A book a friend recommended
Last May, one of my best friends suggested that I read the young adult novel Pantomime, by Laura Lam. I borrowed the book at the time, but university exams and then other time constraints meant that I didn't complete it until a few days ago. However, having been urged to get a move on so that it can be lent to some other people, I took a few hours' break from studying in order to finish the book.
Pantomime follows an intersex teenager, who has been raised as a girl (Iphigenia Laurus) but runs away to join the circus adopting a male identity (Micah Gray). It is a pretty original premise for a story - I had never come across any other novels that feature a non-cis protagonist who is openly described as such. (Admittedly, I'd also never actively sought out books about non-cis people, and a quick Google search brought up a few others). It's clear, though, that there is a significant dearth of books about people who aren't cisgender, which alone makes Pantomime worth checking out, even if it weren't for all the other factors that make the book a good read.