Here’s where I recommend a book I’ve read and loved and since this is Pratchett I MEAN IT. This gives you something cool to read and, if you click through and buy anything in the next 24 hours, then I get a kickback from Amazon or Book Depository. Win/win.
Monstrous Regiment is one of my favourite Discworld novels, and I don’t say that lightly. Pratchett is a master storyteller but what makes Monstrous Regiment the beauty it is are its characters.
This is the tale of Polly, a girl who cuts her hair, shoves a pair of socks down her pants, and runs off to war to find her brother. It’s a trope to be sure, but because this is Pratchett, of course, it’s flipped on its head and turned inside out. This is also the only Discworld novel to feature an explicit trans character.
If you’re into trope savvy writing and feminist fiction I highly recommend this book.