Best Bi Books of the past year

The annual Bisexual Book Awards has unveiled its shortlist for the fourth year of awards with the best of bi literature in a range of categories.

Last year’s ten categories has slimmed slightly to nine, losing the “best anthology” section.

The winners will be announced on June 3rd.

For more on bisexual books see our Bi Books page with past nominees for the BBA and other awards as well as book reviews from BCN magazine

This Year’s Bisexual Book Awards Shortlists:

Fiction

The Ambassador’s Wife by Jennifer Steil, Doubleday
The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights by Redfern Jon Barrett, Lethe Press
Goddess by Kelly Gardiner, Harper360/HarperCollins
The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North, Blue Rider Press/Penguin Random House
The Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch, Harper Books/Harper Collins

Non-Fiction

Bisexuality: Identities, Politics, and Theories (Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences) by Surya Monro, Palgrave/Macmillan
Bisexuality in Education: Erasure, Exclusion and the Absence of Intersectionality edited by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Routledge
Love’s Refraction: Jealousy and Compersion in Queer Women’s Polyamorous Relationships by Jillian Deri, University of Toronto Press

Romance

Bound with Honor by Megan Mulry, Riptide Publishing
Breakaway (Scoring Chances Book 1) by Avon Gale, Dreamspinner Press
Caught! by J.L. Merrow, Samhain
The Girl Next Door (Bend or Break) by Amy Jo Cousins, Samhain
She Whom I Love (Treading the Boards) by Tess Bowery, Samhain Publishing
A Winter in Rome by Francis Gideon, Less Than Three Press

Erotic Fiction

Dead Ringer by Heidi Belleau and Sam Schooler, Riptide Publishing
Kneel, Mr. President by Lauren Gallagher, Samhain Publishing
Let the Wrong Light In by Avon Gale, Dreamspinner Press
She Whom I Love (Treading the Boards) by Tess Bowery, Samhain Publishing
Sunset Park (Five Boroughs Book 2) by Santino Hassell, Dreamspinner Press
The Triad Trial by Lauren E. Mitchell, Less Than Three Press

Speculative Fiction

Ariah by B R Sanders, Love, Sex & Merlot/The Zharmae Publishing Press
The Harem Master (Tavamara) by Megan Derr, Less Than Three Press
A Harvest of Ripe Figs by Shira Glassman, Prizm Books
Peripheral People: A Ylendrian Empire Novel by Michelle Moore and Reesa Herberth, Riptide Publishing
Seven Tears at High Tide by C.B. Lee, Duet Books
The Tide of War by Lori A. Witt, Riptide Publishing

Memoir & Biography

Body Home by Chelsey Clammer, Hopewell Publications
Call It Wonder: an odyssey of love, sex, spirit, and travel by Kate Evans, Coyote Creek Books
Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham by Emily Bingham, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Teen / Young Adult Fiction

Bad Idea by Erica Yang, Queerteen Press/JMS Books
Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz, Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster
Out of Order by Casey Lawrence Harmony Ink/Dreamspinner Press
Seven Tears at High Tide by C.B. Lee, Duet Books

Mystery

Peripheral People: A Ylendrian Empire Novel by Michelle Moore and Reesa Herberth, Riptide Publishing
Out of Order by Casey Lawrence Harmony Ink/Dreamspinner Press

Poetry

No Confession, No Mass (Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry) by Jennifer Perrine
Caprice: Collected, Uncollected, & New Collaborations by Seaton and Duhamel

Publisher of the Year

Less Than Three Press
Macmillan

Bi Writer of the Year

Ariah by B R Sanders, Love, Sex & Merlot/The Zharmae Publishing Press
Call It Wonder: an odyssey of love, sex, spirit, and travel by Kate Evans, Coyote Creek Books
Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz, Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster