Books with Bisexual Characters

Recommended Books with Bisexual Characters

By A.M. Leibowitz

A.M. Leibowitz is an author, editor, and book blogger. They are a former school nurse with a master’s degree in community health education and promotion. In addition to advocacy, they are a co-host of The Bi-Cast, a podcast for the bisexual community. They live in upstate NY with their spouse, their two amazing teens, and their pets.


By Malinda Lo

Reese is a regular high school student, in love with her debate partner David. But when strange things start happening all across the country, and a beautiful girl named Amber enters the picture, Reese must go on a journey to find the answers to questions a lot of people don’t want her to answer.

Bingo Love

By Tee Franklin

When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-’60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage. From TEE FRANKLIN (NAILBITER’s “THE OUTFIT,” Love is Love) and JENN ST-ONGE (Jem & The Misfits), BINGO LOVE is a touching story of love, family, and resiliency that spans over 60 years.

Boyfriends with Girlfriends

By Alex Sanchez

Lance and Sergio and Allie and Kimiko are all friends, falling in love, figuring out who they are and coming to terms with their sexual identities in this fun, quick read.

Caught Inside

By Jamie Deacon

Luke is more interested in having fun and spending his summer on his surfboard. But love has a funny way of showing up in unexpected places. Meeting Theo puts Luke on a path toward self-discovery.

Cigarettes & Wine

By J.E. Sumerau

An unnamed teen in a small Southern town explores sexuality, love, and gender while wrestling with questions of faith.

Climbing the Date Palm

By Shira Glassman

In the second book of the Mangoverse series, lesbian Jewish queen Shulamit and her bisexual girlfriend partner with bisexual prince Kaveh to rescue Kaveh’s boyfriend, an engineer who has been imprisoned for labor organizing.

Every Day

By David Levithan

Every day A wakes up in a different body. This has never bothered them  until one day they wake up in the body of of Justin and fall in love with Justin’s girlfriend Rhiannon. Now, A will do anything to get back to Rhiannon and reconnect. But will Rhiannon believe them? And even if she does, can someone truly love a person who doesn’t have permanent physical form? Complicating A’s quest is an evil preacher out to find them.

Grasshopper Jungle

By Andrew Smith

Austin is in love with his girlfriend Shann. And his best friend Robbie. But it is hard to focus on those feelings when giant grasshoppers have taken over the world and it is mostly his fault.

Grrrls on the Side

By Carrie Pack

Tabitha is struggling to feel like she fits in. Through the Riot Grrrl movement, she finds friendship, purpose, and love while having her eyes opened to injustice.

In the Present Tense

By Carrie Pack

What if you really could change your past? Miles Lawson’s life is spiraling out of control, but the answers he’s seeking may reveal something far greater than the cure to his rare condition.

Let’s Talk About Love

By Claire Kann

Alice is a biromantic asexual black college woman. She spends the summer living with her two best friends (who are dating). After her girlfriend broke up with her when she shared that she is asexual, Alice has no intentions of dating again – until she meets Takumi while working in the library.

Little & Lion

By Brandy Colbert

Black, Jewish, bisexual Suzette returns home to Los Angeles from boarding school and ends up in a love triangle as she begins dating an old family friend while finding herself falling for the same girl as her stepbrother, who has bipolar disorder. Emil, is Korean/African-American and hard of hearing; another is Latina and pansexual.

Out of Order

By Casey Lawrence

Corey is the sole survivor of a brutal prom night homicide. Now she has to piece together the events leading up to that night and identify the killer.

Not Otherwise Specified

By Hannah Moskowitz

In this recent publication by prolific author Hannah Moskowtiz we are told the tale of Etta, who is black, bisexual and in recovery from an eating disorder. Never feeling like she quite fits in with any group of friends, it isn’t until Ella meets Bianca, another patient in her eating disorder recovery group that she is able to start on the path toward healing.

Not Your Sidekick

By C.B. Lee

Jessica Tran is not a superhero. Despite both her parents being superheros, no powers have manifested for her, and it looks like they never will. So Jessica, in an effort to help her resume, decides to take an internship for a supervillian. And lucky for her, the other intern just happens to be Abby, the girl she’s had a crush on for forever. But things aren’t always as they seem and as she gets deeper into the internship she begins to have questions about what it really means to be a hero.

Pale Winter Sun

By Michael R. Collins

Pushed from their homes for being queer, Mark and Trevor must try and cope with themselves and a cold winter. Can their friendship survive?

Ramona Blue

By Julie Murphy

Ramona knows that she is gay. It is one of the constants in her life that has been turbulent ever since her family had to leave Louisiana because of Hurricane Katrina. But now Freddie, a boy from her childhood has reentered her life and Ramona finds herself falling for him and realizing her orientation may be more fluid than she initially thought.


By Barbara Dee

Mattie is so excited to be in the eighth grade play, even when she finds out she’s playing Romeo opposite Gemma Braithwaite. She finds herself having a crush on both Gemma and a boy named Elijah all to the backdrop of Shakespearean drama.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

By Mackenzi Lee

In this lighthearted romp, Monty is determined to make the most out of a year-long trip to Europe with his best friend, Percy. After he returns, he is expected to take over the family’s estate. However, on the trip, Monty must contend with pirates, highwaymen, and his persistent crush on Percy.

The Hidden Oracle

By Rick Riordan

The Greek God Apollo has been cast out of Olympus by his father and is stuck at Camp Half-Blood with characters familiar to readers of Riordan’s earlier books. Apollo is bisexual and flirts with men and women in the story; there is also a gay half-god boy.