20BiTeen: Anticipating a Bi Year in Books3 min read

We’ve made it, everyone; 2018 is officially over!

Many of you have surely heard throughout the past 12 months that 2018 was proclaimed to be 20GayTeen by queer icon, Hayley Kiyoko. Continuing the year for the queer, we as a community have almost unanimously decided that January 1st, 2019 was the first day of 20BiTeen—a year for people who identify as bisexual, biromantic, bigender, or anything else under the queer, bi umbrella.

As a bi book blogger, I wanted to use my platform to promote some books releasing in 2019 that feature bi characters, which is the list you’ll find below. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to read any of these yet, so I don’t have many details on the story other than what I’ve been told by those who’ve received ARCs. I’ve tried my best to specify if the bi character is bisexual or biromantic (so far, I have no bigender characters) and if they’re a main or ensemble character. Also worth noting, the books are listed in order of release date!

Our Year Of Maybe Our Year Of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Bisexual Main Character

15 January 2019 // Simon Pulse

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The Gilded Wolves.jpg The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Bisexual ensemble character

15 January 2019 // Wednesday Books

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Song of the Dead (Reign of the Fallen #2) by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Bisexual Main Character

22 January // Razorbill

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death prefers blondes.jpg Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehig

Bisexual Main Character

29 January // Feiwel & Friends

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the afterward.jpg The Afterward by E.K. Johnston

Bisexual Main Character (one of two MCs)

19 February // Dutton Books for Young Readers

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the fever king.jpg The Fever King by Victoria Lee

Bisexual Main Character

1 March 2019 // Skyscrape

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the last 8.jpg The Last 8 by Laura Pohl

Bisexual/aromantic Main Character

1 March // Sourcebooks Fire

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once & future.jpg Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

Bisexual Ensemble Characters & Possibly Bisexual Main Character (unspecified)

5 March // Little, Brown and Company

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Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale

Bisexual Main Character

19 March // Swoon Reads

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the devouring gray The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

Bisexual character

2 April 2019 // Titan Books

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the red scrolls of magic.jpg The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare

Bisexual Main Character

2 April // Simon & Schuster Children’s UK

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belly up.jpg Belly Up by Eva Darrows

Bisexual Main Character

30 April // Inkyard Press

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Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Bisexual Main Character

30 April // Putnam

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you asked for perfect.jpg You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman

Bisexual Main Character

5 May // Sourcebooks Fire

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her royal highness.jpg Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

Bisexual Main Character

7 May // G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

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How It Feels To Float by Helena Fox

Bisexual Main Character

7 May // Dial Books

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i wish you all the best.jpg I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver

Bisexual Main Character & Bisexual Love Interest

14 May 2019 // Push

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the lost coast.jpg The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta

Bisexual character

14 May // Candlewick

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If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann

Bisexual Main Character

4 June // Swoon Reads

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red white and royal blue.jpg Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Bisexual Main Character

4 June // St. Martin’s Griffin

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All Of Us With Wingsby Michelle Ruiz Keil

Bisexual Main Character

18 June // Soho Press

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of ice and shadows.jpg Of Ice and Shadows by Audrey Coulthurst

Bisexual Main Character

13 August // Balzer + Bray

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[No cover yet] Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett

Bisexual Main Character

10 September // Knopf Books for Young Readers

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I hope that this list will become one that people come back to throughout the year, so I do plan on updating this post as more details emerge about 2019 releases. For now, we can start off the year with 17 bi books to look forward to! Which of these books are you most anticipating? I can’t wait for I Wish You All the Best and Red, White, and Royal Blue.

Am I missing a book that you know should be on this list? Comment below or message me on another platform! 

*The Amazon links listed above are affilate links. Pre-ordering books helps authors a lot, and using the Amazon links to buy them will help me a lot, too!

I am a writer of stories, opinions, and reviews. Currently, in undergrad, I'm studying to become a literary translator by majoring in Spanish, minoring in English and digital media technologies. One day I hope to speak all the languages so I can read all the books.

5 Replies to “20BiTeen: Anticipating a Bi Year in Books”

  1. Alexa

    So many bi books!! I already pre-ordered I Wish You All The Best and I can’t wait. Some of these I didn’t even know had bi protagonists.

  2. Arin

    Oh I’m pleasantly surprised with how many of these I already have preordered, but I can’t wait to check out some more of these!! Great post, thank you so much for gathering this list together!!

    • Ben Ace

      Making this list definitely got me interested in some books that I otherwise may not have found, and I’m glad it’s done the same for you! Thanks for checking it out 😁

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