Hello friends! and belated…Happy Pride Month? 🌈
Not like I need one, but I’m using this time of the year as an excuse to finally put together a list of books with pansexual and or panromantic main characters. Now I’m not too happy with this list. Why? you ask. Because it was by far the hardest to put together, I had to dig and dig and dig and even then I was only able to get together less than 40 books, most of which are NOT YA. Young Adult is severely lacking in pansexual representation and its about time it gets its act together and starts feeding us. And the only reason that adult books are better is because most of them are either indie or self-published. So traditional publishing as a whole is very behind on this one. So hey, trad pubs? DO. BETTER.
Anyway, now that that rant is out of the way, I present you with the list of books with pan main characters. And please, if you know of any more, let me know! But just main characters, please!
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
Final draft by Riley Redgate
CW: Masturbation, underage drinking, drug use, sudden death of a loved one, depression, grief.
Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate
CW: outing, slut shaming.
Sadie by Courtney Summers
CW: Child neglect, sexual assault, mention of parental physical abuse, pedophilia, child sexual abuse, physical assault, murder.
My Heart Goes Bang* by Keris Stainton
The Liar’s Guide to the Night Sky* by Brianna R. Shrum
Crownchasers by Rebecca Coffindaffer
CW: alcohol use, blood/gore, death/loss of a loved one, murder, trauma, science fiction-related violence.
For A Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig
CW: Mental illness (bipolar), blood use in magic, gun violence, war, colonialism, racism, descriptions of dead bodies, mention of reproductive coercion, mentions of torture, mention of suicide.
Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cory McCarthy
CW: abandonment, talk of plague, talk of past rape, animal death, suicide, loss of a loved one, and war themes.
The Queen of Dauphine Street by Thea De Salle
CW: Stalking, attempted murder, shooting, PTSD, panic attacks, BDSM, mentions of physical abuse.
Soft on Soft by Mina Waheed
CW: panic attack, anxiety, discussion of acephobia.
Out on Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler
The Melody of You and Me by M. Hollis
Learning Curves by Ceillie Simkiss
Double Exposure by Chelsea M. Cameron
Dark Soul* by Aleksander Voinov
Who’d Have Thought by G. Benson
CW: parents and language and homophobia, accidental misgendering, sex, hospital and patient loss, mention of a car crash, DUI, death of a child, parent with Alzheimers, mention of infidelity, parental abandonment.
Twisted Wishes by Anna Zabo
Syncopation CW: Talk of alcoholism, talk of drugs, minor violence, homophobia/queerphobia, slurs, drugging, anaphylaxis, hospitalization, bullying, invasion of privacy, ableism, emotional manipulation, anxiety.
Coounterpoint CW: explicit sex, BDSM, anxiety, panic attack.
Reverb CW: Mention of death of parent from cancer, hospitals, mention of near death, mention of deaths due to war combat, mention war scars, stalking, breach of privacy, alcohol consumption, harassment, misogyny, transphobia, queerphobia, sex, D/s dynamics, assault, stabbing, description of past sexual assault.
Their Troublesome Crush by Xan West
CW: gender dysphoria, mentions of misgendering, familial estrangement, mentions of fatphobia, transphobia and ableism, PTSD, depression, BDSM.
From Scratch by Katrina Jackson
CW: explicit sex scenes, mentions of molestation and domestic abuse.
Bingo Love by Tee Franklin
CW: homophobia, grey area cheating, and talk of illness/loss of a loved one.
Black Iris* by Elliot Wake
Wanna Bet by Talia Hibbert
CW: PTSD and panic disorder, descriptions of childhood neglect, childhood emotional abuse, description of a knife wound, alcohol us, mentions of addiction and recovery, sex on the page, light D/s dynamics.
A Gentleman in the Street* by Alisha Rai
Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith
CW: gore, blood mentions, death of characters, mention of suicide, violence.
The Alchemist of Loom* by Elise Kova
The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall
CW: drugs (needles).
Human Enough* by E.S. Yu
The Vampire Sorority Sisters* by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Your Heart Will Grow by Chace Verity
CW: sex coercion, drugging, slut-shaming, abusive family members, graphic violence.
The Traitor’s Tunnel* by C.M. Spivey
Wander this World* by G.L. Tomas
Empire of Light by Alex Harrow
CW: violence, several executions, non-consensual groping, sexual assault survivor, PTSD, pyrophobia.
CW: Abduction, including non-consensual drugging. Multiple physical fights resulting in injury, one resulting in death of a minor character. Non-consensual biting. Blood drinking. Sex on the page. Light consensual kink including D/s, collaring, bondage, teasing and denial.
Natural Exposure* by Koriana Brackson
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
CW: death, murder, blood mentions.
The Queen of Iefaria * by Effie Calvin
An Unsuitable Heir by K.J. Charles
CW: misgendering, coercion and pressure and threats of force to conform to a binary gender, murder, attempted murder, torture, hostage situation, held at gunpoint, queerphobia and cissexism, use of slurs and threats of violence and being outed, casual use of anti-semitic language, sex.
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That’s it until next time.
Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.