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25 Books to Read for Ace Week

Ace Week or Asexual Awareness Week takes place once a year during October. Established in 2010, it is an annual event that puts asexuality in the spotlight: celebrating asexual people and sharing information about what it means to be asexual. This year it takes place from October 23rd to October 29th.  

In celebration of Ace Week, we’d like to share with you five nonfiction books to learn more about asexuality and some books featuring asexual characters.  



How to be Ace : a Memoir of Growing Up Asexual 

By Rebecca Burgess 

A Quick & Easy Guide to Asexuality 

Written by Molly Muldoon; drawn and co-written by Will Hernandez; lettering by Angie Knowles. 

Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex 

By Angela Chen 

The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
by Julie Sondra Decker 

Understanding Asexuality  

by Anthony F. Bogaert 


Young Adult 

Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland 

Rep: Asexual Female Protagonist

Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger 

Rep: Asexual Aromantic Female Protagonist

Sawkill Girls  by Claire Legrand 

Rep: Asexual Biromantic Female Protagonist 

The Sound of Stars  by Alechia Dow 

Rep: Demisexual Female Protagonist

Tarnished are the Stars  by Rosiee Thor 

Rep: Asexual Aromantic Male Secondary Protagonist

Belle Revolte  by Linsey Miller 

Rep: Biromantic Asexual Female Protagonist

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman 

Rep: Demisexual Male Secondary Protagonist

Aces Wild: A Heist  by Amanda DeWitt 

Rep: Entirely Asexual Cast

Funeral Girl  by Emma K. Ohland  

Rep: Asexual Female Protagonist

Forward March  by Skye Quinlan 

 Rep: Asexual Lesbian Protagonist



Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire 

Rep: Asexual Female Protagonist

The Bone People by Keri Hulme 

Rep: Asexual Aromantic Female Protagonist

All Systems Red  by Martha Wells 

Rep: Asexual Genderqueer Protagonist

The Circus Infinite  by Khan Wong 

Rep: Asexual Panromantic Male Protagonist

The Charm Offensive  by Alison Cochrun 

Rep: Graysexual/Demisexual Male Protagonist

I Want to Be a Wall  by Honami Shirono 

Rep: Asexual Female Protagonist

Firebreak  by Nicole Kornher-Stace 

Rep: Asexual Aromantic Female Protagonist

The Romantic Agenda  by Claire Kann  

Rep: Asexual Female Protagonist

The Last Sun by K.D. Edwards 

Rep: Demisexual Male Protagonist

The Bruising of Qilwa by Naseem Jamnia 

Rep: Aromantic Asexual Nonbinary Protagonist