WORD WONDERS’ TBR EXPANSION : Books with Bisexual Main Characters

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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

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Contemporary

How to Make a Wish – Ashley Herring Blake

Ashley Herring Blake - How to Make a Wish

CW: Parental Emotional Abuse – Death of Parent (off page)

Queens of Geek – Jen Wilde

Jen Wilde - Queens of Geek

CW: Anxiety, panic attacks, bimisia (challenged)

Far from You – Tess Sharpe

Tess Sharpe - Far from you.jpg

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

riley-redgate-noteworthy

CW: Outting, homomisia, lack of cross-dressing discourse (trans/nb)

Not Otherwise Specified – Hannah Moskowitz

Hannah Moskowitz - Not Otherwise Specified

CW: Eating disorders, bimisia (challenged), bullying, lesbomisia

Ramona Blue – Julie Murphy

Julie Murphy - Ramona Blue

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

Nina Lacour - We Are Okay

CW: Grief, depression, drowning, death, suicide.

Wild – Hannah Moskowitz

Hannah Moskowitz - Wild

Radio Silence – Alice Oseman

Alice Oseman - Radio Silence

CW: Parental Abuse, anxiety, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts,  

Like Water* – Rebecca Podos

Rebecca Podos - Like Water.jpg

Little & Lion* – Brandy Colbert

Brandy Colbert - Little & Lion

Historical Fiction

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee

Mackenzi Lee - #1 The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

CW: Child abuse, homomisic parents, racism (all of it challenged), suicidal ideations.

SFF

Labyrinth Lost – Zoraida Cordova

Zoraida Cordova - Labyrinth Lost

CW: Blood

Otherbound* – Corinne Duvyis

Corinne Duyvis - Otherbound

The Fifth Season – N.K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin - The Fifth Season

CW: Death of a queer character

The Seafarer’s Kiss – Julia Ember

Julia Ember - The Seafarer(s Kiss

CW: Fertility Issues, could be hurtful to non-binary folks because the villain is nb.

Not Your Sidekick – C. B. Lee

C. B. Lee - #1 Not your Sidekick

CW: Aromisia

Of Fire and Stars – Audrey Coulthurst

Audrey Coulthurst - Of Fire and Stars.jpg

CW: Death

Island of Exiles* – Erica Cameron

Erica Cameron - #1 Island of Exiles

The Impostor Queen – Sarah Fine

Sarah Fine - The Impostor Queen

CW: Gore, torture

Ash – Malinda Lo

Malinda Lo - Ash

CW: Abuse (mental, emotional, one instance of physical)

Adaptation – Malinda Lo

Malinda Lo - #1 Adaptation

CW: Blood, car accident, hospitalization, kidnapping, non-consensual kiss.

27 Hours – Tristina Wright

Tristina Wright - #1 27 hours

CW: blood, war, PTSD, loss of a parent.

2

Contemporary

Dark Horse* – A.L Brooks

A. L. Brooks - Dark Horse

Tricky Wisdom* – Camryn Eyde

Camryn Eyde - #1 Tricky Wisdom

Hold Me – Courtney Milan

Courtney Milan - Cyclone #2 Hold Me

CW: Mentions of past suicide and past transmisia

The King of Bourbon Street – Thea De Salle

Thea De Salle - #1 The King of Bourbon Street

CW: Mentions of drug addiction, BDSM, age gap.

The Paths we Choose – M. Hollis

Maria Hollis - The Paths we Choose

CW: Queermisic parents.

Fast Connection – Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell

Santino Hassel - #2 Fast Connection

CW: Physical Abuse, childhood abuse, past trauma,

So Sweet – Rebekah Weatherspoon

Rebekah Weatherspoon - So sweet #1

CW: Sexual Abuse, age gap.

Strays – Garrett Leigh

Garrett Leigh - #1 Strays

CW: Stalking, anxiety.

The Art of Three – Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese

Erin McRae - The Art of Three

Fantasy/Science Fiction

Ariah* – A.R. Sanders CW: Age gap,

B. R. Sanders - Ariah

The Alchemists of Loom – Elise Kova

Elise Kova - The Alchemists of Loom

CW: Offhanded mentions of ongoing slavery, panick attacks, anxiety, PTSD, death

Bearly a Lady – Cassandra Khaw

Cassandra Khaw - Bearly a Lady

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 ❤

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25 thoughts on “WORD WONDERS’ TBR EXPANSION : Books with Bisexual Main Characters

  1. Thank you so much for taking hte time to put this list together my twinnie – tons of awesome recommendations here. I can’t wait tor read How To Make a Wish, Labyrinth Lost 🙂

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  2. Awesome post! My tbr just grew so much and I’m really glad because I’ve been meaning to read more books with bisexual characters this year. I’ve already read Queens of Geek, We Are Okay, Labyrinth Lost, Ash, and Radio Silence so far. I’m reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue right now and it’s hilarious. I actually hadn’t heard of 2/3 of the books you mentioned in your fantasy/sci-fi recs before seeing your post but they seem so cool and interesting. I really want to read Bearly a Lady too. Thank you for taking the time to write this post.

    Rachana @ Spun

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  6. This post is everything!!! I can’t wait to read Like Water and Little & Lion this fall. I like how you included books with potential triggers. I enjoyed Ramona Blue, for example, but only because I’d been warned that she doesn’t actually ID as bi, so I went into it with different expectations than others did. Thank you for sharing this! *bi five*

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