Searching for Bisexual books to read? Here are the 20 absolute best LGBTQ+ books with bisexual characters.
The B in LGBTQ+ is often underrepresented in modern media. Characters are often portrayed as either Lesbian, Gay or Straight. And it’s no different with books. With bisexual books or books with bisexual characters surprisingly difficult to find. Especially good bisexual representation (I’m looking at you Sarah J. Maas). That’s why I’ve compiled the absolute best bisexual books. This post lists the best books with bisexual characters from a wide variety of genres.
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While I was compiling this blog post, there were a number of posts that were really useful is discovering amazing bisexual posts. If you would like to find even more bisexual books and support some amazing bloggers please check out the links below.
An incredible book blog that focuses on reviewing bisexual books. And they talk about if the representation is good.
This website has an astonishing amount of books with bisexual characters listed
Reads Rainbow recommends a number of LGBTQ+ books. And they have constant posts about new releases with different representation
20 must-read bisexual books you won’t be able to put down
The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett
If you’re looking for a Sapphic Murder Mystery
Emma Baines, a student, is murdered. And three girls become suspects. But what really happened to Emma Baines?
The writing style has a very autumnal tone! Lot’s of dark, moody imagery in a school. If you like the dark academia aesthetic you might enjoy this one.
The multiple POV works very well. And I really enjoyed how the girls work together in the book. It contains a Sapphic relationship. But it’s definitely not a romance.
Contemporary bisexual books
Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey Mcquiston
If you’re looking for a steamy royal romance and an enemies-to-lovers story.
Red, White and Royal Blue follows Prince Henry and Alex Claremont Diaz. They cause a scandal in the press and have to pretend to be friends.
It made the New York Times Bestseller list and won a Good Reads Choice award. Also over 30,000 people have reviewed it on Good Reads
The relationships between the characters in the book are what makes this for me. It’s an empowering queer romance story. It takes place in a parallel universe where a woman with mixed-race children is president.
It’s an incredible book. And this book is one of the best for bisexual representation.
One last Stop by Casey Mcquiston
If you’re looking for a book with chaotic bisexual energy
If you’ve read Red, White and Royal Blue and you haven’t read One Last stop – I highly recommend you pick this one up.
It follows August. She’s a cynical 23 year old who is trying to survive in New York. But then she meets this gorgeous girl on the train.
Jane is dazzling, mysterious and insanely charismatic. But there’s one problem. She’s literally displaced in time from the 1970s.
There are so many good things about this book. The chaotic roommates and the friendships are incredible. The writing is really funny with great banter. Plus the food imagery is droolworthy.
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
If you’re looking for bisexual characters in m/f relationships
The Brown sisters series is incredible. The writing is the perfect blend of romantic, smutty and seriously funny. So I had to recommend Take a Hint, Dani Brown.
It follows Danika Brown. She wants professional success. But romantic partners, whatever their gender, are a distraction.
So she asks for a friend with benefits.
When brooding security guard Zafir Ansari rescues Dani from a workplace fire drill gone wrong, it’s an obvious sign.
Her plan is simple. fake a relationship in public, seduce Zaf behind the scenes.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
If you’re looking for a contemporary historical fiction
Evelyn Hugo is one of the best bisexual characters. There is so much hype around this book but it definitely lives up to it.
It follows an ageing movie icon, Evelyn Hugo. She is ready to tell the truth on her scandalous life. But she chooses an unknown reporter to tell the story. Why her?
There is no combination of words I can type that will accurately describe how brilliant this book is. I’m just going to leave you with a quote:
” I’m bisexual. Don’t ignore the half of me so you can fit me into a box Monique. Don’t do that.”
YA Contemporary bisexual books
Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
If you liked One Last Stop and Red, White and Royal Blue
Her Royal Highness has some serious Red, White and Royal Blue Vibes. It’s YA Contemporary book featuring a f/f romance. Also, it uses many similar tropes such as the enemies-to-lovers, trope. And I mean, who doesn’t love a good enemies-to-lovers?
Not only does it include the enemies-to-lovers trope. But it also features the room-mates trope, royalty, an ex-girlfriend and a posh boarding school.
Oh, and did I mention it’s all set in stunning Scottish highlands.
The book follows Millie who is heartbroken when she discovers that her kinda girlfriend has been kissing someone else. After getting into a super elusive boarding school, she moves to Scotland. And this is where she meets Princess Flora.
It’s a sweet, lighthearted and irresistibly charming book. You can easily binge-read it in one sitting. If you haven’t read it you absolutely need to.
Hani and Ishu’s Guide to fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
For Fans of the Fake Dating and Grumpy/Sunshine tropes
If you enjoy the fake dating trope – I guarantee you will love Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating!
Hani is bisexual but she is having trouble getting her friends to believe her. Ishu wants to be Head Girl. They decide to fake date so that Hani’s friends believe she is bisexual. And to help Ishu in her Head girl campaign.
This book had me laughing out loud so many times. It has the perfect combination of a grumpy and sunshine main character.
The fake dating trope is executed perfectly – it leads to so many funny moments. And both characters learn from each other.
Running with Lions by Julian Winters
For fans of Sports Romance and the enemies to lovers trope.
This book follows Sebastian Hughes who is going to a summer training camp. And he is a member of an incredible team where he can be open about his sexuality. But Emir, an old best friend who hates his guts, is also at the camp.
I love how this book deals with sexuality in sports! Also, it includes the sweetest and most wholesome queer love story.
The author is Julian Winters. He started writing because he couldn’t find any books with people like him.
Running with Lions won accolades for its positive depictions of diverse, relatable characters. The relationships between the football team are insanely heartwarming. Sebastian’s team is a multi-ethnic group with many different sexual orientations and they almost become a family.
Buy Running with Lions here
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I wish you all the Best by Mason Deaver
A powerful read about gender identity, family issues and more.
It follows Ben De Becker as they come out as nonbinary to their parents. Ben is then thrown out of their house. And they struggle with anxiety coupled with their parents’ rejection. Ben becomes friends with Nathan who takes Ben under his wing.
This is the most beautiful debut novel. Mason Deaver is a best-selling author. And he was nominated for a Good Reads Choice Award for I Wish You All The Best.
The depiction of mental health struggles in this book is perfect. Also, the writing style is excellent. You can really feel how this is an own voices book. It’s an honest depiction of the complexity of coming out and falling in love as a non-binary person.
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Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
If you’re looking for a cute friendship
I am obsessed with Alice Oseman. But with good reason! Radio silence is an incredible book about friendship and mental health.
Frances has always been focused on studying and getting into university. But then she meets Aled and they instantly become friends. But when the trust is broken Frances has to confront her past. And her guilty secret.
One thing Alice Oseman does really well is that she writes the most beautiful friendships. Aled and Frances are one of my all-time favourite fictional friendships. A bisexual girl and a demisexual boy in a m/m relationship.
I listened to this as an audiobook and I would 100% recommend it. The podcast theme that runs through the book really lends itself to the audiobook format. And it felt like it was meant to be listened to.
Buy Radio Silence here
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Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
A heartwarming teen romance in high school.
Heartstopper includes an adorable romance, a supportive friendship group and the most stunning graphics!
The book series follows Charlie Spring and Nick Nelson. Charlie Spring is an openly gay student in year 10. And he meets Nick Nelson a soft-hearted rugby player in year 11. They quickly become friends. But could there be something more?
Alice Oseman wrote and illustrated the graphic novel series. She is insanely talented. And she secured her first publishing deal at just 17 years old!
The graphics are stunning! Seeing the characters faces meant that I felt so many more emotions when reading this. And I got so emotional!
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YA Fantasy bisexual books
These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
If you are looking for some autumnal reads
I was sold on this book as soon as I heard Sapphic witches! It’s a YA Fantasy book about witches featuring a f/f romance and set in Salem.
These Witches Don’t Burn follows Hannah. She is a witch living in Salem. A dark blood ritual interrupts her end of school bonfire. And she investigates with her ex-girlfriend Veronica. She also meets Morgan. But trying to date in the middle of a supernatural crisis is not easy and will test Hannah’s limits.
This is one of my favourite duologies! I love all the magical, fantastical elements and I really enjoyed the modern setting in Salem. The representation is absolutely fantastic. And the pacing of the plot really kept me hooked.
Buy These Witches Don’t Burn here
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When we were magic by Sarah Gailey
If you enjoy books with magic and wlw romance
When We Were Magic follows Alexis. She has always been able to rely on her best friends and magic powers. On prom night, accidental magic goes wrong and someone ends up dead. Alexis and her friends have to try and fix a terrible wrong.
The writing in this book really made me laugh. I knew I would love it one page in and the opening was fantastic. The relationships and friendships in this book were really powerful. Also, the parents in this book were really supportive which I always appreciate.
Buy When We Were Magic here
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Not Your Sidekick by C.B Lee
If you’re looking for a superhero story with sapphics.
Not Your Sidekick is a superhero-themed novel featuring a bisexual Chinese-Vietnamese protagonist, a trans character and a f/f romance. And it’s written by an own voices author.
It follows Jessica Tran, a bisexual high school student who is resigned to a life without superpowers and decides to start an internship to improve her college applications. However, she quickly discovers it’s for a supervillain with her crush Abby.
Not Your Sidekick is another light, fluffy and fun read. It takes superhero tropes and gives a really refreshing take on a superhero story. It also manages to tackle a lot of issues while still staying fun. There is a whole series of these and I’ve already added Not Your Villain to my TBR list as I really loved Bells in Not Your Sidekick.
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A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth
For Fans of Crescent city
A Dark and Hollow Star is an urban fantasy, with fae, queer main characters and a wlw romance.
A series of gruesome murders threatens to expose the faerie world to humans. Four queer teens – Nausicaä, Arlo, Vehan, and Aurelian – each hold a piece of the truth. And they must track down the mysterious killer.
Shuttleworth’s writing was perfect. And it really bought the urban fantasy world to life.
But the characters are what makes this book. Nausicaä is a very sarcastic and chaotic lesbian. And I loved her instantly. Many will also find Arlo very relatable.
This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron
If you’re looking for cottagecore sapphics, family secrets and magic
This Poison Heart follows Briseis. She has a magic gift where she can magic tiny seeds grow into rich blooms with a single touch.
Her aunt dies and wills her a dilapidated estate in rural New York. And it’s there she must uncover her family’s heritage and secrets.
Greek mythology was woven seamlessly into the plot of this book. And the mysteries keep you intrigued until the end of the book. I especially loved the relationship between her moms.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
If you’re looking for a paranormal fantasy with unforgettable characters
Each year in the churchyard, Blue watches her psychic mother see those who are going to die that year. Blue never actually sees them herself. Until this year. When she speaks directly to a boy.
He is called Gansey and is a student at Aglionby school. The students there are known locally as Raven Boys.
The book series has an absolutely adorable mlm romance. The characters and the relationships are what make this one of the best fantasy books.
Buy The Raven Boys here
Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters
If you’re looking for a spooky tale with Southern forest imagery
Ghostwood song follows Shady Groves. She’s inherited her father’s ability to call ghosts from the grave with his fiddle. And she knows the tunes bring nothing but trouble. But her brother is accused of murder. And to clear his name she’s going to have to make the ghosts sing.
I listened to the audiobook version of this which I highly recommend. The narrator has the most charming Southern USA accent. This book is super atmospheric and full of creepy forest scenes.
It strikes a balance of home comforts and creepy scenes while also exploring the impact of loss on a family.
The Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
If you’re looking for an atmospheric and spooky halloween read
Sawkill island has never been safe for young girls. There is a local legend about a paranormal beast who hunts young girls.
We are introduced to three girls: Zoey, Val and Marion. They have the power to save the island. If they are willing to come together and try.
Sawkill Girls is a really dark fantasy audiobook. And it’s definitely not for everyone. The world-building is dark, moody and atmospheric. I love the idea of sapphic girls coming together and using magical powers to conquer evil.
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie Mclemore
If you’re looking for an intriguing plot and beautiful garden imagery
Please can we take a minute to appreciate that beautiful cover? Also, the book is equally beautiful.
It follows women who tend the grounds of La Pradera. The lush gardens enchant guests from around the world. But they have a tragic legacy. If they fall in love – their lovers vanish. But one day a strange boy appears in the gardens.
This book features queer women of colour and is an own voices read. The writing is beautiful, the story is captivating and it’s heart-breaking. You will feel so many different emotions while reading it. And the imagery around the gardens is absolutely perfect for spring.
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Those were my picks for the best bisexual books
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