A couple months ago I was making inventory of all my TBR expansion posts, looking for what I missed, what I still need to cover and what might need another round, when I realized I never made a list for book with asexual main characters. Which I was convinced I did, but as you can see I am a grandpa and my memory isn’t what it once was anymore. So I’m here today to fix that and I was actually pleasantly surprised by the number of books I found. This list is definitely not all encompassing but I had to stop somewhere haha. It’s a good place to start and to carry you for a while though, I have over 80 books here. It’s also Ace Awareness Week this week so my timing is perfect!
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
Hazel’s Theory of Revolution by Lisa Jen Bigelow (asexual)
CW: mentions of multiple miscarriages.
Rick by Alex Gino (asexual)
CW: bullying, homophobia (challenged)
M.F.K* by Nilah Magruder
A-Okay* by Jarad Greene (asexual)
Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman (aroace questioning)
CW: death of a loved one (before the start of the book), grief, feelings of parental neglect.
Let’s Talk About Love* by Claire Kann (asexual)
If it Makes you Happy by Claire Kann (asexual – queerplatonic relationship)
CW: fatphobia, casual arophobic comments, discussions of homophobia, gaslighting, character being kicked out of the home.
The Princess and the Fangirl* by Ashley Poston
This Song is (not) for You* by Laura Nowlin (asexual)
Immoral Code by Lillian Clark (Aroace)
CW: bullying, aphobia.
Any Way the Wind Blows* by Carlin Grant (aroace)
As Autumn Leaves* by Kate Sands (asexual)
Endless Days of Summer* by Stacy O’Steen (asexual)
Belly Up by Eva Darrows (graysexual)
CW: Racist microaggressions, explicit pregnancy, ableist language.
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno (aroace – major side character)
CW: off page rape and sexual assault, mention of non-consensual drugging, underage drinking, drug use, anxiety depictions, and an animal death.
Running with the Pack* by A.M. Burns & Caitlin Ricci (asexual)
Switchback* by Danika Stone (aroace)
Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate (asexual)
CW: character outed, slut-shaming.
The Sounds of Stars by Alechia Dow (demisexual)
CW: colonization, violence, execution, oppression, brainwashing and mind control, anxiety, panic attacks.
Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko (demisexual)
CW: attempted murder, child neglect, graphic violence, death of loved one, death of children
Opal Charm series* by Miri Castor
Clariel* by Garth Nix
Scavenge the Stars* by Tara Sim (demisexual)
The Black Veins by Ashia Monet (aroace)
CW: Discussion of deceased parents, siblings, description of mild bloodshed in violent scenes, mention of drugs and drug use, primarily marijuana, guns, car accident, discussion of anxiety disorders and panic disorders, n-word slur use, mild anxiety attack.
(detailed CWs can be found in the book, and yes, the author is Black)
No More Heroes* by Michelle Kan (ace-spec, multiple characters)
Daughter of the Burning City* by Amanda Foody (demisexual)
Black Wings Beating by Alex London
CW: graphic violence, murder, death, death of family member, domestic physical abuse, domestic emotional abuse, implied self-harm.
Secondhand Origin Stories by Lee Blauersouth (asexual)
CW: ableism, audism, systemic racism, misgendering. (all challenged)
Sea foam and silence* by Lynn E. O’Connacht (aroace)
Our Bloody Pearl* by D.N. Bryn
Hold* by Rachel Davidson Leigh (aroace, important side character)
Beyond the Black Door* by A.M. Strickland (asexual)
Stranger* by Rachel Manija Brown & Sherwood Smith
Not Your Back Up by C.B. Lee (aroace)
CW: sci-fi violence, off page minor character death, internal shame through aroace questioning.
Sawkill Girls by Clair Legrand (asexual)
CW: Gore, murder, on page sex, emotionally and physically abusive mother.
Tarnished are the Stars by Rosiee Thor (aroace)
CW: parental emotional and physical abuse, stabbing wounds, surgery, blood, illness, graphic death of a child.
Elatsoe* by Darcy Little Badger (asexual)
Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria (demisexual)
CW: loss of a loved one, torture, abuse, murder, death, captivity, medical experimentation, panic and anxiety attacks, depictions of blood, depictions of grief and trauma.
Fourth World by Lyssa Chiavari (ace-spec, multiple)
CW: eugenics, disappearance of a parent, aphobia.
Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller (asexual)
CW: graphic violence, graphic body horror, graphic descriptions of injury and violence, death, murder, death of sibling.
Quicksilver* by R.J. Anderson
Always Human by Ari North (aroace, major side characters)
CW: eating disorder & discussion of body image.
The Art of Saving the World* by Corinne Duyvis (questioning asexual)
The Spy with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
CW: violence, Nazis, Holocaust, death.
This Golden Flame* by Emily Victoria (aroace)
Soft on Soft by Mina Waheed (demisexual)
CW: panic attack, anxiety, discussion of anti-ace encounters.
That Kind of Guy by Talia Hibbert (demisexual)
CW: discussions about emotional abuse and controlling behavior, on page sex, internalized acephobia.
Thaw* by Elyse Springer (asexual)
The Bone People by Keri Hulme (asexual)
CW: child abuse.
Shades of A by Tab A. Kimpton (asexual)
CW: BDSM, nudity, sex, use of D*ke.
A Gentleman’s Position* by K.J. Charles (demisexual)
Toronto Connections series* by Cass Lennox (ace-spec)
Far From Home by Lorelie Brown
CW: detailed descriptions and talk of anorexia, recovery, relapses, negative body image.
Learning Curves* by Ceillie Simkiss (asexual)
Aces* by Kathryn Burns (asexual)
Perfect Rythm by Jae
CW: death of a parent, talk of being outed.
Rising from Ash* by Jax Meyer
How to Be a Normal Person* by T.J. Klune
Eight Kinky Nights by Xan West (graysexual)
CW: can be found here.
Their Troublesome Crush by Xan West
CW: can be found here.
The First Sister* by Linden A. Lewis
The Princess who Didn’t Eat Cake by Lynn E. O’Connacht (demisexual)
Blood and Clockwork* by Katey Hawthorne (asexual)
The Cybernetic Tea Shop* by Meredith Katz (asexual)
City of Strife by Claudie Arsenault (aroace)
CW: Abuse (physical, emotional, mind control), torture, homelessness, child abandonment, police brutality, racism, family death, memory loss, death by fire (mention) and hanging.
Chameleon Moon by RoAnne Sylver (asexual)
CW: suicide mention/description (hanging), anxiety, panic attacks, torture.
Stake Sauce* by RoAnne Silver (graysexual)
The Second Mango by Shira Glassman (demisexual)
Vicious by V.E. Schwab (asexual)
CW: talk of suicide, attempted suicide, overdosing, self-harm, drug use, murder, animal death, abandonment, and depiction of panic attacks.
Outcaste by Fletcher Delancey (asexual)
CW: controlling parents, graphic depictions of statutory rape, rape, abuse, torture, war, death.
Baker Thief by Claudie Arsenault (demisexual)
CW: breaking and entering, genocide, gunshots, food, alcohol, mob violence, human experimentation, human trafficking, accidental misgendering, burns, breathing difficulties due to asthma, and police violence.
The Last Chronomancer* by Reilyn J. Hardy (asexual)
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon (asexual)
CW: racism (violence, slurs, systemtic), sexism, anti-autism and ableism, homophobia, sexual assault, psychological abuse, physical abuse, graphic portrayal of rape (chapter 13), torture, misgendering, death of child, graphic descriptions of surgery, religious violence, death of parent.
From Under the Mountain* by C.M. Spivey (asexual)
The Deadly Nightshade* by Justine Ashford (asexual)
Godspeaker* by Tessa Crowley
The King’s Name* by Jo Walton
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan Mcguire (asexual)
CW: Transphobia (not condoned), gore, blood, death, murder.
Hello World* by Tiffany Rose and Alexandra Tauber (asexual)
Royal Rescue by A. Alex Logan (asexual)
CW: aphobia, parental abuse, violence, descriptions of wounds.
Empire of Light by Alex Harrow (demisexual)
CW: violence, executions, violence against children, non-consensual groping, flashbacks to/talk of past sexual abuse, fire related PTSD.
To be Taught is fortunate by Becky Chambers (asexual)
CW: suiciped attempt
The Sea-stone Sword* by Joel Cornah
Sinners* by Eka Waterfield (asexual)
The Mystic marriage* by Heather Rose Jones
Thief of Songs* by M.C.A Hogarth (asexual)
Alonso Munich is now Dead by S. Gates
CW: mention of past trauma and rape.
Holding Onto Day* by E.H. Timms
Shifting Ground* by Alice Rachel
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