Books for Bi Visibility Day

Can you read all eight by 23 September?

Looking for a bit more bi representation in your reading material? From coming-of-age fiction where the lead's sexuality is at the heart of the story, to near-future dystopias in which it's more by the by (ahem), here are our recommendations. 

The Women Could Fly

by Megan Giddings

What do you do when the State mandates that all women marry by the age of thirty – or enrol in a registry that allows them to be monitored – and you're more than a little ambivalent about marriage? Set in a world where magic is real, and women who 'transgress' from traditional societal expectations are tried as witches, The Women Could Fly follows Jo as she tries one last time to find the mother who disappeared fourteen years ago, and discovers more than she ever expected. This powerful work of dystopian speculative fiction explores the limits women face – and the powers they have to transcend them.

Sorry, Bro

by Taleen Voskuni

My Big Fat Greek Wedding but make it bi – and Armenian. When the style and location of his marriage proposal makes Nar realise that her boyfriend really isn't right for her, her mother is more than happy to help her find someone new. Armed with a spreadsheet of Facebook-stalked eligible Armenian men, she encourages Nar to attend 'Explore Armenia', a month-long festival of events in the city. There, Nar meets and starts to fall for Erebuni. But there’s one teeny problem: Nar’s not exactly out as bisexual.

Red, White and Royal Blue

by Casey McQuiston

Alex Claremont-Diaz is handsome, charismatic, a hit with women – pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House ever since his mother first became President of the United States. He has, unfortunately, just been captured in the British tabloids having a fight with Henry, the Prince of Wales. As relations between the two countries falter, the two men are forced into a state-dictated performative truce which requires them to spend a lot of time together. . .

Wolfsong

by TJ Klune

When Ox Matheson was twelve his father taught him that he was worthless, destined to be misunderstood, and then he left him. Four years later, the energetic Bennett family moved in next door, harbouring a secret that would change his life forever: they are shapeshifters, and can transform into wolves at will. Drawn into an unimaginable new world, Ox found a friend in Joe, the youngest Bennett brother, but when the pack was pulled apart by tragedy and murder, Joe left town . But now, he has returned, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.

Ophelia After All

by Racquel Marie

The course of love – and sexuality – never did run smooth. Ophelia Rojas knows what she likes and who she is,  but when she finds herself thinking more about cute, quiet Talia Sanchez than the loss of a perfect prom with her ex-boyfriend, seeds of doubt take root in Ophelia’s self-image. Soon, she must make a choice between clinging to the fantasy version of herself or embracing who she truly is. Exploring themes of friendship, the end of high school and discovering queerness, Ophelia After All is hilarious and heartfelt YA fiction.

Exciting Times

by Naoise Dolan

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Ava's 22, and teaching English grammar to rich children in Hong Kong. She lives in Julian's guest room and lets him spend his money on her. But when he's away, she meet Edith, who actually listens to her when she talks. Exciting times and love triangles ensue in Naoise Dolan's funny, intelligent novel. 

They Both Die at the End

by Adam Silvera

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Spoiler alert: this YA bestseller doesn't have a happy ending. On 5 September, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: they're going to die today. They're total strangers, but, for different reasons, they're both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. Well. There's an app for that. And through it, Rufus and Mateo meet for one last great adventure.

Ace of Spades

by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

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Welcome to Niveus Private Academy, where money paves the hallways, and the students are never less than perfect. Until now. Because anonymous texter, Aces, is bringing two students' dark secrets to light. Talented musician Devon buries himself in rehearsals, but he can't escape the spotlight when his private photos go public. Head girl Chiamaka isn't afraid to get what she wants, but soon everyone will know the price she has paid for power. Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé delves deep into the heart of institutionalized racism in her YA debut.