Book Releases: July-December 2020 Books With Bi Protagonists

A second part to the post I made at the beginning of the year, where I listed books with bi/pan main characters which were published between January and June (it’s here!). Now it’s time for the second half of the year.

Once again, I want to make some things clear:

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!

The rainbow emoji indicates that the book is written by an LGBT author, and just for fun, I also marked YA books with a ✌️ emoji. Please let me know if I missed or mislabeled something!

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JULY

🌈 Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders by Aliette de Bodard (bi mc, m/m)
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Once You Go This Far by Kristen Lepionka (bi mc)
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Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (bi mc, f/f, Persian setting & cast)
✌️🌈
You’re Next by Kylie Schachte (bi mc, m/f)
Unconquerable Sun by Kate Elliott (bi mc)

🌈 A Beautifully Foolish Endeavour by Hank Green (bi mc)
✌️ Faith: Taking Flight by Julie Murphy (bi mc)
✌️🌈 The Extraordinaries by T. J. Klune (m/m, gay mc with ADHD, bi li, lesbian side characters)
✌️🌈 The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig (lgbt cast: pan character, two gay characters, lesbian character)
🌈 From Spirit and Binding by Carrie Ann Ryan (bi mc)

🌈 Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters (bi mc, f/m)
✌️ The Shadow of Kyoshi by F. C. Yee (bi mc, f/f)
🌈 I Come with Knives by S.A. Hunt (bi mc, Black gay side character, trans side character)
🌈 Tack & Jibe by Lilah Suzanne (bi/pan mc, f/f, lesbian li)
✌️ Melt My Heart by Bethany Rutter (bi mc, f/f)

🌈 The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows by Olivia Waite (bi/pan mc, lesbian mc)
🌈 Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters (bi mc, f/f)
🌈 High Heat by Annabeth Albert (pan mc, m/m)
✌️🌈 I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch (bi mc, lesbian mc, f/f)
🌈 Just One Reason by Jaime Clevenger (bi mc, f/f)

🌈 Trouble & Strife by Lara Kinsey (bi mc, m/f)
Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha (bi mc, f/m)
✌️ Feathertide by Beth Cartwright (bi mc, f/f)

AUGUST

🌈 Trade Deadline by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn (bi mc, m/m)
The Secret of You and Me by Melissa Lenhardt (bi mc, f/f)
🌈 The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson (bi mc, wlw li)
Summer by Ali Smith (bi mc)
✌️🌈 We Go Together by Abigail de Niverville (bi mc, m/f)

Be Gay, Do Comics ed. by Mat Bors (lgbt characters)
✌️🌈 Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner (bi mc, lesbian mc, trans mc)
🌈 The Vanished Queen by Lisbeth Campbell (bi mc)
✌️🌈 The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen (pan mc)
Fidelity by Marco Missiroli, trans. by Alex Valente (bi mc)

Love in Colour by Bolu Babalola (bi mc)
🌈 Out on the Ice by Kelly Farmer (bi mc, f/f)
Wicked Passions by Nicola Davidson (bi mcs, m/m/f)
The Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons (bi mc, lgbt side characters)
🌈 Architects of Memory by Karen Osborne (bi mc, f/f)

🌈 Glorious Day by Skye Kilaen (bi mc, f/f)
🌈 Hey Jude by Star Spider (pan mc, trans li)
The Sugared Game by K. J. Charles (bi mc, m/m)
🌈 The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis (nb pan mc, bi mc, ace mc)

SEPTEMBER

✌️ Throwaway Girls by Andrea Contos (bi mc, past f/f) tw past conversion therapy
✌️ The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu (bi mc, m/m)
🌈 Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody (bi mc)
Upon This Rock by David Eugene Perry (bi character, m/m)
✌️ The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker by Lauren James (gay & bi characters)

🌈 Iron Heart by Nina Varela (poc bi mc, poc lesbian mc, f/f)
🌈 Prime Deceptions by Valerie Valdes (pan mc)
🌈 The Scapegracers by Hannah Abigail Clarke (Chinese American bi mc, Black sapphic mc, lesbian mc, gay parents)
✌️🌈 Who I Was With Her by Nita Tyndall (bi mc, f/f)
✌️ Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (bi li, lesbian character, f/f, m/m, nb character)

🌈 The Hellion by S.A. Hunt (bi mc, trans side character)
🌈 The Lights of Prague by Nicole Jarvis (bi mc, m/f, gay & lesbian characters)
🌈 Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia & Anna-Marie McLemore (pan mc. trans side character)
The Testimony of Alys Twist by Suzannah Dunn (bi mc)
✌️🌈 Crownchasers by Rebecca Coffindaffer (pan mc, lesbian & nb sides)

Road Out of Winter by Alison Stine (bi mc)
Stealing Jennifer by C. C. Bridges (bi mcs, m/f/f)
🌈 Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp (bi mc)
Master of Poisons by Andrea Hairston (f/nb, nb/nb, bi characters)

OCTOBER

🌈 The Archive of the Forgotten by A. J. Hackwith (bi mcs)
🌈 The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V.E. Schwab (pan mc, pan li, side m/m & f/f)
🌈 They Never Learn by Layne Fargo (bi mcs)
🌈 Lightbringer by Claire LeGrand (bi mc)
Renegade Rule by Ben Kahn, Rachel Silverstein, Sam Beck (4 lgbt mcs) pushed to 2021, due to COVID-19

✌️🌈 Storm the Earth by Rebecca Kim Wells (bi mc, f/f)
✌️🌈 Rural Voices ed. by Nora Shalaway Carpenter (Mexican American bi mc, lesbian mc, Colombian American wlw li, gay mc)
🌈 Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee (nonbinary mc, bi li, bi, lesbian & nonbinary side characters, side polyamory)
Return of the Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (bi character)
Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (bi mc)

The Silence of Lightning by Marie S. Crosswell (bi mc)
🌈 Chase: The Boy Who Hid by Z Jeffries (bi mc)
🌈 Cute Mutants, Vol. 2 by S. J. Whitby (bi character, trans, nb & ace characters)

NOVEMBER

✌️ Stormbreak by Natalie C. Parker (bi mc)
🌈 Written In the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur (bi mc, f/f)
🌈 Silk & Steel ed. by Janine A. Southard (sapphic anthology)
Body Language by A.K. Turner (bi mc & li)
✌️ 🌈 The Liar’s Guide to the Night Sky by Brianna R. Shrum (bi mc, pan li)

The Stone Knife by Anna Stephens (bi mc)
Hollow Empire by Sam Hawke (bi mc)
🌈 The Lady Upstairs by Halley Sutton (bi mc, m/f, f/f)
The Betrayals by Bridget Collins (bi mc)
✌️ The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White (bi mc)

Restricted by A. C. Thomas (pan mc, m/m)

DECEMBER

✌️🌈 The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley (bi mc, f/f)
✌️🌈 The Ballad of Ami Miles by Kristy Dallas Alley (bi mc)
Master of Restless Shadows, Book Two by Ginn Hale (bi mc, m/m)
🌈 When Bluebell Blooms by Destinee Schriner (bi mc) no pub date yet
🌈 Get It Right by Skye Kilaen (pan mc, f/f)

✌️🌈 The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett (bi mc)

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20 Replies to “Book Releases: July-December 2020 Books With Bi Protagonists”

  1. Thank you so much for this fantastic list and for including Out on the Ice! If you want to add a rainbow next to it, I’m bisexual. 🙂
    Now, how to explain all these purchases to my bank account….

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  2. Charlotte and Anna, you have done it again. Constantly raising the bar for all of us, and doing it flawlessly. I’d say I’m surprised, but I know who you are. Girls, you make me so proud, and I love you

    KDKSKS in all seriousness, thank you so much for this list! I knew quite a few of these coming out but missed some too. I’m so keen for Iron Heart obviously, and Addie La Rue. I just added Love in Colour and The Lights of Prague to my tbr (yes I see charlotte’s rating BUT I PRETEND I DO NOT SEE IT) thank you for putting these lists together they are such incredible resources

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    1. oh my god jami this is the cutest comment in the world!! thank u so much, u have literally made our day!!

      charlotte says she found the book kinda boring but not to let that discourage u, it’s still a solid one!

      and hey, ur welcome :>

      – anna

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  3. recently read the arc for architects of memory arc, it was really good. most excited for legendborn, crown chasers and the space btw worlds. this was a great list 💗

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