette Kowal
  8. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
  9. Gamechanger by L. X. Beckett
  10. All Systems Red by Martha Wells
  11. What Are Your Words?: A Book About Pronouns by Katherine Locke
  12. She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan
  13. The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
  14. Victories Greater than Death by Charlie Jane Anders
  15. Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee
  16. The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzimons
  17. Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
  18. The Archive Undying by Emma Mieko Candon
  19. Spell Bound by F. T. Lukens
  20. Your Shadow Remains Half by Sunny Moraine
  21. Lock In by John Scalzi
  22. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  23. They/Them by Stuart Getty
  24. The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas
  25. The Light of a Thousand Stars and You by Nicola Kapron, published in Bleed Error Issue 1.

Do you have any favorite books that use pronouns other than he or she, and/or that do interesting things with pronouns? Tell us about them!

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