Book Recs: BIPOC Bi MCs

Today’s rec list is one which was requested sometime in December on Twitter (and yes, we’re just getting round to it. We are a slow-moving operation). But we’re finally here! In this post you will find 10 books, each featuring a BIPOC bi mc. So get yourself a cuppa and have a look see!

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The Relic Spell

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Jimena I. Novaro
Goodreads
Rep: Argentine-Japanese American bi mc, nonbinary li

Why Should I Read It?

If you like the kind of urban fantasy that Cassandra Clare writes, then this is the book for you. It follows a group of kids who are really not qualified for this, thanks very much, but are the only ones left who might do anything about it. And the sequel came out just last month (because once you finish this one, you’re going to want to hop straight on that—pun not intended).

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Hold Me

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Courtney Milan
Goodreads
Rep: Thai-Chinese American bi mc, Mexican American trans mc

Why Should I Read It?

One ought not ask why one should read a Courtney Milan novel, one ought just do it. And particularly in this case. This book is a combination of the hate to love and mistaken identity tropes where he’s one of her most loyal blog followers, but when they meet in real life, they hate one another. And, in true Courtney Milan fashion, the tension is exquisite.

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The Space Between Worlds

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Micaiah Johnson
Goodreads
Rep: Black bi mc, Japanese wlw li
CWs: past abuse, violence, gore

Why Should I Read It?

This is probably one of the best books I read in the entirety of 2020 (and yes, I did read over 600). I might even go so far as to call it one of the best science fiction books I’ve ever read. Actually, there’s no might about it. If you love sci fi, if you’ve not really tried the genre, no matter your position on it, this one is highly worth the read.

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Take a Hint, Dani Brown

Talia Hibbert
Goodreads
Rep: Black bi mc

Why Should I Read It?

In all the Talia Hibbert books I’ve read, there’s not a single one I haven’t loved, so really, I think that should be enough to convince you on this one. But, if it’s not (which is fine I guess), then read it for Zaf. I know this is a LGBT blog, but let me just take a moment to talk about the only cishet man with rights. I mean. He listens to romance audiobooks!

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Girl, Serpent, Thorn

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Melissa Bashardoust
Goodreads
Rep: Persian-coded bi mc

Why Should I Read It?

Okay listen, you know that trope when a human character falls for a supernatural and/or otherwise magical being? Well, if you take that trope and make it sapphic, that’s about what you get here and it’s glorious.

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You Should See Me in a Crown

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Leah Johnson
Goodreads
Rep: Black bi mc
CWs: outing, mentions of parent death

Why Should I Read It?

If you have somehow missed all of the hype around this book in the last year, please sit yourself down and rectify that. It has the sweetest romance at its heart and is really just a whole lot of fun. It’s also got the distinction of being one of the very few audiobooks I’ve actively enjoyed.

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The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps

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Kai Ashante Wilson
Goodreads
Rep: Black bi mc, Black gay li
CWs: gore, casual homophobia

Why Should I Read It?

I don’t quite know how to describe this book. Really, the only thing I can say is that you have to read it. You have to experience it, because nothing I could say would even do it justice.

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Transcendent Kingdom

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Yaa Gyasi
Goodreads
Rep: Ghanaian bi mc

Why Should I Read It?

Like the title suggests, this is a truly transcendent book. Okay, so I’m a little biased, having studied some neuroscience, I think I was always going to love it, just from that. But even if you don’t love neuroscience, this book is just poetry in prose form. It’s the kind of book that makes you want to go out and buy everything else the author has ever written.

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Abbott

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Saladin Ahmed
Goodreads
Rep: Black bi mc

Why Should I Read It?

Who doesn’t love a good historical paranormal mystery, where the lead investigator is a journalist, looking to expose corruption and police brutality? Okay, so that’s quite specific, but if it sounds like your thing, I would highly recommend giving this a read. The second arc of it is also currently ongoing.

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Division Bells

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Iona Datt Sharma
Goodreads
Rep: British Indian bi mc, gay mc

Why Should I Read It?

If you, like me, have been in and out of lockdown for about a year, and you find yourself just wanting a comfort read of some sort (any sort), then, were I able to physically shove this book into your hands, I would. Even if you haven’t been back and forth with lockdowns, I would. Basically, just read it.

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What would you rec?

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