Jan Morris’s *Conundrum*
This 174-page book, from 1974, is probably the best I have read this year so far. The main tale is the author’s pioneering transgender experiences, but it’s far broader than that, also being an excellent travel book, romance, family story, and tale of ineradicable obsession. Everything is pitch perfect, and you can finish it in a sitting, these are the kinds of books I wish people recommended to me. Here is the end of the story, quite romantic. Here is an interview with Morris.