Book Releases: January-June 2020 Books With Bi Protagonists

If you’re looking for books with bisexual and/or pansexual characters, you’re in luck. Here’s a list of all books coming out in January-June 2020 that fit that description. (The July-December list is available here.)

Finding specific rep in upcoming books isn’t always easy, so I want to make some things clear before we start:

1) I included only books that use the bi & pan labels or, in case of sff ones, that make it clear from context the characters are bi or pan. It’s not always clear-cut but I figured that if you’re looking for bi/pan rep, you’re looking for something concrete;

2) I did not include books which I wasn’t sure about, because I didn’t want to falsely advertise. If there’s anything I missed that you know for a fact features a bi or pan protag, please let me know!

I’ll be also marking YA books with a ✌️ emoji, if that’s something that you’re interested in. And, as always, a 🌈 emoji indicates a book is by an LGBT author.

(You might also be interested in these posts about 2020 YA releases & 2020 releases with non-cis characters.)

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JANUARY

🌈 Flight to the Horizon by Julie Tizard (f/f, bi mc)
🌈 Temptation by Kris Bryant (f/f, bi li)
🌈 Moon Shadow by Suzie Clarke (f/f, bi mc)
🌈 Life Minus Me by Sara Codair (nonbinary, pan mc)
✌️ 🌈 Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim (bi mc, lesbian & trans side characters)

✌️ City of Stone and Silence by Django Wexler (f/f, bi mc, side lgbt characters)
🌈 ✌️ We Used to be Friends by Amy Spalding (bi mc)
🌈 ✌️ The Storm of Life by Amy Rose Capetta (genderfluid mcs, pan characters)
Lie to Me by Kaitlin Ward (bi mc)
🌈 The Broken Heavens by Kameron Hurley (bi & genderfluid characters)

🌈 The Better Liar by Tanen Jones (bi mc)
🌈 Vacation People by Cheri Ritz (f/f, bi/pan mc)
✌️ 🌈 Spellhacker by M. K. England (bi/pan mc, nonbinary li)
Merchants of Milan by Edale Lane (f/f, bi li)
✌️ Blood Countess by Lana PopoviΔ‡ (f/f, bi li)

🌈 Police Brutality by Gregory Ashe (bi mc, m/m)
🌈 Burn the Dark by S.A. Hunt (bi mc, Black gay side character)
🌈 Troublemaker by Sean Ashcroft (m/m, bi mcs)
✌️ Diamond City by Francesca Flores (bi mc)

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FEBRUARY

To the Flame by A. E. Ross (bi/pan mc, nonbinary mc)
I, Unicorn by Gail Roarke (f/f, bi mc)
🌈 ✌️ Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller (f/f, bi mc)
🌈 Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey (f/nonbinary, pan mc)
Cherry Beach by Laura McPhee-Browne (bi mc)

✌️ Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland (bi mc)
Gravity’s Heir by Sara Bond (bi characters)
✌️ Heartstopper, Vol 3 by Alice Oseman (m/m, bi mc)
🌈 Life is Sweet by Lily Seabrooke (f/f, bi mc)
🌈 No Parking by Valentine Wheeler (f/f, bi mc)

Dead to Her by Sarah Pinborough (bi mc)
Stormsong by C. L. Polk (f/f, bi mc & li)
🌈 Providence by Leigh Hays (f/f, bi/pan mc)
✌️ Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal (f/f, m/m, bi characters, nonbinary & trans characters)
✌️ Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto (bi mc, m/m side relationship)

🌈 No After You by Nicole Pyland (f/f, bi mc)
Carved from Stone and Dream by T. Frohock (m/m, bi mc)
✌️ The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow (bi/pan mc)
Jeff, Karma, and Me by Jere’ M. Fishback (m/m, gay mc, bi mc)
Havesskadi by Ava Kelly (m/m, pan mc)

Mazes of Power by Juliette Wade (bi mc)
✌️ 🌈 The Unfairfolk by Sara Wolf (bi mc, nb side)
✌️ 🌈 Euphoria Kids by Alison Evans (nonbinary bi mc, trans gay character)
🌈 The Unspoken Name by A. K. Larkwood (lesbian mc & li, gay mc, bi character)
✌️ Rebelwing by Andrea Tang (bi character, lesbian character)

✌️ 🌈 We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia (bi mc, lesbian mc)
🌈 Finna by Nino Cipri (bi mc, nonbinary li)
Hearts Are Jerks by Gabrielle Harbowy (bi mcs, polyamory)
The Light Years by R. W. W. Greene (bi mcs)

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MARCH

✌️ 🌈 Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales (m/m, gay mc, bi Latino li, bi side character)
✌️ 🌈 The First 7 by Laura Pohl (bi mc)
✌️ 🌈 Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer (f/f, bi mc)
🌈 A Pale Light in the Black by K. B. Wagers (lesbian mc, pan mc)
✌️ 🌈 Havenfall by Sara Holland (bi mc)

✌️ The Love Hypothesis by Laura Steven (bi mc, side m/m)
🌈 Tokyo Love by Diana Jean (f/f, bi mc)
✌️ 🌈 A Phoenix First Must Burn ed. by Patrice Caldwell (nonbinary, gnc & wlw mcs)
Wind and Dark Water by J. S. Cook (m/m, bi/pan mc)
American Sweethearts by Adriana Herrera (bi mc, m/f)

✌️ 🌈 Music from Another World by Robin Talley (f/f, lesbian mc, bi mc, gay side character)
✌️ Look by Zan Romanoff (f/f, bi mc)
✌️ 🌈 Livingston Girls by Briana Morgan (f/f, bi mc)
From the Dark We Came by J. Emery (bi mc)
✌️ 🌈 I’ll See You Again by Chris Bedell (m/m, bi mc)

Why Can’t Life Be Like Pizza? by Andy V. Roamer (m/m, gay mc, bi mc)
Playing House by Suzanne Clay (m/m/m, gay mc, bi mc, trans mc)
Peacemaker by E. M. Hamill (bi gq mc)

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APRIL

The Devil’s Blade by Mark Alder (bi mc)
✌️ 🌈 Crown of Smoke by P. M. Freestone (bi mc)
✌️ Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie (m/m, bi mc)
✌️ 🌈 The Sword in the Stars by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy (f/f, bi li)
🌈 Tack & Jibe by Lilah Suzanne (bi/pan mc, lesbian li)

✌️ 🌈 The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman (bi mcs)
✌️ 🌈 Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan (m/f, bi mcs)
Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal by Anna Whateley (neurodivergent bi mc, f/f)
Scarlet Gaze by Foster Bridget Cassidy (m/m, bi mc)
Bloodsister by Alia Hess (nonbinary mc, bi li)

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MAY

✌️ 🌈 The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (f/genderfluid, Black genderfluid mc, Japanese sapphic li)
✌️ 🌈 Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn (f/f, bi mc, lesbian mc, side m/m)
✌️ The Summer of Impossibilities by Rachael Allen (f/f, Jewish bi mc, lesbian mc)
✌️ 🌈 The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke (lesbian mc, Chinese American bi mc, Black sapphic mc, gay parents) edit: pushed to September 15 due to COVID-19
✌️ 🌈 Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (f/f, bi mc, Persian setting & cast) edit: pushed to July 7 due to COVID-19

✌️ 🌈 The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar (f/f, Bengali Muslim lesbian mc, Afro-Brazilian Irish bi li)
✌️ The Boy in the Red Dress by Kristin Lambert (bi mc, gay drag queen side, side lesbian)
Starcrossed by Allie Therin (m/m, bi mc)
✌️ 🌈 This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling (f/f, lesbian mc, bi li)
✌️ 🌈 The Names We Take by Trace Kerr (bi trans mc)

✌️ 🌈 Out Now: Queer We Go Again ed. by Saundra Mitchell (anthology)
✌️ 🌈 I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch (f/f, lesbian mc, bi mc) edit: pushed to July 28 due to COVID-19
🌈 Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner (f/f, bi mc)
✌️ 🌈 The Extraordinaries by T. J. Klune (m/m, gay mc with ADHD, bi li, lesbian side characters) edit: pushed to July 14 due to COVID-19
🌈 The Magnificent Sons by Justin Myers (gay mc, bi mc, trans side character)

🌈 I Come with Knives by S.A. Hunt (bi mc, Black gay side character, trans side character)
🌈 Scandalous Passions by Nicola Davidson (bi mcs, f/f/m)
Slippery Creatures by K. J. Charles (bi mc, m/m)
Leather and Lace by Rebel Carter (bi mcs, f/f)
Snotgirl, Vol. 3 by Bryan Lee O’Malley & Leslie Hung (bi mc)

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JUNE

✌️ 🌈 The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska (f/f, bi mc) edit: August 4 for US release
✌️ Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner (bi mc, lesbian mc, trans mc) edit: pushed to August 18 due to COVID-19
✌️ 🌈 You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson (bi Black mc)
✌️ 🌈 You Don’t Live Here by Robyn Schneider (f/f, bi mc)
✌️ The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso (bi mc, lgbt sides)

Swan Song by Lisa Alther (bi mc)
You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat (bi Palestinian-American mc)
The Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty (bi mc)
✌️ 🌈 I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee (bi Korean-American mc, bi li, lesbian side characters)
✌️ 🌈 The Circus Rose by Betsy Cornwell (bi mc, lesbian mc, wlw side character, nonbinary side character, mlm side characters, side polyamory)

🌈 The Unconquered City by K. A. Doore (Black pan mc, f/nb, poc cast)
Summer and July by Paul Mosier (bi mc)
Love Actually by M. C. Cerny (f/f, bi mc)
Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan (bi mc)
🌈 Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (Black bi mc, m/f)

🌈 Cute Mutants, Vol. 1 by S. J. Whitby (f/f, bi, trans, nonbinary characters)
Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh (bi mc)

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Let me stress once again, that I didn’t include books that I wasn’t at least 98% sure they feature explicit bi and/or pan rep!

What are you looking forward to the most?

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