#5OnMyTBR — Disabled MC

Hello Darlings!

How was your week? I did some fence painting and shopping this weekend — guess which one was more tiring??


#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook (me!) and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.

This week’s prompt is Disabled MC!

Wow, this one took some digging on my part as I usually mark the disability after reading the book. I need to be more aware of disabled characters in the future.

|| The Wicker King by K. Ancrum ||


πŸ’› mc with anorexia, anxiety & depression, mc with peduncular hallucinosis
πŸ’› poly
πŸ’› bisexuals

I think it’s that friends to lovers Magical Realism book everyone was talking about back in the day and I still haven’t read??

I thought it was m/m but apparently it’s poly which weirdly the reviews I read back when I put it on my TBR didn’t mention??

|| Three-Way Split  by Elia Winters ||


πŸ’› mc with dyscalculia
πŸ’› poly
πŸ’› bisexuals

Another poly romance!!

That’s all I know about this book — dyscalculia and poly romance.

I added it when I was on the lookout for poly romances so if you know some good ones — drop the titles in the comments.

|| As I Descended by Robin Talley ||


πŸ’› disabled lesbian mc
πŸ’› Macbeth retelling
πŸ’› nearly everyone dies and I will cry

I keep mentioning that book in this meme every few weeks but I still haven’t read it…

The truth is, I’m too chicken to read a MacBeth retelling where I actually care about characters (I assume I would because they’re queer) and watch them die. Send help.

|| Failure to Communicate by Kaia SΓΈnderby ||


πŸ’› #ownvoices autistic protagonist
πŸ’› bi/pan
πŸ’› sci-fi

I’ve heard only good things about this series so it’s a wonder I still haven’t read it.

The MC is one of the only remaining autistic people due to genetic engineering and she’s a space diplomat on a mission to mediate with xenophobic people in the possession of a dangerous weapon.

|| The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James by Ashley Herring Blake ||

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πŸ’› MC after a heart surgery
πŸ’› sapphic
πŸ’› Middle Grade

I only put this on my TBR today but I’ve thought about this book for a long time I just forgot to click that want to read button.

My brother has a heart condition so this book will be super important to me probably and I will cry a lot but in a good way. And it’s sapphic.

Last thought!

Thank you to all the people who put all the rep in their reviews — this post would be impossible without you lmao. I need to go through my TBR and check which of them have disability rep at some point TT-TT


  • Do you participate in #5OnMyTBR?
  • Do you have any of those on your TBR?
  • Have you read them maybe? (Make me read them then!!)


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13 thoughts on “#5OnMyTBR — Disabled MC

  1. The Wicker King is AMAZING! K.Ancrum is one of my favourite authors, I will read anything she writes. The mental health rep in TWK book is just unparalleled in YA, it’s such a powerful book.

    I need to read As I Descended too! And like, the rest of Robin Talley’s work as well…

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    1. That’s wonderful to hear!! I’m glad you loved it so much and I hope I will as well!! ❀ I love K. Ancrum on Twitter though!! She's so fun!! πŸ˜€

      I loved her Pulp and the dual timeline there but that's her only book I've read. Need to catch up!


    1. Yes, and I hear it’s well done, too! I’m hoping to love this one!! As I Descended has some mixed reviews but it sounds so cool I can’t pass it up! And yes!! The Mighty Heart sounds so adorable I want to cry!! Thank you, Sabrina!! ❀

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  2. Ahh yes. The Wicker King. When I first got into the book I also thought it’s gonna be m/m because of people’s reviews and the fact they didn’t mention the poly. But I enjoyed it nevertheless! Another book I can think of that has disability rep would be Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall! One of the mcs has learning disability.

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