Hello guys !
Weird post title, huh? Well, today I’m here with a new feature that I clearly failed at naming but we’ll role with it. As the name “Word Wonders’ TBR Expansion” says, I’m bringing this new feature to expand your TBRs, you’ll hopefully love me for it, but your wallets and bank accounts might hate me afterwards. Once a month, I will be recommending diverse books that fall under the same theme or type of representation, and since I know that if I rely on the books I’ve read only the list wouldn’t be that long so I decided I’ll ask Twitter friends for help and they delivered.
I wanted to start with books with Muslim representation (for obvious reasons) but since I already have a couple of posts where I recommend books with Muslim main characters (see here and here) I thought that if would be repetitive so I decided to skip that one for the time being. For this month, I chose books with Bisexual Main Characters and I have quite the few.
I will try to include content warnings for as many of them. The ones that I couldn’t find content warnings for will have a (*) in front of their titles.
Title = Goodreads page
How to Make a Wish – Ashley Herring Blake
CW: Parental Emotional Abuse – Death of Parent (off page)
Queens of Geek – Jen Wilde
CW: Anxiety, panic attacks, bimisia (challenged)
Far from You – Tess Sharpe
CW: Violence, suicidal thoughts, depression, chronic illness, car accidents (and injuries from them), PTSD, death of a lesbian, gun violence, drug abuse.
Noteworthy – Riley Redgate
CW: Outting, homomisia, lack of cross-dressing discourse (trans/nb)
Not Otherwise Specified – Hannah Moskowitz
CW: Eating disorders, bimisia (challenged), bullying, lesbomisia
Ramona Blue – Julie Murphy
Note that some bi people have been hurt by it because of lack of a label.
CW: Amisia, natural disaster, difficult pregnancy, parental queer erasure, lesbian dating a guy.
We are Okay – Nina Lacour
CW: Grief, depression, drowning, death, suicide.
Wild – Hannah Moskowitz
Radio Silence – Alice Oseman
CW: Parental Abuse, anxiety, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts,
Like Water* – Rebecca Podos
Little & Lion* – Brandy Colbert
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee
CW: Child abuse, homomisic parents, racism (all of it challenged), suicidal ideations.
Labyrinth Lost – Zoraida Cordova
Otherbound* – Corinne Duvyis
The Fifth Season – N.K. Jemisin
CW: Death of a queer character
The Seafarer’s Kiss – Julia Ember
CW: Fertility Issues, could be hurtful to non-binary folks because the villain is nb.
Not Your Sidekick – C. B. Lee
Of Fire and Stars – Audrey Coulthurst
Island of Exiles* – Erica Cameron
The Impostor Queen – Sarah Fine
CW: Gore, torture
Ash – Malinda Lo
CW: Abuse (mental, emotional, one instance of physical)
Adaptation – Malinda Lo
CW: Blood, car accident, hospitalization, kidnapping, non-consensual kiss.
Dark Horse* – A.L Brooks
Hold Me – Courtney Milan
CW: Mentions of past suicide and past transmisia
The King of Bourbon Street – Thea De Salle
CW: Mentions of drug addiction, BDSM, age gap.
The Paths we Choose – M. Hollis
CW: Queermisic parents.
Fast Connection – Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell
CW: Physical Abuse, childhood abuse, past trauma,
So Sweet – Rebekah Weatherspoon
CW: Sexual Abuse, age gap.
Strays – Garrett Leigh
CW: Stalking, anxiety.
The Art of Three – Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese
Ariah* – A.R. Sanders CW: Age gap,
The Alchemists of Loom – Elise Kova
CW: Offhanded mentions of ongoing slavery, panick attacks, anxiety, PTSD, death
Bearly a Lady – Cassandra Khaw
CW: Ableism, rape culture, fatmisia, bimisia, mind control
Ho boy, it’s 3am. This post took a lot more time and work than I expected, so I hope you find new books to sink your teeth into ❤
That’s it until next time.
Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.