The best books about bisexuality 📚

Browse the best books on bisexuality as recommended by authors, experts, and creators. Along with notes on why they recommend those books.

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Book cover of The Girls I’ve Been

The Girls I’ve Been

By Tess Sharpe

Why this book?

Love can make us braver than we are, smarter than we ever thought, and strong enough to face the unthinkable. Tough-minded Nora is caught in a predicament she turns out to be well-prepared for. It's the other ten hostages in the bank robbery that are not, especially her ex-boyfriend Wes and her current girlfriend Iris. Now, it’s all about saving them. Warning: this is a guns-in-your-face thriller that deals with abuse and violence. As a survivor of a violent crime, I can’t normally read books like this, however, The Girls I’ve Been is a beautifully-crafted love story, and the reckoning…

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Book cover of Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution

Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution

By Shiri Eisner

Why this book?

If you’re interested in bisexual activism, and how to mobilise people to fight for Bi+ rights, this book is for you. 

It is a dive into bisexual politics written by one of the world’s most prominent bisexual activists. It is also one of the most mentioned books within the bi community, helping a generation of people to feel empowered to deconstruct monosexuality. Inspiring best-selling authors, journalists, and many of the bisexual researchers I have worked with over the years, this book has become an important part of bi culture.

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Book cover of Studies in the Psychology of Sex: Volume 2 Sexual Inversion

Studies in the Psychology of Sex: Volume 2 Sexual Inversion

By Havelock Ellis

Why this book?

If you’re a bi history nerd like me, you’re going to love this insight into some of the early thoughts on bisexuality by sex researcher Havelock Ellis. Already in the late 1800s, Ellis - who was in an open relationship, and whose wife was bisexual - did research with bisexual people. 

His writing shows us that bisexuality isn’t trendy or new, that the stereotypes we battle today were already being criticised over a century ago, and that some people had positive ideas about bisexuality. For example, Ellis attributed the success of great leaders and artists to their bisexuality. He credits…

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The Bi-ble: Volume Two

By Lauren Nickodemus, Ellen Desmond

Why this book?

If it’s personal accounts and many different voices you are looking for, The Bi-ble: Vol. 2 is perfect. It includes essays by various bisexual people, giving brief and poignant insights into their lives. 

This easy-to-read collection is a good example of the long tradition of anthologies in bi+ literature. Some stories are deeply relatable, others challenge you to look beyond your own experiences. It helped me to realise that while there is a commonality between the experiences of bisexual people, there are important individual differences that we need to keep in mind. No one person can speak for the entire…

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Faith of the Fallen: A Sword of Truth Novel

By Terry Goodkind

Why this book?

A sword-and-sorcery classic! Faith of the Fallen was my absolute favourite of the Sword of Truth series, which puts it up against some very stiff competition. One of the reasons it was my favourite, and why it’s being included in this list, is the extremes the main characters are forced into and what it reveals about them. As the hero Richard has spent the previous five books becoming more powerful and capable, it’s fascinating and inspiring to see how he reacts when the story’s villain renders him seemingly powerless and attempts to break his spirit.

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Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake

By Alexis Hall

Why this book?

I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard with a book. I was crying! If you’re a fan of The Great British Baking Show you must read this. Alexis Hall is clever with her relationship crafting and incredibly skilled at bringing in hilarious English insults—not to mention some euphemisms that slayed me. As someone who watches Bake Off to chill out and remember that the world isn’t so bad, I can’t help but push this book onto anyone who’s ever enjoyed the show. That said, the book doesn’t shy away from a common sexual assault that may be…

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